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"I’ve gone through and hunted down the latest info regarding a number of these upcoming films, both ones currently filming, and others still being written and rewritten. Not all of them may see the light of day, but I have a hunch that out of this crop, we may see the best video game movie adaptation to date. Which one that will be, I can’t say for sure, but there are a lot of great games on the list."
There's been quite a bit of movement lately on a number of high profile video game movie projects, both theoretical and in the "probably will come to pass" category. While Hollywood is starting to reboot superhero films that were made barely five years ago, I predict there will be a [...]
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"Rather, the problem would seem to come down to one thing only, price. If the two systems are close to identical in so many ways, it seems silly that one costs $100 more, and obviously its competitor would outsell it. The main reason for the price gap is Microsoft’s Kinect, a device that has some fans, but more critics, and in my eyes, has not proved itself worthy of bundling and the subsequent price increase that comes with it.

The way I see it, Microsoft has three options going forward, because one way or another, a price cut has to be in their future."
My colleague Mark Rogowsky recently published a piece that contained a rather worrying chart, which showed the growing disparity between PS4 and Xbox One sales. Though the gap was a million consoles a few months ago in favor of Sony, now the gulf has widened, with Microsoft more or less [...]
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"While it wouldn’t help anyone to go through a step-by-step process as to how the dupe is actually performed, the end result is that players are able to duplicate stacks of materials in their inventory. The excess materials can be sold to vendors for cash, and then instantly replenished with the dupe bug once more."
When you make an MMO, you will eventually learn a hard lesson about how a single bug can derail your entire game. Right now, that's exactly what's happening with The Elder Scrolls Online. Players are rolling around in legendary gear with billions of gold in the bank thanks to a relatively [...]
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"Hearthstone has thrived due to both its incredibly impressive UI, and its relative ease-of-play, even for those who don’t traditionally play card games. From its inception, it was always clear that Hearthstone was meant to come to the iPad, and I can’t say I’m surprised that Blizzard has rushed out the mobile version this quickly after launch."
After a successful test in a few regions, Blizzard has now released its battle card game, Hearthstone, on Apple's  iPad worldwide. The game has made a splash on PC since an exceptionally popular closed and open beta, and has been officially released for a couple months now. The card game takes [...]
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'Game of Thrones' Sets Piracy World Record, But Does HBO Care?

"But this weekend, the show broke a piracy world record after one of the most talked about episodes ever aired. Everyone wanted to see what all the fuss was about at the royal wedding (no spoilers here), and as such, the episode was downloaded 1.5 million people downloaded the episode in the first day. The record? That 193,418 were sharing a single file of the episode simultaneously. The previous record was 171,572 people sharing one copy of the Game of Thrones season three finale."
Due to the relative inaccessibility of HBO in most parts of the world, hidden behind a cable subscription paywall, then a separate subscription just for the channel itself, the channel sees piracy rates like no other. That's especially true for its most popular show, Game of Thrones, which is usually [...]
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every tv show, every new movie ought to be released directly to the living room via the Internet.  cable needs to die already.  just die.  :)
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Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have just announced that they’re working together to bring a new Fatal Frame game to the Wii U. The last entry in the series was “Mask of the Lunar Eclipse” for the Wii in 2008, but it was never brought to North America. No word if this new title will see global release, but it would be wise given the Wii U’s relatively scarce games line-up and the fact that the idea is just fantastic.
Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have just announced that they're working together to bring a new Fatal Frame game to the Wii U. The last entry in the series was "Mask of the Lunar Eclipse" for the Wii in 2008, but it was never brought to North America. No word if [...]
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"It’s been an interesting month for mobile games, one that I believe clearly illustrates a split for the scene with the release of two high profile games, Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon 4. Hearthstone is a new game drawing from old concepts, but has seen great popularity in its recent PC release. RollerCoaster Tycoon is a storied franchise responsible for many great memories in gamers’ childhoods and beyond."
It's been an interesting month for mobile games, one that I believe clearly illustrates a split for the scene with the release of two high profile games, Blizzard's Hearthstone and Atari's RollerCoaster Tycoon 4. Hearthstone is a new game drawing from old concepts, but has seen great popularity in its [...]
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"Over the past few weeks and months, Sony has always been quick to announce when the PS4 has met each new sales marker, and we’ve heard from them when the console breached 6 and 5 million sales as well.

In contrast, Microsoft has remained almost entirely mute about Xbox One sales. The last official word we heard from them was that the console has sold 3 million units, but that was back in early January. All other numbers since then have been speculation, with nothing official released from Microsoft."
Sony has just announced that 7 million PS4s have been sold worldwide, five months after the console's release. The launch has already shattered the notion that dedicated video game consoles are dead or dying, and these numbers only continue to reinforce that. Sony announced the sales milestone on their blog, along [...]
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There are definitely some people "holding grudges" about xbox's marketing. Their insistence on positioning the product as a gaming system for bro's/the miracle cure for your living room/television didn't appeal to me. Their continued arrogance with the id@xbox.com exclusivity clause is appalling. How can I support that?

Sony meanwhile has had a humble, games first approach. They've catered to indies (instead of extorted them) and won every marketing exchange. To boot, they're $50 cheaper for me (in Canada).

As soon as it makes sense I'm buying a ps4.
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"Video game icons leave their companies frequently in a rarely static industry, but this is one high profile departure that should make everyone sit up and take notice. Bungie has reportedly fired longtime Halo composer/audio director Marty O’Donnell. And according to him, it was without notice."
VideoVideo game icons leave their companies frequently in a rarely static industry, but this is one high profile departure that should make everyone sit up and take notice. Bungie has reportedly fired longtime Halo composer/audio director Marty O'Donnell. And according to him, it was without notice. "I'm saddened to say that [...]
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There's probably a non-disparagement clause in the severance agreement that prevents O'Donnell from talking about the circumstances behind his departure.
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I'm Editor-in-Chief of a film/tv/gaming site I founded called Unreality and I'm a video game-focused contributor over at Forbes. I think I'm a part of the first generation of journalists to skip print media entirely. I love all things media, and I'm honored that other people actually seem to want to hear my thoughts on issues in the industry. 
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