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Nintendo has prevailed in yet another patent lawsuit, this time against Texas company UltimatePointer LLC, regarding a case we first reported on in 2011. UltimatePointer asserted that Nintendo's Wiimote infringed on its patent for an "Easily Deployable Interactive Direct-Pointing System and Present...

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A report from the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association pegs the country's gaming revenues this year at about $18.5 billion, a 38 percent increase year-over-year, reports Xinhua. Mobile and social games saw the most dramatic increases to $4.4 billion (+145%) and $11.7 billion (+52.5%...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. A lot can happen in a year. Social media behemoths can snatch up rising tech companies, unlikely returns can happen simply because a CEO says so, and new, strong genre frontrunners can seemingly come out ...

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A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit concerning the resolution of Killzone: Shadow Fall may proceed once the lead plaintiff files an amended complaint, according to a release from the US District Court. Lead Plaintiff Douglas Ladore's initial complaint, as reported in August by Co...

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A recent addition to the two-year-old Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter page reveals that developer Harebrained Schemes will return to crowdfunding in January 2015, though the reasons why aren't entirely clear. The image above is the entirety of the update. That pseudo-shamanic green dragon symbol i...

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The PlayStation 4 is in high demand for the second holiday season in a row, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO Andrew House. Without offering specific sales numbers, House told Reuters that the console is potentially "going to be quite inventory challenged." Shipments for the PS4 r...

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Majesco Entertainment completed an investment round that resulted in $6 million in funding, the Cooking Mama publisher announced today. $1 million of the funds were issued to the company with the rest stashed in escrow until certain, as-yet-unknown conditions are met by Majesco. The company also ap...

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Veteran producer Tak Fujii announced his departure from Konami today following a "great 20 years of creation." Fujii revealed the career move via Twitter, giving thanks to "all who supported, loved my titles." Fujii's time with Konami began in 1997, serving as audio director for 11 years with the p...

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Humble Bundle has raised more than $50 million for charity since launching its first sale in May 2010 – the Humble Indie Bundle, as it was called back then. That bundle introduced the idea of "pay what you want" pricing and offered customers power over the allocation of their payments, plus t...

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Following Sony's announcement that the PlayStation 4 will soon launch in China, Microsoft has dropped prices on Xbox One consoles in the region. According to the gaming arm of Chinese news outlet Sina (via Kotaku translation), both the Xbox One with Kinect and the a la carte version of the console ...

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There was a time when you bought a game, pulled it out of the box, popped it into your device of choice, and that was it. In today's video game industry, however, a single game isn't even the end product. Now we have downloadable content and expansion packs – and don't forget to buy the seaso...

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Following yesterday's NPD report, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson points out that retail sales for the Call of Duty series have declined by 27 percent year-over-year. This is not isolated news, either. The Call of Duty series has posted slumping sales in each of the past three years. While A...

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Sega continues its push to enter the world of non-gaming media by hiring Evan Choflin to adapt a number of the publisher's classic games for movies, TV series and web-focused digital content. In his new role, Choflin will lead Stories International, a collaboration between Sega and ad agency Hak...

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Nintendo's amiibo toys are selling 1 for 1 in the US with Super Smash Bros. Wii U, according to the publisher. In November, the console fighter sold "nearly 710,000" units going by NPD data, and Nintendo of America said amiibo sales are "approximately equal" to those of the game. This week's see...

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Overall retail sales for new hardware, software and accessories saw an 11 percent drop in November 2014, versus the same reported period last year. For most of 2014, software sale declines have offset year-over-year hardware spending, however, this November, "hardware declines totaled $294 million ...

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Alongside cash and credit, Microsoft will now also accept Bitcoin in exchange for digital content, including music, movies and games on its Xbox consoles and Windows devices. Bitcoin fans wanting to use their money on Microsoft's goods have a few caveats to keep in mind. First, you can't directl...

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Target and Kmart stores in Australia pulled Grand Theft Auto 5 from their shelves last week, following a review of the game's content and feedback from customers, the companies said. A change.org petition with nearly 50,000 signatures decried the game's depiction of violence against women and calle...

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Leading game broadcasting site Twitch has announced that it has a reached an agreement to acquire GoodGame, a company it describes as "the world's first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities." Twitch claims the move is aimed at helping the stre...

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Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Our to-play lists may still be a little bloated from this year's offerings, but this weekend's PlayStation Experience (and past Gamescom and E3 presentations) proved there's no shortage of games planned t...

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Nordic Games continued its spending spree today, picking up a few properties from Awesomenauts publisher DTP Entertainment. Nordic purchased three intellectual properties from the German publisher: The Moment of Silence (seen above), The Mystery of the Druids and Curse of the Ghost Ship. DTP also a...

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