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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sales hit 500,000

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a $15 downloadable Far Cry 3 spin-off, sold 500,000 copies in under two months, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told GamesIndustry International in a new interview.<p>He added that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon helped spur sales of the full Far Cry 3 game, most notably so on PC.<p>Guillemot …

Gaming Industry

Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Nintendo says it's not releasing too many Mario games

Despite the frequent release of new Mario titles, Nintendo does not believe it is diluting the power of the esteemed platforming brand.<p>Speaking with Shacknews, Nintendo senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta said so long as each new entry is innovative, the Mario brand will …

Retrogaming

Minecraft Xbox 360 sells 7 million

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has now sold over 7 million copies, developer Mojang announced today over Twitter.<p>"Minecraft on Xbox has now sold 7 million copies!!! CRAZY! =D," business developer Daniel Kaplan said.<p>It is unclear if this figure is referencing the Xbox Live Arcade version, the …

Minecraft

Do Video Games Need Boss Fights?

<i>Do video games need to think beyond the traditional boss fight?</i><p>Vincent Smith has a really great, thought-provoking post over at Gamasutra on the need—or lack thereof—of the traditional boss fight in video games.<p>He starts things off with his initial puzzlement over never facing the Songbird as a …

Steam Workshop introduces revenue sharing

The Steam Workshop has introduced revenue-sharing for item creators. Valve has announced that beginning this week, item creators in Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 can allocate a percentage of revenue from in-game item sales to those who helped create the goods.<p>"Creating high-quality content for games …

Gaming

Xbox One, PS4 coming to GameStop Expo

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 don't launch until this holiday, but gamers can go hands-on with both machines during the GameStop Expo this summer, the retailer has announced.<p>Previously, only the PS4 was confirmed for the show because at the time, the Xbox One had not been officially …

Xbox

MLG Anaheim expected to be biggest MLG event ever

This weekend's MLG Anaheim Spring Championship is poised to be the biggest event in MLG history, according to Adam Apicella, who heads up operations for the league.<p>"Wow #MLGAnaheim pass sales are insane. HUGE spike in the last 20 minutes. Biggest @mlg event ever," Apicella wrote on Twitter …

Major League Gaming

Labster Gamifies Bio-Tech Teaching So Students Can Use Their iPads To Blow Stuff Up

Educational games to make learning more engaging for students are nothing new, but Labster, a bio-tech education startup founded back in 2011 and just now coming out of stealth, has gone further than most by creating an entire virtualised laboratory for teaching bio-tech students without the need …

Shadow of the Eternals dev arrested on child porn charges

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, a Precursor Games representative issued a statement to GameSpot on the matter.<p>“We are deeply upset by this," reads a line from the statement. "Having just learned of these disturbing charges today and based on the serious nature of them, Kenneth …

Crime