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Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

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Sony’s G.I.R.L. internship program is about more than making concept art

It’s no secret that the gaming industry is dominated by men, but one publisher is trying to encourage more women into joining the field.<p>Sony Online Entertainment recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Esther Wu, a 20-year-old student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, through a game art …

GameStop hiring 17,000 for holiday season

GameStop plans to hire 17,000 people across the United States in preparation for the upcoming holiday shopping season, including the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month. International hiring plans were not mentioned.<p>The positions include in-store Game Advisors, consumer electronic …

GTA 5 patch fixes vanishing cars, other issues

The <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> patch that went live this morning and enabled Grand Theft Auto Online also included a few fixes for issues that cropped up in the single-player story mode, according to publisher Rockstar Games.<p>Shortly after <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> launched on Sept. 17, some players reported that …

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Mighty No. 9 quadruples original Kickstarter goal with a mega $3,844,464 haul

Mega who?<p>The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9, a spiritual successor to the famous Mega Man series, ended today with a hefty $3,844,464 tally. That’s more than four times its original funding goal of $900,000. The campaign reached multiple stretched goals, including ones that added console …

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Mighty No. 9 fundraising closes with more than $4 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Mega Man spiritual successor <i>Mighty No. 9</i> ended today with more than $3.8 million in pledges, far overshooting its original $900,000 goal.<p>In addition to the $186,380 raised through PayPal, the campaign totals more than $4 million. The campaign achieved 16 stretch goals …

Super Mario 3D World: Safety in Numbers

After decades of Mario games, some good and others incredible, Nintendo has proven it can consistently publish a solid Mario platformer every year or two. It's practically a given when you consider the formula: a likable cast of characters that rival the best Disney has to offer, backed by …

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'Mega Man' spiritual successor coming to PS4 and Xbox One after smashing Kickstarter goal

<i>Mighty No. 9</i>, the new side-scrolling action game from <i>Mega Man</i> creator Keiji Inafune, has finished its round of crowdfunding — and the project was a huge success, raising over four times the initial goal of $900,000. Inafune's team took in $3,845,170 on Kickstarter, or over $4 million total …

Xi3's modular Piston console out Nov. 29

Xi3's $1000 modular Piston console will be available for purchase beginning on November 29, 2013. That date lines up with the Black Friday holiday shopping event in the United States.<p>Those who preordered a Piston console during or before the SXSW 2013 Gaming Expo will receive their system on or …

GTA Online servers struggle, as single-player save issues are reported

Occasional "Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable" error message<p>Freezing sometimes while loading into first race in GTAO, with "waiting for other …

Layoffs hit Sega of America

Sega of America laid off an unspecified number of employees this week, part of a restructuring that a spokesperson said was in reaction to the "ever-changing environment" of the gaming industry.<p>Venture Beat first reported on the cuts at Sega's U.S. branch, writing that the number of employees …

NBA 2K14 review: throw it down

NBA 2K14 FINDS THE SERIES WITH SLOWED MOMENTUM<p><i>NBA 2K14</i> is the most incremental upgrade in the recent history of the acclaimed NBA 2K franchise.<p>The most noticeable improvements over <i>NBA 2K13</i> come on the court itself, where developer Visual Concepts has delivered its most refined simulation of …

'Warcraft' movie slated for December 18th, 2015 release

The <i>Warcraft</i> movie now has a release date — December 18th, 2015. The feature film based on Blizzard's hugely popular <i>World of Warcraft</i> series of video games will be directed by Duncan Jones, the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed sci-fi thrillers <i>Moon</i> and <i>Source Code</i>. Charles Leavitt, who penned …