Monthly Archives: November 2013

Report: Xbox One costs $471 to build

Xbox One costs $100 more than PS4 at retail. And unsurprisingly, it costs Microsoft almost that much more to build their console versus Sony. Even less surprising: a bulk of that cost comes from the Kinect camera bundled with the

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Glu Mobile chief says Google Glass could trigger another ‘iPhone moment’ for gaming

(…) We’ve been a big partner with Google for six or seven years. We were the first company to build Android games in 2008, 2009. We have a board member in common with Google. We’ve consistently been the pioneer for

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Valve launches Steam Reviews beta

Steam Reviews are now in beta, offering users of Valve’s online distribution platform a better way to share their opinions with the rest of the community. “Steam Reviews is an evolution of the Recommendation system that has been a part

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iOS cost per install to exceed $7 over holidays

The cost of acquiring new users for mobile games is growing faster than the market itself, according to research firm Superdata. The company this week told developers on its blog to brace themselves for a “mobile user acquisition bloodbath” this

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PS4′s $1,840 price in Brazil bad for gamers, says Sony

Company blames import taxes for sticker shock, plans to begin manufacturing systems locally. The PlayStation 4 is expensive in Brazil. Ordinarily, that sort of subjective assessment might be left out of a news story, but it would appear to be

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Gamers line up by the thousands for PlayStation 4 launch

The late-fall chill outside a Best Buy store in Elkridge, Maryland, wasn’t all that was keeping George Nelums awake late Thursday. “I’ve been a PS dude since the first PS,” said Nelums, the first in line to pick up a

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EA blames PS4 game crashes on Sony

Publisher posts, then pulls, notice saying day-one firmware update is causing crashes on all games The PlayStation 4 launch has run into problems, as thePlayStation Network has been down under “extremely high volume” all day, and a number of people

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No Oculus Rift for PS4 and Xbox One

The virtuall reality headset, Oculus Rift, is definitely not coming anytime soon to the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation. Palmer Luckey, the creator of Oculus Rift has said in a statement that the consoles are too limited for all the

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PS4 Beating Out Xbox One in ‘Purchase Intent’

Data released today from a September consumer survey reveals Sony’s PlayStation 4 (releasing today in North America) comfortably leading Xbox One (releasing next Friday) when it came to purchase intent. Interpret found that PS4 purchase interest beat out the Xbox

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Ubisoft loss widens despite growth in first half sales

French game publisher Ubisoft reported EUR 293.35 million of sales in its fiscal first half to 30 September, up 5 percent on EUR 279.23 million in the year-earlier period. The sales increase reflects strong back-catalogue sales, up 16 percent, and

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