Tag: Business

Radio Splode Episode 38: Super Baseball and Super Villains

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Newbs, Weskimo, MerrGe, and aparticularperson have joined forces for yet another episode of Radio Splode! In this week's episode, your glorious podcasting crew settles down...

EA is officially the worst company in America

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EA might not have contributed to the worst financial downturn in several generations, but that didn't stop an army of internet voters from choosing it over several "too big to fail" banks as the worst company in Ame...

THQ imploding, threatened with NASDAQ de-listing

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THQ, the once mighty video game developer and publisher, has hit a shaky new low. Following a net loss of $55.9 million in its latest quarter and terrible sales of its uDraw tablet for 360 and PS3, THQ has been for...

Kaz “$599 US dollars” Hirai promoted to Sony’s president

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Kaz Hirai is well known to video game enthusiast. He's led Sony's Computer Entertainment division since late 2006, and is responsible for the single most memorable moment in E3 history. Now, he's about to become th...

Alert the trolls, Nintendo loses money

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As expected, Nintendo has posted alarmingly high quarter two losses. The company dropped 70.2 billion yen (or $924 million, if you will) between July and September of 2011. As with every time Nintendo struggles fin...

It’s Time Nintendo Got A Hold of Its Dev Cycles

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Five years since The Legend of Zelda's last console appearance, Skyward Sword is about to be released. It's bound to be an incredible game, and I'm anticipating it with a degree of excitement I haven't experienced s...

Game Remakes and Re-Releases

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September NPD American sales numbers: Madden, 360 dominate

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September's video game sales results are in, and they're kinda boring. The 360 was once again the best selling home console and system overall, moving 438K units. That was followed by 374K for the PS3 and 240K for ...

Non-backwards-compatible Wii finally confirmed for North America

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Following word of multiple non-backwards-compatible Wii bundles headed to Europe this holiday season, North America is finally getting one of its own. The bundle will include New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the Super Ma...

Netflix throws thrusters into full reverse, cancels “Qwikster” plans

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Netflix has announced that it will not go through with its proposed plan to split current Netflix services up between streaming and rental. After a massive outcry from fans (and presumably investors), Netflix co-fo...

Ocarina of Time 3D developer Grezzo expanding

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Grezzo, the small Japanese studio responsible for Ocarina of Time 3D and Four Swords Anniversary Edition, is hiring. The company has openings for programmers, designers, planners, and all kinds of other positions r...

Three million bros buy Gears of War 3 in its first week

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More than three million copies of Epic Games' 360 exclusive Gears of War 3 were sold in just that game's first week of release. Design director CliffyB's bro army is truly a force to be reckoned with. No word yet o...

Mountain Dew has what Modern Warfare 3 gamers need

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We've seen Mountain Dew try to convince gamers that its Game Fuel drink somehow enhances play skill for awhile, but now the company is taking things to the next level: Game Fuel, Doritos, and other Mountain Dew prod...

What’s that? 3DS and Nintendo “am doomed”? Again?

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As is becoming a bit of a weekly tradition at Splodinator, I'm here to tell you about more doom and gloom for Nintendo and the 3DS based on journalistic make-believe. Patrick Garratt over at Huffington Post is repo...

Angry Birds could lure yet more iPhone owners to Starbucks

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Angry Birds are on the march. According to Rovio Entertainment Oy, the Finnish developer behind the smartphone phenomenon, the birds of discontent may soon be roosting at Starbucks. The plan is to introduce Angry B...

Netflix to split rental and streaming businesses, announces game rentals

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Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings has announced a bold (crazy?) new course for his company. Netflix's DVD and Blu-ray rental services will be split off from the streaming side of the business and re-branded ...

Right on cue, more “Nintendo am doomed” articles (oh, and Sony too)

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As I noted about a week ago, Nintendo's doom has been predicted with total inaccuracy by the media and analysts with stunning regularity since at least the mid '90s. Funny how a financially stable company doesn't fa...

August NPD American sales numbers: 3DS sees 260% boost

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August's American sales results are in from NPD, and they shed some reasonably positive light on the 3DS. Nintendo's 3D-enabled handheld moved 235K units in August, good for a 260% increase over July's number. The ...

Today’s “Nintendo am doomed” article

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Nintendo's doom was foretold in 1995. Then again in 2000. Oh, also in 2005. Now it has been predicted in 2011, and it's really going to happen this time! Rick Aristotle Munarriz (if that's his real name) argues tha...

A positive 3DS story: massive Japanese sales continue

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The internet is awash with negative 3DS stories, many of them inspired by baseless rumours and a weird anti-Nintendo industry bitterness. Time to turn things around. As we already reported, the 3DS had a massive sa...

Peripheral maker Razer wants you to know the PC master race is alive and well

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Computer peripheral maker Razer is up to something, and it's using the PC vs. console rivalry to promote that fact. The website PC Gaming is Not Dead surfaced a few days ago, through which Razer declared that, well...

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