Trade Mania 2 Download PC Game
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Trade Mania 2 Download PC Game

Trade Mania 2 game is back and it’s greatest then ever! Control real cities, based on the true maps – San Francisco, New York, Moscow and many others to become a true real estate mogul! Build hospitals, plants, factories, supermarkets, motels and all other types of building to make your town successful and profitable! You ... Read More»
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Tiga proposes tax relief for canceled games in the UK
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Tiga proposes tax relief for canceled games in the UK

Tiga CEO Richard Wilson is of the belief that studios with canceled game projects should receive tax relief, due to publishers leaving the firms “high and dry.” The trade body is suggesting the UK government treat canceled game projects the same as film projects, where tax relief is granted – providing the cultural test is ... Read More»
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BioWare: San Francisco shuttered, all staff laid off – rumour
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BioWare: San Francisco shuttered, all staff laid off – rumour

Dragon Age: Legends developer BioWare San Francisco has been closed, with all jobs lost, according to reports citing anonymous sources. Word of the lay-offs came via GamesRadar‘s sources and has been corroborated by IGN. The studio employed between 25 and 30 staff, and all have ben laid off, the reports claim. Sources say the Californian ... Read More»
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Aliens: Colonial Marines developer issues lay-offs
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Aliens: Colonial Marines developer issues lay-offs

Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer Timegate Studios has laid off an unspecified number of staff. “Today, we had to make the difficult decision to let go of some great game developers,” TimeGate president Adel Chaveleh told Polygon. “This is never easy, and we’re doing all we can to assist those developers affected.” Chaveleh implied the cuts ... Read More»
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Sony liquidates more assets, drops DeNA shares
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Sony liquidates more assets, drops DeNA shares

GI’s reporting that Sony will sell its share in Japanese online gaming firm DeNA for around $440 million. Sony will sell its shares in DeNA, a Japanese online gaming firm, for around $440 million. The company has released a statement confirming the deal, saying it will sell 17.72 million shares of DeNA stock to Nomura ... Read More»
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Call of Duty co-creator exits Respawn – rumour
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Call of Duty co-creator exits Respawn – rumour

Jason West, one half of the team that founded Infinity Ward and created Call of Duty, is said to have left new studio Respawn Entertainment. The news comes via Kotaku, citing two anonymous sources. West is said to have left the developer amicably, for family reasons, in May 2012. He had served as president. Polygon ... Read More»
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PS4 and next-Xbox releases this holiday to benefit GameStop the most – analyst
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PS4 and next-Xbox releases this holiday to benefit GameStop the most – analyst

Analyst Michael Pachter has said he has “high hopes” that PS4 and the next Xbox console will “renew investor interest” in game publishers, and he expects retail outlets, specifically GameStop, to well in the process. Speaking in an investor’s note highlighted by GI International, Pachter expects Microsoft to launch it’s next console in time for ... Read More»
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Gearbox president loves the idea of “fewer, bigger bets” with games development
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Gearbox president loves the idea of “fewer, bigger bets” with games development

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said he’s not worried over the possibility of development budgets going up, due to the potential it allows. Speaking with GI International at DICE, Pitchford stated that, on one hand, he loves “the idea of fewer, bigger bets,” due to the possibilities which would come with more resources. “I don’t ... Read More»
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Gamefly has laid-off 15% of its staff
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Gamefly has laid-off 15% of its staff

Gamefly, the video game rental service, has laid-off 15% of its staff in order to “better align” the company to the “existing console and digital games markets.” The firm told GI International the service will be able to continue functioning the same with the smaller team. There won’t be any “significant” changes made to its ... Read More»
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More Blockbuster stores expected to close in the UK
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More Blockbuster stores expected to close in the UK

Deloitte has said further Blockbuster store closures will occur in the UK. At present the stores closing are ones already announced, according to the administration firm, but there will be more as the administration process continues. Blockbuster went into administration in January and 160 out of 500 stores were tagged for closure, with Morrisons picking ... Read More»
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NPD: 29% of “core” gamers will purchase a next-gen console during launch
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NPD: 29% of “core” gamers will purchase a next-gen console during launch

An NPD report states that 29% of the 887 “core” participants polled by the firm plan on buying a next-gen console at launch. Those polled in the US were between the ages of nine and over which play video game five hours or more a week and owned a Mac, PC, PS3, or Xbox 360. ... Read More»
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Bleszinski defends microtransactions, EA
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Bleszinski defends microtransactions, EA

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski has posted a passionate defence of microtransactions, insisting vocal detractors are a minority and citing investor pressure as the motivating factor for alternate revenue streams. In a lengthy post on his Tumblr, Bleszinski pointed out that “scumbag EA” and “good guy Valve” use similar business practies, and that the ... Read More»
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GDC poll shows growing indie scene, PC and mobile rising
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GDC poll shows growing indie scene, PC and mobile rising

North American developers are dominated by independents, and are far more interested in mobile devices and the flourishing PC scene than consoles. The information comes from a state of the industry poll conducted by GDC organisers of more than 2,500 North American developers. Of those polled, 53% identified as indies. Of that number, 51% have ... Read More»
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Farmville devs score $1.5 million for new mobile platform
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Farmville devs score $1.5 million for new mobile platform

Red Hot Labs has won $1.5 million in start-up funding in order to build a new mobile gaming platform. GamesIndustry reports the new tech is designed to allow for quick publication across multiple devices. Red Hot Labs was founded by Amitt Mahajan and Joel Poloney, whose social game developer MyMiniLife created technology later used to ... Read More»
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Sony has sold its Osaki office building for $1.2 billion
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Sony has sold its Osaki office building for $1.2 billion

Sony has sold its Sony City Osaki office building in Tokyo for $1.2 billion (¥111 billion). As a result of the sale, Sony expects to realize a gain on the sale of approximately ¥41 billion ($445 million) to be recorded as operating income, during Q4 of the fiscal year ending March 31. The sale is ... Read More»
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