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Google Launching Game Platform To Rival With PlayStation And Xbox

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Google To Launch Game Platform To Rival PlayStation and Xbox

A new report from Kotaku claims that Google is very close to shipping a product, whether it is only a game streaming service or a console is yet to be discovered, which would be set to enter in competition with PlayStation and Xbox. According to Jason Schreier, the plan is based on three points: "1) Some sort of streaming platform, 2) some sort of hardware, and 3) an attempt to bring game developers under the Google umbrella, whether through aggressive recruiting or even major acquisitions."

 

World Health Organization Claims Gaming Addiction Is A Disorder, The Industry Reacts

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Gaming Addicition Is A Mental Disorder - WHO

Gaming addiction has become yesterday a mental disorder according to the World Health Organization, and the decision will become effective as of January 2019. The games industry has reacted to the decision, and in an open letter signed by the ESA, the ESA of Canada, the European Games Developer Federation, Interactive Entertainment South Africa, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association, Korea Association of Game Industry, Interactive Software Federation of Europe, and United Brazilian Organization of Video Games has expressed its concern about it.

The Last of Us Part II's Neil Druckmann Shares A Lovely Photo With Shigeru Miyamoto

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Neil Druckmann Meets Miyamoto At E3 2018

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us Part II and vice president at Naughty Dog, shared a photo on Twitter with one of his "heroes" in the video games industry he finally met at the E3 2018.

Microsoft Is Acquiring Playground Games, According To A New Rumor

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Microsoft To Acquire Playground Games

Rumors are around that Playground Games could be in the process of being acquired by Microsoft, and the clues gathered by users at the forums ResetEra are quite believable we must say.

PlayStation 4 Leads Sales In April 2018 In North America, According to NPD

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NPD April 2018 - PS4 Leads Hardware Sales

PlayStation 4 was the best selling console in April 2018, according to NPD Group data, in North America. The data further confirm that Sony is leading the generation over a long slate of countries around the world.

Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3 Publisher Is Ready For PS5 And Next Xbox

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Publisher Ready For PS5 And Next Xbox

Take-Two, the publisher behind Red Dead Redemption 2 and Borderlands 3 stated that they are ready to start supporting next-gen consoles (PS5 and the next Xbox), since it has already showcased that transitions from one platform to another do not represent a serious issue to it.

April 2018 NPD Group Relative Sales Volumes Shows PS4 Flawless Victory

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NPD April 2018 - PS4 Beats Nintendo Switch And Xbox One Handsomely

New interesting sales data have slipped from the usual monthly NPD Group report, hinting at what we can expect from the complete data releasing in the next few days. The report claims PS4 has been the best selling console in North America for the month of April 2018.

Ready at Dawn Provides Update After Job Listing Hints At GaaS Future For The Order Studio

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Ready At Dawn Updates On Job Listing Hinting GaaS Future

A recent job listing seemed to hint at a possible GaaS future for Ready at Dawn, the developer behind The Order: 1886 on PlayStation 4 and the not-so-successful DeFormers, which is going to shut down its Western servers rather soon.

Cliff Bleszinski Announces LawBreakers, Radical Heights Studio's Closure

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Cliff Bleszinski Announces Closure Of Boss Key Productions

After a four-year run, Boss Key Productions "is no more", as Cliff Bleszinski announced on his latest post on social networks. The studio has been in charge with LawBreakers and Radical Heights, which suffered unfortunate launches on PS4 and PC via Steam.

EA Will Keep Pushing On Loot Boxes Despite The Accusations of Gambling

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EA Will Keep Pushing Loot Boxes Despite Gambling Controversy

Electronic Arts has reiterated the intention to keep fuelling its business in the loot box mechanics, no matter whether the laws and regulations around the world (particularly in Netherlands and Belgium) claim they're gambling or not.

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