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Should Game Developers Build Exclusives?

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 has beaten the Xbox One in sales for most of the past year, but Xbox fans don’t have to worry about their favorite hardware losing out on third-party games. Console makers try to differentiate themselves with exclusive titles, but market share isn’t the only—or even the primary—consideration for developers deciding which consoles to target. To find gaming-related jobs, click here. Not surprisingly, it comes down to money. Developers “don’t do exclusives because it’s a better console,” Wedbush… continue…

Here’s How to Develop a Successful Game for the PS4

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 boasts an early lead in the console wars, having sold 7 million units in its first five months of release (along with 20.5 million games). Compare that to its biggest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One, which has sold 5 million units since its November rollout. Both Sony and Microsoft encourage third-party developers to build games for the online store that accompanies their console. But what does it actually take to build an indie game that becomes profitable? Adam… continue…

What PlayStation 4 Winning the Console Wars Means for Developers

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  Sony’s PlayStation 4 is plunging ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One in total sales, according to reports. The PlayStation 4 has managed to sell 7 million consoles in its first five months of release, along with 20.5 million games. That’s a striking contrast to the Xbox One, which has sold 5 million units since its November debut. Click here for game development jobs. In an attempt to put a positive spin on the numbers, Microsoft executive Yusuf Mehdi released an… continue…

Amazon Game Controller Images Leak Online

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If genuine, the images suggest the online retailer is indeed hard at work on an Android-based gaming console. continue…

Is ‘Titanfall’ the Next ‘Halo’?

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Microsoft hopes so. continue…

Sony Claims 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold

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But does that put it ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One? continue…

Sony Selling PC Unit and Cutting 5,000 Workers

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Sony is selling its PC business to Tokyo-based investment fund Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) and plans to lay off 5,000 workers by the end of fiscal year 2014, marking the latest PC maker to rethink its strategy after 2013 returned the worst-ever sales for the PC market. Sony is saying goodbye to its Vaio line, which could largely disappear in markets outside Japan, according to PC World. The Japanese electronics maker plans to focus on smartphones and tablets instead. The… continue…

Amazon’s Double Helix Acquisition Hints at Gaming Console

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With Nintendo flagging, there’s room in the console ecosystem for a new, lower-priced competitor. continue…

Sony Launching PlayStation Now Streaming Platform

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The streaming hub will make its debut sometime this summer. continue…

Why Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Holiday Sales Don’t Matter

It’s not about how well the consoles sell in their first few weeks of release—it’s how they do over the next few years. continue…