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The biggest obstacle to League of Legends’ ongoing success? Its fans

MOBAs are currently the biggest gaming force on the planet. More than nine million people have played Dota 2 in the last two weeks. Back in 2016, League of Legends reported 100 million monthly players. The amount of money that these players pour into the game not only keeps their studios afloat, but allows them to offer prize pools in excess of $20 million for their tournaments, or rake in $1.6 billion in microtransactions. But, …

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Wolfenstein: The New Order’s success allowed Nazis to invade America in the sequel

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Wolfenstein: The New Order may have felt a world away from Wolfenstein 3D, but it was still mostly set in the same country. Machine Games is moving away from Germany for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, however, and we got our first taste of Roswell’s surprisingly festive streets in a recent hands-on. It’s a refreshing change of scenery, certainly, but breaching the US is much more than that for the …

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Mass Effect: Andromeda was a financial success

EA have just released their latest earnings report and it seems like Mass Effect: Andromeda was a sales success, despite widespread criticism. In PCGN’s Mass Effect: Andromeda review, I noted its flaws but still had an extremely good time with it. It seems like plenty of other people enjoyed it too.  Look to the future with our list of upcoming PC games.  In EA’s financials, Mass Effect: Andromeda is held up as the title that …

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Nintendo Switch Success Is Half-Expected and Half-Surprising, Says EPD’s General Producer

Nintendo EPD’s General Producer Yoshiaki Koizumi was heavily involved in the development of the Nintendo Switch console. In an interview published on EDGE’s September issue (#309), he stated that the early success enjoyed by the hardware was half expected and half surprising for him. It’s half expected and half surprising. I always feel a certain amount of confidence in my work, and I imagine a lot of different scenarios. The one that’s come to fruition …

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From Lemmings to Wipeout: how Ian Hetherington incubated gaming success

“Back the talent. Not the product.” It’s a simple philosophy, but one that Ian Hetherington — co-founder of one of Sony’s most successful publishing studios in the 1990s — holds dear. And he says it’s not being followed as much as it should. As co-founder of publishing group Psygnosis, Hetherington knows something about talent: among his progeny are David Jones, the creator of Grand Theft Auto, and the founders of Total War studio Creative Assembly …

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Splatoon 2’s Success as an Esport Will Hinge on Nintendo’s Community Support

Their strategy mapped out, eight jersey-clad players on two teams emerge from the concourse and onto the stage. A stadium full of screaming fans, eager to see a great match, await them. Or do they? If Nintendo has its way, those fans will be there. Last October, the company showed us a vision: thousands of cheering fans filling a stadium to watch squid people shoot paint at each other. It sounds weird, which makes it …

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Third-Party Developers Are the Key to Nintendo Switch Success

We’re on a first-name basis with Nintendo games. Mario. Zelda. Donkey Kong. But in today’s multi-billion dollar video game industry strong first-party brands aren’t enough. Nintendo knows this all too well. It’s previous console, the Wii U, was dogged by criticism that it didn’t have much to offer other than Nintendo games. So getting third-party support for the Nintendo Switch was a huge deal for the company when it formally revealed the hybrid console back …

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Competition will drive success of Nintendo Switch more than Zelda or Mario

It is indisputable that Nintendo has another hit on its hands with its portable-meets-home console, the Switch. The system has been selling faster than the company can make and ship units, and during E3, the crowds running to see the console verged on dangerous. One might think the system’s success has to do with its blending of a home console and a portable gaming system, but I think it really comes down to how Nintendo …

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From culinary school and Street Fighter to coding success

Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors. He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast. More posts by this contributor: It was Mannah Kallon’s love for food and gaming that ignited the former chef’s career in coding. During culinary school and on a tour of the South (which he’ll discuss in our latest episode of …

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The 2 Big Drivers of NVIDIA Corporation’s Gaming Success — The Motley Fool

During NVIDIA‘s (NASDAQ:NVDA) recent financial analyst day, the company offered detailed breakdowns of its various business segments. It offered a wealth of information per segment, and in the coming days, I plan to take a closer look at them in my columns. The focus of today’s article will be on some interesting data points around both unit and average selling price growth within the company’s gaming business. Image source: NVIDIA. NVIDIA’s gaming business primarily consists …

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Xbox Scorpio price, games, E3 reveal and more – How Microsoft can make Xbox One a success | Gaming | Entertainment

Xbox One Scorpio’s E3 reveal can’t come soon enough, because there’s still so much we don’t know about the high-spec Xbox One. With the holiday 2017 release date creeping up fast, Microsoft will fully unveil Xbox Scorpio at this year’s E3 gaming expo. The company has already given fans a glimpse under the hood, revealing the console’s impressive specs last month. But flashy visuals and a steady performance won’t be enough to tempt everybody back to …

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Deconstructing Nintendo’s $150 million mobile success | Pocket Gamer.biz

As is often the case with Nintendo, its FY17 results contains all the information on how successful its mobile games have been, but some of that information has been obscured. At the start of FY16, the company introduced a new consolidated sales category entitled “Smart devices, IP-related income, etc (*3)”. (*3) tells us: “Includes income from smart-device content and royalty income”. Peculiar grouping Quite why smart device sales should be included with IP-related royalties remains uncertain. …

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Army veteran finds dream, success in gaming

Esther Lopez, Special to the Times 10:22 a.m. MT April 6, 2017 Richard Cabeza De Baca owns Gamers Dungeon on the East Side.(Photo: Courtesy photo) Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? For many El Paso residents, the answer is yes. Small business ownership brings valuable goods and services into our local community while providing entrepreneurs with flexible schedules and the chance to create jobs and fulfill lifelong passions. PeopleFund, a nonprofit community …

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Microsoft don’t need AMD’s Vega or Ryzen tech to make Project Scorpio a 4K success

As we mentioned the other day, some more detailed specs for the super-special new 4K Xbox, still called Project Scorpio at the moment, have been unveiled today. The big news is the steroid-pumped Polaris GPU at the heart of the Scorpio Engine, though that means there’s definitely no space for AMD’s Ryzen or Vega graphics tech. Want to match Scorpio’s GPU power? You’re going to need something from our list of the best graphics cards …

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Tencent profits up on mobile gaming success and moving into movies

Hong Kong — Tencent Holdings posted fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates amid a surge in costs and rising competition in the mobile gaming market. Net income rose 47% to 10.5-billion yuan ($1.5bn) in the three months ended December, the Shenzhen-based company said on Wednesday. This compares with the 11-billion yuan average of analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Naspers has a large stake in Tencent; its shares were about 2% weaker in afternoon trading on …

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