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EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year

EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year

Electronic Arts expects to generate more than US$1 billion in revenue from selling post release gaming content this year, according to Bloomberg.

A sizeable portion of that optimism is driven by the success of the Madden NFL series. Analyst firm Cowen & Co estimates that Madden 15 and its DLC will generate over US$350 million in revenue alone.

The "margins on Madden Ultimate Team are through the roof" added Longbow Research. It predicts DLC will generate US$50 million alone.

EA's own numbers are also promising. In June, EA reported that Madden DLC had grown 350 percent year-on-year.

EA has 14 games locked into its current content schedule.

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Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"

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Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"

The Sons of Anarchy video game the show's creator Kurt Sutter has been promising is indeed coming, but only to tablets.

Sutter last teased the game in February with the following description: “First person, action adventure. HD graphics. It represents the evolution of gaming. I’m hard just typing this.”

However, Sutter has told Twin Galaxies it will be a "very high-end tablet game,"

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Tekken-style Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

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Tekken-style Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced

The Pokémon Company has announced Pokkén Tournament, a 3D Tekken-style competitive fighting game that will release in Japanese arcades.

The game is in development at Bandai Namco.

The teams of both Tekken chief producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are involved.

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Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m

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Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m

Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for US$9.43 million over what it claims are patent infringements.

Capcom claims that Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends and 49 other Koei Tecmo games violate its patents.

In 2002, Capcom patented a function wherein players “acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software,” reports Siliconera. It appears that Capcom is referring to importing existing saves into expansion pack content.

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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch

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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch

Amazon has no plans to step in and tell Twitch how to run things, says the tech giant's vice president of games, Michael Frazzini.

Yesterday Amazon confirmed it had reached an agreement to buy game livestreaming service for US$970 million.

In a "town hall" meeting Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said Twitch will remain in full control as an Amazon subsidiary.

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today

The first substantial content patch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC and Mac is now live.

Patch 2.1 brings a number of highly anticipated features, including Seasons, Leaderboards, Greater Rifts and scaling Legendary Gems, and a new Nephalem Rift tileset called The Cesspools.

Seasons work like Call of Duty Prestige levels. Periodically, players are able to reset their characters and artisans to level 1. By doing so, they will be able to access new unique Legendary items, achievements, and other rewards. Competing in Seasons will also allow players to climb new leaderboards.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode

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Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode

Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode, BioWare has announced.

Three multiplayer campaigns will be available at launch, and each features levels randomly generated from a series of templates. The player will choose one of nine customisable heroes to play.

Naturally, Inquisition’s tactical camera can’t be used.

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Blizzard has "six or seven" more World of Warcraft expansions conceptualised

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Blizzard has "six or seven" more World of Warcraft expansions conceptualised

Blizzard already has concepts for another "six or seven" World of Warcraft expansions, says game director Tom Chilton.

The developer is in active development on the World of Warcraft expansion that will come after this year's Warlords of Draenor.

"We already have zones in production for it", said Chilton.

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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is Cross Buy, lands on Vita next month

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is Cross Buy, lands on Vita next month

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is coming to PS Vita on September 4, and those who own the game PlayStation 4 version will get it for free, developer Klei Entertainment has announced.

The reverse is also true: those that buy the game on Vita will get the PlayStation 4 version for free.

Giant Edition includes the Reign of Giants expansion, which adds new characters, seasons, biomes, and other challenges to the base game.

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PSN back online following DDOS attack

PSN back online following DDOS attack

Normal PlayStation Network service has resumed following a distributed denial of service attack yesterday.

Due to the outage, Sony has postponed a scheduled maintenance.

“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic,” said Sony.

Wednesday 27 August


The Evil Within - The Voices of Evil trailer
Trailer
The Evil Within - The Voices of Evil trailer
Cast revealed.
Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"
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Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"
Coming this October.
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Metro Redux launch trailer
Trailer
Metro Redux launch trailer
Rail shooter.
EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year
News
EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year
Madden 15 to play a huge part.
Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m
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Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m
Claims patent infringements.
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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch
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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch
Doing "absolutely great" on its own.
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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today
News
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today
Big changes inside.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - What's New in Patch 2.1 trailer
Trailer
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - What's New in Patch 2.1 trailer
Watch the changes in action.
Pokkén Tournament first look trailer
Trailer
Pokkén Tournament first look trailer
Japanese arcades only.
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Tuesday 26 August


Alien: Isolation hands-on
Preview
Alien: Isolation hands-on
A perfect organism.
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World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
Interview
World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
A chat with game director Tom Chilton.
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Blizzard has "six or seven" more World of Warcraft expansions conceptualised
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Blizzard has "six or seven" more World of Warcraft expansions conceptualised
Already in active development on the next.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Under the Hood trailer
Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Under the Hood trailer
A chat with Arno actor.
Fortnite – Defending the Fort Director's Cut gameplay trailer
Trailer
Fortnite – Defending the Fort Director's Cut gameplay trailer
13 minutes of gameplay.
Assassin's Creed Unity – A Return To Form trailer
Trailer
Assassin's Creed Unity – A Return To Form trailer
Franchise pillars.
Halo 2: Anniversary – Pro Team Scrimmage video
Trailer
Halo 2: Anniversary – Pro Team Scrimmage video
An hour of multiplayer.
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NBA 2K15 - Yakkem trailer
Trailer
NBA 2K15 - Yakkem trailer
Shaq and Erne Johnson on point.
PSN back online following DDOS attack
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PSN back online following DDOS attack
Scheduled maintenance postponed.
Amazon is buying Twitch for US$970m
News
Amazon is buying Twitch for US$970m
Three-year-old service scooped up.
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Monday 25 August


Shadow Realms preview
Preview
Shadow Realms preview
The inspiration behind BioWare's asymmetric ARPG.
"We're very close to having the first death in VR"
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"We're very close to having the first death in VR"
Jump scares and heart attacks.
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Friday 22 August


Binding of Isaac: Rebirth co-op gameplay video
Trailer
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth co-op gameplay video
6 mins of co-op action.
HardWest – Kickstarter trailer
Trailer
HardWest – Kickstarter trailer
XCOM in the Weird Wild West.
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