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What Does It Mean for a Game Franchise When Its Parent Company is Bought Out?

What Does It Mean for a Game Franchise When Its Parent Company is Bought Out?

Activision Blizzard recently bought out King Digital Entertainment, the company behind Candy Crush, for a whopping $5.9 billion. What does this buyout mean for King? And what does this buyout mean for Activision Blizzard?


IO Interactive Discusses Hitman’s Live Content

IO Interactive Discusses Hitman’s Live Content

The Danish developer IO-Interactive has spoken about the latest edition of their stealth-em-up series Hitman and their unusual development approach.


Rise of the Tomb Raider Wins Top Writer’s Guild Award

Rise of the Tomb Raider Wins Top Writer’s Guild Award

Square Enix’s latest entry to the Lara Croft franchise came out as the winner in the only videogame category in the 2016 Writer’s Guild Awards.


Hitman: An Experiment on AAA Episodic Releases

Hitman: An Experiment on AAA Episodic Releases

When Square Enix and Io-Interactive announced that Hitman would go episodic, the first instinct was a disappointment for cash up-front demand only to deliver the game in piecemeal fashion.


Ex-Square Enix Boss Calls Konami’s Treatment of Kojima “Cruel”

Ex-Square Enix Boss Calls Konami’s Treatment of Kojima “Cruel”

Yoichi Wada, the former head of Square-Enix, has pitched into the still on-going debacle between Konami and famed developer Hideo Kojima.


Just Cause 3 Reviews Coming In

Just Cause 3 Reviews Coming In

On December 1 Square Enix and Avalanche Studios released Just Cause 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This is the third game in the series filled with open world destruction. Just Cause 3 has excited a lot of critics for its attempt to be different. Firstly, the world in Just Cause 3 is […]


Developers are ‘Very Happy’ with Rise of the Tomb Raider

Developers are ‘Very Happy’ with Rise of the Tomb Raider

Despite somewhat lacklustre sales numbers, Square Enix and Microsoft are happy with Rise of the Tomb Raider.


Criticism Causes Cancellation of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-order System

Criticism Causes Cancellation of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Pre-order System

In response to intense consumer pressure, Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal have decided to cancel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Augmented pre-order system.


Square Enix to End Streaming Service Dive In

Square Enix to End Streaming Service Dive In

After less than a year, Square Enix has decided to end their in-game steaming service Dive In.


Major Games Lineup for Gamescom 2015

Major Games Lineup for Gamescom 2015

Gamescom 2015 is rapidly approaching, and as one can expect, the major companies will be demonstrating their biggest upcoming games.