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Rachel Weber / GamesIndustry International:
Microsoft: We're working unbelievably hard to match demand   —  “I can only apologise in advance to anybody who is let down before Christmas,” says Xbox boss Phil Harrison … Q: This is the first time there have been two products like this launching simultaneously, and it feels like there's …
Nov 21, 2013, 8:35 PMIn context
Chris Morris / GamesIndustry International:
Former Steam boss Jason Holtman lands at Microsoft   —  Valve veteran will be focused on “making Windows a great platform for gaming”  —  Jason Holtman, who spearheaded Valve's Steam business for eight years before leaving the company in February, has a new job.
Aug 14, 2013, 5:55 PMIn context
James Brightman / GamesIndustry International:
NPD preparing to track digital sales this year   —  Nine publishers are on board so far, and the goal is to launch a global digital sales tracking service “quickly due to the pending console launches”  —  Digital sales are growing every year in the games business.
Jul 4, 2013, 3:35 PMIn context
Mike Williams / GamesIndustry International:
PS4 and Xbox One high volumes no problem for AMD   —  AMD's Saeid Moshkelani on his company's next-gen “clean sweep” and high-end PCs driving innovation  —  AMD owns the next-generation of consoles.  In the past, game consoles were more custom and piecemeal: a little IBM here, some AMD there, a tiny bit of Nvidia.
Jun 27, 2013, 1:30 AMIn context
Chris Morris / GamesIndustry International:
Nintendo: Our digital sales are soaring   —  Reggie Fils-Aime tells us that Fire Emblem alone sold around 80,000 units digitally; also, the pace of Wii U releases will increase “dramatically”  —  Last August, Nintendo began to more fully embrace digital distribution as a way to get games in people's hands …
Apr 21, 2013, 11:05 AMIn context
Brendan Sinclair / GamesIndustry International:
Xbox Live Turns 10: Reflecting On An Online Revolution   —  We chat with members of the original Xbox team and Bungie in this special look back at the origins of a service that forever changed console gaming  —  Ten years ago today, Microsoft officially launched Xbox Live.
Nov 17, 2012, 4:35 PMIn context
Matthew Handrahan / GamesIndustry International:
Foxconn planning $1 billion facility in Indonesia   —  New manufacturing plant will create 1 million jobs in the region, where the average monthly wage is $100 a month  —  The market leading computer manufacturer Foxconn is planning a new $1 billion facility in Indonesia.
Jul 18, 2012, 12:00 PMIn context
Steve Peterson / GamesIndustry International:
Zynga Interview: Mark Pincus In Depth   —  Part one of a rare conversation with the man behind the #1 social gaming company … Q: I was at Zynga Unleashed, and while I realize that presentation wasn't aimed at investors Zynga's stock took a dip afterwards...
Jul 17, 2012, 7:20 AMIn context
James Brightman / GamesIndustry International:
EA is “going to be a 100% digital company, period” says Gibeau   —  EA's Labels president also tells us that NPD's monthly reports are “totally irrelevant”  —  Electronic Arts is one of the publishers in this industry that is at the forefront of the digital transition.
Jul 3, 2012, 11:45 AMIn context
Dan Pearson / GamesIndustry International:
Game-specific Kickstarter alternative to launch at E3   —  Gambitious to operate on system of shares and dividends  —  A new, game-specific alternative to Kickstarter is due to launch at this year's E3, coming from Dutch company Gambitious.  —  The scheme will allow investors to buy shares …
Apr 20, 2012, 5:05 PMIn context

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