Misc.

Remode Founders Form New Studio

Ella Romanos, Martin Darby and Gareth Lewis have formed a new studio in Cornwall called Strike Gamelabs, which will focus on original IP.

“We are delighted to be announcing our new studio, and to have the opportunity to work on our own games with such a great team,” Romanos said…

02 Jul 7:28 PM 0 Read More...

Satoru Iwata Re-Elected As Nintendo President

Nintendo has re-elected its president, Satoru Iwata, to the board of directors at the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, IGN reports.

This news shows that Nintendo still has confidence in Iwata, despite recent health concerns and a declining internal approval rating. For unspecified health issues, Iwata was not able…

28 Jun 2:08 AM 0 Read More...

Respawn Appoints Former Activision Exec As COO

Respawn Entertainment has named former Activision exec, Dusty Welch as its new COO, GI International reports.

Welch and Respawn CEO Vince Zampella first worked together on the Call of Duty franchise at Activision. According to Welch, his new role’s core focus will be on corporate and product strategy. He…

27 Jun 3:30 AM 0 Read More...

Razer Unveils Android TV-Powered Console

Google announced its Android TV platform at its Google I/O conference today. The platform will provide a streamlined way to bring entertainment directly to TVs.

TVs with built-in support for Android TV will arrive next year, and dedicated set-top devices will also be made, including a micro…

26 Jun 1:46 AM 0 Read More...

Oculus Acquires Xbox 360 Controller Design Group

After being purchased by Facebook earlier this year, Oculus has made its own acquisition of the Carbon Design Group.

The group, which partnered with Microsoft on the design of the Xbox 360 controller, will become part of the Oculus product engineering team. It will continue to operate from its Seattle…

25 Jun 1:31 AM 0 Read More...

The Blast Furnace Developers Form New Studio

Three former developers from Activision Blizzard’s mobile developer The Blast Furnace have formed a new studio called Mars On A Stick.

Martyn Bramall will be the studio’s managing director, Jerr O’Carroll will be its artistic director and Lizi Attwood will take the role of technical director. All…

19 Jun 1:43 AM 0 Read More...

Activision Expanding 'Skylanders' Licensing

At the Licensing Expo 2014, Activision Blizzard has revealed the expansion of its Skylanders licensing, which now spreads across 175 companies over the world.

The new licensing deals include branded fruit snacks and cereals with General Mills, a Skylanders-themed magazine with Immediate Media, a comic book series with publisher…

18 Jun 2:18 AM 0 Read More...

Nordic Games To Publish Titles Under THQ Name

Nordic Games has revealed that it plans to publish games under the THQ after acquiring the former publisher’s trademark.

Nordic purchased the rights to several THQ franchises in 2013 as part of the defunct publisher’s bankruptcy auction, including Darksiders and MX vs. ATV. Nordic general manager Klemens Kruezer…

14 Jun 1:54 AM 0 Read More...