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'Left Behind' game creator faces U.S. SEC fraud charges


The creator of a video game based on the popular Christian Left Behind novel series and his friend have been charged with scheming to inflate the company's revenue by nearly 1,300%, U.S. regulators announced Wednesday.

From the Magnavox Odyssey to 'GTA V'


Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto V to much fanfare last week, selling a chart-busting $800 million worth of games on its first day. To put this in perspective, the biggest opening for a Hollywood film is currently The Avengers at $207 million.

'Wonderful 101' requires patience


When the Avengers staved off an alien invasion of Earth, they did it with a team of six wildly disparate superheroes. In The Wonderful 101, that would be a warm-up before breakfast.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales zoom past $1B


Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion US sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said on Friday.

'Tales of Xillia' a worthy addition to franchise


Even though it was peer pressure by my RPG-loving friends that originally introduced me to the Tales series of Japanese role-playing games and their unique blend of action and roleplaying, I’ve never regretted it.

'Rayman Legends' a masterpiece


I’d gotten a little worried about the state of Rayman Legends.

U.S. court halts $8.2B US Activision deal with Vivendi


A U.S. court has halted the closing of Vivendi's $8.2 billion US deal to sell most of its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc back to the U.S. video games publisher, delaying its completion.

Nintendo video game pioneer Hiroshi Yamauchi dead at 85


Former Nintendo Co Ltd President Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a century at the helm, died on Thursday of pneumonia, the company said. He was 85.

Sony aims to sell 5 million PS4 consoles in less than five months


TOKYO - Sony Corp aims to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 game consoles in less than five months from a launch that will coincide with the release of rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One.

'GTA V' posts $800M US in first-day sales


Take-Two Interactive Software Inc racked up $800 million US in first-day retail sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth instalment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale around the world on Tuesday.

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