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New Independence Day 2 trailer features Will Smith

A new trailer has dropped for Independence Day: Resurgence featuring Will Smith, but before you get too excited, he's only in photograph form.As you can see, it's not just Dubrow's relationship with his father that's explored here. read more

"No matter how awesome Star Wars is, we don't need another one"

The first principle was established when Hutchinson left his native Australia in 2003 for a job in the US, working for one of the industry's most brilliant minds.In fact, Hutchinson said, "he really didn't play a lot of games, and historically you might say that would be a problem. read more

Yo-kai Sangokushi stays Japan's #1

There was only one new entry in the Japanese software chart top ten this week and that was Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition at 8.Yo-kai Sangokushi was the top the chart again this week with close to 42,000 units sold. read more

Gumi withdraws from Canada, Germany, Sweden

[UPDATE]: Gumi cut a lot deeper than just the Vancouver office.A representative confirmed for GamesIndustry. read more

Alex St. John: Shut up and be grateful for your 80 hour weeks

[Update] By now you've probably all read Alex St.They complain that the long hours and personal sacrifices great games require are a consequence of poor management. read more

Nazara invests in Mastermind Sports

The latest, which is what caught the eye of Nazara CEO Manish Agarwal, is Cricbet, which allows players to stake virtual coins on various events in the match, such as the next wicket, boundary or or runs in the next over.Cricket is a hugely popular sport in India, but real money betting is illegal nationwide, so cricbet hopes to harness some of the passion for the sport and allow people the thrill of gambling without the associated dangers. read more

GSN Games acquires Gamedonia

GSN Games today announced that it has acquired Gamedonia.Based in Barcelona, Gamedonia is a backend-as-a-service studio offering developers assistance for features like chat integration, cross-platform development, and turn-based multiplayer for mobile and browser-based games. read more

Microsoft in unique position to disrupt Sony's console reign

Remember when Sony won E3 2013 by doing the opposite of Microsoft's Xbox One plans?Now that Sony's PS4 Neo has been unearthed, Microsoft is in a unique position to turn things around and take advantage of the same tactics. read more

Microsoft retires Xbox 360

Which is why we have made the decision to stop manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles.We will continue to sell existing inventory of Xbox 360 consoles, with availability varying by country. read more

Superdata downgrades VR forecast again

The market intelligence firm today revised its 2016 global VR hardware and software forecast down 22 percent from $3.The report says about 13 million Americans intend to purchase a VR headset this year, but Superdata is only expecting shipments of 7. read more

Intel to cut 12,000 staff

Technology company Intel has revealed plans to cut thousands of employees by 2017."Today we are announcing a restructuring initiative that will allow Intel to intensify our investments in the products and technologies that fuel our growth, and drive more profitable mobile and PC businesses," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in an email to employees. read more

Update: Gfinity says Xbox One sales figures were estimated

Despite entering into a partnership with Microsoft to provide eSport tournament creation software for the Xbox One, the company says it is unaware of the actual figure.� A slip up by Gfinity CEO Neville Upton during a press release has seemingly revealed the sales figures for the Xbox One, something Microsoft has gone to great lengths to protect. read more

Toys-to-life grew 7% in 2015 - NPD

Are the toys-to-life market's best days behind it?biz this week that while overall US retail sales for the toys-to-life genre grew in 2015, not all of the indicators were healthy. read more

Are Ubisoft Leaving The Division To Rot?

After leaving Rainbow Six: Siege to wilt in the corner, it seems Ubisoft are slowly doing the same with The Division.Boring updates and a lack of bug fixes are slowly killing the game. read more

PlayStation Network getting two-step verification

Sony is beefing up user security for the PlayStation Network.As reported by Polygon, a representative with the company confirmed that it will be introducing two-factor authentication to the log in process. read more

Episode 83: NX Rumorcast; Colin Condones Rumors, Piracy, and Cusses Out Chameleons

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expands with Japan Edition

In addition to content being translated into Japanese from this website, 4Gamer's team will be writing localized content about the games industry in Japan.Furthermore, GamesIndustry. read more

Mobile to overtake PC in $99.6bn global games market - Newzoo

Research firm Newzoo has released its quarterly update for the Global Games Market Report, revealing that mobile gaming, for the first time, is expected to take a larger share than PC gaming with $36.The entire global games market is forecast to reach $99. read more

NRG eSports appoints new CEO

LA's NRG eSports has a new CEO in Andrew Pruett, formerly the Global Head of iAd Publisher Relations at Apple."I am honored to join and work alongside the best in class business leadership--spanning traditional sports, marketing, media, technology, entrepreneurship and esports athletes," Pruett told ESPN. read more

One Special Day charity initiative asks for 100%

A charity drive in aid of the UK's Special Effect is asking game companies to give 100 per cent to help the work of the tireless team behind one of the country's finest gaming good causes.�New Star are long term and passionate supporters of SpecialEffect and are delighted to be part of One Special Day which will be a life changing day for the charity and the people they help to game. read more

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