Video Game Sales Down 42% In April; Beyonce Sued? Ubisoft Avengers

Video Game Sales Down 42% In April Due To Lack Of New Releases, Aging Consoles
2012 is not shaping up to be a great year for the video game industry. The bad news extends beyond losses posted by Nintendo and Sony. Total video game sales were down 42% in April compared to a year earlier, reports the Los Angeles Times. 

Video-Game Company Can Pursue Suit Against Beyonce
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A Manhattan judge says a lawsuit by a video-game developer against Beyonce can go to trial. The decision was made by Justice Charles Ramos. The company, Gate Five, claims the superstar backed out of a $20 million deal for a game called "Starpower: ...

'The Avengers' Get Video Games from Ubisoft
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The new Xbox 360 and Wii U game 'Battle for Earth' is based on the Marvel comic book property, not the new movie. This fall, gamers will be getting a double dose of The Avengers. Ubisoft will release an Xbox 360 and Wii U version of Marvel Avengers: ...

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VIDEO GAMES: First Footage From BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY---Harley Quinn's Revenge
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Let us pray (and play): Church service includes video game
A British cathedral plans to incorporate a video game into worship services this Sunday. At the Exeter Cathedral in Devon, England, the congregation will collaboratively play the PS3 game Flower, passing the Sony controller around until the first level ...

Video game sales plunge 42% with fewer April releases
Los Angeles Times
With fewer new video games to excite buyers, April sales of game consoles also take a hit. Mass Effect 3 was released in March. "When we see compelling content come into the market, the games are still selling as well as ever," an NPD analyst says.

Los Angeles Times

Purina's Video Games Purr-fect for Cat Lovers
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Another Dismal Showing by Video Games
A lack of major releases dragged video game retail sales in April down 32% year over year to $630.4 billion, according to market research firm NPD. Dollar sales declined significantly from $1.10 billion on a monthly basis. Both hardware and software ...

Video game sales plunge 42% in April
Los Angeles Times
Video game sales took a nose dive in April, plunging a stomach-churning 42% compared with a year earlier as companies cranked out fewer releases than in April 2011. Retailers rang up just $292.1 million in game sales last month, down from $503.2 ...

Xbox 360 rules again in slumping video game market
But the rest of the video game industry remains down in the dumps. Sales for video gamehardware dropped by 32 percent from a year ago, while software sales nosedived by 42 percent. Only sales of hardware accessories showed any growth, ...

First 'Avengers' video game will go to Wii U, Xbox 360
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The first in what will be a series of 'The Avengers' video games is called Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth. The Avengers is proving to be a monumentally strong brand. The theatrical film has broken all kinds of box office records and continues to be ...

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Walt Disney Imagineers Bringing Video Games To Life At Walt Disney World Resort
Ackley is also updating one of the very first attractions that took video gameprincipals and applied them to a real world adventure. He designed Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure at EPCOT, which used cell phones to allow “agents” to help Disney ...


US April Video Game Retail Sales Tumble 32%
US retail sales of of new video game hardware and software tumbled 32% to $630.4 million in April from a year ago, according to market research firm NPD. The slide includes a 32% drop in hardware sales, a 42% drop in software sales and a 1% rise in ...


Video game sales drop sharply in US
BBC News
Sales of video games in the US have shown a sharp drop in early 2012, figures suggest. Gamers spent 42% less on video games in April compared to the same period last year, said market research firm NPD. The entire market, which includes sales of both ...

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FREE DRAWING: Game of Thrones Video Game
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Beyonce Faces Video Game Lawsuit
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The superstar is expected to be grilled by lawyers for a video game developer by late summer because a Manhattan judge gave the company's $100 million lawsuit against her the green light, the New York Post learned. Justice Charles Ramos' ruling came ...

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Video game sales hit five-month sales slide
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Fewer video game releases contributed to a retail sales decline that continued in April with total sales of $630.4 million, down 32% from last April's $930.9 million, according to market-tracking firm NPD Group.

Play Expo 2012, new video game show set to take place in the UK
By Lee Kaelin A new video game show, Play Expo 2012, is set to take place for the first time in Manchester, England later this year, showcasing brand new game titles alongside retro games. It has been organized by Replay Events, and follows on from ...

I Buy My Mom Video Games Every Mother's Day. It Helped Heal Her.
But this year, for a gift, I did exactly what I did last May: I went to Amazon and I ordered my mom a new video game. My mother and I get along very well, overall, even though I apparently don't call often enough. In the wide range of mother-daughter ...

Beyonce video game lawsuit can go to trial, judge says
Celebrities Newsday > Entertainment > Celebrities Print Aa Beyonce video gamelawsuit can go to trial, judge says Published: May 11, 2012 9:24 AM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Manhattan judge says a lawsuit by a video-game developer against Beyonce can go ...


Avengers video game heading to Wii U and Xbox 360 Kinect
So it is no surprise that a video game is being rushed out the door. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth will be available for the Xbox 360 Kinect as well as, yes, the brand new Wii U, in the fall. The game will of course feature a wide variety of Marvel ...


VIDEO GAMES: New Details Revealed for LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
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Yes, we have been given many new details about the upcoming video game. So, let's get into more detail. Cyborg appears later in the game, along with new abilities. He can shoot lasers from his eyes, and interact with machinery.

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Official Video Game of the Olympic Games: Xbox simulator looks BETTER than the...
Daily Mail
'No wonder they keep winning the licence to host the video Games -- there are moments when you could be looking at a live TV event.' The realism is complete down to trackside officials making notes. The gameplay, though, is simple - like most Olympics ...

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'Game Of Thrones' Video Game Trailer 'Behind The Wall' Released Online [VIDEO]
International Business Times
By Jacob Kleinman: Subscribe to Jacob's RSS feed According to lead game designer Sylvain Sechi, they began working on the game when HBO's series based off Martin's books was still just a rumor. "We started contacting author George RR Martin 7 years ago ...

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Shrinking release slates fuelling US retail video game market decline - analysts
by Mike Rose [Console/PC, Business/Marketing] The US retail video game decline is simply down to a severe lack of game releases compared to previous years, analysts have said, as publishers continue to aggressively slash title output.


Video Game Sales Decline 32 Percent in April
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Video game sales in the United States fell 32 percent in April, according to the latest sales data from research firm NPD Group. Total video game sales fell 32 percent to $630.4 million in April, driven downward by a light slate of retail releases and ...

Game of Thrones – video game preview
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One of the immutable laws of the modern games industry states that if a big hit ever emerges in another sector of the pop-culture world, it will be made into a game: any intellectual property that already has a following provide the lowest-risk basis ...

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Beyonce sued for $100m by video game company for backing out of deal
Manhattan judge Justice Charles Ramos has agreed that a $100 million lawsuit against Beyonce by video game developer Gate Five can go ahead. According to the New York Post, Blue Ivy's mum is expected to be harranged by lawyers in late summer regarding ...

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A legal row between BeyoncĂ© Knowles and a game developer allegedly contracted to make a title bearing her name is heading to court after a judge gave the cl…

The Greatest Athlete In Video Game History Takes On Super Mario ...
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The Secret World gameplay video shows PC Gamer running around ...
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The Secret World gameplay video shows PC Gamer running around Kingsmouth. PC Gamer'sChris Thursten and Tom Senior got some hands-on time with The Secret World beta, and a 9 minute look into their time with it is posted below.

Enter to Win 'The Walking Dead' Video Game
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Beyonce Is Getting Taken To Court By Video-Game Company Gate ...
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NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge says a lawsuit by a video-game developer against Beyonce can go to trial. The decision was made by Justice Charles Ramos.
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