NPD GROUP: TOTAL INDUSTRY CONSUMER SPENDING ON VIDEO GAMES IN U.S. INCREASES 24 PERCENT TO $9.1 BILLION IN THE 3RD QUARTER OF 2018

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According to the Q3 2018 Games Market Dynamics: U.S.* report from leading global information company The NPD Group, overall total industry consumer spending on video gaming in the U.S. reached $9.1 billion in the third quarter of 2018 (July-Sept.), an increase of 24 percent compared to the same time period last year. Video game content sales increased 25 percent to $7.9 billion. All content categories, which include full-game, DLC/MTX, subscriptions, and mobile saw increases, with mobile games and digital content for console and portable platforms experiencing the most growth. The so...
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EXORDIUM & MODUS PARTNER TO BRING THE BEAR WITH ME FRANCHISE TO CONSOLE

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Triple I video game publisher Modus Games today announced their partnership with Exordium Games to bring the Steam indie franchise, Bear With Me, to PlayStationÒ4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The episodic game series, which mixes horror, puzzle, mystery and comedic elements, will arrive on console in 2019. “Bringing the Bear With Me series to console feels like finding a rare gem and letting the whole world in on the secret,” said Christina Seelye, CEO of Modus Games. “Our team is very excited to get to work on this gritty and entertaining game.” Bear With Me is a single-playe...
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WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES, AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 VIDEOGAME

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Journey into Outer Space, Discover New Worlds, and Unleash Master Building Skills In a Galactic Adventure Spanning the Systar System! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO® Movie 2 Videogame, inspired by the much-anticipated sequel The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part from Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Bros. Animation Group. The LEGO® Movie 2 Videogame will be available for Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PC in 2019 alongside the film a...
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THE DESIGN CHALLENGE

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Of the millions of people in the United States who enjoy games on Google Play, 49% are women. Yet only 23% of game developers are women. To address this disparity, we joined forces with Girls Make Games and ESA Foundation to launch the Change The Game Design Challenge. The program challenged teens to design a game they’d like to play for the chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship and $15,000 for their school’s or community center’s technology program. Top finalists also received a trip to Los Angeles to attend E3, a scholarship to attend Girls Make Games Summer Camp, and more. IN...
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THE GAME AWARDS TO STREAM LIVE ON 40 VIDEO PLATFORMS

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The Game Awards, the video game industry’s biggest celebration, is leveling up to reach even more gamers in 2018. This year’s gala broadcast, set for Thursday, December 6 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, will livestream to gamers around the world across a record-setting 40 global video networks, including expanded distribution in China. Hailed by The New York Times as “The Oscars of the gaming world,” The Game Awards reached over 18 million viewers in 2017. Designed exclusively for digital streaming platforms, The Game Awards brings together game developers, Esports champions,...
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ELECTRONIC ARTS & UEFA REVEAL THE eCHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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Electronic Arts Inc. and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) today announced the eChampions League, a pivotal tournament expansion to the EA SPORTS FIFA 19™ Global Series* and a brand new, authentic way for millions of football fans to connect to the UEFA Champions League through the competition. The eChampions League adds to the growing list of global events and competitions on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019™ next summer. Eligible competitors will compete on PlayStation 4 and participate in eChampions League Global Online Knockout tournaments between March 2-3, wit...
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#GIVE WITH XBOX

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The holiday season is a time of giving and we believe the gaming community loves to give back. For every social photo post about what gaming together means and tagged with #GiveWithXbox, Xbox will donate $5 USD of Xbox products, up to $1M, split among Child’s Play, Gamers Outreach, SpecialEffect, and Operation Supply Drop. Xbox is excited to team up with four charities who help bring gaming to everyone. Donated Xbox products include Xbox Adaptive Controllers, Xbox One S, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live Gold. CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT! https://www.xbox.com/en-US/promotions/give-with-x...
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SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE EDITION for Switch – Coming in December!

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COMING DECEMBER 4th, 2018! Legendary game worlds and fighters collide in the ultimate showdown—a new entry in the Super Smash Bros. series for the Nintendo Switch system! Features New fighters, like Inkling from the Splatoon series and Ridley from the Metroid series, make their Super Smash Bros. series debut alongside every Super Smash Bros. fighter in the series…EVER! Fast combat , new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go.
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MARIO & LUIGI: BOWSER’S INSIDE STORY + BOWSER JR.’S JOURNEY

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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey for Nintendo 3DS Similar to last year's Mario & Luigi: Superstar saga + bowser's minions game, this new Nintendo 3DS game is a remake of a classic Mario & Luigi action RPG adventure. This time, fans can replay (or play for the first time) Mario & Luigi: bowser's inside story, One of the most critically acclaimed games in the Mario & Luigi series, with new graphics and a new mode that tells the behind-the-scenes story of bowser jr. Mario & Luigi: bowser's inside story + bowser jr.'S journey launches Exclusively for the Nintend...
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TRAVIS STRIKES AGAIN: NO MORE HEROES 2

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes 2 for Nintendo Switch Get into the game-literally! Enter the world of the Death Drive Mark II, and hack and slash your way out of it's various games. Pass a Joy-Con to a friend for local co-op, with special team-up charge attacks. Represent your favorite indie games by rocking their swag in-game, and keep an eye out for other in-game collaborations. Hit the road in an all new adventure with gaming's most hardcore otaku assassin. Includes Season Pass that grants access to future downloadable content. Beam Katana in hand, Travis Strikes Again! https...
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