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Culture & Gaming

Marvel Heroes publisher Gazillion shuts down after Disney severs ties

Gazillion Entertainment shut down on Wednesday just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Kotaku . The move to lay off all staff came after Disney severed ties with the company and announced that Gazillion’s Marvel Heroes game would shut down. The game was originally due to shut on December 31, but the company also…

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The IndieBeat: How Rhythm Doctor was 1 second away from losing its pulse

Rhythm Doctor ‘s catchy riffs and clever one-button gameplay have mesmerized a few notable indie game events this year. It was an official nominee at IndieCade and earned a spot at Double Fine’s Day of the Devs festival. It also won the award for best audio at the Indie Prize Showcase in Asia, the Busan…

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp impressions: Nintendo should be ashamed

(credit: Nintendo) Animal Crossing debuted as a weird, unique, and very Nintendo-like video game in 2001. It resembled popular life- and farm-sim games, where your experience in a small, riverside village revolved around simple tasks and monotony. But Nintendo added a very special pinch of time and patience. There simply wasn’t much to do in…

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Rovio shares crash 19% after Angry Birds maker’s disappointing first post-IPO earnings

Almost two months after its IPO , Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment today learned a painful lesson about life as a public company when investors battered its stock following an earnings report that failed to meet expectations. Rovio missed on both profits and sales, which sent its stock down 18.87 percent in mid-day trading on…