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Articles tagged with: videogame

Sony’s CEO Takes 16% Pay Cut

After three years of continuous losses, Sony’s CEO, Howard Stringer, is finally taking a 16% paycut in efforts to allocate that money to other parts of Sony. Okay, so 16% isn’t a lot from a $4.2 million salary, but hey, it’s something.

From the tragic earthquake that occurred in Japan, the company has lost about $3 million and continues to suffer losses after the devastating Sony hack that happened a few months ago from the LulzSec hacking group.

Sega Gets Hacked- 1.3 Million Accounts Compromised

Sega Corporation, the massive videogame manufacturer said on Friday that there was a massive hack to Sega’s network, compromising data from 1.3 million customers. Fortunately, no bank information was stolen as that info is stored on a different system.

This comes after the Sony hack, Xbox hack, and Nintendo hack, leaving little doubt at the next possible targets, most likely video game corporations. Of the stolen information, names, birth dates, e-mails, encrypted passwords.

Next Generation Wii U, Coming 2012

It looks like E3 has finally brought something of great substance for Nintendo fans, worldwide. The company has just unveiled the next generation Nintendo system, named the Wii U. While this won’t carry the same intensive graphics as the PlayStation 3 or Xbox360, it is essentially a High Definition Wii.

The controller itself has an integrated touchscreen, allowing you to do more and interact more with your games. You can even enjoy videoconferencing with your new Wii controller, and it almost seems like the controller is the highlight of the console.

Features Of Android Ice Cream Sandwich

The next level of Android will be arriving for tablets but will be a vast improvement to Google TVs interface. For those who are in love with the current flavor of Android operating systems, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb, you’ll also find that Ice Cream Sandwich delivers on Google’s idea of making intuitive software work for consumers.

The new Android will allow users to expand and resize widgets, which comes in handy when you don’t want your Facebook widget taking 40% of a desktop page.

Gree Acquires OpenFeint For $104M- Brings User Base To 100M

OpenFeint is the largest mobile social gaming network in the United States and carries 75 million users (both Android and iOS). The service, although very popular, will be managed under new hands. Japanese social gaming leader Gree, has acquired OpenFeint, bringing its total user count to 100 million users.

Gree invested $104 million in this purchase, not including the money it plans to spend on improving OpenFeint. Gree hopes to improve OpenFeint’s “ecosystem” by going global. Fans of OpenFeint will be pleased to hear that the OpenFeint team will remain intact as Gree will be hiring the current employees, including the CEO and founder, Jason Citron.

Key Players From Nintendo And Activision Join Apple

Although there are many games currently available for the iPhone, iPod and iPad, Apple sought to take its gaming to a new level by hiring executives from Nintendo and Activision. According to an MCV report, Nintendo UK’s former head of PR, Rob Saunders and Nick Grange, former PR director for Activision Europe left their respective companies to come work for the Big Apple.

NES Console The Size Of Original Cartridge

Dany31412 recently posted instructions on how to make a video game console be solely contained in a cartridge. He claimed to have received the idea from Kotomi, another videogame modder. Dany31412 modded the Mario cartridge to house original NES controllers, as well as your standard video cables required to connect the system to your television.