GREE Closes OpenFeint, Gives Game Developers a Month to Avoid a Potential "Poor Player Experience"

Before Apple had Game Center it had OpenFeint, a gaming network that brought a cohesive online experience to countless iPhone, iPad and eventually Android games. Some of us may have opted to miss out on its fun features, but for many game developers it was a priceless tool. Come December 14, OpenFeint will be no more. » 11/16/12 6:05pm 11/16/12 6:05pm

Key Developers Leaving Square Enix...for Social Gaming

Turnover at game companies is high. But Japanese game developers who work on big titles for big companies tend to stay put. But what happens when your company is being eclipsed?

In the past few years, the Japanese mobile and social game industry has exploded. Companies like DeNa and Gree are doing great business,… » 4/23/12 7:00am 4/23/12 7:00am

Mega Man's Creator Launches First Post-Capcom Game, Dr. MoMo's Island

Keiji Inafune gave us Mega Man, one of gaming's immortal heroes and mascot for Japanese publisher Capcom. But then Inafune had a seemingly tense break with his longtime employer over creative differences. News of his new companies Comcept and Intercept followed his departure and the first new game from Inafune just… » 12/27/11 9:00pm 12/27/11 9:00pm