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3 Takeaways From July NPD Game Software Sales

The NPD Group has released video game sale numbers for the month of July.  When taking a look at the software sales, here are three things that stand out to me. 
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Mafia III Gamescom 2015 Preview

The Mafia series is one that has always revolved around the idea of family. Whether it’s Tommy Angelo from the first game trying to protect his wife and child or Vito Scaletta working for the mob to help his mother and sister out of debt, family has been a cornerstone of the series’ stories. The upcoming Mafia III is no different but that’s where the similarities end, as developer Hanger 13 aims to take the franchise into a new and diverse direction. Continue reading Mafia III Gamescom 2015 Preview

ODST ASAP – News From Nowhere (April 22, 2015)

The Elder Scrolls Online is heading into closed beta and Halo: ODST may be right around the corner!

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This Week’s New Releases: 4/13/15

Here are all of the games that are coming out this week in North America! Continue reading This Week’s New Releases: 4/13/15

Don Mattrick Leaves Zynga

Zynga has replaced CEO Don Mattrick with founder Mark Pincus.

The news was announced on Zynga’s investors site and the change is effective immediately. No reason for the change was given but Pincus, who was also CEO before Mattrick took the position, released a statement, thanking Mattrick for his work.

“Don joined us in a very important time in our evolution. I sincerely thank him for his leadership in better serving our players in a mobile first world and for delivering world class quality and value to our consumers.”

Pincus also thanks Mattrick for the acquisition of NaturalMotion, the company behind Grand Theft Auto V’s Euphoria engine.

Mattrick will be leaving the company, though where he’ll be going is unclear. Mattrick said:

“I am proud of the progress we have made together. I believe the timing is now right for me to leave as CEO and let Mark lead the company into its next chapter…”

Mattrick is best known for his time at Microsoft as the president of their interactive entertainment business. He managed the unveiling of the Xbox One and left during a large restructuring the summer before its launch. Since joining Zynga in 2013, Mattrick hasn’t been able to turn the company’s fortunes around, as they failed to meet its projected earnings last quarter.

My Opinion:

Mattrick’s time there seemed to have had little impact aside from acquiring NaturalMotion and that’s probably why he’s leaving. Zynga is a stagnant company now in my opinion and the best they can hope for is to sustain themselves.

Esteban Cuevas is an Associate Writer for MONG and is currently trying to beat Super Metroid for the first time. You can follow him on Twitter, YouTube and WordPress.

MONG Podcast – What Could Earn Arkham Knight an M Rating?

On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like why North America didn’t get the standard New 3DS, World of Tanks debut on Xbox One, The Last Guardian’s trademark, Phantom Dust’s update, Axiom Verge’s release date, a possible current-gen Rock Band iteration, the PS Vita flash sale, the release date for GTAV Heists and PC version, and Batman: Arkham Knight getting an M rating by the ESRB! Continue reading MONG Podcast – What Could Earn Arkham Knight an M Rating?

Dying Light Leads in January

During the cold harsh month of January, people wanted to cuddle up with some zombies according the NPD. Continue reading Dying Light Leads in January