Clash of Clans developer Supercell purchased by Chinese giant Tencent for $8.6B

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Clash of Clans developer Supercell purchased by Chinese giant Tencent for $8.6B

Finnish studio now valued at $10.2 billion

Supercell, the development studio behind the mobile sensation Clash of Clans, has just been valued at $10.2 billion thanks to an $8.6 billion deal with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Tencent, best known for their controlling stake in Riot Games' League of Legends, will acquire Supercell in stages, with a full purchase of the studio expected to go through in the third quarter of the fiscal year. Tencent is purchasing the majority stake from Japanese telecommunications company SoftBank, and as long as there aren't any regulatory concerns raised over the purchase in the next couple of months, Tencent will become the majority shareholder in the company. SoftBank will no longer have anything to do with Supercell.

The Marvel Games team knows you want a new Marvel vs. Capcom

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The Marvel Games team knows you want a new Marvel vs. Capcom

"Who knows what the future holds?"

Capcom and Marvel's crossover fighting game series hasn't seen a new entry since 2011, when Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Since then, fans have pleaded with Capcom for a sequel and an update to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that would address the game's notoriously out-of-whack balance.

Last week, we spoke to Marvel Games vice president Jay Ong and asked him if Marvel vs. Capcom fans would finally get some relief from his team, either in the form of a new game or a balance patch. His response was vague, but optimistic.

Original Resident Evil 2 director says he pestered Capcom for a remake

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Original Resident Evil 2 director says he pestered Capcom for a remake

But Hideki Kamiya isn't directly involved

The director of Resident Evil 2 for PlayStation, Hideki Kamiya, may not be working on the recently announced remake of the 1998 survival horror classic, but he definitely has the ear of the game's director.

"No, I'm not directly involved [in the Resident Evil 2 remake]," Kamiya told Polygon in an interview at E3 last week. "But the director of the remake is actually somebody who joined Capcom the same year that I did.

Crows Crows Crows' new game is the most fun 10 minutes you'll have today

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Crows Crows Crows' new game is the most fun 10 minutes you'll have today

The Temple of No is a text-based delight

Indie studio Crows Crows Crows released its latest game today: The Temple of No, a text adventure game that's free, short and strange.

We mean that in the best possible sense: The Temple of No was made using the narrative-focused Twine platform, with which designers William Pugh (The Stanley Parable) and Dominik Johann crafted the quirky, comic tale. Players progress by clicking on underlined words, revealing self-aware jokes alongside twists and turns. Depending on which of the three protagonists you pick — "a woman, a bloke or a frog" — they'll be treated to a slightly different tale of magic and bravery.

The Flash will deal with Flashpoint in third season

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The Flash will deal with Flashpoint in third season

Star Grant Gustin says it will be different though

Warning: This post will contain spoilers for the season two finale of The Flash.

After alluding to it in the actual show last season, The Flash star Grant Gustin has confirmed that the third season will follow the events of Flashpoint, to a certain extent.

Indie dev says grey market key seller cost them $450K in sales

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Indie dev says grey market key seller cost them $450K in sales

“Websites like G2A are facilitating a fraud-fueled economy”

TinyBuild, the developer behind games like Punch Club, Party Hard and SpeedRunners, say that game code marketplace G2A sold $450,000 worth of their products, many of them fraudulently acquired. The ensuing chargebacks put them in hot water with their payment provider and ultimately cost them thousands in lost revenue. Making things even more uncomfortable for them, this all occurred during a window of time that TinyBuild was attempting to formalize a relationship with G2A in order to allow them to sell authentic game keys.

"Websites like G2A are facilitating a fraud-fueled economy where key resellers are being hit with tons of stolen credit card transactions," Alex Nichiporchik wrote on the official TinyBuild blog. "These websites are now growing rapidly due to low pricing of game keys."

Report: Netflix and the CW are nearing a $1B deal to get seasons online faster

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Report: Netflix and the CW are nearing a $1B deal to get seasons online faster

So long, Hulu

Four years ago, Netflix made a monumental deal with Disney that gave the streaming service first rights to all of the studio's films, including anything made under the Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars banners. Now, Netflix is looking to do something similar with the CW, edging close to a near $1 billion deal.

The new contract being worked out comes just as Hulu and the CW are looking to end their relationship, according to Variety. For the past five years, Hulu has had an exclusive deal with the CW that gave subscribers access to episodes from popular CW series the day after being aired. It's unclear whether the decision to not renew the same deal, which expires in October, was made on Hulu's behalf or if it had to do with Netflix's hefty offer for exclusivity, but more is expected to be announced about the deal later this week.

ReCore's color-based gameplay forced its devs to rethink accessibility

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ReCore's color-based gameplay forced its devs to rethink accessibility

Color is key, but what about colorblind players?

With ReCore, longtime Mega Man producer Keiji Inafune's studio, Comcept, and Austin-based developer Armature are approaching colorblind accessibility differently.

The action-adventure game, due out on Xbox One and Windows PC Sept. 13, follows a young woman named Joule and her gang of robot companions. It's a game obsessed with colors; in its enemies, its gameplay, color is for more than show. It has a significant impact on how the game plays and how its story will unfold, according to game director Mark Pacini of Armature Studio.

Tacoma is a different kind of power fantasy

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Tacoma is a different kind of power fantasy

Gone Home creators' latest gift to you is of the prying kind

"I feel like I'm not good at writing people who are just really terrible," said Steve Gaynor.

"As a writer, I don't get drawn to a lot of people just being terrible to each other, or real heavy stuff like that."