Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 4/24/14


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Social giant Zynga has revealed its gloomy financial results for the first quarter of 2014, and the company’s founder has announced he’s stepping down as chief product officer.

Alongside the reshuffle, [CEO Don] Mattrick also revealed that Zynga had 28 million daily active users for the quarter, a boost of 1 million from the previous three months. But the company has lost almost half of its daily players since this time last year, when it had 53 million of them.

How about monthly active users, then? 86 million this quarter, down from 150 million this time last year.

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It may have “game” in its name, but retailer GameStop has announced plans to start increasing its focus on “gaming-adjacent” fields while lessening its reliance on video games. CEO Paul Raines dubbed the initiative “GameStop 3.0,” saying that it plans on closing about 2 percent of its retail locations, while opening Spring Mobile and Simply Mac stores instead.

The two GameStop-owned retail brands focus on selling AT&T-branded phones and Apple products.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available to download on Android devices via Google Play.

Weighing in at 3.6GB and requiring Android 2.3 or above, the touchscreen optimised version of Firaxis’ critically acclaimed strategy game is priced at £7.14.

The mobile game previously released for iOS devices in June 2013 priced at £13.99 / $19.99.

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