News Summary for Monday, July 30, 2012
In today's news, Capcom announced improved first quarter profitability, Ubisoft royally screwed up its Uplay system on the PC, and UK ratings just got enforceable, among other news. Read on for links and additional information...
- Capcom announced the financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2012. For the quarter, Capcom announced net income of ¥1.320 billion (around $17 million) compared to net income of ¥338 million in the same quarter the previous year. Capcom noted that Japanese gaming took off, although social gaming profits diminished thanks to the illegality of the "Complete Gacha" social game mechanic. Capcom was particularly pleased with the popularity of Dragon's Dogma in Japan.
- Ubisoft's Uplay (its social networking and digital rights management system) apparently installs an unsecure browser plug-in that allows malicious websites to take control of your computer if you've installed a recent Ubisoft PC game. Uncool.
- In case you were deeply in doubt, E3 will remain in Los Angeles through 2015. Of course, we don't care about E3.
- The PEGI ratings system is now legally enforceable in the United Kingdom.
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