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Report: Amazon Acquires Double Helix Games

Double Helix Games, developer of Killer Instinct, has reportedly been acquired by Amazon, according to TechCrunch.

Though the financial terms were not disclosed, the report claims the acquisition was for both intellectual property and talent, of which there are 75 employees. The information was reportedly made public through an invitation to a joint recruiting event between the two companies scheduled for next week in Los Angeles.

The deal would strongly reinforce rumors Amazon is intending to release its own Android-based game console, though the company already has its own game studio. Amazon Games Studio has thus far developed Air Patriots, a tower defense title for iOS and Android devices.

CCP Building Monument to Honor EVE Online Players

If you're currently an active player in EVE Online, your name will soon be on a monument in Reykjavik, Iceland.

EVE Online developer CCP announced today that, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its space sim, it will erect a nearly 20-foot tall (6 meter) outdoor sculpture meant to honor the millions of gamers who have played EVE Online over the years. If you are or will be a subscriber before March 1, 2014, your name will be etched into the base of the monument.

NBA 2K14 Has Shipped 5 Million Units

NBA 2K14 is 2K's best-selling installment in the franchise yet –– the publisher sold-in more than 5 million units to retail stores since its October release, according to a Take-Two earnings report.

The newest franchise entry, parent company Take-Two's first title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, elevates the basketball series' total units sold to nearly 35 million. The recent sales, along with strong support from Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V, continued sales from Gearbox's Borderlands 2 and Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Within, contributed to a net revenue of $1.86 billion for Take-Two's fiscal year.

Ubisoft Originally Pitched Splinter Cell as a James Bond Game

Before Splinter Cell became the renowned stealth franchise it is today, Ubisoft Montreal pitched it as a James Bond game.

In an interview for IGN's upcoming feature series, House of Dreams: The Ubisoft Montreal Story, an ex-Ubisoft developer explained that its troubled action game, The Drift, was on thin ice, nearing cancelation. In a desperate try to keep The Drift alive, according to the developer, the team "made an attempt to impress the

license holder." It featured vertical traversal, vision modes, and remote-controlled surveillance cameras, all of which eventually became Sam Fisher staples.

When the pitch demo didn't yield success, Ubisoft eventually applied its Tom Clancy license to its troubled spy game, and considered basing it on Clancy's Jack Ryan novel, The Sum of All Fears. Seven years and 11 games later, Splinter Cell has carved out a definitive corner in the video game industry.

The Week’s Biggest News & Win a 4K TV Plus Next Gen Copy of Tomb Raider!

Browsing the news but not sure where to start? Here's our four Fix episodes from this week to help make it easier. Big news on Super Smash Bros., the PS Vita Slim, and controversy surrounding Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition's frame rate for each console. We also have a massive giveaway with a 4K TV, graphics card, and copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition up for grabs in our Friday episode.

Naomi Kyle is IGN's news host and on-camera personality. You can find her every day on The Daily Fix, kicking ass and taking names. You can follow her on Twitter @NaomiKyle.

Sell Your PS3 for $100 Off Xbox One & GTA V PC Rumors

A lot of news came in to round off the week for us. Sony reveals an impressive ratio showing how they're doing against competing consoles. Meanwhile Microsoft has some news of their own with a special trade-in discount for the Xbox One. Finally, the Fix has a massive giveaway happening where you could win a 4K TV and copy of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Happy weekend!

Here's what we covered on today's Fix:

A new fighter has been added to the Super Smash Bros. roster. Screenshots showing Lucario in action.

Sony announces new sales figures in a meeting in London.

Microsoft stores will take in your used Xbox 360's and PS3's for a $100 discount on the Xbox One. Details on when the offer will end.

Remember Me Developer Disputes Bankruptcy Claims

Update: Dontnod has rejected claims that the seeking of "judicial reorganisation" means it's in bankruptcy, and has clarified it's simply resizing.

Speaking to Games Industry, studio boss Oskar Guilbert revealed that the filing for "redressement judiciaire" was done in order to enable the company to run more sustainably in future.

"There are some rumours about the bankruptcy of Dontnod. There is no bankruptcy, Dontnod is not in bankruptcy," he said. "We are in something called in France 'judicial reorganisation' which allows us to re-adapt our production pipeline to the new situation.

Rust Sells 750,000 Copies

Rust, the survival game from the creator of Garry's Mod, has quickly been overtaking its predecessor –– as of today, Garry Newman and Facepunch Studios have sold 750,000 copies of Rust.

Those copies were sold in a month and a half; that's two-thirds of what Garry's Mod sold in eight years. Rust has also been the top-seller on Steam for almost two weeks, placing just above DayZ, according to the Steam sales chart. Facepunch never expected this; it's been a blessing and a curse.

6 Animes That Need to Be Video Games

When Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was first adapted as a video game, the man some refer to as Japan's Walt Disney was said to have hated them. In fact, the experience was so bad that Miyazaki effectively wrote off video games, refusing to allow any of his work to be adapted until Ni no Kuni came along more than 20 years later. A pity, really -- Nausicaa could have been a great video game.

That's where our latest wishlist of anime adaptations begins -- with a classic that deserved better. The rest run the gamut from magical girl to mecha, with a dash of survival horror thrown in for a good mix. The common thread? The world would be a better place if these shows and films were adapted as video games.

Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition Revealed & Sony’s Surprise ‘Flash Sale’

We have a Smash Bros. super fan on today's show unveiling the new Kid Icarus stage. The excitement continues with an interesting look at what Ubisoft has planned for the ending of the franchise and a Sony surprise sale with games up to 60% off!

Here's what we covered:

A new screen reveals the stage in all its glory.

Did you sign up for the beta? Check your inbox and even spam email to start testing out Sony's new service.

The price of this lovely collector's edition set, including early access details for PC/Mac owners.

Lead writer for the game, Darby McDevitt, sheds light on how Ubisoft sees the ending for the game.

Get up to 60% off on big titles for the PS3, PS4, and Vita. Find out how long the deal lasts.