CD Projekt made a $90 million profit in 2015The Witcher 3’s success pushed revenue past $200 million, series has now sold 20 million units in totalMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefFriday 11th March 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCD ProjektCD Projekt’s corporate entity made almost $90 million in net profit in 2015, while its revenue cleared $200 million.To call those figures an improvement over recent years would be a vast understatement. In 2013, the Polish developer earned 142 million PLN ($36 million) in revenue. In 2014, it earned 96 million PLN ($25 million). Last year, the Polish company’s revenue soared to 798 million PLN ($205 million), with 342 million PLN ($88 million) of that pure profit.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The main reason, of course, is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt’s sweeping RPG, which sold 6 million units in the six weeks following its launch. The game’s performance throughout the year has pushed the series’ total sales past 20 million units. That’s double the 10 million units the company expected by this point when it forecast sales back in 2011.CD Projekt’s development arm, CD Projekt RED, now has a team of 350 people, and it intends to expand significantly in the coming years. In a strategy document released alongside its financial results, the company stated that it would see a, “near-twofold expansion of the CD Projekt RED team.” That will include the creation of four new teams, two of which will develop games in new market segments.The document also mentioned a project due to be unveiled some time in 2016, which will be, “a new type of video game format previously unexplored by the studio.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesThe Witcher 3 director leaves CD ProjektInvestigation into workplace bullying reportedly cleared Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, but he has resigned and apologized “for all the bad blood I have caused”By Brendan Sinclair 7 days agoCD Projekt refunded around 30,000 Cyberpunk 2077 copiesDeveloper reports relatively few customers took it up on offer of a refund for game that sold 13.7 million copies in launch monthBy Brendan Sinclair 19 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Take Charge America, Inc., a non-profit credit counseling and housing counseling agency in Phoenix, was awarded $300,000 by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office over the next three years to provide free foreclosure intervention counseling to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America will use the funds to assist more homeowners with one-on-one counseling, primarily individuals and families with low-to-moderate income, and who are Spanish-speaking.Housing counseling services at Take Charge America are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Take Charge America’s counselors can help homeowners avoid foreclosure or mitigate losses caused by foreclosure with a variety of solutions, such as accessing and sustaining loan modifications, refinancing and principal reduction.“Arizona families are among the hardest hit by the economic downturn, and many are still struggling to meet their mortgage payments,” said Take Charge America Chief Executive Officer David Richardson. “This award will enable us to assist even more residents in need, helping them navigate the complex mortgage loan industry and possibly save their home.”Take Charge America is one of 16 organizations throughout Arizona selected by the Attorney General’s Office to receive a share of the $5 million in housing counseling assistance available through a national mortgage settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers. The funds help pay for the cost of the foreclosure intervention counseling that is provided free to Arizona homeowners.Take Charge America introduced foreclosure prevention counseling in 2008 as a response to the mortgage crisis. It is HUD-approved to assist distressed homeowners statewide. To date, the non-profit has helped more than 10,000 homeowners with housing counseling.Homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure can call Take Charge America at (623) 266-6382 or (866) 987-2008 to speak with a counselor.For more information about Take Charge America’s services, visit www.takechargeamerica.org.
US report is cautious on climate change impact on infectious diseasesA draft White House report on the impact of climate change on human health takes a cautious tone regarding the possible effects of a warming climate on the prevalence of infectious diseases.The report, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment,” was released by the US Global Climate Change Research Program yesterday. The program has invited public comments on the report and is also submitting it to the National Academy of Sciences for peer review.The report says climate is just one of many factors that affect the distribution of diseases caused by pathogens carried by vectors such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Other factors are land use, socioeconomic and cultural variables, pest control, access to health care, and human responses to disease risk.”Whether climate change in the U.S. will increase the chances of domestically acquiring diseases such as dengue fever is uncertain, due to vector-control efforts and lifestyle factors, such as time spent indoors, that reduce human-insect contact,” the report states.”There is a need for finer-scale, long-term studies to help quantify the relationships among weather variables, vector range, and vector-borne pathogen occurrence, the consequences of shifting distributions of vectors and pathogens, and the impacts on human behavior. Enhanced vector surveillance and human disease tracking are needed to address these concerns,” the document says.It observes that food- and water-borne diarrheal diseases, including salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis, are more common when temperatures are higher, but that patterns differ by place and pathogen. Increases in such diseases are also associated with both unusually high and low precipitation.”Risks of waterborne illness and beach closures resulting from changes in the magnitude of recent precipitation (within the past 24 hours) and in lake temperature are expected to increase in the Great Lakes region due to projected climate change,” the report states.Climate change report landing pageFull report WHO: Global flu continues to taperInfluenza activity continued to decrease globally, except in some tropical nations, but remained above the seasonal threshold in the Northern Hemisphere, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an update yesterday. It reported on data through Mar 22, which is about a week behind what individual nations are reporting.Activity decreased in North America and Europe but remains slightly above the seasonal threshold in North America, the WHO said. The proportion of viruses testing positive for influenza B continued to increase in both regions, which is typical late in the season.Flu activity likewise decreased in northern Africa, the Middle East, and western Asia, with the exception of Turkey, where it increased as 2009 H1N1 and influenza B co-circulated. The H1N1 strain predominated in northern Africa and the Middle East. The only country in temperate east Asia seeing an increase in flu was South Korea.In the tropics, reports of flulike illness increased in Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, while influenza activity remained high and 2009 H1N1 predominated in India and Bhutan.Just a little over half of influenza viruses from sentinel labs were influenza strain (51.1%), with the rest influenza B. Almost all “B” strains belonged to the Yamagata lineage, which is the strain in the trivalent (three-strain) vaccine.Apr 6 WHO update Officials note 8 H7N9 deaths in Zhejiang provinceOfficials in China’s Zhejiang province have quietly posted notice of 10 fatal H7N9 avian flu cases in March, 8 of which were not previously reported, according to a post today by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.The data were included in a table on the Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission Web site that listed 43 fatalities involving notifiable infectious diseases. FluTrackers was able to identify that 2 of the 10 were already confirmed in late March. No details were provided on the new fatal cases.The new cases bring to 654 the global total for the disease, according to a case list maintained by FluTrackers.Apr 8 FluTrackers post FluTrackers H7N9 cases list FAO: 7 recent H5N1 cases in EgyptEgypt has had seven recent cases of H5N1 avian flu in people, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, according to FluTrackers.Two cases each were confirmed in Sohag and Sharqia governorates, while Giza, Qaiyubia, and Kafr el-Sheikh each had one. All cases were reported on Apr 6, the FAO said, with “observation” dates ranging from Mar 20 to Mar 27 and dates of test results varying from Mar 29 to Apr 4. No other details were provided, including patient age, sex, disease severity, and possible poultry contact.Egypt has reported at least 135 H5N1 cases this year, according to a case list compiled by FluTrackers.Apr 8 FluTrackers post FluTrackers 2015 H5N1 case count in Egypt
The German champion Bayern (Munich) kept its lead of four points at the top of the Budnesliga.The Bavarians beat Eintracht (Frankfurt) 5-2 in the second round after the renewal of the Bundesliga and a total of 27 since the beginning of the season.Thus, Bayern took another step in the pursuit of the country’s record eighth consecutive title. And perhaps one of the decisive matches for this goal will take place on Tuesday, when the Bavarians visit their direct rival Borussia (Dortmund).Today, in front of the empty and gloomy stands of “Allianz Arena”, which was heard only by the shouts of the players, the two teams played a great match.Naturally, he completely passed under the dominance of the hosts, and this dominance was most noticeable in the first part. In it, Bayern did not stop attacking the door of the guests from Frankfurt and scored two goals, and the goals could have been more.Leon Gorecka opened after a pass from Thomas Mueller in the 17th minute, and at the end of the half Mueller was in the right place to intercept a pass from Alfonso Davis.In the first seconds of the second half came the moment of the usual suspect – Robert Lewandowski. With a good plunge, the Pole scored his goal №41 during the season, and with a score of 3-0 everything seemed to be resolved.