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Smartphone growth set to double the Asia-Pacific games market to $30bn by 2016

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Asia Pacific’s growing smartphone market is tipped to drive the region’s digital gaming industry to more than double its current value by 2016, according to new research from Ovum. The research firm is predicting that the industry’s value in Asia Pacific will be worth more than $30 billion in 2016, thanks...
Smartphone growth set to double the Asia-Pacific games market to $30bn by 2016

Weimaresque Hyperinflation Is Ravaging One Of The World's Most Popular Video Games

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As virtual fantasy worlds go, Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo 3 is particularly foreboding. In this multiplayer online game played by millions, witch doctors, demon hunters, and other character types duke it out in a war between angels and demons in a dark world called Sanctuary. The world is reminiscent of Judeo-Christian notions of...
Weimaresque Hyperinflation Is Ravaging One Of The World's Most Popular Video Games
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic
The DeanBeat: Defiance is inescapable transmedia that you'll want to escape

House GOP majority leader Eric Cantor calls publicly funded research into video games a 'waste'

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World of Warcraft boosts cognitive functioning in some older adults according to a North Carolina State University study paid for by a $1.2 million federal grant. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said today that study was a waste of taxpayer’s money. Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, released a...
House GOP majority leader Eric Cantor calls publicly funded research into video games a 'waste'

The Newest Trick Companies Are Using To Turn Awful Office Jobs Into Awesome Ones

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. Work should be fun. And if it's not, there's a fix for it: make the work more like a game. The idea is called "gamification" and it's becoming the next big thing for the office....
The Newest Trick Companies Are Using To Turn Awful Office Jobs Into Awesome Ones

At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

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Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of...
At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually
Trion Worlds teams up with Shanda to take Rift online game to China

Heatwave revives canceled online game with Gods & Heroes deal

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Heatwave Interactive is announcing today that it has acquired the rights and assets to Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, a massively multiplayer online game that had previously been canceled. In doing so, Austin, Texas-based Heatwave is trying to make itself into a player in the MMO game market where there...
Heatwave revives canceled online game with Gods & Heroes deal
Activision Blizzard earnings: World of Warcraft resists the assault from EA’s Star wars

World of Warcraft Gamer Colleen Lachowicz Wins Seat In Maine State Senate

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Maine Democrat Colleen Lachowicz made gaming history twice this year: First, when she was attacked by the Republican Party last month for being a computer gamer. Second, when she won her election on Tuesday, becoming the first Senator whose gaming habits led, in part, to her victory.   Hear that,...
World of Warcraft Gamer Colleen Lachowicz Wins Seat In Maine State Senate
Why the creation of the game-show Defiance terrified game developers and TV show makers
Former CCP chief describes his Fitness Interactive Experience startup for gamifying fitness
Enter The Pivot: The Critical Course Corrections Of Flickr, Fab.com, And More

Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach

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The company's Web services computing arm has started selling application-building tools for everything from financial reporting to the logic in a multiplayer online game. Its latest offering widens its appeal from a geeky science project to a mainstream business product....
Amazon Broadens Its Computing Reach
THQ’s Brian Farrell talks about looking for a bottom and staging a comeback (interview)

This week's games news

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Destiny | Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires | Transport Simulator | Skyrim PS3 DLC: Dragonborn, Hearthfire and DawnguardReading this on mobile? Click here to viewBungie, creator and former developer of the Halo series, has announced its new game, Destiny, which it describes as a "shared-world shooter". Which means that while it...
This week's games news

Curt Schilling anxiously awaits his “opening day for games” (interview)

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Tuesday is “opening day” for Curt Schilling. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher who won three World Series championships is about to launch his first video game. His game development studio 38 Studios and publisher Electronic Arts are launching the fantasy role-playing game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Years in...
Curt Schilling anxiously awaits his “opening day for games” (interview)

EA Making Star Wars Game Free After Subscription Fees Are Deemed a "Major Barrier"

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Eight months after releasing its most ambitious multiplayer project ever, Electronic Arts is opening up its big Star Wars game to anyone who wants to play for free. The massively multiplayer online game, which took years to develop and 1,000 actors to perform 250,000 lines of dialogue, once cost $60...
EA Making Star Wars Game Free After Subscription Fees Are Deemed a "Major Barrier"
Goko looks to kickstart HTML5 gaming with new platform
38 Studios hands over $1.125m payment to state, can't pay its employees
Pranksters Commandeer Mountain Dew Web Promotion
German publishers want to buy Xing, dump online games
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