SWTOR Draws 1M Players

DEC. 26, 2011 • During it first week in release, Star Wars: The Old Republic attracted more than 1 million players worldwide. Electronic Arts, the MMO’s publisher, needs the game to be highly successful to recoup its investment. The Old Republic is oft accused of being the most expensive computer game ever made. If true, […]

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Investors Cool to Zynga IPO

DEC. 16, 2011 • Zynga Inc. got less a less enthusiastic investor response to its intial public offer than hoped. Debuting at $10, the stock closed its first day of trading lower at $9.50. A high-profile technology IPO is usually expected to provide substantial early appreciation in stock value for early investors. Impact: Opinion around […]


Kindle Sales Top 1M A Week

DEC. 15, 2011 • In the weeks leading into Christmas, Amazon.com announced that it was selling more than 1 million Kindle devices a week worldwide. The online retailer would not say how many of those units sold were the new Fire model. Amazon had never previously announced any sales numbers for its e-reader devices. Impact: […]


Aion Goes F2P

DEC. 14, 2011 • NCsoft’s Aion MMO will become a free-to-play service in Europe during the first quarter of 2012. GameForge partnered with the Korean-based publisher in overseeing the adaptation and manage Aion in Europe moving forward. The shift away from a subscription model for the title is only planned for the European market at […]


MW3 Generates $1 Billion

DEC. 12, 2011 ● In the 16 days following its November 8 release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 generated $1 billion in revenue worldwide for Activision Blizzard. The previous entertainment record holder was the movie Avatar, which surpassed $1 billion in 17 days during 2009. Impact: First-person shooters have now become an annual sport along the […]

Funzio VP of product development Jamil Moledina.

Funzio Grabs the Spotlight

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DEC. 7, 2011 • Amongst the slew of new start-ups in the social network and mobile game space during 2011, Funzio stood out for several reasons. First, there was the $20 million in funding through IDG Ventures in the U.S. and IDG Capital Partners in China. Next, came the hiring away of Jamil Moledina from […]