Growth Ahead for PC Game HW

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DEC. 8, 2014 • According to a major international survey released by DFC Intelligence in conjunction with Raptr, Inc., PC gamers are no strangers to buying premium hardware brands. The recently conducted survey involved nearly 14,000 core PC gamers from around the world, more than three quarters of whom reside outside North America. One of ...Continue Reading

Draenor Snares 3.3M

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NOV. 20, 2014 • After a week in release the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion has sold 3.3 million units worldwide. Blizzard Entertainment Inc. reports sales of the new content has pushed the subscriber base for the MMO past 10 million. Warlords of Draenor was initially released in Australia, Europe, Latin America, New ...Continue Reading

Jeremy Miller on CNBC

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NOV. 12, 2014 • DFC Intelligence senior analyst Jeremy Miller appeared on the CNBC cable network this week. Miller was interviewed about what flagship game franchises are expected to be revenue leaders this holiday season. Miller also discussed what game publishers have the most appealing slates of new releases on console and computers, as well as what do ...Continue Reading

Blizzard Preps Overwatch

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NOV. 7, 2014 • The same week that Electronic Arts cancelled Dawngate, its MOBA with a difference, Blizzard Entertainment announced it has a hero-based online FPS in the works that will reach open beta in 2015. The project is called Overwatch, and at a panel presentation at its BlizzCon convention in Anaheim, Calif., the company ...Continue Reading

Dawngate Cancelled

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NOV. 6, 2014 • Development on the ambitious MOMA title Dawngate is being stopped by Electronic Arts. The F2P PC game, which was being developed by internal studio Waystone Games, was deemed not to be making sufficient progress to continue. The goal of the development team was to create a MOBA that could compete with ...Continue Reading

Space Engineers Blasts Off

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OCT 21, 2014 • Another PC game from an independent studio is starting to attract a wide audience. Space Engineers from Keen Software House in Prague has sold more than one million copies since it appeared as an Early Access title on Steam a year ago. The game reached the 500,000 sales mark only last ...Continue Reading

PC Shipments Boosted

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OCT. 10, 2014 • Personal computer shipments are on the rise again in Europe and North America, according to research firms Gartner Inc. and International Data Corp. Gartner found that PC shipments to Europe for the quarter ending September 30 rose 9.1% compared to the same period last year. In North America, Gartner estimated PC ...Continue Reading

Star Citizen at $55M

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OCT. 1, 2014 • Cloud Imperium Games Corp. reports that it has topped the $55 million mark in crowdfunding for its PC space sim, Star Citizen. That makes this the best-funded game using that investment model and the title remains the most funded project of any kind, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. ...Continue Reading

Wasteland 2 Has Legs

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SEPT. 24, 2014 • Four days out from its September 19 release on Steam, Wasteland 2 from inXile Entertainment has generated $1.5 million in revenue. This RPG for PCs benefited from a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $3 million in 2012. The original funding goal was $900,000, which was then the largest Kickstarter target to ...Continue Reading

Mojang Goes For $2.5B

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SEPT. 15, 2014 • Following two weeks of leaked accounts that Minecraft studio Mojang AB was in negotiations to be acquired by Microsoft Corp., both parties announced that the developer will be purchased for $2.5 billion. The deal is set to close by the end of 2014. Mojang and its game properties will pass to ...Continue Reading