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Nintendo Switch Set For March ’17

Using a three-minute video posted on YouTube, Nintendo Co. Lid. unveiled its next console, the Switch. The intention is something of a design reversal of the Wii U in that the Switch is based upon a large portable tablet that plugs into a hub for living room play, rather than a separate tablet that complements a home console.
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Amazon Joins Engine Arena

FEB. 10, 2016 • Amazon.com is entering the highly competitive AAA game engine business with two new platforms. Lumberyard is a free CryEngine-based, cross-platform, 3D game engine that features rich development tools, a graphics renderer, physics engine, native integration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to create multiplayer online games, plus native integration with […]


No More Flash for Mobile

NOV. 9, 2011 • Adobe Systems said it will no longer develop new versions of its Flash Player in the future for mobile browsers in favor of HTML5. The switch to HTML5 was made to devote more resources to further advanced gaming and premium video on mobile platforms. Impact: This is a change with major […]


Zynga Buys Dextrose

SEPT. 25, 2010 • Zynga has purchased German game engine developer Dextrose. The latter is known for its Aves engine, which supports high-end gameplay in a browser window. Dextrose will become Zynga Germany in Frankfurt. Impact: It is fairly obvious that Zynga is in trouble.  With their new game, Frontierville, launched in June 2010, Zynga […]


Epic Sets Up in Seoul

JUNE 29, 2009 • Epic Games opened a wholly-owned business unit in Seoul, South Korean. The new office will be tasked with licensing Unreal engine technology and supporting Korean development teams utilizing Epic technology. Impact: Epic’s arrival in Seoul is confirmation of the strength of the Korean development community, and the need to support that […]

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Gavin Longhurst, BigWorld

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JAN. 6, 2009 • Big World technology is known for its MMO middleware development platform. Like many game engine companies, BigWorld first started developing games. At the time the original company was known as Micro Forte, one of the first video game companies to establish itself in Australia way back in 1985. After putting in […]

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JULY 22, 2008 • Autodesk has been a leading software tools provider since it was founded back in 1982.  Over the years, Autodesk has expanded its game tool software portfolio through a series of acquisitions. In February of this year, Autodesk announced it was purchasing Kynogon SA, a Paris-based provider of artificial intelligence middleware for the […]