Ubisoft Acquires Digital Kids

NOV. 5, 2007 • Japanese development studio Digital Kids is acquired by Ubisoft. Terms were not disclosed. With offices in Nagoya and Osaka, Digital Kids was formed in 1996, and has become very successful at creating animal simulation titles for the DS platform, including the Petz franchise for Ubisoft. Impact: Acquiring studios with an existing relationship to the publisher is becoming a regular occurrence. Both Activision and THQ h.....

From the Men of GoD: Gamecock

OCT. 4, 2007 • It is a very lonely neighborhood for the independent game publisher. The economies of scale long ago tilted the publishing business in favor of heavyweights such as Electronic Arts, Activision, THQ and Microsoft – companies with the cash to secure retail space and snap up successful game developers. .....
Could Sony Go From 1st to Worst?

Could Sony Go From 1st to Worst?

Finally most of the cards are on the table and we can start making some more definitive statements about where we think the video game market is going. DFC Intelligence is always adjusting its forecasting model based on changes in the marketplace. Suffice to say events of the past six months have forced us to overhaul our models like never before.  .....