NCsoft Closes U.S. Lineage Servers
MAY 11, 2011 • NCsoft announced that it would be closing all original Lineage servers on June 29. The decision was made because North American operations are no longer profitable. Existing players can continue to play Lineage free of charge
100 Million Android Devices Worldwide
[caption id="attachment_10160" align="alignleft" width="390"] More than 100 million strong.[/caption] MAY 11, 2011 • Google reported that there were now more than 100 million Android devices operating worldwide. What's more, 400,000 new Android devices are registered every day. Impact: DFC Intelligence
GameFly Buys Direct2Drive
MAY 4, 2011 • Digital distributor Direct2Drive launched a fully localized portal in Germany. On May 26, Direct2Drive itself was acquired from IGN by video game rental service GameFly. Terms were not disclosed. IGN gains a minority equity stake in
UGO Entertainment Acquired by News Corp.
[caption id="attachment_10151" align="alignleft" width="260"] Now part of IGN.[/caption] MAY 1, 2011 • UGO Entertainment was acquired by News Corp. from Hearst Corp. The purchase is viewed as an opportunity to bolster the fortunes of News Corp.'s IGN portal prior to
Netflix Top Online Subscription Video Provider
[caption id="attachment_10140" align="alignleft" width="390"] Netflix's streaming video service is attracting a wide audience.[/caption] APRIL 28, 2011 • Netflix is now the largest provider of online subscription video content in the U.S. Thanks to its increasingly popular video streaming service, Netflix
Interview: Nival Returns to the U.S.
[caption id="attachment_4066" align="alignleft" width="251"] Nival general manager U.S., David Christensen[/caption] APRIL 28, 2011 • Five years ago Nival Interactive became the first Eastern European game company to set up shop in the United States. The Moscow-based developer had got its


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