Wal-Mart Acquires Kosmix
APRIL 18, 2011 • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. acquired Mountain View, Calif.-based social media company Kosmix for an undisclosed sum. Kosmix's founders and staff will now operate as @WalmartLabs, a new group at the retailer that will create technologies and businesses
ESRB to Use Computer Grading
[caption id="attachment_10110" align="alignleft" width="280"] This is how summed up ESRB ratings.[/caption] APRIL 17, 2011 • The ESRB announced that it was now going to use computers to decide whether to rate online games E, T or M. Faced with
Mobile Game Sales Grow
APRIL 16, 2011 • According to research firm Flurry Analytics, from 2009 to 2010, iOS and Android mobile game sales increased from 5% to 8% market share within the U.S. video game market. Flurry estimates that iOS and Android game
EA Tiburon Executives Depart
[caption id="attachment_10101" align="alignleft" width="390"] EA is losing some key staff to start-ups.[/caption] APRIL 15, 2011 • The Orlando Business Journal reported that Madden NFL 2012 creative director Ian Cummings  and other EA Tiburon executives have departed the company to form
IGDA Warns Against Amazon
[caption id="attachment_10093" align="alignleft" width="390"] Amazon's Android Appstore.[/caption] APRIL 15, 2011 • The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) warned its membership in a letter to be wary of contracting with Amazon's digital Appstore, which reserves the right to pay developers, "the
Best Buy Adds Video Game Staff
[caption id="attachment_10089" align="alignleft" width="390"] Best Buy is adding exclusive staff to its game sections.[/caption] APRIL 14, 2011 • During its 2012 fiscal year Best Buy will add dedicated sales staff to its in-store video game sections. The employees will man


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