Smartphones Outship PCs
FEB. 9, 2011 • According to research group IDC, consumer electronics manufacturers shipped more smartphones worldwide than PCs. The number of smartphones shipped during the last three months of 2010 were up 87% to 100.9 million, compared to 3% bump
Guitar Hero Disbanded
[caption id="attachment_9932" align="alignleft" width="390"] Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick.[/caption] FEB. 9, 2011 • In the release of it financial results for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, Activision Blizzard reported that it was disbanding Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit
Jagex Finds VC Funds
FEB. 8, 2011 • Independent U.K. studio Jagex, creator of the hit MMO Runescape, sealed new agreements with venture capital firms to help fund upcoming projects.  Investments came in from three VC groups: Insight Venture Partners, Spectrum Equity Investors and The
HTC Invests in OnLive
FEB. 8, 2011 • Taiwan-based mobile phone manufacturer HTC invested $40 million in cloud streaming game service Onlive Inc. The investment gives HTC 5.3 million preferential shares of OnLive, each share priced at $7.50. The move was speculated to support
Interview: Sibblingz Refines One Engine For Many Platforms
DECEMBER 23, 2010 • As both the Free-to-Play (F2P) and mobile game segments are both firmly established and generating revenue growth opportunities, the ongoing challenge has become how best to leverage content across various platforms. Today, a successful F2P franchise
Market for English Language Client-Based Free-to-Play Games
DEC. 15, 2010 • DFC Intelligence has tended to focus on looking at markets by country and platform. This is obviously an important way to segment the market. However, as games are increasingly distributed online it becomes possible to reach


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