Sony Buys Out Sony Ericsson
OCT. 27, 2011 • Sony Corp. is buying out its Swedish partner for €1.05 billion ($1.45 billion) to assume full control of the Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture. The acquisition transfers a range of patents to Sony, and better
Ubisoft Opens Mid East Studio in Abu Dhabi
[caption id="attachment_10735" align="alignleft" width="390"] Ubisoft's partner in Abu Dhabi is twofour54.[/caption] OCT. 25, 2011 • Abu Dhabi was chosen as the location for the latest of Ubisoft's development studios, set to open in December. Yannick Theler, a 10-year veteran with
KMM Brisbane Shuttered
[caption id="attachment_10730" align="alignleft" width="320"] Many Australian game studios are closing.[/caption] OCT. 17, 2011 • KMM Brisbane became the latest game studio to shut down in Australia. The branch of KMM Sydney was set up to work on Happy Feet Two
Microsoft AcquiresTwisted Pixel
OCT. 12, 2011 • Microsoft Studios acquired Twisted Pixel Games LLC based in Austin, Texas. The studio is best known for its Xbox Live Arcade titles such as Splosion Man and The Gunstringer. No financial terms were released. The acquisition
Interview: Atypically Social, Kabam
OCT. 5, 2011 • One game company that has successfully avoided the me-too, casual game approach on Facebook is Kabam. Against all of the conventional wisdom of what sells on social networks, Kabam has gone after males with core strategy
Analysis: Can Games Capture Big Advertising Bucks?
[caption id="attachment_4328" align="alignleft" width="375"] A character from Caracol TV's (Columbia) PC advergame, el Cartel.[/caption] OCT. 5, 2011 • DFC Intelligence recently released its first in a series of reports: on video game advertising. Unlike other media with similar usage patterns,


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