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If you think that those silly social games like Farmville and Mafia Wars are full of teenagers, you're only half right. The average player of social games is actually younger than previously believed, according to a new study, but a little older than teenage: 29 in the US and 27 in the EU. That's a...

March 26th 2010 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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It's been recently announced that the World of Warcraft has hit another milestone: a grand total of 11.5 million subscribers. This really comes as no surprise after the release of an expansion, especially one as widely hyped as Wrath of the Lich King which broke a few records of its own. I think it...

December 23rd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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As if in response to predictions of the beginning of the end, Blizzard's market dominance in US PC game sales was reaffirmed in late August through the NPD Group's research. In fact, World of Warcraft garnered three of the top spots on the PC game sales chart, with The Diablo Battle Chest and The Wa...

September 4th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Well, okay, maybe he doesn't *like* it like it, but Richard Garriott (aka Lord British) certainly appreciates the existence of the World of Warcraft. In an article I came across over at the WoW Vault on IGN, the creator of the Ultima series, and the Ultima Online MMO, discusses his feelings on the j...

May 3rd 2007 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that is the price expected for the UK version of the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on coming this holiday season. £199 GBP converts to 293 euros, and $376 (US). The Xbox 360 Core System recently dropped to £199 in the UK, while still retailing in the US for $299. The...

September 8th 2006 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo Wii will launch at $200 in an attempt to undercut the competition, says an analyst at Merrill Lynch. An executive from SEGA goes further, suggesting that Wii will launch for under $200. This latest estimate sits in the middle of previous ones, but taken in the context of past console releas...

May 17th 2006 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Back in November, Warren Spector caused something of a stir with his comments about the state of the games industry, including an aside slamming Grand Theft Auto. What Spector was really on about was the use of clichéd violence in mainstream gaming, and The Escapist has given him a soapbox to...

March 21st 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you're after a "who's who" of modern game development, then Next-Gen's "The Hot 100 Game Developers" list might just do the trick. An A-Z rundown of the 100 "most influential" developers, based mainly on studio success last year, it covers a number of well-known and...

March 21st 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Bigfoot Networks is a startup that's recently obtained $4 million in venture capital funding. Founded by MBA students, the company has a grand ambition--to eliminate lag in online gaming by a vague-sounding "Network Gaming Accelerator" card.The card will be on show at E3, where curious jou...

March 7th 2006 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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If you're interested in what's going on across the pond in terms of development, this GameDaily article is an interesting read. Despite a lot of focus on Japanese and American titles, it seems some European studios are coming up with the goods.The article looks at upcoming titles including Space Ran...

January 28th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments