Some of the biggest financial transactions involving games companies in recent years have been by traditional media buying studios in the online space. From Vivendi merging with Activision to Disneyâ??s acquisition of Club Penguin, big media moving into games have tended to stick with what they know â?? massmarket entertainment.
2008 has been a testing year for the development industry, with plenty of challenges to overcome before the economic downturn set in properly and sent shock waves of uncertainty through numerous studios. There were positives too, and a new hope in the form of the iPhone and iPod Touch.
We round up everything you need to know about this year’s conference, including the hottest sessions and networking events