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Tencent game revenue tops EA, Sony – report

Mobile and free-to-play giant Tencent has been beating out AAA companies such as EA and Activision Blizzard in terms of game revenue, according to a new report. A recently published piece from Newzoo has the China-based corporation topping the 10 highest-grossing public game companies. EA and Activision Blizzard finished second …

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Ubisoft says Wii U "will find its public"… as long as Nintendo cuts the price

Nintendo’s Wii U could yet be successful provided Nintendo lowers the console’s RRP. That’s the verdict of Ubisoft’s executive director for EMEA territories Alain Corre, who told Edge that despite a disappointing start the machine could yet find traction. Always,” he said when asked if he’d like to see a …

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Facebook files $5bn stock market IPO

Global social network Facebook has filed for a $5bn initial public offering which could value the company at $100bn. Facebook filed for the IPO with the US Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, which will soon see the company float on the stock market and its shares made available to buy …

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Signs point to Facebook IPO in New Year

Social networking behemoth Facebook could be eyeing up the long awaited transition to a public company with an IPO that could amount to $10 billion. On Monday theWall Street Journal suggestedthat Facebook is looking to kick off the IPO between April and June of 2012. The deal could be based …

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Google+ now available to all

Google has opened up the internet giant’s social platform Google+ to the open public after three months of ‘field trial’ testing. "Google+ is still in its infancy, of course, but we’re more excited than ever to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software," wrote Google engineering chief …

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Market turmoil is delaying Zynga IPO

Social games giant Zynga is likely to delay its leap onto the stock market due to Wall Street disorder, a new report suggests. The company will wait until at least November to list its shares, alleged anonymous insiders told the New York Post. The paper, citing two sources with knowledge …

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Zynga ready to float

FarmVille creator and Facebook gaming behemoth Zynga is close to floating on the stock market. The US-based developer is reportedly setting up an Initial Public Offering this week worth as much as $2bn in shares. That’s the equivalent of around ten per cent of the business, which has been valued …

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DEB could be shelved until post-Election

The Digital Economy Bill’s passage through Parliament may not be as quick and easy as we’ve been lead to believe, with Commons Leader Harriet Harman assuring that there is no rush” to get the DEB made into law. Amongst the many things debated at yesterday’s DEB Commons gathering, many MPs …

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Value of public betas questioned

The development sector’s growing reliance on public betas has made a significant – and often troublesome – impact on the development process, according to a panel of industry experts. Publishers are more commonly offering the public a chance to play early builds of titles such as Halo 3 and LittleBigPlanet, …

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AUS: Widespread support for R18+

The pressure is mounting on Australian authorities to introduce legislation to legalise the sale of adult-rated video games, with both retailers and consumers throwing their support behind the initiative. We would fully support and instigate any new legislation the government seeks fit to introduce,” a spokesperson for the Aussie branch …

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