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Kotick ‘lost in a time machine’

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick "seems lost in a time machine perspective of a past business model that will never return". That’s according to IndustryGamers publisher Mark Friedler, who in a scathing editorial says that the publisher’s unwillingness to brach into the casual and social gaming sector is a serious …

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Games played by 40% of net users

Four out of ten internet users globally now play online games That’s according to a new report by Dutch browser gaming outfit Spil based on data from the company’s own pool of 130 million monthly active users and ComScore. The 2010 State of Gaming Report shows that of the 1.3 …

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Bing gets first dedicated game

Microsoft could soon be the first company to have a social game running, in real-time, inside a search engine. The company’s Bing website will soon host the social game Happy Island, and Microsoft thinks this will show it is innovating within the sector. We believe this launch brings several important …

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MCV adds social media as total readership soars

MCV has increased its print and web readership to highest-ever levels. A Google Analytics audit has shown that MCVuk.com attracted 374,038 unique visitors and 826,926 page views in November, both record figures for the site. Also, the weekly print edition is continuing to benefit from its digital distribution via Apple …

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Activision has no social gaming plans

Despite the likes of EA, Capcom and Ubisoft continue to enjoy growing success in sectors such as the App Store and Facebook, publishing giant Activision has said it has no intentions of entering either space. We don’t view the App Store as a really big opportunity for dedicated games,” chief …

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Disney losing its console appetite

Entertainment behemoth Disney has hinted at a move away from console gaming as the firm looks to the growth being enjoyed in the social and mobile game sectors. The business’ Interactive Media division has just reported a loss of $234m for the fiscal year ending October 2nd – a slight …

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Warner bemoans AAA-to-social switch

Development staff at Warner Bros’ new Montreal outfit are said to be angered at management’s decision to shift the studio’s focus to social and mobile games. Yet Warner Bros Montreal’s existing 26 employees are, according to Canadian newspaper Lapressaffaires, being told to work on bite-sized mobile/social games and a microtransaction-based …

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