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Wargaming flirting with consoles

World of Tanks creator Wargaming has taken its first tentative steps toward console development. The company acquired FEAR and MechAssault developer Day 1 Studios in late January and then two weeks later followed this up with the acquisition of Gas Powered Games. "The hardware cannot constrain the player from getting …

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Wargaming has acquired Gas Powered Games

MMO developer and publisher Wargaming has acquired Supreme Commander creator Gas Powered Games. Wargaming will as part of the deal assume full ownership of the studio, bringing key staff members such as founder Chris Taylor on board. "Gas Powered Games’ heritage and development pedigree shows us just how valuable an …

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Wargaming acquires Day 1 Studios, lines up console invasion

World of Tanks publisher Wargaming has announced its intentions to muscle in on the console sector. The first step in this planned invasion is the acquisition of Day 1 Studios, which is the outfit behind MechAssault, MechAssault 2, FEAR, FEAR 3 and Fracture. The deal is worth $20m with the …

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Wargaming.net targets Brits in World of Tanks campaign

London commuters might have noticed Winston Churchill and Oliver Cromwell riding a cartoon tank in recent weeks. It’s an eye-catching ad and one that’s part of a massive games marketing campaign, but it’s not for the traditional war games like Call of Duty or Medal of Honor – it’s for …

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Wargaming sets down roots in Southeast Asia

Players of World of Tanks in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines will soon be finding that their gaming experience has become somewhat smoother. Wargaming has announced the establishment of a direct presence in the region, in which it released World of Tanks back in May. As well as a dedicated …

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What does free-to-play mean for retail?

There’s no hiding the impact that digital games is having on retail. The sales decline seen this year may be driven by the aging console cycle and the economic downturn. But the fact that more games are coming out digitally and fewer are released physically is having an effect. Games …

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F2P market is worth £216m in UK

It may be the industry buzzword of the moment, but freemium games still have a long way to go before they take down retail. 216m will be generated in the UK by virtual goods sold in games such as FarmVille (pictured), League of Legends and World of Tanks, research firm …

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