Monthly Archives: January 2011

Popcap Games plans IPO in 2011

PopCap Games is planning to go public this year after spending more than a decade as an independent company. (…)For most of the company’s existence, it has made money primarily by charging users for a game that they either buy

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Playfish launches Monopoly on Facebook

Playfish, (…) has just launched a Facebook version of the world famous board game Monopoly. Monopoly Millionaires is described as Monopoly…”with a twist!” You can build houses and collect rent on your own board, but also visit friends’ boards to

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Paypal helps Activision fighting Gold Business

Paypal warns Accounts if they don’t stop selling in game Items like Gold they will get banned. Kampf gegen Goldseller: Der populäre Online-Bezahlservice PayPal folgt der Aufforderung Activision Blizzards, aktiv gegen Firmen vorzugehen, die virtuelle Güter des MMORPGs World of

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Blade and Soul goes Open Beta in 2011

Director Lee Jae Seong from Korea-based NCsoft made a speech at the recent “2011 Global Game Market Outlook Seminar”, and disclosed that Blade & Soul would launch its OBT this year. According to Lee Jae Seong, MMORPGs will lead the

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Sony releases EverQuest II Mobile App

Launched yesterday and available for free, EverQuest II Mobile allows users to chat with EverQuest II players, check in-game mail messages, view/share character stats (faction, achievements, equipped items, etc.), view a guildmate’s status and location, and find their own in-game

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Ravenwood Fair gains 12 Million Players in one Week

Ravenwood Fair currently has 7,6 Million MAU and 935.000 DAU, keeping the growth reported in this Article (Data retrieved February 3rd). Quote: LOLapps’ Ravenwood Fair, the creepy, woodland festival sim designed by game industry veteran and Id Software co-founder John

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Innogames launches a Gamesportal in February

Innogames is preparing a Gamesportal with common Logins for all its Games. Quote: Eine Beta-Version soll bereits ab Anfang Februar unter www.innogames.com verfügbar sein. Zentrale Funktion des Portals ist ein Single Sign-on: Der Nutzer meldet sich einmalig an und erhält

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First (Video-)look on Star Trek Online Infinite Space

German TV Station 3Sat featured the game and showed exclusive game scenes. Quote: Zunächst stellt der Bericht das Entwicklerstudio keen games aus Frankfurt vor, dessen Mitarbeiter “Infinite Space” derzeit erschaffen und mit Leben füllen. Während die Entwickler den Prozess erläutern,

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Zynga about to acquire Wherescope

Back in August we wrote about a Y Combinator-funded company called Whereoscope that helps parents keep tabs on their kids using a location-aware smartphone application. Now we’re hearing that the startup is about to be acquired by a company that’s

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Sony presents PSP2 aka NGP

It’s actually codenamed NGP and will revolve around five key concepts: Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual (augmented) Reality. It will be compatible with the PlayStation Suite and is backwards-compatible with downloadable PSP games and

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