Monthly Archives: September 2012

Article about Eve Online ingame economy

(…) Eve Online. Within this world, players build their own spaceships and traverse a galaxy of 7,500 star systems. They buy and sell raw materials, creating their own fluctuating markets. They speculate on commodities. They form trade coalitions and banks.

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New World of Warcraft Expansion released – mixed reactions

Analysts at investment bank Brean Murray, Carrett & Co. are also weighing in on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria’s financial impact, and they’re painting a rosier picture. They believe the expansion pack will be a key driver of publisher

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Blizzard’s Titan team is over 100 people now

Blizzard’s follow-up MMO, Titan, the project still swathed in mystery five years after its existence was first spilled. Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo says that the game’s team now numbers over 100, and is “definitely in the middle of development”. “Titan?

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Zynga game loses 96,000 players in Facebook fake account sweep

Last month, Facebook has updated its integrity system to automatically detect and delete ‘fake’ Likes, benefiting both the brands that use the site and the social network’s users. (…) According to TechCrunch, that process has now begun. As a consequence,

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The Settlers Online is set to make more money than the Settlers brand did on PC

During an investor conference call today, Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Alain Martinez claimed that the free-to-play model will influence all of its future games. The French publisher detailed the benefits of giving away the razor only to charge for the blades. “Free-to-play

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New Runescape initiative to fight Bots

RuneScape is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online adventure game where anything is possible. But beware: If you fail to follow the rules, you will pay dire consequences. A new prison has been revealed to hold wrongdoers! (…) Jagex is revealing their

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UFO Online Stress Test

Gamigo has announced that they will be doing a stress test of the UFO Online MMO and unlike other stress tests, this test will reward gamers just for helping improve the game. It’s like, there’s absolutely nothing better than to

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Words with friends Celebrity Tournament as PR Campaign

Miserable stock price and managerial exodus be damned, Zynga’s still got its celebrity fans. The AP reports that many of them–Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg, and Eva Longoria included–have signed up for a star-studded Words with Friends Tournament. They will be competing for a

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Runes of Magic updated with new region

A completely new region, Chrysalia, has been added to Runes of Magic, Gameforge announced. It includes thundering waterfalls, bubbling pools of lava, huge ant-built structures, never before seen foes, plenty of new quests and a highly demanding instance. This ancient

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Revenue Potential of Starcraft 2 monthly fee

The current Starcraft 2 ladder (…) has 3,916,694 active players. (…) If we make an assumption that perhaps 10% of the active user base can be convinced to subscribe to this service, this would mean the following impact to Activision

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