Posts tagged “Video game industry”

August 14, 2010

Premium Lock Lackluster game launch schedule hurts videogame industry sales

Video game sales However, if sales of PC game "StarCraft II" were included, overall sales would have jumped 4 percent.

August 13, 2010

Premium Lock A pet lovers’ game nirvana? Chapel Hill firm develops Purina Pet Resort

Merscom, which is now part of social game developer Playdom, teams up with pet food giant for Facebook simulation game. It’s for people who love VIPs (very important pets.)

VIPs - very important pets - feted at Pet Resort VIPs - very important pets - feted at Pet Resort

August 4, 2010

Premium Lock Electronic Arts surpasses expectations with 1Q profit

Earns Electronic Arts Video game publisher attributes strong results from slimming down the company’s overall portfolio, solid sales of new games, and pushing aggressively into new revenue streams.

August 3, 2010

Premium Lock 'StarCraft II' sales top 1.5 million in first two days

Starcraft II The highly-anticipated video game hit computers across the world last week and sold more than 1.5 million copies in the first 48 hours, according to Blizzard Entertainment. At $60 per game, that’s about $90 million in sales.

Updated July 29, 2010

Premium Lock Venture Update: Investors scoring big in social gaming

Venture Update Most social networking or gaming sites are making a mint off of virtual goods, but many VCs are banking that advertising will become a greater part of their revenue stream.

July 28, 2010

Premium Lock Report: Google is planning social networking rival to Facebook

Google  Wall Street Journal says the search engine giant is talking with several social game makers to be part of a new service.

July 27, 2010

Premium Lock Disney buys Playdom, which operates studio in Chapel Hill

Playdom The venture capital-backed social gaming company is sold to the entertainment giant in a deal worth $563 million. Playdom bought N.C.-based Merscom in April.

Updated July 23, 2010

Premium Lock Touring Epic Game's HQ: A war-gaming Pentagon

The creator of the "Gears of War" and "Unreal Tournament" franchises opens the doors for the Governor and other visitors. It's a fortress - with lots of amenities.

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Updated July 23, 2010

Premium Lock N.C. boosts arsenal to compete for videogame industry growth

Gov. Bev Perdue signs legislation providing tax credits for digital media production at fast-growing Epic Games’ newly expanded headquarters in Cary. The bill makes the state “competitive” in recruitment for new companies, Epic’s president says.

Gov. Bev Perdue talks "digital economy" at Epic games Gov. Bev Perdue talks "digital economy" at Epic games

July 20, 2010

Premium Lock Micrsoft to sell Kinect controller for $150

Microsoft Kinect The motion-sensing game controller for Xbox 360 goes on sale Nov. 4.

Updated July 6, 2010

Premium Lock NASA goes back to Moon – with help of Triangle’s Virtual Heroes

“Moonbase Alpha,” a 3-D immersive internet game co-developed by the space agency and the Raleigh-based virtual reality training arm Applied Research Associates, launches on Tuesday.

July 2, 2010

Premium Lock Video game sector retail sales slip due to cuts in hardware prices

Videogame industry Led by “Red Dead Redemption,” game sales increase 4 percent over a year ago.

Updated July 1, 2010

Premium Lock GamerLive TV – Peter Jackson talks about 3D 'King Kong' experience

Check out the latest video news from the "Lord of the Rings" and "King Kong" director as well as updates about the Twilight series and Glee.

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Updated June 29, 2010

Premium Lock GamerLive TV – The latest videogame news comes to Local Tech Wire

Veteran videogame and tech journalist John Gaudiosi and the team of GamerLive.TV add the latest news, videos and game trailers to LTW’s daily lineup.

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Updated June 25, 2010

Premium Lock Social game developer Playdom raises $33M, acquires another firm

Playdom The California-based company operates a studio in Chapel Hill after acquiring Merscom in April. In latest deal, Playdom buys California startup Hive7.

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