Posts tagged “Video game industry”

August 29, 2010

Premium Lock Console up: Major League Gaming hits Raleigh

The Raleigh Convention Center is hosting a major league tournament this weekend: Major League Gaming, the largest competitive video-game league in the world.

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Updated August 26, 2010

Premium Lock Finale of ‘Gears of War’ book trilogy to hit shelves Aug. 31

Anvil Gate New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss is back with “Anvil Gate.”

August 17, 2010

Premium Lock Play-and-talk: Microsoft to link smartphones to Xbox Live

Microsoft Game Studios will develop video games for Windows phones, help outside game publishers and scout out small, independent game makers. Video game companies will be able to use the same tools to make a game for a Windows phone or for the Xbox 360 console.

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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.

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