This Year in the Business: 'The Hacker is 2011's Person of the Year'

This week, Industry Gamers took a look at what happened in 2011, and what will happen in 2012.

QUOTE | "The Hacker is 2011's Person of the Year." - James Brightman, Editor-in-Chief of IndustryGamers, presents the Top 10 people of the year and why they mattered to the game industry in 2011 in this 4-part series.

QUOTE | "Microsoft will announce a successor to Xbox 360 at E3 2012." - Billy Pidgeon, game industry analyst, making his predictions for the game industry in 2012.

QUOTE | "GTA V will be 2012's biggest release." - EEDAR's Jesse Divnich makes the bold prediction that Rockstar's next blockbuster will topple Call of Duty as the biggest game in 2012.

QUOTE | "World of Warcraft will need to reinvent its business model in the face of subscriber declines." - David Cole of DFC Intelligence makes this and other predictions about key events for the gaming industry in 2012.

QUOTE | "Triumphs, failures, great games, new market trends, big announcements and new consoles revealed." - IndustryGamers Senior Editor David Radd reviews the top stories of the year in this 4-part series.

QUOTE | "I wouldn't even expect any official announcements of new hardware in 2012." - Industry analyst Jesse Divnich makes this and other predictions about what will happen in 2012.

QUOTE | "Expect some significant new styles of social gameplay in 2012." – Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers, making 5 predictions for social gaming in 2012.

QUOTE | "Expect even more layoffs and mergers from game companies in the coming year." - Scott Steinberg marketing expert and analyst of TechSavvy Global on what he thinks will happen in 2012.

QUOTE | "Some of the Winners may surprise you." - Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers, talking about IndustryGamers' Top 5 Winners For 2011.

QUOTE | "Tablets will get AAA titles." - Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers, predicting one of the top 5 things that will happen in mobile gaming in 2012.

QUOTE | "No need to go hunting for the snark... it's here." - Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers, giving the top Losers of 2011 some recognition for their failures.

This Week in the Business courtesy of IndustryGamers.com