Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA [UPDATE]

A group of hackers going by the name DERP has launched DDoS attacks on a number of big games and websites today, bringing a number of them down, including the homepage of Electronic Arts. » 12/30/13 9:00pm 12/30/13 9:00pm

Disney Already Scraping The Bottom Of The Star Wars Barrel

If you were wondering how long it would take Disney to really grab the Star Wars franchise by the neck and start squeezing, the answer is: not long! » 7/04/13 10:00am 7/04/13 10:00am

How Casual MMOGs Are Making Money

Lightspeed, a venture capital firm, checked out the average revenue per user for some casual, free to play MMOGs (Club Penguin, Habbo Hotel, Runescape, and Second Life), establishing that other that SL - which pulls in a little over $9 a month in ARPU, thanks mostly to virtual land upkeep - these sorts of casual… » 6/14/08 1:30pm 6/14/08 1:30pm

Will More Gamer Girls Mean More Gamer Women?

A new Next-Gen Screen Digest piece takes a peek back into console market war history to see how Nintendo seems to have won out in the quest for that most elusive of goals: bringing a broader audience of women and girls into the gaming fold. » 5/20/08 8:40pm 5/20/08 8:40pm

However, as the article continues, Nintendo can't take all the credit for…

Talking Club Penguin, Disney, and 'Emergent Play'

I'm really fascinated by the success of MMOs aimed at kids — both in terms of their current (and potential) earning power, as well as the attachment people have to them. Club Penguin has been a massive success, and GamesIndustry.biz chatted with Lane Merrifield, one of the co-founders and current general manager, on… » 5/11/08 12:30pm 5/11/08 12:30pm