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China's Video Game Industry Pulled In Over $13 Billion. Yes, Billion.

As the year comes to an end, year-end statistics are trickling out from every which way. Over the weekend, the China Game Industry Annual Conference's China Games Party has released info on how much revenue the Chinese game industry has brought in over the course of 2013. Chinese video game companies pulled in over… » 12/30/13 7:00am 12/30/13 7:00am

China's FerryGame Hiring Former EA Heavy Hitter

A number of Chinese companies are nothing if not shrewd — in a smart business move, FerryGame has hired former EA executive producer and Heavy Iron founder Steve Gray to oversee their product lineup and future forays into the MMO/'advanced casual' market. Ranging from typical MMOs to a music/dance/'catwalk' game,… » 7/26/08 3:40pm 7/26/08 3:40pm

Going For the Mass Market: Good News or Bad?

I've read a number of thought-provoking pieces over at Only a Game, and this week Chris Bateman has a meditation up on Nintendo, the 'mass market,' moving away from games, and what this could spell for the industry at large. Is it really all it's cracked up to be? Unlike most of my favorite essays from Bateman, this… » 7/19/08 5:30pm 7/19/08 5:30pm