Giant Online Revenue Falls, Still Rockin' the Chinese Market

Despite declining stock value, Giant Interactive — the company behind the intriguing MMO Zhengtu Online » 11/22/08 1:30pm 11/22/08 1:30pm, which is a mix of MMO, gambling, real money transactions, and gold farming — is still tearing up the Chinese market. Steve of PlayNoEvil has some interesting analysis up of some recent numbers, which have indicated …

On Shuttering FTP Servers and the Fate of Virtual Items

A couple of big Korean companies have floundered as of late — or at least, some of their games have been big disappointments — and it's raising interesting observations about how companies handle shutting down free to play games and what happens to the money (some) players have poured into it? Nexon is pulling its… » 11/15/08 12:30pm 11/15/08 12:30pm