A hacker going by the name Manfred spent much of the last two decades finding ways to make money by manipulating the economies inside MMOs. This weekend he shared his story with a crowd at Def Con 2017 in Las Vegas and argued for better security in online games.
If everything goes according to Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts' plan, a "fully-simulated economy" might be one of the coolest aspects of a game involving gorgeous spaceships shooting each other.
Guild Wars 2 doesn't launch until next week, but the exchanging of currency for goods and services heeds no human schedule. ArenaNet's resident economist has been analyzing beta data, twisting it with his arcane magics into an infographic that any self-respecting Charr would sooner set aflame than read.
The creators of Team Fortress 2 have hired their very own economist to help out with their various crazy hat-based projects.
Despite the onslaught of desirable, highly anticipated titles, week after week this fall, GameStop's sales are "lower than expected," the dominant games retailer told investors, simply because there were too many good games out there for customers to buy, especially in a poor economy.
Sales for Ubisoft's second quarter is expected to show a more than 50 percent drop from the same quarter last year, the publisher and developer announced today.
With Midway in the middle of troublesome bankruptcy proceedings and rumors of the Mortal Kombat dev team leaving, it's a little surprising to learn that not one, but three companies are considering buying the company.
With business failing and stores closing all over the country, GameStop reports record sales and earnings for 2008, and expects the trend to continue this year with plans to open 400 more stores.
A popular online destination for the latest computer game demos, patches, and mods, FileFront has announced that come March 30th it will be no more.
The Associated Press writes up an advance on GDC09, using the sour economy to set up the conference, which opens tomorrow with sessions like "Surviving the Squeeze" and "Stability in the Stormy Weather."
With the British pound continuing to depreciate, Nintendo has announced that they will be increasing the price they offer the Nintendo Wii to UK retailers, who could pass the increase on to consumers.
What does a company like Activision Blizzard do when sitting on $3 billion in cash with no debt while many gaming companies flounder in the face of an economic recession? They go shopping.
Nearly all of Volition's quality assurance department were laid off today in Champaign, Illinois, THQ confirmed to Kotaku.
A spike in gas prices followed by the deepening recession has led to all-time highs in pawn profits, the Chicago Tribune reports. Chief among the items sold? Video game consoles.
Despite the protests of quite a long list of debt collectors, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is letting Midway spend money to keep their doors open.
Despite the cuts, despite the layoffs, despite the economic apocalypse, Electronic Arts will continue to take chances with its upcoming games.
Following in the footsteps of their California kin, India's Bollywood has started courting the video game market with their own movie stars.