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MMO Magic will use articy:draft from Nevigo
May 16, 2012

MMO Magic will be using the articy:draft writing tool set, made by Nevigo, to design and implement game our quests. The Nevigo writing software is a superior writing tool that will improve the ease in which our writers may create deep and extremely variable stories. Since these epic quests make up the vast quantity of stories in Citadel of Sorcery, it will make a huge difference. In addition to...more

GamersFirst predictions for 2011
January 31, 2011

GamersFirst releases its trends predictions for 2011. With 2010 a critical year for the Free to Play and even the video games industry as a whole, GamersFirst expects 2011 to be a crucial year in video games (both online and console).

"We have made significant moves in 2010 with the acquisition of 9Dragons, APB and the launch of our first Web Browser MMORTS, Hukumdar Online," says Rahul...more

MMO industry sees increased market share
September 26, 2010

Industry analyst Screen Digest has released a new report on the state on the Western MMO industry. The report states that in Europe and North America, the total MMO market value rose to $1.6 billion in 2009, up from $1.4 billion in 2008. Screen Digest is forecasting that this figure will reach $2 billion by 2014, even with the free-to-play business model becoming more prevalent.


MMOs 2.0: The Next Frontier
September 17, 2010

Massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) have come a long way since the first virtual worlds came online. The audience is much more sophisticated. People are harder to impress and their expectations for what “quality” means have gone sky-high. Players have seen dozens of games try and not quite succeed, as development teams have pushed themselves relentlessly to make the next thing that can be aw...more

MMOs 8 Billion in revenues worldwide by 2014
August 11, 2010

Things are looking bright for the MMO industry, this according to the Strategy Analytics. By the year 2014. they could just bag a whopping US$ 8 billion in revenue worldwide.

That doesn't seem too farfetched too, considering that as of 2009, it's already gone past the US$ 5 billion mark. Blizzard is deemed responsible for "the slowly growing US and European markets".

Said Mar...more

Trends to Watch in the Games Industry
March 9, 2009

Ned and I co-authored this article for the March issue of the Consumer Electronics Association's Vision Magazine. It focuses on trends in the growing games industry. We hope that it will be a starting point for a discussion here on our news portal, as well as in person at our upcoming LA Games Conference on April 28-29, 2009. Just a reminder to register early - you get $250 OFF regular price if yo...more