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2010-03-09 06:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Games have always been a favorite of the technology world and 2010 is no different, except in scale. Reaching around $13 Billion this year, online gaming is growing at a massive rate with social games leading the way (think: Farmville, Texas Hold'em, Mafia wars) and predicted to reach $1 Billion this year. Much of this growth is fueled by traditionally non-gamer demographics, including women over 35 (one the fastest growing groups) and is often...

2010-02-23 05:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WildTangent, the world's largest games media company, today announced the launch of a unique advertising platform, BrandBoost(TM), which provides brand marketers the opportunity to reward gamers with complimentary game play and virtual items in return for brand engagement. BrandBoost has recently been deployed on Sony Online Entertainment's "Free Realms," Outspark.com, and OMGPOP.com. WildTangent is also set to announce additional partnerships with...

2010-02-05 10:20:00

GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real money Massively Multiplayer Online Game, announced today the sale of a legendary Virtual Egg for an a stunning $69,696.00 USD. This comes on the heels of the Crystal Palace Station's recent sale for a record-breaking $330,000.00 USD. Jon "NEVERDIE" Jacobs held a public auction Sunday, inside Planet Calypso, and sold the Virtual Egg to David Storey aka Deathifier. Deathifier owns...

2010-01-12 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Intelimax Media Inc. ("Intelimax" or the "Company") (OTCBB:IXMD) is pleased to announce the release of Intelimax "Sky" on Gamboozle.com(TM), which is the Company's brand new proprietary subscription model gaming platform. The new platform continues to offer free content to new and existing members while offering premium content to paying subscribers which generates monthly recurring revenues. By offering a subscription to members for access to...

2009-12-01 02:47:00

HONG KONG, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Finet Group Limited ("Finet" or "The Company", HKSE stock code: 8317) reinforces its China IMM Growth Strategy to seize the tremendous business opportunities in the burgeoning Internet, Mobile and Media sectors in China. This includes actively seeking potential acquisition targets and related fundraising opportunities. Finet first unveiled its IMM strategy in 2007 with the restructuring of its business lines into the online game business (the...

2009-10-23 08:31:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Giant Interactive Group Inc. (NYSE: GA) ("Giant" or "the Company"), a leading Chinese online game developer and operator, today announced that it signed an agreement with Astrum Nival, LLC ("Astrum Nival"), an online game operator and publisher in Russia, to grant a license to Astrum Nival to operate ZT Online, Giant's flagship 2D massively multiplayer online role playing game ("MMORPG"), in the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking...

2009-10-07 02:34:00

VIENNA, October 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- bwin announces the closing of the acquisition of Gioco Digitale S.p.A ("Gioco Digitale"). All conditions precedent to the acquisition have been satisfied. The acquisition of Gioco Digitale is an important step for bwin to become the leader in continental Europe's largest online gaming market and is in line with bwin's stated strategy of increasing regional market share in established European markets by acquiring local champions. The deal...

2009-09-15 10:18:00

VIENNA, Austria, September 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Casual gaming and the creative dynamism of social networking are finally united at Platogo.com. Gamers now have a free-to-use platform with simple yet catchy games they can play, create levels for and share, whereas developers have a new showcase for their games and new revenue opportunities. Gaming trends Browser-based casual games that are quickly grasped and played are increasingly popular, as are social networks such as Facebook,...

2009-09-15 09:00:00

HONG KONG, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NetDragon Websoft Inc. ("NetDragon" with its subsidiaries collectively the "Group"; Stock Code: 777), a leading online game developer and innovator in China, today formally announced the launch of "Demon Rising", a new Chinese expansion pack for its flagship Eudemons Online game. Demon Rising marks the fifth EP released for Eudemons Online since the game was initially launched in June 2006, and will introduce a series of six comprehensive...

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2009-07-02 15:35:00

A trusted figure in the EVE Online game stole money from the virtual bank he managed, and exchanged it for real-world cash via the black market. The embezzlement took place in the popular game EVE Online, which has more than 300,000 subscribers who pay $15 a month to play.   The game has players earning their wealth through hard work, market manipulation, or offing competitors in a distant future where people have colonized the stars. The scam centers on EBank, EVE's largest...


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