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2014-06-09 08:24:49

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA, the network for game developers and digital publishers, released new findings today which show the UK videogame development sector is back on track, with studio headcounts, wider games industry employment, tax revenues and investment all on the up. Employment in the UK games development sector has returned to levels last seen in 2008, with a rise of seven per cent in 2013 representing a five-year high. The games development sector...

2014-05-01 12:36:30

More Than $175,000 Paid to Young Indie Game Developers Since Program Launched in Late 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROBLOX, the top-ranked brand on the internet for young, innovative game developers and online gamers, announced today that the platform's Developer Exchange program has achieved its first ever monthly payout of $10,000. The recipients of the money, teenagers Conor and Darragh Griffin (also known as "TheGamer101" within the ROBLOX community), and have...

2014-04-24 08:30:09

New Study Finds More Than 50 Percent of American Homes Own a Game Console WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of parents say playing video games benefits their children, according to new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2014 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, reveals that 56 percent of parents say video games are a positive part of their child's life. Other key findings include that 68...

2014-04-04 04:20:30

LONDON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - From Bedrooms To Billions available FREE to all UK schools from 2015 - Full length feature film financed entirely by crowd funding and pre-orders - Pre-order limited edition before 31st May to get exclusive bonus material - Find out more and watch the trailer at http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com From Bedrooms To Billions is a new documentary movie by British film makers Nicola...

2014-03-25 12:27:51

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Correspondent Al Madrigal Tapped to Host Awards Ceremony SAN FRANCISCO and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Marketing Awards® (GMA), the first and only U.S. program which honors the top creative work produced by and for the video game marketing community, today announced the finalists for its ninth annual program. The GMAs celebrate the best practices in marketing, promotion and advertising for the video game and interactive...

2014-03-21 08:23:45

SHENZHEN, China, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference (GDC), the annual game industry event of 2014, was held from the 19(th) to the 21(st) of March in San Francisco, with over 23,000 programmers, artists, producers and game development professionals from all corners of the globe attending. Ying Shuling, President of China Mobile Games Entertainment Group Limited ("CMGE"; NASDAQ: CMGE) led a delegation of attendees and showcased independent IP mobile game...

2014-03-20 00:21:47

Tale of Tales' Luxuria Superbia, Simogo's DEVICE 6, Jason Roberts' Gorogoa, Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain and Galactic Cafe's The Stanley Parable Round Out the Night's Winners SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Pope's Papers, Please received the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game and its accompanying $30,000 cash prize this evening at the 16th Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 at the Moscone...

2014-02-18 08:41:44

More Than 2,600 Game Developers Conference Attendees Take Part, Shedding Light on Trends in Platform Preference, Relationships with Publishers, Funding Sources and More SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference® (GDC) has polled more than 2,600 North American game developers who attended GDC 2013 to compose the second annual State of the Industry Survey, which provides a snapshot of the games industry and illustrates industry trends before the start...

2014-02-11 12:25:14

Team Behind Hey Ash Web Series Join Mega64 To Provide Video Skits During the Ceremony SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA), the peer-awarded highest honors in video game development, has revealed its two final Special Award winners for this year. The Ambassador Award, honoring someone who is helping video games "advance to a better place" through advocacy or action, is going to media critic Anita Sarkeesian, creator of...

2014-02-05 08:25:39

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc., (OTCQB: SOUL), a video and computer games company that develops, publishes, and digitally distributes games and games-related content for video game consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers. Soul and Vibe was founded with a business model that fully embraces digital distribution. Digital distribution significantly reduces the Cost of Goods Sold, bypasses physical media distribution channel challenges,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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