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Tweet Financial TimesKing, the London-based games developer behind the addictive app Candy Crush Saga, said it plans to raise as much as $530m in a US initial public offering that would value the company at almost $7.6bn at the top of its pricing range. The company …Hardcore players pay dearly for ‘freemiums’Straits Times all 53 news articles …read more Source: Game Developers News Feed From Google News ...

Tweet The rise of Baltimore’s independent video game developersBaltimore SunJoel Haddock and Chris Klimas regularly have, what they call, a “date night.” No dinner. No movie. Nothing like that. To them, “date night” is working on a personal project — Twofold Secret, an independent gaming studio the two founded in 2010. It … …read more Source: Game Developers News Feed From Google News ...

Tweet Spain’s Pink Noise Video Game Developer Expands into MexicoNearshore AmericasSpanish video game developer Pink Noise has opened a studio in Mexico City, where it will adapt video games for the Latin American market. The expansion marks the fifteenth anniversary of Madrid-based firm. Pink Noise does not actually create games but … …read more Source: Game Developers News Feed From Google News ...

Tweet Think Ninento’s just a bit player in the giant video game industry? Think again. According to this infographic from MBA Online, Nintendo single-handedly saved the video game industry from a certain death. In the 1980’s video game industry revenue plunged 97 percent. But then Nintendo released the Nintendo Entertainment System and made $1.5 billion – 15 times the money the industry made just three years before in 1982. Nintendo “made video games cool again.” Nintendo launched characters...

Tweet In 2002, a former aide to The Mayor of Oakland met the head of the University of San Francisco Sport Management department to discuss stadium financing, and the need for a new stadium for the Oakland Baseball. In that meeting, USF Professor Dr. Dan Rascher, PhD, took note of Zenophon “Zennie” Abraham’s web-based simulation game The XFL Simworld, and said “I need that for my class.” When Mr. Abraham finished his second simulator in late October 2002, the Oakland Baseball Simworld, he met again...

Tweet Ok. You’re wondering what’s up with the title’s smarky angle “Julia Allison and Meghan Asha Search For White Tech Guys at TechCrunch”? Well, it’s simple. It’s true. If you’ve ever been to an SF Bay Area tech event as a Black male, you discover five things: 1) The party’s mostly white2) The men are cool to talk with3) The women there act like they’re afraid to talk with you if you’re Black. And establish these rules… 1) You have a better time...