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Might & Magic Heroes 6 'Shades of Darkness' standalone coming Feb. 28

Ubisoft has announced a release date for the upcoming Might & Magic Heroes VI standalone expansion. Shades of Darkness, as it's called, will be available worldwide on February 28, 2013. Set in time one century after the core game's events, Shades of Darkness will feature two storylines, setting...

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DFC predicts $57 billion gaming market in 2009, Wii to drive

The soothsayers at analyst group DFC Intelligence have revised their already rosy outlook for the game industry in 2009, predicting that the market, including consoles, PC and online games, could now reach a mind-blowing $57 billion by next year. DFC foresees that much of this growth will be drive...

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NY Times examines changes in the gamer market

The New York Times has taken a look at the NPD's list of top ten selling games in 2007, which shows mass-market games mixed in with games designed for the "young-male audience." As the industry matures and becomes more popular, the "hard-core gamers" and "old-school critics" are becoming just one ...

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Trade group: Game industry growth to slow in '08

Game industry business stories in 2007 were a pretty one note affair -- record-breaking this, unprecedented sales that, blah blah blah. But the boom times might be ending soon, as the Consumer Entertainment Association is predicting that games industry growth will begin to slow in 2008. To be clear,...

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DFC predicts bright future for games, dim one for Xbox 360

Another day, another extremely long-range analysis of the video game market's future. This time the prediction comes from DFC Intelligence through a press release stating the total worldwide market for video games could grow to a staggering $47 billion by 2009 (from $33 billion in 2006). DFC foresee...

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Ubisoft's Guillemot: Industry will expand 50% in next four years

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot tells Reuters he expects the industry to grow by 50% in the next four years. Saying that it's a "very exciting time for all developers and publishers," he echoes the sentiments of EA's German Managing Director, Thomas Zeitner, who says there are "150 million gamers worldwi...

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