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  • Warlords of Draenor Pushes WoW Subscriber Numbers to 10 Million

    Posted at Thu Nov 20 23:29:19 2014

    The latest World Of Warcraft expansion pack, Warlords of Draenor, has pushed global subscribers to the MMO past the 10 million milestone. 3.3 million copies of the add-on pack sold-through in the first 24 hours on sale. ... more>>

    Warlords of Draenor Pushes WoW Subscriber Numbers to 10 Million

  • Riot's Secret Sauce: People

    Posted at Tue Nov 11 18:42:17 2014

    Somewhere in the past few years, League of Legends went from being an upstart free-to-play disrupting the industry to being the establishment. It's coming up on four years now since Tencent bought a majority stake in developer... more>>

    Riot's Secret Sauce: People

  • Destiny, Hearthstone and WoW Push Activision Blizzard to Record Q3

    Posted at Thu Nov 06 00:49:30 2014

    The company is raising its full-year non-GAAP outlook thanks to the better than expected performance. Activision Blizzard has just announced its third-quarter earnings, showing improvements year-over-year in both revenues... more>>

    Destiny, Hearthstone and WoW Push Activision Blizzard to Record Q3

  • 40,000 Fans Pack Stadium for League of Legends Final

    Posted at Wed Oct 22 02:14:54 2014

    Around 40,000 League of Legends fans gathered to watch the World Championship final in South Korea. According to a BBC report, the World Cup Stadium in Seoul was filled to capacity for the match between Star Horn Royal Club... more>>

    40,000 Fans Pack Stadium for League of Legends Final

  • Perfect World Completes Acquisition of Digital Extremes

    Posted at Fri Oct 17 00:00:37 2014

    Digital Extremes has sold 61 per cent of its stock to two Chinese companies, with 58 per cent now owned by a subsidiary of the agricultural firm, Sumpo Food Holdings. The other 3 per cent was acquired by Perfect Online, a... more>>

    Perfect World Completes Acquisition of Digital Extremes

  • Titan Cancellation Costs Blizzard $50M or More

    Posted at Fri Sep 26 01:43:48 2014

    When Titan first came to light in 2007, most people assumed it would be Blizzard's next big thing, ultimately taking the place of World of Warcraft which was likely to see further declines in the years ahead. Fast forward... more>>

    Titan Cancellation Costs Blizzard $50M or More

  • Destiny Scores 20m Twitch Views in Launch Week

    Posted at Fri Sep 19 00:20:09 2014

    Destiny has been as big a hit on video platform Twitch as it has on the charts, with content from the game viewed over 20 million times in launch week. That makes it, in Twitch terms, the biggest console launch on 2014 so... more>>

    Destiny Scores 20m Twitch Views in Launch Week

  • Report: Microsoft to Buy Mojang

    Posted at Wed Sep 10 01:48:02 2014

    Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson may have instigated the negotiations with Microsoft, after reaching out to the company several months ago. Many within the games industry and the games press have reacted with surprise... more>>

    Report: Microsoft to Buy Mojang

  • Elder Scrolls Online Team Hit by Layoffs

    Posted at Wed Sep 03 19:25:11 2014

    The Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax Online Studios has suffered a round of layoffs. A Bethesda representative confirmed the cuts to Game Informer, framing the layoffs as a routine process for an MMORPG after its launch... more>>

    Elder Scrolls Online Team Hit by Layoffs

  • KongZhong Revenues Rise on Guild Wars 2, World of Warplanes

    Posted at Thu Aug 28 23:18:40 2014

    The launch of Guild Wars 2 and World of Warplanes helped Chinese publisher KongZhong exceed expectations and stay in the black. In the three-month period ended June 30, 2014, KongZhong earned $57.9 million in revenue, a ... more>>

    KongZhong Revenues Rise on Guild Wars 2, World of Warplanes

  • Star Citizen Hits $50 Million in Funding

    Posted at Tue Aug 19 01:43:41 2014

    Star Citizen has now raised more than $50 million in funding from more than 500,000 people. Cloud Imperium's success with crowdfunding continues apace, with Chris Roberts' studio raising a further $10 million since March... more>>

    Star Citizen Hits $50 Million in Funding

  • Nexon: Investments in New Western Studios Continues as Income Drops

    Posted at Thu Aug 14 22:48:37 2014

    NCsoft's parent company and stock-listed in Japan, Nexon today announced its own set of financial records for Q2 2014. The online gaming giant is not having a great time out of its home base of South Korea, as revenue for... more>>

    Nexon: Investments in New Western Studios Continues as Income Drops

  • PS4 Sales Top 10 Million

    Posted at Thu Aug 14 00:44:27 2014

    Sony has sold more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles worldwide, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan announced today during Sony's Gamescom press briefing. Ryan stressed that figure was the number... more>>

    PS4 Sales Top 10 Million

  • Mobile Gaming: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

    Posted at Fri Aug 08 00:11:30 2014

    Flurry report shows women make 31 percents more in-app purchases than men. A new study of mobile games has shown that women are not only more loyal than men when it comes to their gaming habits, they spend more time and money... more>>

    Mobile Gaming: Females Beat Males on Money, Time and Loyalty

  • Square Enix Enjoys Strong Q1, Raises Six Month Forecast

    Posted at Thu Aug 07 00:46:34 2014

    Square Enix has revised its six-month revenue forecast of a strong showing in the first fiscal quarter. In the three month period ended June 20, 2014, Square Enix earned ¥37.8 billion in revenue, a near 57 per cent increase... more>>

    Square Enix Enjoys Strong Q1, Raises Six Month Forecast

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Is Cross-platform MMO a Good Idea?
Some powerful developers have begun to create multi-platform MMO. FF14, DCUO, The Secret World are all cross-platform online games. However, more and more problems appeared such as a longer development cycle, increasing cost, and the constant change to adapt to different Platforms. FF14 has poor performance, DCUO also had been delayed, as a MMO player, do you think cross-platform MMO is a good idea?
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