The 2012 GiN Game Of The Year Nominees

The ballots have all been counted, and here are the five nominees in each category for the 2012 GiN Game of the Year Awards. Congratulations to everyone who worked on a game that earned a spot on the ballot this year. For all our voters, don’t forget to cast your final ballot for the overall winner in each category. Last year we had more than 100,000 votes cast, so be sure you’re ballot is in there. Voting is, as always, free. Lots of people worked really hard to bring us these great games. Show them we care! And when you’re … Continue reading The 2012 GiN Game Of The Year Nominees

Skylanders Series Hits One Billion In Retail Sales

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced that together Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants have generated more than $1 billion in retail sales worldwide, inclusive of toys and accessories — and the franchise reached this milestone in just 15 months. In 2012, the combined sales of Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure toys out-sold the top action figure lines in the U.S. and Europe, including Beyblades, Star Wars and Transformers. Additionally, through January 2013, more than 100 million Skylanders toys have been sold at retail. "The Skylanders franchise became the first kids’ … Continue reading Skylanders Series Hits One Billion In Retail Sales

Wargaming Acquires Console Developer Day One Studios

Wargaming, one of the leading free-to-play MMO developers and publishers, today announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Day 1 Studios for USD 20 million. Following the acquisition, the newly formed studio will focus exclusively on the development of an unannounced console title. The acquisition sets a key landmark in Wargaming’s strategy of delivering compelling and console-focused gaming experiences, and further reinforces the company’s steps toward multiplatform game development. Wargaming previously announced the acquisition of Australia-based Big World Pty Ltd, which provided the company with streamlined development and server middleware tools. "The move into console game development is a huge step for … Continue reading Wargaming Acquires Console Developer Day One Studios

Maximum Games Brings Deer Drive Hunting To Wii, 3DS

Get your firearms locked and loaded. Deer Drive Legends takes you to the far corners of the earth to hunt some of the wildest animals rarely seen by the human eye – several even believed to be extinct. Stalk the woolly rhino, white-tailed deer, wolves, Irish elk, and even saber-toothed cats! With diverse weapons to choose from like sniper rifles, crossbows, and high-powered shotguns, Deer Drive Legends is the ultimate hunting game you’ve been waiting for! Publishers: Maximum Games Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Wii

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