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Game company exits topped $24B in 2014 It was a year for the history books in games. 2014 saw a record $24 billion in game-company exits spread over both acquisitions and initial public offerings. Mobile drove more than half of all value that was created for management teams and early stage investors. For perspective, that’s the equivalent of about 10 Minecraft deals (at $2.5 billion, Microsoft’s purchase price for the block-building game’s developer, Mojang). More than $15 billion of the total came from acquisitions, and of that number, five megadeals accounted for $8.1 billion. Another $9 billion came from IPOs, which Asia dominated. VFX Jobs, Animation Jobs, Video Game Jobs, TV & Film Jobs, Software Jobs - CG Job site Post production Office Recruiting 3D Generalist 57 Views0 Likes Post Production Office recruiting fulltime 3D Generalist (Shanghai)We are looking for a mid/senior level 3D Generalist to join our VFX team in Shanghai. This person will be responsible for managing and producing... Image Engine Recruiting Lead Technical Assistant

Mobile game revenues will overtake console games in 2015. Here's why. © Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Email address or Password is incorrect Careers Main « Ready At Dawn The better the team the better the game. Ready At Dawn is looking for talented and passionate developers to help us push the boundaries of gameplay, art and story-telling. We are in the pre-production phase of an exciting new AAA third-person action console title, based on a brand new original IP we are creating.

Call of Duty sales surpass 175 million One copy of Call of Duty sold every two seconds on average since series' inception The Call of Duty series has sold 175m units, Activision has revealed ahead of this year's CoD Championship. The publisher has released an inforgraphic (below) that reveals the figure, along with a few gameplay stats. For instance, 100bn multiplayer matches have been played and 300bn grenades have been thrown in Call of Duty games over the last decade.

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The Top 25 Public Companies Generated $54.1Bn Game Revenues in 2014, Up 10.4% Year-on-Year Amsterdam/San Francisco/Shanghai, 20 April 2014 – The top 25 public companies by game revenues generated $54.1Bn in 2014 and accounted for 65% of the total $83.6Bn games market, according to Newzoo’s latest public company performance review. The 10% annual growth rate is indicative of a healthy and dynamic global games industry. The top performers in 2014 were Tencent, Sony, EA, Apple, Google and Ubisoft. Company job boards - polycount Company job boards From polycount Jump to: navigation, search Websites that post game jobs. Tencent continues to reign as world's largest games company Chinese gaming giant Tencent has reported profits in excess of $1bn in its first financial quarter. Profits reached $1.1bn, up eight per cent year-on-year, while revenues jumped 22 per cent at $3.65bn. Operating profit climbed 20 per cent to $1.5bn.

Esports Revenues Surpass $250 Million in 2015, led by US & China Jun 03 2015 We have expanded our landmark Global Growth of Esports Report to a continuous Premium subscription service. Recently, we concluded our research effort amongst consumers in 16 countries investigating game, video streaming and esports engagement. The results from this research form one of many data sources that are combined in our proprietary Esports Audience and Revenue Model. In addition to continuously updated global and regional esports revenue and audience data, this new service will also report on key trends, team developments, mergers and acquisitions and new sponsorships. This year, global esports revenues are expected to surpass $250 million with a fan-base of 113 million Esports Enthusiasts.

Playing games on the PC is making a comeback - CNET Playing the Xbox and PlayStation from a living room couch isn't what it used to be. This week, the video game industry will descend on Los Angeles to hold the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, its loudest, biggest and most lavish annual conference. Much of it is a giant advertisement for video game consoles, with some of the most highly anticipated presentations coming from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, discussing games like sci-fi epic Halo 5 for the Xbox One, adventure game Uncharted 4 for the PlayStation 4 and space shooter Star Fox for the Wii U. From the outside looking in, it may seem like video game consoles are the most popular products in the industry. That's beginning to change. Sales generated by PC games are poised to overtake those for video game consoles, a monumental shift that is many years in the making, according to data from industry researcher PwC.

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