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Gaming broadly covers four main areas: Platform Games, based, for example on Sony Playstations(P2,P3 and PSP),Nintendos(DX, Wiis), Microsoft X-Box, PCs and Macs. These games cover many genres, including Action, Adventure, Driving, Role-playing, Simulation, and Strategy. Cross-platform Games, which allow users linked to each other over wifi-networks or online to play against each other. Browser Games, based for example on Flash downloads. Massively multiplayer online games made possible by the growth of broadband, allowing hundreds of thousands of players to play the same game together. Many different styles of massively multiplayer games are available, such as MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game, MMORTS (Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy)and MMOFPS (Massively multiplayer online first-person shooter).

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Tanla and Zed to form a 50:50 joint venture in India

Tanla Solutions, based in Hyderabad, India is establishing a 50:50 joint venture with ZED Worldwide Holdings SL, a Spanish digital content and services company after it received approval from India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The JV is set up as a limited liability company, to... More »

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Gaia raises $11m in Series C Funding

Virtual world and online community site Gaia Online has raised $11 million in Series C funding from Institutional Venture Partners. Gaia raised $12 million in 2007 from DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures and its total funding to date is now $32 million. Tellingly, none of the... More »

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bestof Media raises E22.5m from Index Ventures

Bestofmedia Group, the French tech publisher that acquired tech sites Toms Hardware and related sites last year, has raised EUR 22.5 million ($35 million) from Index Ventures. The company claims to be the third biggest online tech publication in terms of traffic, ranking behind CNET and IDG. More »

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quattro acquires Babel Media for $100m

Quattro, the Indian Business Process Outsourcing company has expanded its operations by acquiring Babel Media in the UK, in a deal estimated at around $100m. More »

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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