Category Archives: study
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 | 23:36 GMT
Playing shooters can help correct impaired vision, a Canadian research team has found.
Tue, Dec 06, 2011 | 17:20 GMT
Newzoo has found that 36% or 14 million of 39 million active MMO gamers in the US play games that have a SciFi or Space theme, while in European and emerging markets, SciFi is less popular with 27% (9.5 million) and 26% (11.5 million) of all MMO gamers playing the genre.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 17:07 GMT
Analyst firm Lazard Capital Markets has concluded World of Warcraft could lose between 900,000 and 1.6 million players when Star Wars: The Old Republic launches next month.
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 | 18:24 GMT
Figures released by the ESA, and shown during the 9th Annual Digital Entertainment Conference by NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime, show that 72% of US households play video games. In 2007, the figure stood at 67%, with gains and declines happening over the past four years of console and/or PC gaming usage. While types of games weren’t noted, it’s assumed these figures also include mobile and social titles as well. The number of households with game consoles has gone from 43.1% in 2010 to 50.5% in 2011, which broken down, has Wii in 31.2% of households, Xbox 360 in 14% of homes, and PS3 in 10.6% of US households. Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 17:25 GMT
Research firm Envisional has issued a study which cites a rise in UK game piracy of 20% over the last five years. According to the study, which fails to mention any titles, the “five top games of 2010″ were illegally downloaded through bittorrent clients almost one million times. Meanwhile, illegal downloading of music decreased, while illegal downloading of film and television programming since 2006 was up 30%. Thanks, Develop.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 15:49 GMT
Market analysis firm NewZoo has issued a report stating that US users spent 24% more on free-to-play MMO in 2011 compared to 2010. The firm predicts $1.2 billion will be spent on the games this year.
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 15:16 BST
NPD has released a report citing the amount spent by US consumers on gaming accessories, content and hardware during Q2 of the 2011 fiscal year, and the figure currently stands at $4.5 billion, which is up one percent year-over-year.
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 17:33 BST
NPD has released its annual Kids and Entertainment Content report which states game downloads have increased over the last two years with children between the ages of 2-14.
Tue, Oct 04, 2011 | 15:56 BST
A survey conducted with over 80 UK game studios by e-skills, a UK skills council for business and information technology, found 24 percent were of the opinion console gaming would decline over the next year, and 42 percent believed PC games were in regression. On the other end of the poll, 32 percent expected the console side of things would increase, with 20 percent expecting an in increase for the PC game sector. While the figures concluded are a bit discrepant from one another, 89 percent were of the opinion that the demand for social and mobile games would mount, and 88 percent believed casual gaming interest would also continue to accelerate. Of those polled, not one surveyed felt the demand for casual or mobile titles would decrease. Thanks, Develop.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 | 06:37 BST
Nielsen has published its annual Top 20 Games to Watch list for the holidays, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has topped it as the game “most coveted” by 27 percent of US gamers polled.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 17:56 BST
Thanks to spatial reasoning skills and a competitive gaming program called Foldit, gamers have helped scientists produce an online model of a retrovirus protein which could help design a new AIDS drug.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 | 16:09 BST
Gearbox has posted a survey asking participants for their input on Duke Nukem Forever. According to the introduction, “this is your chance,” to tell the developer how you feel about the game. You may participate in the survey whether you have or have not played it. Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford said during a community panel at PAX Prime the firm would start talking about a new Duke game “soon,” but for now the focus is on releasing DLC for Duke Nukem Forever. Thanks, G4.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 | 17:06 BST
Nielsen’s has released a list consisting of the top 10 PC titles per average time spent playing the US during June 2011 and it finds World of Warcraft topping the chart, and strategy title Warcraft III in second place.
Tue, Aug 09, 2011 | 15:17 BST
Pando Networks has completed a UK study which has revealed download speeds and completion rates across the country are “far slower than many broadband providers advertise.”
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 | 16:11 BST
A study, conducted by Doritos which surveyed 2,052 people, has found women who play online games prefer their game to having a bath, shopping, exercising or having sex.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 14:30 BST
EEDAR has published a new Retail Buyer Report for July which, using IGN GamerMetric figures, discusses how Sony’s Welcome Back Program helped boost sales through the firm’s PlayStation Network.
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 | 17:10 BST
A new report from Gartner Inc. has predicted that $74 billion will be spent on gaming this year, and the firm expects $112 billion to be spent in the sector in 2015.
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 | 16:42 BST
According to a survey conducted in China, despite the recent hacking attacks on Sony’s PSN service, the firm is still considered one of the most valued brands in the country.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 | 20:23 BST
DFC Intelligence has released a new report which predicts worldwide revenue of online games will hit $29 billion in 2016.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 | 18:32 BST
The ESA has issued a report stating that purchases of digital full games and add-ons mad up 24 percent of game sales in 2010 and brought in $3.8 billion in revenue.