NPD Data: Nyko also Top Console Accessories Manufacturer in 2011
LOS ANGELES – April 3, 2012 – Nyko Technologies® announced today that they’ve been awarded a legal patent on their Zoom for Kinect™ lens accessory from the US Patent Office. The Zoom was the #1 selling Kinect accessory in 2011, and one of Nyko’s bestselling items of the year. At its September launch, the Zoom was available at 20,000 retail locations and numerous online stores, marking Nyko’s first street-dated product launch. According to the NPD Group, Nyko was also the #1 branded third party manufacturer of current gen (Wii®, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®) console accessories in 2011 based on units sold, totaling over 3.6 million items. The NPD is an independent consumer market research firm that confirmed Nyko’s sales leadership for the second consecutive year.
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BioWare and Zynga Creative Leaders to Share Insights on How Gaming Will Continue to Change the World
RALEIGH, N.C. – March 27, 2012 – The Triangle Gaming Initiative (TGI) today announced keynote speakers for the 2012 East Coast Game Conference (ECGC), taking place April 25–26 in Raleigh, NC. BioWare Senior Creative Director Paul Barnett and Zynga East Coast Executive Producer Paul Stephanouk will each share their insights on the state of the industry, the impact of new platforms on the growth of gaming, and how games have and will continue to impact the world we live in.
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OMGPOP joins new speakers from Google, Klout, eBay and Mozilla –
Early Bird Discounts End March 29th
NEW YORK – March 21, 2012 – Gamification Summit has today announced the addition of Dan Porter of OMGPOP, creator of the hit game Draw Something, to the list of featured speakers at the third GSummit. Taking place in San Francisco June 19-21 and with limited workshop space selling out quickly, GSummit has also extended its Early Bird pricing, representing $300 in savings, until March 29.
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A new brand to promote French videogame creativity, funded by the French trade association and backed by the French government
SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2012 – In association with Game Connection USA at the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo (France’s videogame trade association) and partners are proud to announce the creation of the new brand to promote the French videogame industry, Le Game, as well as their official motto, “Uncompromising Creativity from France.” Backed by the government of France, Le Game will facilitate awareness and trade opportunities for French game developers and publishers on a global scale.
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Innovative Video Game Accelerator Builds on Past Success, Sets Date for 2012 Program
DURHAM, N.C. – February 23, 2012 – Joystick Labs (www.joysticklabs.com), an innovative accelerator program dedicated to the success of startup video game studios, announced today that their 2012 program will begin on August 20 with an application deadline of May 25. Joystick Labs provides funding and mentorship for aspiring game development teams through a unique 12-week program in Durham, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2010, Joystick Labs has funded and mentored seven startup game studios, including:
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Industry Veterans to Meld Cultural and Political Content with Social Gameplay
DURHAM, N.C. – February 22, 2012 – Promising to blaze new trails in social gaming, fiveonenine Games today officially opened its Durham office for business. A joint venture between top media companies E.W. Scripps and Capitol Broadcasting, fiveonenine will create high-quality, engaging social and casual games that entertain while connecting players with culturally and politically relevant content.
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DepthSense™ 311 Professional Kit Able to Track from Less Than Six Inches, Enabling Laptop Capability
BRUSSELS & LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2012 – SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, today announced that its popular DepthSense™ 311 (DS311) gesture recognition camera solution now includes the ability to track gesture commands from less than one foot away.
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Compact DepthSense™ 320 Camera Prototype Provides HD RGB, Quadruple Resolution of Current Popular Systems
BRUSSELS – January 5, 2012 – SoftKinetic™, the leading developer of end-to-end gesture recognition solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate the newest prototype of its popular DepthSense™ line of time-of-flight cameras at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The DepthSense 320 (DS320) includes a high-resolution QVGA depth sensor and a wider field of view, combined with HD video and microphones. This system will provide high-quality depth tracking for video games, video conferencing and other interactive applications.
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