This week, Industry Gamers took a look at what happened in 2011, and what will happen in 2012.
QUOTE | "The Hacker is 2011's Person of the Year." -- James Brightman, editor-in-chief of IndustryGamers, presents the top 10 people of the year and why they mattered to the game industry in 2011 in this four-part series.
QUOTE | "Microsoft will announce a successor to Xbox 360 at E3 2012." -- Billy Pidgeon, game industry analyst, making his predictions for the game industry in 2012.
QUOTE | "GTA V will be 2012's biggest release." -- EEDAR's Jesse Divnich makes the bold prediction that Rockstar's next blockbuster will topple Call of Duty as the biggest game in 2012.
QUOTE | "World of Warcraft will need to reinvent its business model in the face of subscriber declines." -- David Cole of DFC Intelligence makes this and other predictions about key events for the gaming industry in 2012.
QUOTE | "Triumphs, failures, great games, new market trends, big announcements and new consoles revealed." -- IndustryGamers Senior Editor David Radd reviews the top stories of the year in this four-part series.
QUOTE | "I wouldn't even expect any official announcements of new hardware in 2012." -- Industry analyst Jesse Divnich makes this and other predictions about what will happen in 2012.
QUOTE | "Expect some significant new styles of social gameplay in 2012." -- Steve Peterson, West Coast Editor of IndustryGamers, making five predictions for social gaming in 2012.
QUOTE | "Expect even more layoffs and mergers from game companies in the coming year." -- Scott Steinberg marketing expert and analyst of TechSavvy Global on what he thinks will happen in 2012.
QUOTE | "Some of the winners may surprise you." -- Steve Peterson, west coast editor of IndustryGamers, talking about IndustryGamers' top five winners for 2011.
QUOTE | "Tablets will get AAA titles." -- Steve Peterson, west coast editor of IndustryGamers, predicting one of the top five things that will happen in mobile gaming in 2012.
QUOTE | "No need to go hunting for the snark... it's here." -- Steve Peterson, west coast editor of IndustryGamers, giving the top losers of 2011 some recognition for their failures.
This Week in the Business courtesy of IndustryGamers.com.