'The Hacker Is 2011's Person Of The Year'

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.


    Industry Gamers attempt at comedy - leave that to NEXT GAMING and Kotaku AU!

    All horrible attempts at guessing

      Come on then, where are yours?

    Think they just copied times person of the year( which is usually an individual ) when they chose the protester

    happy new year may all your deep darks come true!

    Lol at the GTA comment. Does that game even have a release date? Nah didn't think so!
    Combine GTA V with South Park the game & 2012 will be the year for controversy in gaming!

      that's if gta does indeed hit in 2012 lol

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