What's happened in the business of video games this past week ...
QUOTE | "Ouya will go down in history as something as big as iPhone." — Mark Friedler, game industry veteran, talking about the Kickstarter for the Ouya Android gaming console that's raised over $US4 million in three days.
QUOTE | "There seems to be a particular entitlement-based rage directed at any woman who dares to say anything critical about video games." — Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, talking about the hate she attracted with her Kickstarter campaign to fund a series of videos.
QUOTE | "All the console guys are running scared." — Will Wright, legendary game designer, talking about cloud gaming and how it might impact the next generation of consoles.
QUOTE | "We have Sony and Microsoft talking about this generation lasting 7, 8, 9 or even 10 years and it's the biggest mistake they've ever made." — Julien Merceron, Square Enix's worldwide technology director, talking about next-gen consoles and graphics.
QUOTE | "How much longer can Nintendo resist moving its iconic IP into the mobile space?" — Veteran game journalist Johnny Minkley, talking about how Minecraft and Angry Birds have replaced Mario and Lego as cultural icons.
QUOTE | "If Origin can make millions of people happy too, awesome." — Jason Holtman, director of business development for Valve, talking about how Valve views EA's Origin as competition for Steam.
QUOTE | "We could see Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 running at 60 frames per second — on a tablet." — Richard Leadbetter, Eurogamer's tech expert, talking about the impressive graphics power of the next generation of tablet CPUs.
QUOTE | "A Netflix for PlayStation games new and old, effectively, available on all Sony hardware." — Tom Bramwell, operations director of Eurogamer, speculating with other journalists about what Sony should do with the acquisition of cloud-gaming company Gaikai.
STAT | 29 per cent — Amount game sales in the US dropped in June compared to June of last year, for games sold through retail stores, according to tracking firm NPD.
STAT | $US7 million — Amount that Richard Garriott's company Portalarium has raised in a new round of financing, with the money helping to bring Garriott's new RPG into production.
STAT | 1.3 billion — Number of hours logged for League of Legends in the past 12 months for the US and Europe combined, according to data from Xfire; World of Warcraft came in second with 622 million hours.
STAT | $US10 million — Amount that Gamevil is putting into their fund for third-party developers, to help them create and publish titles on iOS and Android.
This Week in the Business courtesy of GamesIndustry International
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