Category: Business and Industry

#1ReasonWhy: Thoughts and Link Round-Up

An interesting conversation thread happened on Twitter last week. Someone who works at Kickstarter as the specialist for games projects asked why there are so few women working in the games industry. It’s a huge question, one that seemed like a borderline troll question, given this person’s apparent disingenuous and condescending attitude in his follow-up tweets. Despite that inauspicious start,…

Guild Wars 2 Released!

We released Guild Wars 2 today to retail stores. Yes, the game is live! Even before the game was available on stores, pre-purchasers bought over 1 million copies, paying the entire amount for the game before the release date today. In another milestone,  during the three-day early access  period the game reached over 400000 simultaneous players online. There’s been some nice news…

Interview: Sylvia Liu, Winner of SOE GIRL Scholarship 2010

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that Sylvia Liu of Milpitas, CA won the 2010 GIRL Scholarship (Gamers In Real Life Scholarship). The scholarship encourages students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, with the goal of developing videogames that attract more women to play. Liu’s $10,000 scholarship award will to be applied toward tuition and other…