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Online Gaming World

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Given its convenience and social aspects, multiplayer online gaming could continue its fast growth and transform the gaming industry away from the console model.

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The geeks shall inherit the earth. Unless they're too busy gaming. Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), where players assume roles and do battle over the internet, are booming. It's social, it's cheap, and it's global. MMORPGs generate revenue from subscriptions and from selling virtual goods. PC gaming revenue rose 8% in 2012 to generate $20 billion worldwide, and it's expected to hit $25.7 billion by 2016. Meanwhile, US sales of game consoles fell 21% in 2012. The console market is in a two-year slump as consumers increasingly play Web-delivered games.

MMORPGs are attractive business propositions: the development cost and time required are a fraction of those for console games and online games can scale rapidly.

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14 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
NTESNetEase, Inc.484.28+4.39+0.91%16:00 GMT-4345.62k634.15k65.85B
ATVIActivision Blizzard, Inc.82.65+1.24+1.52%16:00 GMT-46.24M6.65M63.80B
EAElectronic Arts Inc.131.02+2.73+2.13%16:00 GMT-42.08M2.12M37.84B
TTWOTake-Two Interactive Software, Inc.166.22+1.88+1.14%16:00 GMT-41.05M1.39M19.01B
CZRCaesars Entertainment Corporation58.13+3.70+6.80%16:00 GMT-44.30M10.45M9.35B
ZNGAZynga Inc.8.7+0.07+0.81%16:00 GMT-414.77M19.71M9.28B
CHDNChurchill Downs Incorporated163.21+8.77+5.68%16:00 GMT-4184.42k277.67k6.71B
YYYY Inc.79.93-2.06-2.51%16:00 GMT-4434.93k1.04M6.46B
MOMOMomo Inc.14.33-0.36-2.45%16:00 GMT-42.94M4.01M2.99B
IGTInternational Game Technology PLC11.96+0.52+4.55%16:00 GMT-41.73M2.64M2.45B
GLUUGlu Mobile Inc.7.49-0.12-1.58%16:00 GMT-43.34M4.48M1.28B Limited18.08+0.34+1.92%16:00 GMT-4186.65k865.08k709.98M Limited10.74+0.01+0.09%16:00 GMT-4406.53k406.53k575.75M
CMCMCheetah Mobile Inc.1.93-0.03-1.53%16:00 GMT-492.57k717.22k268.86M
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