Reports: Next Generation of Game Consoles Set to Shake up Gaming

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Published: Tue Jul 26 2005

POINT ROBERTS, WA – (GIS), an investor and industry news portal for the gaming sector is pleased to announce the release of a report regarding the diverse impacts that the next generation of gaming consoles are anticipated to have on the sector and its participants. As the industry prepares to make the next gaming cycle transition, fears associated with risks are balanced by predictions of significant leaps in innovation and new and improved levels of opportunity. Companies working to take advantage of the growing gaming industry include independent developers and publishers of interactive entertainment software such as THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Activision Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), as well as Infinium Labs Inc. (OTCBB: IFLB), developer of Phantom®, an on-demand online game service, and peripheral developer Immersion Corp (NASDAQ: IMMR).

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Article Excerpt: "Next Generation of Game Consoles Set to Shake up Gaming Industry"

By: Ann-Marie Fleming
July 2005

As the gaming industry prepares for the launch of the next generation of gaming consoles, discussions are heating up as to the potential impacts that may ensue. Previous transitions have revealed that entrance into the next gaming cycle often results in higher costs, bigger budgets and larger production teams. As the current gaming cycle comes to an end and the industry prepares for the next generation, these impacts are believed to reach new levels.

Companies that have learned from previous transitions adjust and adapt to ensure that the next cycle proves beneficial. For many this approach becomes one of safety, as developers and publishers turn to genres, titles, themes, licensed products and brands that have proven successful, many times avoiding new and riskier directions.

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