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Ctrl Alt Del
01-12-2007, 02:21 PM
The Magazine Game Developer, published a list of the 20 greatest gaming companies around the globe. Some things have changed, while others havent (Like EA on the top). Just take a look at LucasArts.

01. ELECTRONIC ARTS
Founded in: 1982
Main Office: Redwood City, Calif.
studios: Criterion (Guildford, UK); Digital Illusions CE (London, Ont., Stockholm) EA Black Box (Vancouver); EA Canadá (Burnaby, British Columbia); EA China (Shanghai); EA Los Angeles (Playa Vista, Calif.); EA Mobile; EA Montreal; EA Mythic (Fairfax, Va.); EA Japan (Roppongi, Japão); EA Redwood Shores (Redwood City, Calif.); EA Singapore; EA Reino Unido (Chertsey, UK); Maxis (Emeryville, Calif.); EA Phenomic (Leipzig, Germany); EA Tiburon (Orlando)

02. NINTENDO
Founded in: 1933
Main Office: Kyoto, Japan
studios: Intelligent Systems (Kyoto); Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (Kyoto, Tóquio); Nintendo Software Technology Corp. (Redmond, Wash.); Retro Studios (Austin); Systems Research & Development (Kyoto, Osaka)

03. ACTIVISION
Founded in: 1979
Main Office: Santa Monica, Calif.
studios: Beenox (Quebec City); Infinity Ward (Encino, Calif.); Luxoflux (Santa Monica, Calif.); Neversoft (Encino, Woodland Hills, Calif.); Raven Studios (Madison, Wis.); RedOctane (Sunnyvale, Calif.); Shaba Games (San Francisco);
Toys For Bob (Novato, Calif.); Treyarch (Santa Monica, Calif.); Vicarious Visions (Mountain View, Calif., Troy, N.Y.); Z-Axis (Foster City, Calif.)


04. SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in:: 1993
Main Office: Tokyo
studios: Bend, Ore.; Cambridge, UK; Contrail (Tokyo); Foster City, Calif.; Guerrilla Games (Amsterdan); Incognito Entertainment (Salt Lake City); Insomniac (Burbank, Calif); Liverpool, UK; Londres; Polyphony Digital (Tokyo); San Diego; Naughty Dog (Santa Monica, Calif.); Seoul; SN Systems (Bristol, UK); Tóquio; Zener Works (Tokyo)


05. TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE
Founded in: 1993
Main Office: New York
Studios: Cat Daddy Games (Bellevue, Wash.); Firaxis Games (Hunt Valley, Md.) Irrational Games (Quincy, Mass.; Canberra, Australia); Kush Games (Camarillo, Calif.); Rockstar Leeds (Leeds, UK); Rockstar North (Edinburgh); Rockstar San Diego; Rockstar Toronto; Rockstar Vancouver; Rockstar Vienna; Venom Games (Newcastle, UK); Visual Concepts (San Rafael, Calif.)

06. MICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS
Founded in: 1975
Main Office: Redmond, Wash.
studios: Bungie Studios (Redmond, Wash.); Ensemble Studios (Dallas); FASA (Redmond, Wash.); Lionhead Studios (Guildford, UK); Microsoft Game Studios Japan (Tokyo); Rare (Twycross, UK)

07. THQ
Founded in: 1989
Main Office: Calabasas Hills, Calif.
studios: Blue Tongue Entertainment (Melbourne); Concrete Games (Carlsbad, Calif.); Cranky Pants Games (Kirklad, Wash.); Heavy Iron Studios (Los Angeles); Helixe (Burlington, Mass.); Incinerator (Carlsbad, Calif.); Juice Games (Warrington, UK), Kaos Studios (NY); Locomotive Games (Santa Carla, Calif.); Paradigm (Dallas); Rainbow Studios (Phoenix); Relic Entertainment (Vancouver); THQ Australia Studios (Spring Hill, Australia); THQ Wireless (Calabasas Hills, Calif.); Vigil Games (Austin); Volition (Champaign, Ill.)


08. UBISOFT
Founded in: 1986
Main Officel: Paris
studios: Annecy, França; Barcelona; Blue Byte (Düsseldorf, Germany); Bucharest; Casablanca; Milan; Montpellier, France; Montreal, Canada; Montreuil, France; Quebec City, Canadá; Red Storm (Morrisville, N.C.); Reflections (Newcastle, UK); Shanghai; Wolfpack (Austin)


09. KONAMI
Founded in: 1973
Main Office: Tokyo
studios: Blue Label Interactive (Los Angeles); Hudson Soft (Tokyo, Sapporo, San Fransisco); Konami Computer Entertainment (Tokyo); Konami Software Shanghai

10. SEGA-SAMMY HOLDINGS
Founded in: 1952 (Sega); 1975 (Sammy)
Main Office: Tóquio
studios: Creative Assembly (West Sussex, UK, Fortitude Valley, Australia); Racing Studio (Birmingham,UK); Secret Level (São Francisco); Sega Shanghai Studios (Shanghai); Sega Studios (Tokyo); Sega Studios USA (San Francisco); Sports Interactive (London)

11. NAMCO-BANDAI
Founded in: 1950 (Bandai); 1955 (Namco)
Main Office: Tokyo
stúdios: Banpresoft (Tóquio);
Namco Networks America; Japan Bec Co., Ltd. (Tokyo);
San Jose, Calif.; Yokohama; Tóquio

12. VIVENDI GAMES
Founded in: 2000
Main Office: NY
Estudios: Blizzard Console (Aliso Viejo, Calif.); Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, Calif.); Blizzard North (San Mateo, Calif.); High Moon Studios (Carlsbad, Calif.) Massive Entertainment (Malmö, Sweden); Radical Entertainment (Vancouver); Sierra Entertainment (Bellevue, Wash.); Swordfish Studios (Birmingham, UK); VUG Mobile (Meudon, France)

13. SQUARE-ENIX
Founded in: 2003
Main Office: Tokyo
studios: Beijing; Osaka; Tokyo;
UIEvolution (Bellevue, Wash.)

14. CAPCOM
Founded in: 1979
Main Office: Osaka
studios: Capcom Interactive (Los Angeles); Clover Studio (Osaka); Cosmic Infinity (Burlington, Ont.); Flagship (Tokyo); Team 1 (Osaka); Team 2 (Osaka)

15. NCSOFT
Founded in: 1997
Main Office: Seoul
studios: ArenaNet (Bellevue, Wash.); Austin; Seoul

16. SCI/EIDOS
Founded in: 1990
Main Office: London
studios: Beautiful Game Studios (London); Crystal Dynamics (Palo Alto, Calif.); IO Interactive (Copenhagen); Pivotal Games (Bath,UK)

17. LUCASARTS
Founded in: 1982
Main Office: San Fransisco
Studio: San Fransisco

18. BUENA VISTA GAMES
Founded in: 1994 (as Disney Interactive)
Main Office: Burbank, Calif.
studios: Avalanche Software (Salt Lake City); Propaganda Games (Vancouver)

19. ATARI
Founded in: 1983
Main Office: Lyon, France
studios: Atari Melbourne House (Melbourne); Eden Studios (Lyon, France); Humongous Inc. (New York); Shiny Entertainment (Newport Beach, Calif.)

20. MIDWAY
Founded in: 1988
Main Office: Chicago
studios: Austin; Chicago; Los Angeles; Pitbull Syndicate (Newcastle, UK); San Diego; Surreal Software (Seattle)

Lynk Former
01-12-2007, 10:04 PM
Nintendo should be #1, not because they're Nintendo, but cause EA is in first place XD

Johnpp
01-12-2007, 11:45 PM
Activision, THQ, or UbiSoft.

Taos
01-12-2007, 11:45 PM
This list really isn't giving me any perspective on how these rate - how many gaming companies are there worldwide? If I knew that, it would help me say "ooooh, aaahhhh" a little more. ;)

Carlo El Sanchez
01-13-2007, 01:01 AM
BioWare, Bungie and Capcom are my favourite.

Johnpp
01-13-2007, 02:41 AM
Owww!

I forgot to add Bungie in my favorite.

VaderChick
01-13-2007, 03:12 AM
Activision, Ubisoft, and Vivendi Games would be my favorites :)

Sabretooth
01-13-2007, 10:39 AM
That's werd. Those are all publishers, not developers. :eyeraise:

My favourites would be good ol' LA, Activision, Ubisoft and Atari.

Ctrl Alt Del
01-13-2007, 09:34 PM
Yeah, but if you havent noticed, I've posted developers, after the "studio".

Okay, my bad :lol:

Mercid
01-13-2007, 10:10 PM
Epic games, Ubi-soft, Bethesda softworks, ActiVision, and whoever the hell's developing Tenchu senran. :)

Rabish Bini
01-14-2007, 06:52 AM
Ubi-soft pwnz all. Simply because they made Warlords Battlecry II. Every review i've read said that it is on of the best strategy games ever!!!

I also like Capcom, EA and Nintendo.

Ctrl Alt Del
01-14-2007, 12:27 PM
Actually, Ubisoft have a lot of good and original games...

Rabish Bini
01-14-2007, 10:14 PM
That's right, and Warlords Battlecry II pwnz them all. That's not to say I don't like the rest of there games, I reckon most of them are good, just the one I stated is their best in my opinion.

DarthAve
01-14-2007, 10:18 PM
Vevindi is up in there, eh?

Only the best for Doublefine's new game.

Lynk Former
01-15-2007, 03:36 AM
Actually, I'm worried about Ubisoft... it seems that they're latest games have been the kind of thing you expect from EA... but then there's EA which is surprising me heavily with their work on Wii... the whole world is turning upside down!

Ctrl Alt Del
01-15-2007, 09:28 AM
EA, Generic games forever! :lol:

Titanius Anglesmith
01-15-2007, 10:07 PM
EA, LA, Activision, and Bungie.

Poopdogjr
01-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Bungie and Doublefine plz.