WoW

Tim Bradshaw

Samsung’s big CES launch brought a new tablet-inspired user interface to its smart TVs, upgradable telly brains, a new 4G tablet, improvements to its connected camera line, HD laptops and a really big fridge.

After queues around the Mandalay Bay conference centre beforehand that matched Apple for hype and desperation, Samsung wants us to “discover the world of possibilities” and came with a generous helping of what it keeps calling “the wow”.

Here’s the blow-by-blow, as it happened: Read more

Chris Nuttall

Sony opened its online kingdom Free Realms on Wednesday – its response to the success of the browser-based role-playing game, Runescape.

Britain’s Jagex has found a lucrative market among pre-teen boys and girls for Runescape, which has similarities to the world’s most successful online role-playing game World of Warcraft. Read more

Chris Nuttall

You would have to be a gaming company and it would help if you were Chinese, if planning a successful IPO in these treacherous markets.

Changyou ticked both boxes and closed 25 per cent higher than its $16 placing on its Nasdaq debut on Thursday. It had already been priced at the top end of a $14 to $16 range, such was the demand. Read more