The industry had a record 2012, with $4 billion in acquisitions, up 38 percent from last year, according to game-focused investment bank Digi-Capital. Transactions fell by 57 percent in value, down to $853 million. Oddly enough, Digi-Capital said one of the reasons for both of these figures could be Zynga, which drew the attention of big companies, including in China, South Korea and Japan. But its poor stock market performance also negatively affected the value of all game companies.

[Source: VentureBeat]