Changyou.com

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Changyou.com ltd
Public
Traded as NASDAQCYOU
Genre massively multiplayer online games
Predecessor An online games unit of Sohu
Founded August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)[1]
Website changyou.com
Changyou.com
Simplified Chinese 北京畅游时代数码技术有限公司
Literal meaning Beijing "Swim Generation" Digital Technology Co Ltd

Changyou.com ltd operates online games, primarily massively multiplayer online games, in China.[2] Originally an internal division of Chinese Internet company Sohu, Changyou was spun off and went public in 2009.[3] The company claims it was operating independently of Sohu as early as 2007.[4]

Some of its games derive revenue from the sale of virtual goods[5] and many are licensed rather than developed in-house.[6] Such deals have help its roster of MMORPGs swell from two in 2009[7] to nearly a dozen as of 2014.[8]

C. 2009 its most popular game may have been the MMO Tian Long Ba Bu (Chinese: 天龙八部),[9] which translated means "Novel of Eight Demigods."[4] Some games in its portfolio of MMORPGs are available to play outside of China in countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States,[10] and Vietnam.

In 2011 the company purchased nearly 70% of a browser games maker, 7Road.[11]

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  1. ^ "Changyou.com Ltd (CYOU.O): FULL DESCRIPTION". Thompson Reuters. Retrieved May 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: FORM 20-F; CHANGYOU.COM LIMITED". US Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved May 30, 2012.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Greenberg, Andy (04.02.09, 06:15 PM EDT). "Sohu's Ambitious Stepchild". Forbes. Retrieved May 29, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Company Overview". changyou.com. ChangYou.com Limited. Retrieved 2 June 2014. Our MMOG business began operations as a business unit within the Sohu Group in 2003, before our carve-out as a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007 and subsequent listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Changyou Selects PlaySpan's UltimatePay for its Online Game Properties". playspan.com. PlaySpan, Inc. 2010-03-18. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ For licensing of Blade Online, Blade Hero 2, Da Hua Shui Hu and Zhong Hua Ying Xiong, see "Gaming Industry: Changyou Signs Office Building Purchase Agreement." Investrend. COMTEX News Network, Inc. 2010. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
    • For licensing of Battlefield Online, see "Sohu.com Announces Changyou.com Began Open Beta Testing of "Battlefield Online" on November 15, 2012." China Weekly News. NewsRX. 2012. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
    • For licensing of Immortal Faith, and Legend of Ancient World, see "China In-Focus: Changyou Sells 8.625 Million Shares In IPO." Investrend. COMTEX News Network, Inc. 2009. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
    • For licensing of San Jie Qi Yuan, see "Sohu.com Kicks Off Open Beta Testing of 'San Jie Qi Yuan' by Changyou.com." Entertainment Close-up. Close-Up Media, Inc. 2010. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
  7. ^ "China In-Focus: Changyou Sells 8.625 Million Shares In IPO." Investrend. COMTEX News Network, Inc. April 8 2009. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
  8. ^ "Game Type > MMOG". ChangYou.com Limited. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Le chinois Changyou.com défie le NASDAQ". L’Atelier (in French). L’Atelier BNP Paribas. 26 March 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ "ChangYou.com Opens U.S. Subsidiary and Launches Its First Online Game in U.S." China Weekly News. NewsRX. 2009. HighBeam Research. 2 Jun. 2014
  11. ^ "Sohu.com to Acquire Majority Stake in 7Road by Changyou.com." Entertainment Close-up. Close-Up Media, Inc. 2011. HighBeam Research.

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