This research evaluates the gaming investment and M&A trends during the period 2010-2013. The report analyzes the transition of gaming business models in different gaming sectors and the impact on investment market. The role of alternative financing as a bridge to institutional investment for the gaming sector including the trending social, casual, and MMO categories. The report also evaluates major gaming M&A and investment deals from the perspective of the impact on current landscape and anticipated future market direction. The report includes recommendations and guidance for gaming companies to attract funding and investors to choose optimal gaming sub-sectors in 2014 and beyond. The report coverage includes various usage modalities such as mobile, wireless tablet, console, and PC, as well as the influence of middleware and advertising sub-sectors.