games and gaming

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft faces challenge cleaning up Activision Blizzard’s culture

The success of Microsoft’s biggest deal ever rides on rehabilitating Activision Blizzard’s culture, Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella declared after announcing the $69 billio...

Microsoft Corp

Microsoft to gobble up Activision in $69 billion metaverse bet

Microsoft Corp is buying “Call of Duty” maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in the biggest gaming industry deal in history as global technology giants stake the...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Analysis: Sony faces deep-pocketed rivals in war over future of gaming

Sony Group, perched atop the gaming sector, is facing a fresh challenge from cash-rich rivals betting on a next-generation online video game boom as the Japanese conglomerate eyes ...

Zynga

Take-Two to buy Zynga for $11 billion in largest gaming deal

“Grand Theft Auto” video game maker Take-Two Interactive has said it would buy Zynga for $11.04 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that will add popular mobile titles suc...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple wins last-minute reprieve from App Store changes

Apple has won a reprieve from having to make major changes to its lucrative App Store while it appeals an antitrust lawsuit brought by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games.

Xbox

Xbox chief evaluating console maker’s relationship with Activision

Xbox Chief Phil Spencer is evaluating its relationship with Activision Blizzard, the Microsoft-owned gaming console maker confirmed amid allegations of sexual misconduct and equal ...

Roblox

Roblox bookings beat as gaming boom persists, shares surge

Roblox Corp exceeded market estimates for quarterly bookings as demand for its video games “MeepCity” and “Adopt Me!” stayed strong even after pandemic-led ...

Zynga

Zynga’s bookings get a lift from mobile gaming demand

Zynga Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly net bookings, fuelled by demand for its popular franchise “FarmVille” and contribution from the acquisition of mobile...

Electronic Arts (EA)

Video game publisher Electronic Arts raises annual sales forecast

Electronic Arts Inc has raised its annual adjusted sales forecast, betting on its soccer franchise “FIFA” and the upcoming launch of warfare title “Battlefield 20...

Tencent Holdings

Tencent’s $1.3 billion Sumo deal comes under US security probe

A US national security panel is investigating Tencent Holdings’ $1.27 billion takeover of Sumo Group, the UK videogame maker has said, in a possible setback to the Chinese in...

esports and gaming

Esports talent in South Korea gets boost from big business

South Korean teenager Yoon Ki-chan gets just three hours of sleep a day but spends more than three times that playing online games – with the blessing of his parents and teac...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Epic Games opposes Apple’s effort to pause antitrust trial orders

Late last week Epic Games opposed Apple Inc’s efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a potentially lengthy appeals process plays out.

Platform News: Twitch app

Amazon-owned Twitch says source code exposed in last week’s data breach

Amazon.com Inc-owned Twitch said on Friday that last week’s data breach at the live streaming e-sports platform contained documents from its source code.

Platform News: Games and gaming controllers

China state media says gaming time limit loopholes should be closed

Chinese state media said loopholes allowing minors to bypass new rules aimed at curbing gaming play time to three hours per week should be removed to “prevent addiction.̶...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple bars Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store until all court appeals end

Apple Inc has blacklisted “Fortnite” from the iPhone maker’s popular App Store for several years until all the court appeals are done, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney ...

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