games and gaming

Microsoft XBox Pass

Spotlight on Xbox Game Pass as Microsoft showcases upcoming games

Microsoft on Sunday showcased 30 upcoming games and said most of those titles will be available on its monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass.

Platform News: GameStop

GameStop lures Amazon talent with grand plans and no frills

GameStop’s Chairman Ryan Cohen made a point of doing away with corporate excess such as a company plane and used the allure of rebuilding the videogame retailer to recruit Am...

Electronic Arts (EA)

‘Battlefield’ publisher EA says investigating recent data breach

Electronic Arts Inc is investigating a recent data breach, where some of its game source code and related tools were stolen, the videogame publisher has said, becoming the latest v...

Ubisoft

Ubisoft invests in free-to-play games, signals profits might fall

French video games company Ubisoft warned operating profit might fall this financial year as the maker of “Assassin’s Creed” invests in new titles and laps a surg...

Platform News: Zynga

Zynga to buy mobile ad focused Chartboost, raises bookings forecast

Zynga has said it would buy mobile game ad network Chartboost and raised its full-year bookings forecast, counting on robust performance of titles such as “Harry Potter: Puzz...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial

A U.S. judge on Tuesday pressed the chief executive of “Fortnite” creator Epic Games on how the fundamental changes the game maker is asking her to force on Apple Inc&#...

Cyberpunk

CD Projekt plans dividend after Cyberpunk 2077 sales neared 14 million last year

CD Projekt has said it had sold 13.7 million copies of its flagship Cyberpunk 2077 game last year despite a bug-ridden launch, and will pay a dividend of 5 zlotys per share after r...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon’s video game unit cancels Lord of the Rings game

Amazon.com Inc’s video game division has cancelled an online role-playing game based on the fantasy series Lord of the Rings, which was announced in 2019, an Amazon spokeswom...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games gets $28.7 billion valuation in latest funding

Epic Games, which is in the middle of a legal battle with Apple, has said it had raised $1 billion in a funding round that valued the “Fortnite” maker at $28.7 billion.

Fortnite

Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

Cyberpunk

Recovery strategy awaited for bug-ridden Cyberpunk 2077 game

CD Projekt, the Polish studio behind one of the most anticipated and derided games of 2020, will have a lot of explaining to do when it updates investors on its strategy.

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says it will acquire Mooton Technology

China’s ByteDance has said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based Mooton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games sector.

Platform News: GameStop

YouTube streamer to testify on GameStop alongside hedge fund managers

The YouTube streamer known online as ‘Roaring Kitty’, who helped drive a surge of interest in GameStop, will testify before a US House panel on Thursday alongside top h...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo hikes its sales forecast for Switch after a bumper year-end

Nintendo has hiked its full-year sales forecast for its Switch games console to 26.5 million from 24 million previously after a bumper holiday season, buoyed by the boom for at hom...

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