Games

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.

Twitch launches tool to catch channel ban evaders

Amazon.com Inc’s live-streaming site, Twitch, is launching a tool to detect users who try to access channels where they have been banned, it has said.

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...

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: 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: Twitch app

Amazon’s Twitch hit by data breach

Amazon.com Inc’s live streaming e-sports platform Twitch has said it was hit by a data breach, without providing further details.

Electronic Arts (EA)

Videogame publisher EA delays launch of Battlefield 2042 by a month

Electronic Arts has pushed the worldwide launch of its “Battlefield 2042” by a month to Nov. 19, blaming the pandemic’s impact on game developers, the videogame p...

Tencent Holdings

Chinese gaming stocks in freefall after regulators summon firms

Chinese gaming and media stocks including Tencent and NetEase fell a day after authorities summoned them and other gaming firms to ensure they implemented new rules for the sector.

China Games

Why and how China is drastically limiting online gaming for under 18s

As widely reported, China has introduced new rules that limit the amount of time under-18s can spend on video games to three hours a week, a move it said was necessary to combat ga...

Football games on console China

China’s tech crackdown continues with curbs on online gaming for kids

China has forbidden under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week, a stringent social intervention that it said was needed to pull the plug on a growing addic...

Singapore's Shopee

Singapore’s Shopee changes the game in Brazil’s e-commerce sector

Shopee took just two years to become Brazil’s most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mi...

Platform News: Roblox

Roblox bookings miss Wall Street target as easing curbs hurt online games

Roblox Corp’s quarterly bookings missed market expectations, as easing restrictions slowed the pandemic-fuelled surge in spending for its games including “JailbreakR...

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