Games

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent vows fresh gaming curbs after ‘spiritual opium’ attack zaps $60 billion

Tencent has said it would further curb minors’ access to its flagship video game, hours after its shares were battered by a state media article that described online games as...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft sees steady cloud growth after record quarterly profit

Microsoft Corp posted its most profitable quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings, as PC sales declines stemming from a global chip shortage were more th...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Wall Street: Netflix’s gaming foray will cost time and money

Wall Street analysts have welcomed Netflix’s planned plunge into mobile gaming, calling it a sensible move to keep users’ eyes on screens while worrying it would take s...

CD Projekt

CD Projekt’s The Witcher mobile game debut hindered by technical issues

CD Projekt said that its mobile game “The Witcher: Monster Slayer” was now available to download after technical issues impacted its launch, in another glitch for the P...

nintendo

Nintendo to launch $349.99 Switch with upgraded display

Japan’s Nintendo will launch a new model of its Switch video game console with an upgraded display on Oct. 8, priced at $349.99, it said.

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...

Fitbit

Deloitte: Smart devices get pandemic boost in US household

The pandemic has bolstered the use of gadgets in an average US household to 25 connected devices, up from 11 in 2019, including laptops, smartphones, streaming devices, smart TVs, ...

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk maker reports slump in profit amid Playstation delisting

CD Projekt SA has reported that its profit fell by more than half in the first quarter from a year earlier as its flagship game, “Cyberpunk 2077,” was kept off SonyR...

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple’s App Store chief kicks off iPhone maker’s defense at Epic Games trial

Apple Inc began its formal defense in an antitrust trial brought by “Fortnite” online game creator Epic Games, by calling its App Store chief Phil Schiller to the stand...

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...

Roblox

Roblox reveals bookings surge in first post-debut report

Roblox Corp trounced quarterly bookings estimates in its first earnings report since a blockbuster debut as the US gaming company benefited from a surge in spending by kids stuck a...

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...

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