Ubisoft announces staff departures after misconduct allegations

French video games maker Ubisoft has announced several staff departures after conducting a review in response to allegations of misconduct at the company, which earlier reports sai...

Platform News: Gaming industry and popular games platforms

News Short: Epic Games gets $250 million investment from Sony

Epic Games, the creator of the popular video game “Fortnite”, said on Thursday it had received a $250 million investment from Japan’s Sony Corp for a minority sta...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...


Nintendo and Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencent’s Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights dee...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft to close Mixer live streaming service, tie up with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is closing down Mixer, its live streaming service for games, and shifting users to Facebook Gaming, the technology giant’s Xbox division has said.

Small Town Murders game from Rovio

Angry Birds maker Rovio looks to women to solve growth puzzle

Finland’s Rovio Entertainment launched “Small Town Murders”, a new puzzle game aimed at women over 35 in its latest attempt to reduce its reliance on “Angry...


Australia fines Sony $2.4 million for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

A court has ruled that a unit of Japan’s Sony Corp broke the consumer law by denying customers refunds for faulty PlayStation games and ordered the company to pay a A$3.5 mil...

Platform News: Games and gaming controllers

Ukrainian computer game featuring Nazi’s in Moscow angers Kremlin

The Kremlin has accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade...


Nexon shares hit record high after strong start for Nintendo karting rival

Shares in game maker Nexon Co Ltd hit a record high on Tuesday following the strong start for a mobile version of its hit karting franchise.

Platform News: Gaming and gamers around the world

Zynga to buy Turkish mobile game-maker Peak for $1.8 billion

Zynga has said it would buy Turkish mobile-game maker Peak for $1.8 billion, in a move that will boost the company’s daily active user base by 60%.

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Marvelous shares untraded as China’s Tencent takes 20% stake in game maker

Shares in Japanese games maker Marvelous Inc were untraded with a glut of buy orders on Tuesday and looked set to close up at the daily trading limit of 17% after announcing China&...

Platform News: Gaming industry and popular games platforms

Epic Games online store crashes after reports of free ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ offering

Epic Games’ digital video game store went down as it recorded huge traffic after reports that it was giving the premium edition of “Grand Theft Auto V” for free. 

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony Corp reports 57% drop in fourth-quarter profit, declines to give outlook

Sony Corp has reported a 57% drop in fourth-quarter operating profit and refrained from providing an outlook for the current year due to uncertainty related to the coronavirus outb...


After the success of Animal Crossing, a thin pipeline for Nintendo

The runaway success of Nintendo Co Ltd’s island life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons has overshadowed an uncomfortable fact for fans of the Switch console – it ...