Gaming

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...

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia’s $40 billion deal for ARM dealt blow by UK regulator

Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of UK-based chip designer ARM hit a major hurdle yesterday after a UK regulator found it could damage competition and weaken rivals, and requ...

Tencent Holdings

Tencent tumbles after Chinese media calls online gaming “spiritual opium”

Shares of online gaming companies, including Tencent Holdings and NetEase Inc, tumbled earlier today after a Chinese state media outlet branded online gaming “spiritual opium...

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, ...

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...

Nintendo: Games and gaming

Nintendo partners with Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Pikmin app

Nintendo has stated that it is partnering with Pokemon Go app developer Niantic to create augmented reality (AR) titles, with a Pikmin themed app launching this year.

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...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...

Roblox

Kids gaming platform Roblox faces hurdles ahead of public listing

Profanities and other offensive content that basic word-filtering tools are made to catch can be discovered in certain game titles and user profiles on children’s gaming syst...

nintendo

Nintendo raises Switch forecast to 24 million units on pandemic gaming boom

Nintendo said it hopes to market 24 million of its Switch games consoles at the year ending March 2021, up from a forecast of 19 million but still regarded as cautious, since the C...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent’s Honor of Kings reports 100 million daily users

Honor of Kings, Tencent’s flagship video game, declared a record 100 million daily active users globally and said it was expanding into other genres and forming a tie-up with...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook adds cloud gaming feature to its platform

Yesterday, Facebook Inc established a free-to-play cloud gambling feature on its social media platform, allowing users to stream and play games like “Asphalt 9: Legends”...

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