Gaming

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

US judge rules Apple could bar Epic Games’s ‘Fortnite’ from App Store

A federal judge in California has ruled in an injunction request that Apple could bar Epic Games’s “Fortnite” from its App Store, but must not harm Epic’s d...

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Angry Birds maker Rovio’s Chief Executive leaving by mutual consent

The CEO of Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment has said she would leave the company by mutual consent at the end of the year.

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Sony shares slides 2% as Microsoft flashes cash to boost games lineup

Sony’s shares dropped 2% in trading today after its gaming rival Microsoft said it might purchase the parent of publisher Bethesda Softworks, at a deal to strengthen its matc...

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Microsoft doubles down on gaming with $7.5 billion deal for ZeniMax

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox games stable that provides with the studio behind titles such as Fallo...

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Nintendo digital subscriptions soar driven by ‘Animal Crossing’ fans

Nintendo has reported surging user numbers for its Switch Online subscription support, driven by hit titles like”Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, as the firm belatedly b...

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Microsoft takes aim at Sony with cloud gaming service

This coming Tuesday, Microsoft will launch its Xbox cloud gaming service, initially priced at $1 for new users’ first month, in a major drive to attract casual gamers with th...

Platform News: Gaming and gamers around the world

Gamers left reeling as Indian government pulls the plug on PUBG

For tens of thousands of Indian players, Tencent’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) video game was a welcome diversion from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nintendo to re-release Mario games for 35th anniversary

Nintendo has announced that it will re-release classic titles featuring popular character Mario for a limited time on its hit Nintendo Switch console to mark 35 years since the lau...

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

Apple terminates ‘Fortnite’ creator’s App Store account as lawsuit proceeds

Apple has announced it had terminated “Fortnite” founder Epic Games’ account on its App Store amid a legal battle over the iPhone maker’s in-app payment gui...

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

Epic Games asks judge to block Apple’s removal of ‘Fortnite’ from the app store.

Epic Games has said it had been attempting to block Apple’s elimination of its wildly popular “Fortnite” from its program shop and has asked a judge to avoid any ...

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Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of the 10-year-old “Angry Birds” smartphone app, has reported a 160% leap in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by ...

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Take-Two raises its sales forecast

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc on Monday increased its financial year adjusted sales prediction after beating quarterly estimates on demand because of its video game franchises&...

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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...

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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.