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Amazon's Twitch buyout may have little to do with its gaming ambitions

9 hours ago The purchase will help "complete a puzzle" says Twitch's Matthew DiPietro; Chris Morris examines the implications of the deal

Analysts applaud Twitch acquisition

2 days ago Wedbush, Digi-Capital say union is a good fit; Amazon game exec says service will "remain unchanged for a while"

4 Google-Twitch deal nixed by antitrust concerns - Report

3 days ago Two companies could not agree on breakup fee if regulators struck down proposed acquisition

2 Tablet gaming revenues to reach $13.3 billion by 2019 - Juniper

3 days ago Research firm forecasts threefold increase for tablet game sales, driven by improved storage, graphics and better broadband

4 Amazon acquires Twitch

3 days ago Online retailer buys video streaming service for $970 million in cash

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

7 days ago China's top smartphone seller Xiaomi has partnered with Ouya, according to a Reuters report

GungHo sells Supercell stake

8 days ago Parent company SoftBank takes over as Puzzle & Dragons outfit focuses on emerging markets

48 Customers are worthless - Puppy Games

11 days ago Dev says de-valuation of games has led to de-valuation of users, product support not worth doing for indies

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41 Microsoft's chequebook warfare is bound to fail

Opinion 14 days ago Success in the console industry requires more than deep pockets; paying for exclusivity is no substitute for nurturing great games and services

8 Hunting Whales and Golden Swans

Opinion 14 days ago If you want to build a sustainable game business, don't hunt whales and golden swans - diversify, experiment, and depend on proven brands

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1 Not just any port in a storm

17 days ago The indie explosion means boom time for porting house Abstraction Games

9 Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%

21 days ago Social publisher posts $62.5 million loss, lowers outlook; Mattrick says "we aspire to do better"

Nintendo sells product-tracking subsidiary

22 days ago Inventory management firm SIRAS sold to Atlanta-based InComm as Nintendo focuses on games

EA extends Premier League deal into 2019

23 days ago EA Sports to continue as "official sports technology partner," becomes new sponsor of goal replay system

Activision Blizzard leans heavily on digital

23 days ago 73% of publisher's revenues last quarter came from downloadable games and content

5 Metal Gear Solid on PS4 triples Xbox One version sales

24 days ago MGS V: Ground Zeroes, pachinko drive publisher's modest growth for first quarter

5 GameStop to revamp trade-ins - report

24 days ago The retailer will simplify the program and ultimately give more money back to customers

9 Epic Games UK founded, recruitment begins

24 days ago Pitbull Studios subsumed into new outfit, forming company's "core"

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8 Work-for-hire hits the wrong notes

25 days ago Ex-Bungie audio director Marty O'Donnell discusses tension between creation and craft, says creatives should benefit more from their work

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Dan Adelman leaves Nintendo

25 days ago Indie liaison and head of digital content leaves to set up own support service for small devs

Gaming M&A deal value has doubled in the last five years

25 days ago New Corum Group data shows a bumper year for M&A in the games industry

2 Streaming games success is elusive

Opinion 28 days ago The streaming games scene is maturing but it's yet to make a major impact on the market - will that change?

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1 Putting Japanese game creators back in the pole position

29 days ago Inflexion Point Capital adds Keiji Inafune to board, aims to invest $15m in Japanese mobile studios

5 Crytek addresses financial situation

A month ago CryEngine creator says it has been enduring "transitional phase," but has secured additional capital for the long term

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10 VCAP: a welcome move for anti-piracy efforts

Opinion A month ago The UK's new voluntary system is an approach to piracy that finally acknowledges the developments of the past five years

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