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10 Roundtable: Is Minecraft a gold mine?

Opinion Yesterday $2.5 billion buys a lot of Mojang, but will the move pay off for Microsoft?

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2 Analysts positive on Microsoft-Mojang deal

2 days ago Industry-watchers say Minecraft union makes strategic sense, but some point to possible pitfalls

21 Microsoft to break even on Mojang this fiscal year

2 days ago $2.5 billion acquisition cost expected to be accounted for on a GAAP basis by the end of June, 2015

26 Microsoft acquires Minecraft

2 days ago Developer Mojang bought for $2.5 billion as Notch and other co-founders depart studio

7 Fergal Gara on PlayStation Vita: "It's proving remarkably resilient"

5 days ago Sony UK chief sees a new, more specialised future for the device

3 SimBin declares bankruptcy and reforms as Sector 3 Studios

6 days ago Swedish studio behind RaceRoom Racing Experience undergoing significant restructuring

Controlling stake in $30m Star Girl franchise sold

6 days ago Hong Kong asset management company Crosby Capital has bought a majority share in the fashioned-themed mobile game series

4 Half of PC gamers wait for sales to buy - Survey

8 days ago NPD Group finds 37% of US plays PC games, but cautions price drops have created expectations that could limit spending

Final Fantasy XV dev unsure of Japanese console market

9 days ago Hajime Tabata worries there's "not much of a future for console games" if his latest doesn't do well

Kabam playing the transmedia game

13 days ago Executive producer John Young talks about the company's book-and-game project Kings of the Realm

Gamer loyalty plays into profits

Opinion 19 days ago Focusing on customer retention, not acquisition, is the key to success

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

20 days 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

22 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

22 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

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

4 Amazon acquires Twitch

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

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

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

GungHo sells Supercell stake

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

48 Customers are worthless - Puppy Games

30 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 A month 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 A month 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

A month ago The indie explosion means boom time for porting house Abstraction Games

9 Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%

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

Nintendo sells product-tracking subsidiary

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

EA extends Premier League deal into 2019

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

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