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Tencent acquiring 5% equity in Paradox

4 days ago Chinese online giant's investment puts Crusader Kings publisher's total value around $420 million

4 Microsoft laying off up to 1,850

6 days ago Company will "streamline" smartphone hardware business and take a $950 million restructuring charge

Nintendo preps expansion into medical device business

12 days ago Company updates articles of incorporation in advance of diversification efforts, notes moves into "computer software"

2 Nintendo lays out movie aspirations

15 days ago Company in talks with various partners, intending to stay away from live-action films

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Disney's departure is not about the market's health

Opinion 18 days ago Weekly recap: Infinity may be over, but AAA publishers have been posting plenty of positive numbers

2 Microsoft refused to sell Fable IP - Report

20 days ago Suitors expressed interest in acquiring Lionhead, but refusal to include franchise in the deal cut talks short

King pushes Activision Blizzard to record Q1

25 days ago Candy Crush acquisition and Activision performance more than offset a down quarter for Blizzard

Zynga can do a hell of a lot more with the resources it has - Gibeau

26 days ago As company beats first quarter forecast, CEO Frank Gibeau sees momentum in turnaround, emphasizes cost control without layoffs

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Keywords expanding Montreal studio

28 days ago Testing and localization firm will add 100 new jobs in Quebec development hub

Gears of War 4 would have cost Epic $100m - Sweeney

29 days ago Epic CEO also laments how "toxic and destructive" some publishing arrangements can be

Vivendi increases its stake in Ubisoft to almost 18%

A month ago The company denies that it's trying to take over the Assassin's Creed publisher, however

Nintendo to sell majority stake in Seattle Mariners

A month ago Initial $125 million deal was struck in 1992 by legendary president Hiroshi Yamauchi

Ubisoft opening Rabbids Amusement Center

A month ago Publisher's first foray into family entertainment centers opens doors in Montreal this August

SNK recommits to games

A month ago After abandoning pachi-slot business, publisher emphasizes gaming focus with old logo, slogan

1 Toca Boca acquired by Canadian toy firm Spin Master

A month ago Swedish developer amassed 140 million downloads in five years from its interactive toys for children

Microsoft retires Xbox 360

A month ago After more than a decade, company stops producing its most successful console to date

GSN Games acquires Gamedonia

A month ago Casual and casino publisher picks up Spanish backend developer, renames it GSN Games Barcelona

Magic Leap acquires NorthBit - Report

A month ago Augmented reality start-up buys Israeli software firm specializing in cybersecurity

GREE launches $12 million VR investment fund

A month ago Augmented and mixed reality companies will be considered, in gaming and beyond

Keywords buys the Synthesis Group in €18 million deal

A month ago Tech services company closes its biggest ever acquisition, its second in two weeks

Rovio posts continued declines for 2015

A month ago After posting €10 million operating loss, Angry Birds publisher says 2016 is a "transformative year," with profitable first quarter in the books

Keywords Studios makes another acquisition with Mindwalk

A month ago Services firm picks up Beijing outfit for $5.5m

Unity valuation of $1.5bn seems "appropriate" - SuperData

A month ago The engine maker is about to get another big round of investment, according to Bloomberg

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GameDuell pivots, cuts 25 per cent of staff

2 months ago German developer shifts focus towards cross-platform card and board games

Ubisoft opening production studio in Philippines

2 months ago New location to bolster Ubi's South East Asia presence, will work closely with Ubisoft Singapore

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