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Analysts applaud Twitch acquisition

A month 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

A month 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

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

4 Amazon acquires Twitch

A month ago Online retailer buys video streaming service for $970 million in cash

1 Ouya to bring its games to China

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

GungHo sells Supercell stake

2 months ago Parent company SoftBank takes over as Puzzle & Dragons outfit focuses on emerging markets

47 Customers are worthless - Puppy Games

2 months 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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34 Microsoft's chequebook warfare is bound to fail

Opinion 2 months 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 2 months 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

2 months ago The indie explosion means boom time for porting house Abstraction Games

9 Zynga quarterly sales slide 34%

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

Nintendo sells product-tracking subsidiary

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

EA extends Premier League deal into 2019

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

Activision Blizzard leans heavily on digital

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

4 Metal Gear Solid on PS4 triples Xbox One version sales

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

5 GameStop to revamp trade-ins - report

2 months ago The retailer will simplify the program and ultimately give more money back to customers

9 Epic Games UK founded, recruitment begins

2 months ago Pitbull Studios subsumed into new outfit, forming company's "core"

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8 Work-for-hire hits the wrong notes

2 months 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

2 months 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

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

2 Streaming games success is elusive

Opinion 2 months 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

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

5 Crytek addresses financial situation

2 months 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 2 months ago The UK's new voluntary system is an approach to piracy that finally acknowledges the developments of the past five years

1 Lionsgate invests in Next Games

3 months ago Film company's expansion into gaming includes Series A financing for ex-Rovio exec's new studio

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