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Gearbox opens Quebec City studio

6 months ago Borderlands and Brothers-in-Arms outfit sets up new office to lead development on a new game in one of the company's existing IPs

PlayFab goes free, launches Services Marketplace

6 months ago "This is the biggest productivity boost for game developers since Unity launched its asset store in 2010"

Riot Games one of Glassdoor's best places to work

6 months ago Studio also saw its League of Legends 2015 Worlds Championship viewership nearly double to 360 million hours

SGN expands with two new studios

6 months ago Mobile publisher acquires Fat Rascal, taps Kiwi Inc. vets to launch new Palo Alto shop

1 Magic Leap raising additional $827 million - Report

6 months ago Augmented reality start-up's Series C funding round would bring total investment past $1.4 billion

4 Mastertronic enters administration after 32 years

6 months ago Deal in place for investor to buy assets and retain team of UK publisher

GameStop sees sluggish hardware, software sales

7 months ago Growing collectibles and non-gaming tech numbers almost offset declines in specialty retailer's core business

1 Video games contributed $3bn to Canada's GDP in 2015

7 months ago New economic report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) shines light on "meteoric growth" for Canada's games business

Multimedia entertainment firm MTG acquires DreamHack

7 months ago Swedish company expands eSports footprint

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3 Activision branches out, but it's a long way from "the next Disney"

Opinion 7 months ago Activision's near future is still in traditional PC/console titles, but it's laid the foundations for growth

Activision Blizzard launches TV and film studio

7 months ago Skylanders Academy animated show and Call of Duty "cinematic universe" first projects on the slate for Activision Blizzard Studios

NCsoft West launches Iron Tiger Studios

7 months ago New mobile gaming division out of San Mateo will expand to three teams, 100 employees over next year

Candy Crush sours King's financials

7 months ago Maturation of company's blockbuster hit more than offsets year-over-year growth in non-Candy Crush bookings

Lego Dimensions, Mad Max drive WBIE to growth

7 months ago Continued sales of Mortal Kombat and Batman: Arkham Knight helping push Warner Bros' game division to a record year

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2 Activision got King "cheaply" - Pachter

7 months ago Analysts weigh in with mostly positive comments on the massive $5.9 billion purchase of the Candy Crush Saga maker

6 Activision Blizzard to stop reporting Warcraft subscribers

7 months ago Company will use unspecified engagement metrics as "better indicators" of business performance

Activision Blizzard Q3 sales, profits slide

7 months ago Publisher pushes engagement metrics over unit sales as non-GAAP numbers drop year-over-year

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25 Activision and King: Wrong price, poor fit

Opinion 7 months ago King is a great business, but Activision's $5.9 billion buyout is the result of desperation to get up to speed on mobile, not a carefully considered strategy

Hitbox.tv lands $4 million in funding

7 months ago Latest investors in game-streaming site include World of Tanks publisher Wargaming

18 Activision Blizzard to buy King for $5.9 billion

7 months ago CEO Kotick believes deal will create "the largest, most profitable company in interactive entertainment"

Umbra raises $3.4 million to meet AR/VR demand

7 months ago 3D technology company anticipates huge opportunities outside of games

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3 Payday 2 shows how not to change a business model

Opinion 7 months ago Overkill's in-game purchase may be working in the data, but alienating your most vocal fans comes at a huge cost

Rovio vets form Lightneer

8 months ago New Finnish studio to focus on educational entertainment; first games due next year

5 Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf Publishing

8 months ago Former CCP company to operate independently as new Paradox subsidiary

1 Eight Pixels Square takes funding past 2 million

8 months ago Chris Lee and Global Leisure Partners invest in British free-to-play startup

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