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6 Activision Blizzard to stop reporting Warcraft subscribers

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

Activision Blizzard Q3 sales, profits slide

6 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 6 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

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

18 Activision Blizzard to buy King for $5.9 billion

6 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

6 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 6 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

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

5 Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf Publishing

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

1 Eight Pixels Square takes funding past Ł2 million

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

Playful Corp. raises $25 million

6 months ago Studio behind Oculus Rift platformer Lucky's Tale raises funds to make original IP on new platforms

Vivendi raises stake in Ubisoft to 10.4 per cent

6 months ago Ubi's resolve to stay independent tested again

Ubisoft: "We're going to fight to preserve our independence"

6 months ago CEO Yves Guillemot reassures staff about "unwelcome" Vivendi share purchase

Nexon sells shares in NCSoft, ending takeover bid

6 months ago Korean publishers end hostile relationship in $533m deal

"People in 2017 will look back and say we had it easy"

6 months ago Machine Zone CEO predicts the end of the "multi-title strategy" among mobile's more successful companies

1 Teen interest in consoles growing - Survey

6 months ago Piper Jaffray finds 73% of US gaming teens have or intend to buy Xbox One or PS4, up from 67% last fall

China now leads the world in game revenues - Newzoo

6 months ago China's game industry is worth $22.2bn, ahead of the US at $21.96bn

Niantic scores investment from Nintendo

6 months ago Pokémon Company, Google also taking part in Pokémon Go developer's $20 million+ Series A financing round

Playlab eyes SE Asian dominance after $5m round

6 months ago Funding from Monk's Hill Ventures will open up "neglected" markets in the fast growing region

PTC Acquires Vuforia AR platform from Qualcomm for $65m

6 months ago Tech likely to be focused on Internet of Things rather than games

Sony acquire "3D vision technology" specialist Softkinetic

6 months ago Motion and positioning sensor tech should contribute to VR development

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

7 months ago Software giant says it will continue to license the physics engine to developers

Microsoft to report Xbox results under "More Personal Computing" segment

7 months ago Three new operating segments also include Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud

Nordic acquires Codename: Panzers franchise

7 months ago 18 months after picking up Cold War, publisher grabs rest of real-time tactics series from Neocoregames

57 Kickstarter becomes public benefit corporation

7 months ago Founders reclassify crowdfunding platform as a for-profit company for the benefit of society as well as shareholders

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