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6 Activision Blizzard to stop reporting Warcraft subscribers

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

Activision Blizzard Q3 sales, profits slide

9 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 9 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

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

18 Activision Blizzard to buy King for $5.9 billion

9 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

9 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 9 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

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

5 Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf Publishing

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

1 Eight Pixels Square takes funding past Ł2 million

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

Playful Corp. raises $25 million

10 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

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

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

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

Nexon sells shares in NCSoft, ending takeover bid

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

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

10 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

10 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

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

Niantic scores investment from Nintendo

10 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

10 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

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

Sony acquire "3D vision technology" specialist Softkinetic

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

Microsoft buys Havok from Intel

10 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

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

Nordic acquires Codename: Panzers franchise

11 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

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

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