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NCsoft West launches Iron Tiger Studios

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

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

Activision Blizzard Q3 sales, profits slide

10 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 10 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

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

18 Activision Blizzard to buy King for $5.9 billion

10 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

10 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 10 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

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

5 Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf Publishing

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

1 Eight Pixels Square takes funding past Ł2 million

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

Playful Corp. raises $25 million

11 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

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

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

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

Nexon sells shares in NCSoft, ending takeover bid

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

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

11 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

11 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

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

Niantic scores investment from Nintendo

11 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

11 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

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

Sony acquire "3D vision technology" specialist Softkinetic

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

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