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1 Vivendi ups Ubisoft share ownership to 20%, but delays takeover

9 days ago Both companies' stock rise after Vivendi boss proposes "fruitful cooperation"

1 Tencent could be lining up to buy Supercell - at a $9bn valuation

14 days ago World's biggest games company in talks with Softbank to purchase 73% share, say reports

Line to launch IPO at $5.5 billion valuation

17 days ago Around 40% of revenue comes from games, stickers and comics, but Japanese messaging service is seeking to expand into new territories

Limitless scores close to $1m in seed funding

19 days ago VR technology behind Gary The Gull that delivers "Pixar-quality VR characters"

Mad Catz profit turns to $11m loss on "incredibly disappointing" Rock Band 4

27 days ago The resurgence of the music genre did not go according to plan

Funcom back in black after $6.3m investment

A month ago Debt management and cash injection see Conan studio's future secured

Tencent thought to be interested in Supercell purchase

A month ago The world's biggest games company also announced a new console for China

Lucid Sight raises $3.5m in Series A

A month ago "The only place to effectively promote a VR experience is within another VR experience"

1 Softbank rumoured to be considering Supercell sale

A month ago Japanese firm and majority stake holder thought to value developer at $5bn

Sega returns to profit on cuts and streamlining

A month ago But revenue across Sega's games business was flat or in decline as new products failed to excite

1 Ubisoft reports full year earnings

A month ago "The performances delivered by The Division and Far Cry Primal exceeded our expectations"

1 Square Enix doubles annual profits

A month ago Publisher books nearly 20bn Yen ($184m) across business

1 Bandai Namco profits slip, Dark Souls III soars

A month ago From Software's has shipped 3 million, but it launched a few days from the close of the fiscal year

Jobs

14 Disney Infinity is dead as Disney exits game publishing

A month ago Avalanche is being shuttered and 300 jobs are now lost as a result

Star Wars Battlefront ships 14m copies, EA enjoys "phenomenal" FY2016

A month ago “We grew non-GAAP net revenue, profitability and cash flow to record highs,” said CFO Blake Jorgensen

Metal Gear and mobile games give Konami a boost

A month ago Digital Entertainment division doubled its operating profit in the last fiscal year, but Konami sees decline in its future

1 Capcom forecasts digital shift after solid fiscal year results

A month ago Packaged games will receive "limited sales runs" as the company pursues growth in digital games and Asian markets

Jobs

Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss

A month ago "We cut nothing that was actually going to deliver in our mind certain revenue later this year"

Vivendi increases its stake in Ubisoft to almost 18%

2 months ago The company denies that it's trying to take over the Assassin's Creed publisher, however

Sony shipped 17.7 million PS4s in the last fiscal year

2 months ago Operating profit for games up 84 per cent, while Network revenue doubled year-on-year

3 Nintendo's tumbling profits underline need for new hardware

2 months ago Fiscal year net income down 60 per cent; Wii U sold 3.26 million units in 12 months, could halt production by March 2018

Apple sees iPhone sales fall

2 months ago Sold 51.2 million in latest quarter

Paradox will offer 15 per cent of its stock in IPO next month

2 months ago IPO will be done in the "Paradox way," focusing on, "employees, fans and the general public in Sweden"

Helsinki's Armada Interactive secures $3m seed funding

2 months ago "“This initial investment allows us to produce and launch a truly astonishing first title"

Xbox Live sees growth but hardware dips in Microsoft's Q3

2 months ago Xbox Live monthly active user base stands at 46 million

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