gaming

Riot Games Cuts 11 Percent Of Staff In Latest Industry Job Losses

Tencent's Riot Games to cut 11 percent of staff as gaming industry continues 'course correction' after mass pandemic hiring

5 months ago

Twitch To Lay Off 35 Percent Of Staff – Report

Amazon-owned Twitch is handing a sizeable portion of its workforce the worst news in early 2024 by axing their jobs

5 months ago

China Drafts New Restrictions For Online Gaming

Draft rules by Beijing to curb excessive spending in online gaming, wipes nearly $80bn value off two Chinese gaming giants

6 months ago

UK’s CMA Wins Appeal To Investigate Apple

Apple's mobile browser and cloud gaming services will be investigated after the CMA won an appeal on Thursday

7 months ago

UK Regulator Approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase

After protracted regulatory scrutiny, final hurdle removed for Microsoft's acquisition of Activision after UK grants approval

8 months ago

Microsoft Makes Concession To Win UK Activision Approval

Major concession from Microsoft as it seeks to win approval from UK's CMA for $69bn (£54bn) Activision Blizzard acquisition

10 months ago

CMA Publishes Microsoft Arguments In Activision Case

UK Competiiton and Markets Authority publishes Microsoft arguments in reconsideration of Activision-Blizzard deal, calls for public comment

11 months ago

European Commission Approves Microsoft-Activision Takeover

European regulators approve Microsoft's $69bn acquisition of Activision-Blizzard after opposition by US and UK regulators

1 year ago

UK’s CMA Blocks Microsoft’s $69bn Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

Final decision by UK regulator to block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition, but Microsoft says it will appeal

1 year ago

Sega Offers £625m For Studio Behind ‘Angry Birds’

Sonic the Hedgehog maker Sega offers 706m euros for Rovio, studio behind pioneering mobile game Angry Birds

1 year ago

E3 Video Game Gala Event Cancelled

Organisers cancel E3 video game gala return to in-person event as long-running conference struggles to adapt to post-Covid world

1 year ago

China Approves More Imported Games As Crackdown Eases

Chinese game regulator approves 27 foreign games for domestic release in latest sign that crackdown on gaming industry is easing

1 year ago

Study: Nine In Ten UK Game Sales Went Digital In 2022

Industry figures find nearly nine in ten video game sales were digital downloads last year, amidst pandemic-inspired home entertainment surge

1 year ago

Gamers Sue Microsoft To Halt Activision Purchase

Software giant Microsoft faces fresh legal action in US courts to halt its $69bn acquisition of Activision Blizzard

1 year ago

China Claims To Have Resolved Child Gaming Addiction

China claims it has reduced video gaming among youngsters to less than 3 hours a week, after limiting gaming to…

2 years ago

EU Follows UK, Begins Deeper Probe Of Microsoft Activision Deal

Europe's deeper investigation of Microsoft's Activision purchase begins, months after UK began its phase 2 probe in September

2 years ago

Tencent, Logitech Launch G Cloud Handheld Gaming Console

Chinese tech giant Tencent collaborates with Logitech on handheld Android console for cloud games, challenging Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck

2 years ago

Meta To Shutter Facebook Gaming App

That didn't last long. Meta is to close its Facebook Gaming app later this year – two years after it…

2 years ago

Nvidia Warns Of 44 Percent Drop In Gaming Sales

Nvidia warns gaming sales set to come in significantly lower than expectations amidst end of pandemic-era surge in demand and…

2 years ago

China Gaming Company Chief ‘To Move Abroad’

Co-founder and chief executive of prominent China gaming company XD planning to leave the country amidst increased restrictions on tech…

2 years ago

Microsoft To Acquire Activision Blizzard For $68.7 Billion

Huge tech acquisition, as software giant seeks major expansion of its gaming credentials with purchase of leading gaming holding company

2 years ago

Gaming Event E3 Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Major gaming event E3 has been cancelled as an in-person event for the third year in a row, as pandemic…

2 years ago

US Security Committee Reviews Tencent’s £919m Sumo Takeover

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States launches probe into Tencent's proposed acquisition of British gaming studio amidst increased…

3 years ago

China Limits Kids To Three Hours Of Video Games A Week

Draconian move? Children in China now only allowed to play video games between 8 and 9pm on Friday, weekends and…

3 years ago

Facebook Pauses Sales Of Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset Over Skin Complaints

Temporary pause of sales of the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset, after issues with a foam pad causing skin…

3 years ago

Hackers Use Cracked Games To Make Crypto-Millions

Malware found in cracked versions of popular games such as NBA 2K19, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 5…

3 years ago

Tencent’s Timi Studios ‘Made $10bn’ In 2020

Tencent's Timi Studios, developer of Call of Duty Mobile, reportedly brought in $10bn in revenues last year, possibly making it…

3 years ago

Is Microsoft About To Buy Discord?

Reports surface that Microsoft is considering a possible $10 billion purchase of messaging and communication service Discord

3 years ago

Mobile Gaming Pioneer Gordon Hall Dies At 51

Gordon Hall was founder of video game studio Rockstar Leeds and developer of some of the top-rated games in the…

3 years ago