Shares of Assassin’s Creed maker Ubisoft plunge after Tencent ups stake

Shares of Assassin's Creed maker Ubisoft plunge after Tencent ups stake

Tencent has increased its stake in French games maker Ubisoft, the company behind popular franchises like Assassin’s Creed. But analysts said this has effectively closed the door on a full takeover of the company. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | light rocket | Getty Images Shares of games developer Ubisoft plunged more than 17% on … Read more

Sony, Tencent, NetEase continue deal hunt to expand new formats, markets

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Revenue from mobile games accounts for more than half of the mobile gaming market. Sony is looking to diversify beyond consoles with its new dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming division. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Pictures | LightRocket via Getty Images sony Sony’s PlayStation has dominated the gaming console market for a long time. But the business … Read more

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Sony sets up a PlayStation mobile gaming unit in push beyond consoles

Revenue from mobile games accounts for more than half of the mobile gaming market. Sony is looking to diversify beyond consoles with its new dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming division. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Pictures | LightRocket via Getty Images Sony set up a dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming unit in a major push to diversify beyond … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted … Read more

Netflix’s video game push sees few subscribers playing along

Netflix's video game push sees few subscribers playing along

Netflix is ‚Äč‚Äčaccelerating its push into video games with plans to double its catalog of offerings by the end of the year, but for now, few of the streaming giant’s subscribers are playing. Since last November, the company has been rolling out the games as a way to keep users engaged between show releases. The … Read more

9/11 families slam Trump for hosting Saudi-funded LIV golf tournament

9/11 families slam Trump for hosting Saudi-funded LIV golf tournament

Donald J. Trump speaks during a press conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster of New Jersey, United States on July 7, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Families and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks criticized former President Donald Trump for hosting an upcoming tournament for the Saudi-funded LIV … Read more

CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 1,400 monkeypox infections across 44 states and territories in the US and said it … Read more

Nike is making a strategic shift in how it makes NCAA fan apparel

Nike is making a strategic shift in how it makes NCAA fan apparel

Georgia Bulldogs NCAA partners with Nike Courtesy: Fanatics Sports commerce platform Fanatics is entering into a long-term partnership with Nike to manufacture college sports fan apparel. The partnership will involve collaboration with the Fanatics College division, which already partners with most of the Nike-sponsored colleges and universities. Manufacturing is set to begin in summer 2024, … Read more

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global health threat next week

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global health threat next week

Health officer uses a thermal head to detect a monkeypox virus on arriving passengers at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang near Jakarta, Indonesia on May 15, 2019. Jepayona Delita | Future Publishing | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Tuesday that it will suit a second emergency meeting next week to decide if monkeypox … Read more

GameStop launches NFT marketplace as it hunts for growth online

GameStop launches NFT marketplace as it hunts for growth online

NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images GameStop on Monday announced the long-awaited debut of its online marketplace for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, in a bid to reinvent its business and cash in on consumer adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The platform, which is now open to the public for beta testing, allows users to … Read more