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Gaming trade group says “gamergate” must stop

It's unlikely that the campaign/cultural movement called Gamergate will quiet down now that the chief video game company trade group has said it has to stop. What Gamergate is has been subject to much debate. My take — Gamergate is an unfocused Read More →

Big e-sports event coming to Silicon Valley

You had to know that "e-sports" were big when Amazon and Google were both vying to buy video-game streaming service Twitch.tv for $1 billion each. But if you want further evidence, consider the latest event announced Tuesday for the SAP Read More →

Microsoft to buy Minecraft; fans worry about game’s future

Minecraft is indeed going to be a part of Microsoft. And your reaction to that probably depends a lot on where you sit. Microsoft on Monday confirmed that it's reached an agreement to buy Read More →

Facebook said to be exploring full-length virtual reality movies

Forget 3D. Are you ready for virtual reality movies? Facebook is having exploratory talks with Hollywood executives about the possibility of creating immersive content – including full-length movies – for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, according to a Read More →

Justin.tv shuts down to concentrate on (soon-to-be sold?) Twitch

There’s still no official word, but here’s another stick to throw on the fire of speculation that Twitch, the popular video-game streaming service, is about to be acquired by Google. In a blog post Tuesday, the pioneering video-streaming service Read More →

Google seals deal to buy Twitch, report says

Has Google’s YouTube division sealed a deal to buy Twitch, the live video-game streaming service? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi is reporting that he’s confirmed it with his sources, who say the deal is worth $1 billion. Takahashi is a veteran Silicon Valley Read More →
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