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Playstation, Xbox still struggling to recover from hack

Sony's last-minute decision to release The Interview turned out to be a boon for YouTube and Google, which saw a flood of digital viewers, and hundreds of independent theatres that reported big crowds and sold-out shows. But it didn't turn out Read More →

Playstudios raises $20 M as mobile leads gaming industry

In a nod to the booming popularity of playing casino game on a smartphone, Playstudios, a mobile and social game developer in Burlingame, has raised $20 million from investors. Playstudios makes free apps for gaming enthusiasts who want to access Read More →

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 →
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