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DICE Awards: Blizzard’s Overwatch takes Game of the Year

Venture Beat reports: "Blizzard’s Overwatch won Game of the Year at the DICE Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars for video games. The action...

In ‘Walden’ Video Game, the Challenge Is Stillness

The New York Times reports: "It’s certainly a long way from “Grand Theft Auto.” Henry David Thoreau’s classic “Walden” is the inspiration for what Smithsonian...
Apple to allow subscriptions in gaming apps

Two Kabam studios form Aftershock following Netmarble acquisition

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Mobile games firm Kabam has spun-off two of its studios and its remaining assets into a new company called Aftershock. Aftershock comprises...

Live Nation Reports Revenue Growth For 6th Straight Year

Hypebot reports: "Live Nation Entertainment investors were likely pleased after the company reported positive financial results for the 4th quarter and fiscal year 2016....

More brands are testing Facebook’s pricey live video ads

Digiday reports: "Brands are testing out promoted live videos on Facebook, targeting and alerting users to their live broadcasts as they’re happening. The sponsored...

Content Costs Double at Chinese Video Streaming Giant iQIYI

Variety reports: "The cost of content for Chinese video streaming platform iQIYI more than doubled in 2016, parent company Baidu has revealed. The figures...

SuperData: VR Hardware will earn $3.6 billion in 2017

Venture Beat reports: "Research firm SuperData released a new report predicting that VR hardware will earn $3.6 billion in 2017. That would be an increase...

New online network will stream high-profile court cases live

The Verge reports: "Mediaite founder Dan Abrams plans to launch an online network dedicated to live courtroom coverage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It...

Technicolor Launches Virtual and Augmented Reality-Focused Sound Lab

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Technicolor's new immersive audio unit, dubbed The Sound Lab at Technicolor, is completed and up and running in at its...

How The VR Concert Industry Is Boldly Jockeying For A Slice Of A Projected...

Forbes reports: "The expanding interest and production around the intersection of virtual reality and music concerts lately simply can’t be denied. The new developments...

Switch launching without Virtual Console

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Nintendo today answered one of the big remaining questions about next week's Switch launch, confirming that the system will arrive without the...

Facebook Launches Mid-Roll Video Ad Test, Expands Live-Streaming Ads

Variety reports: "Facebook is making more moves to boost video ad revenue — and carve bucks from marketers’ TV ad budgets. The social network...

HTC Opens Up Viveport Virtual Reality Subscription Service to Developers

Variety reports: "First came Spotify, then Netflix. Now, HTC is betting that the time is right for virtual reality (VR) to join the subscription...

Spotify to Host Podcast About Hip-Hop Exec Chris Lighty

Billboard reports: "Spotify is adding to its offering of exclusive podcasts. The music streaming service will announce Thursday three new podcasts that all look...

Chartboost launches playable ads to boost mobile game publisher revenues

Venture Beat reports: "Mobile-game marketing firm Chartboost has jumped on the growing enthusiasm for “playable ads” for mobile games by launching the Chartboost Playable...

Qualcomm announces new VR dev kit and headset accelerator program

Tech Crunch reports: "The near-future of VR is definitely mobile, and for the time-being nobody has more control of the guts of mobile devices than Qualcomm...

Matt Groening’s ‘Futurama’ Set to Become New Mobile Game

Variety reports: “'Futurama,' the critically lauded sci-fi spoof from Matt Groening that aired on TV for seven seasons, will be turned into a brand-new...

Amazon Launches An Affordable Fire TV Stick Streamer With Added Alexa Voice Smarts

Forbes reports: "Amazon’s latest weapon in its bid to take control of our TVs is the new, improved Fire TV Stick. It’s a cheap,...

Developer’s lawsuit against games critic Jim Sterling is dismissed ‘with prejudice’

Gameindustry.biz reports: "Digital Homicide's efforts to sue YouTuber and games journalist Jim Sterling over his criticism of the game Slaughtering Grounds has ended. Sterling...

Facebook Wants MLB Live-Streaming Rights, Which Twitter Already Has for 2017 Season

Variety reports: "Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for Facebook to make the world a better place apparently includes live-streaming America’s pastime to the masses. Facebook is in discussions...