Within VR hires Zynga and Disney execs

Is VR Studio Baobab The Next Pixar?

Forbes reports: "Baobab Studios, founded by Maureen Fan (Zynga) and Eric Darnell (Dreamworks), debuts its third immersive animated experience, "The Painted Bird", at The...

Twitch details premium subscription plans

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Twitch is expanding on its current subscription service by offering two higher-priced options for viewers. Launching initially as an opt-in beta, the...

Shaquille O’Neal, Lupe Fiasco to Compete in Celebrity Video Game Tournament

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal and Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco are set to throw down next Friday for the ELEAGUE Street...

Following Universal Deal, Spotify Locks Down Indies in Long-Term Licensing Pact With Merlin

Billboard reports: "Spotify and independent label organization Merlin have agreed to a multi-year licensing agreement that ensures an uninterrupted flow of music from non-majors...

Shopify will let gamers buy T-shirts and other real-world goods inside a game

Venture Beat reports: "Shopify is launching its Custom Storefront development kit, and it’s a new way for game developers to make money from their...

Apple Music’s latest exclusive acquisition is a documentary about Clive Davis

The Verge reports: "Apple Music has picked up exclusive rights to the documentary Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives yesterday. The acquisition was...

YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming...

Tech Crunch reports: "Demand for mobile live streaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top...

PlayStation VR Has Not Done Very Well In Japan

Forbes reports: "It seems that since the launch of PlayStation VR in Japan, the peripheral has only managed to sell around 100 thousand units...

Esports players can win medals at the Asian Games in 2022

Mashable reports: "The Olympic Council of Asia announced Monday night that esports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in...

Digital sales now represent 74% of the US game market

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today released its annual report, Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, shedding light on...

Amazon Fire TV Launches in India

The Hollywood Reporter: "Amazon has launched its Fire TV stick in India, making it the fifth country where the device becomes available after the...
Snapchat increases advertising rates

Snapchat Snaps Up Dating Show From Lis Murdoch’s Vertical Networks

Variety reports: "Elisabeth Murdoch’s U.K.-based media company Vertical Networks is set to produce its first show for multimedia mobile app Snapchat. The two companies...

Ubisoft opens studios in France and Germany to boost blockbuster game development

Venture Beat reports: "Ubisoft skipped out on debuting a new Assassin’s Creed game last year, but the French publisher is not skimping on the...

Facebook is rolling out a product so you can hang with friends in virtual...

Recode reports: "Virtual reality is often a solo experience — you throw on a headset, plug in some headphones and tune out the world...

Spotify’s half-priced student pricing expands worldwide

Tech Crunch reports: "Hot on the heels of Pandora’s public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make...
Netflix losing competitive advantage

Netflix Nears 100 Million Subscribers, But Q1 Gains Fall Short of Expectations

Variety reports: "Netflix added fewer subscribers than expected for the first three months of 2017, while the No. 1 subscription-video provider said it will...

Sony Is Giving The Basic PS4 Slim A Much-Needed Upgrade

Forbes reports: "We all knew that when the PS4 and Xbox One first came out and our hard drives quickly filled up with games,...
Playstation 4 sales reach 40 million

Netmarble setting aside $4.4 billion for acquisitions

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Netmarble's IPO is set for next month, and the Korean mobile publisher is already planning to use the proceeds on a shopping...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sets Sights on Augmented Reality

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "If Facebook's first act was becoming a large social media platform for sharing your reality — posting messages, photos and...

2017 Emmys: TV Academy Revamps Interactive Media Awards Categories

Variety reports: "The Television Academy has rejiggered the Interactive Media award categories for the 69th Emmy Awards — aiming to bring new and innovative digital...