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66% of gamers more likely to play socially responsible games

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Socially responsible causes are a selling point for most gamers, according to a new Accenture survey." Read more  

Zynga and Rollic acquire the hyper-casual game studio behind High Heels

TechCrunch reports: "Last year, Zynga bought hyper-casual game maker Rollic. Today, Rollic is a Zynga subsidiary, and it’s announcing the acquisition of another game...

Sony’s Doubled Profits Driven By Games, Music and Film

Variety reports: "Music, games and pictures all contributed to a doubling of full year net profits at Sony, the Japanese electronics and entertainment group,...

2021 Q1 sees spike in investments, mergers and acquisitions

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "2020 was a record year for gaming investments, and 2021 is already on pace to top that, according to DDM's Q1 Game...

Songtradr Acquires Film, TV and Gaming Music Data Platform Tunefind

Music Business Worldwide reports: "Tunefind, described as “the world’s most comprehensive database and online source of information for music in television, film and video...

Snapchat Powers Up to 280 Million Daily Users in Q1, Spotlight...

Variety reports: "Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, beat Wall Street financial estimates for the first quarter — and added 15 million daily users...

Multiverse raises $17m to fuel hybrid gaming platform

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "US developer Multiverse has raised $17 million in a round of Series A funding. The round was supported by several executives across...

Ubisoft joins Tezos blockchain ecosystem

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Ubisoft continues its efforts to support and explore blockchain technology by joining the Tezos ecosystem as a corporate baker." Read more  

Amazon cancels its Lord of the Rings game

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Amazon Game Studios has canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO. According to Bloomberg, the title's cancellation was the result of failed...

PUBG parent Krafton applies for IPO

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Holding firm and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds owner Krafton has applied for preliminary approval to launch an Initial Public Offering in Korea." Read more