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Vortex Plans to Open 2,500-Seat Dome Multiplex for Headset-Free VR Experiences

Variety reports: "Los Angeles-based immersive entertainment company Vortex Immersion Media wants to give consumers a new way to experience virtual reality (VR) without those pesky headsets: The company...

How Scopely hit a $400 million run rate with mobile games...

Venture Beat reports: "Scopely isn’t the most well-known mobile game company. But it scored a couple of hits with Looney Tunes: World of Mayhem and Star Trek: Fleet...

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 launch for later this month

The Verge reports: "Microsoft has started teasing what is likely to be its HoloLens 2 launch at Mobile World Congress later this month. Alex...

Fortnite, Overwatch, and Apex Legends: how to follow a huge week...

The Verge reports: "It’s a good time to be a fan of competitive gaming. This week is going to be absolutely packed with things...

Activision Blizzard staff reportedly bracing for layoffs

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Reports have emerged that Activision Blizzard is preparing large-scale redundancies in the next couple of days. Hundreds of jobs reportedly hang in the...

Fortnite Alone Can’t Explain Tumbling Game Stocks

gamesindustry.biz reports: "The industry's biggest firms have lost around 13% of their value in the past week, and many are down a third in...

Swedish Tax Agency targets King with $389m fine

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "King faces a fine of almost $390 million from the Swedish Tax Agency. The agency, Skatteverket, claims that Sweden lost the immaterial...

20th Century Fox Signs ‘Etherborn’ to Newly Announced Indie Development Fund

Variety reports: "FoxNext Games, a gaming division of 20th Century Fox, has announced the creation of a development fund aimed at helping indie developers generate...

Riot, Sega, four more join ESA

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The Entertainment Software Association has six more members. The US games industry trade group today announced the addition of Riot Games, Sega...

Flashbreak raises $2 million for live mobile game competitions with real-money...

Venture Beat reports: "Flashbreak has raised $2 million in funding for live mobile game competitions that reward gamers with real-money rewards. It’s sort of like HQ...