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US Game Spending Up 3% to $4.4b in September

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "September saw US consumer spending on games reach $4.4 billion, a 3% increase year-on-year, according to the latest NPD data. Year-to-date spending...

Why The Copyright Royalty Board Must Index Song Rates to Inflation

Hypebot reports: "The Consumer Price Index (used by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase statutory royalties paid by SoundExchange) rose again in September according...

Facebook’s 3D Social Metaverse Will Be Partly Built in Europe

C|Net reports: "The idea of a metaverse -- a computer-generated environment where people can interact with each other using AR, VR and other technologies...

Disney Stock Slides as Analysts Warn of Subscriber Slowdown

Forbes reports: "Shares of streaming and entertainment giant Walt Disney fell 3% on Monday morning after analysts at Barclays downgraded the stock, warning that...

Epic Welcomes Blockchain and NFT Games as Steam Bans Them

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Epic Games has confirmed it is open to selling video games that use blockchain and NFTs through its store. This followed quickly...

YouTube Shorts at One Year: What the Video Giant Has Learned...

Variety reports: "As of this summer, YouTube Shorts was generating over 15 billion global daily views, more than doubling from 6.5 billion in March...

European Alliance Execs Debate Difficulty of Competing With Streamers

Deadline reports: "A host of heavyweight European execs have debated the difficulty of competing with US streamers on big budgets, while criticizing these players...

Riot Games Acquires Media Tech Firm Kanga Talent

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Riot Games has acquired interactive media startup Kanga Games for an undisclosed sum. Kanga, founded in 2018, creates "fan hubs" for esports...

Facebook Launches New Video Ad Series Calling for Improved Regulations for...

SocialMediaToday reports: "Amid ongoing discussion about Facebook’s approach to content moderation, and amplification via its platforms, The Social Network has today launched two new...

Core Might Be The Vegas of The Metaverse

Tech Crunch reports: "A self-described “endless arcade,” Core feels like a 90s cyberpunk fever dream come to life. Half playable game library, half no-code...