Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry 5’ First Week Sales Top $310 Million

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "Far Cry 5 scored Ubisoft its second-highest grossing launch of all time, the company said in its annual sales report Thursday. The open world...

YouTube Music’s Subscription Service to Relaunch Tuesday

Variety reports: "After several months of delays, YouTube Music is relaunching its subscription service on Tuesday, which will be available as an ad-supported (i.e. free) model and...

Xbox reveals accessible controller for players with disabilities

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "A new controller designed for gamers with limited mobility has today been revealed by Xbox. Working in conjunction with community members and...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hits 10 million daily active players on mobile

Venture Beat reports: "PUBG Corp. and Tencent announced that the battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds hit 10 million daily active players on mobile. The number doesn’t include...

Hulu is giving users much better control over recommendations and watch history

The Verge reports: "Hulu is launching a refresh of its mobile app over the next week. The update will give subscribers finer control over...

Tencent profit jumps 61% to $3.7B as its mobile gaming business surges

Tech Crunch reports: "Warnings that Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued tech company, might suffer a rare poor quarter of business proved unwarranted after the company smashed analyst...

European Court Rules Netflix Must Contribute to German Film Subsidies

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled against Netflix, ordering the streaming giant to contribute to Germany's...

‘Saturday Night Live’ 48-Hour Marathon to Stream on Twitch

Variety reports: "The first-ever digital marathon of 'Saturday Night Live' sketches — including skits from the current season — will be coming to Twitch over a three-day...

Teatime Games raises $9 million for mobile gaming communication platform

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Teatime Games has raised a total of $9 million across a seed funding round and a Series A funding round. The funds...
Lionsgate earnings report

Lionsgate, Saban Brands, and Capcom to team up the Power Rangers with Street Fighter

Venture Beat reports: "Street Fighter characters are about to rumble with the Power Rangers. Capcom, Saban Brands, Lionsgate, and nWay have partnered to put the Street Fighter characters...

Nintendo’s New Family Group Option Doesn’t Seem Limited to Families

Variety reports: "Nintendo Switch owners can now create Family Groups ahead of the console’s online services launch in September. Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service...

Minute Media raises $17 million for sports and esports digital publishing platform

Venture Beat reports: "All hail the new content creators, who are turning traditional sports and esports media on its head. Minute Media has raised $17 million...

Apple Music Passes 50 Million Subscribers, Including Free Trials

Variety reports: "Apple Music’s streaming service now has more than 50 million users via paid subscriptions and free trials, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during...

Sony Music Buys $185M Stake In ‘Peanuts’ Brand

Hypebot reports: "Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) has today announced that it has acquired a stake in the iconic ‘Peanuts’ brand. Created by Charles M. Schulz...

Quarterback raises $2.5 million for esports player engagement platform

Venture Beat reports: "Quarterback has raised $2.5 million for its platform that brings professional esports players and their fans together. The Los Angeles company’s goal is to...

Roblox Kicks Off International Expansion Led by Chris Misner

Roblox, the most popular entertainment platform for play with more than 60 million monthly active users, announced its plans for an international roll...

Overwatch celebrates its 2nd birthday with new cosmetics, map, and a free weekend

Venture Beat reports: "Blizzard Entertainment announced plans today to celebrate Overwatch‘s second anniversary, which starts May 22 and ends June 1. The event will add 50...

Leaked image reveals Microsoft’s new Xbox controller for accessibility

The Verge reports: "Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility. The controller includes two oversized A and B pads, a...

Nintendo’s NES Classic will return to U.S. retail stores on June 29

Tech Crunch reports: "Rejoice Nintendo  fans: the Japanese gaming giant is bringing the NES Classic back to retail stores this summer. Nintendo said the console will go on...

CBS Sues Shari Redstone and National Amusements in Bid to Block Viacom Merger

Variety reports: "The battle over the future of CBS and Viacom has taken an extraordinary turn as CBS Corp. has filed a lawsuit accusing majority shareholder Shari Redstone of...