NetEase develops new ‘Lord of the Rings’ mobile game with Warner Bros

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new “Lord of the Rings” mobile game,... Read more »

New esports network VENN aims to bring ‘gaming as a lens into pop culture’

(Reuters) – A new, 24/7 esports gaming network called VENN that aims to blend pop culture and gaming was announced on Tuesday, after generating $17 million in seed round... Read more »

World of Warcraft nostalgia to boost Activision Blizzard: Barron’s

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The initial reception for a re-launched version of a classic video game points to potential stock price growth of Activision Blizzard Inc, with new titles... Read more »

Activision third-quarter forecast disappoints; shares fall

(Reuters) – Videogame maker Activision Blizzard Inc’s (ATVI.O) current-quarter forecast for profit and revenue fell short of estimates on Thursday, overshadowing better-than-expected second-quarter results, sending shares down 3.7%. FILE... Read more »

U.S. teen wins $3 million at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday after taking the top prize in a tournament in New York for the popular online video... Read more »

U.S. teen wins $3 million at video game tournament Fortnite World Cup

Jul 28, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Bugha celebrates after his win as the first solo World Champion at the Fortnite World Cup Finals e-sports event at Arthur Ashe Stadium.... Read more »

Pokemon Go creators release Harry Potter mobile game Wizards Unite

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on Thursday that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world... Read more »

Bah humbug! Trump’s plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – This year’s holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another $300 billion worth of Chinese imports –... Read more »

More U.S. millennials subscribe to video games than traditional pay TV: survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More American millennials now subscribe to a video game service than to a traditional paid television service, according to a survey on Monday, as consumers... Read more »

Tencent pulls blockbuster game PUBG in China, launches patriotic alternative

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd on Wednesday shut down its test version of global blockbuster “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in China and shifted users to a similar, more patriotic... Read more »