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Maxis collaborates with Team Secret to empower local gamers

Maxis to tap into esports with partnership with top European organisation.

Game on! Fiverr offers coaches for Fortnite, PUBG players

From as little as US$5, players can enrol on Fiverr to learn survival skills and how to choose the best landing spots and guns in their favourite battle royale game.

Disney investor thinks company should buy game-maker Activision

Activision Blizzard’s declining share price over the past several months has some speculating the video-game company could be a takeover target... with Disney circling the waters.

‘PUBG’ developing a story-based game

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ is in pursuit of a more formally narrative-based experience.

YouTube celebrity ‘Etika’ found dead

Police say American YouTube celebrity Desmond Amofah, better known as 'Etika,' is found dead in New York nearly a week after he disappeared.

Luxury condos, bungalows used by foreigners as gaming call centres

Police say Malaysia used as hub for international gambling.

Nintendo slides after delaying marquee title Animal Crossing

Nintendo's shares dropped as much as 2.8% in Tokyo, the most on an intraday basis since May 8.

Ubisoft plays into streaming trend at E3 video game event

Ubisoft is an early partner with Google while the tech giant was developing its own gaming streaming service Stadia.

Malaysia studio’s ‘No Straight Roads’, ‘RPG Time’ among BitSummit indie fest...

Malaysia's rock and EDM adventure "No Straight Roads" are among the many international winners at Japan's indie game festival BitSummit 2019 at Kyoto.

Tencent beats estimates, signaling worst is behind gaming giant

The Chinese gaming giant's net income rose significantly in the three months ended March, beating estimates and giving their investors assurance that the company is rebounding upwards.

Nintendo shares gets a bump after Tencent win approval

Tencent could prove an invaluable ally for the Kyoto-based company in China.

Wynn considers US$7 bil Crown deal in search of Asia growth

If the parties come to terms, Wynn would be buying a company whose ambitions are in active decline.

Apple spotlights services with TV, gaming and credit card offerings

Cupertino is taking a different approach by offering paid 'channels' from AT&T's HBO, Lions Gate Entertainment's Starz and CBS's Showtime, alongside its own content.

Nintendo, Sony shares fall after Google unveils gaming service

Stadia lets developers put games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web, skipping expensive consoles or PCs.

With streaming move, Google eyes future of gaming

The company has teased a ramped-up version of a cloud gaming platform that was created together with Ubisoft.

Nintendo unveils virtual reality Cardboard headset for Switch

The Nintendo Labo VR Kit lets gamers build a headset mostly out of cardboard to create a 'basic VR' experience.

IGP defends controversial Turkey trip

Fuzi Harun says the Malaysian Totalisator Board offers such trips as police help curb the activities of bookies.

Video-game titans in deepening slump as flops pile up

Publishers focused on a few well-known titles and extended their lives through in-game purchases, expansion packs and online tournaments.

Microsoft’s game division to use Xbox Game Studios name

For Xbox Game Studios, it strengthens recent impressions that Microsoft is preparing to extend its game brand across a variety of platforms.

Inside a Berlin ‘gaming house’ – where eSports elite hone their...

The idea of a gaming house allows team-mates to live and play together under one roof, with hours dedicated to improving performances.

Sony drops most since 2016 on weak PlayStation 4 demand

Sony’s results underscore the struggle at big technology companies, which are seeing slowing demand for their products and services.

Video game action heads for the cloud

Companies interested in cloud gaming see it as a way to reach broader audiences.

US Mega Millions jackpot hits US$1.6 billion after no winners

If someone picks the winning six numbers, they can either claim the jackpot in payments over 30 years or take a reduced amount in a lump sum.

Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streaming

Google launched a website where people could apply for invitations to take part in the test, which will feature free streaming play of Assassin's Creed Odyssey while Project Stream technology is put through its paces.