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Maxis collaborates with Team Secret to empower local gamers

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

EA falls most since February as snag in Apex Legends sows...

Signs that uptake is cooling-off calls into question whether Apex Legends can compete with Fortnite.

‘League of Legends’ publisher hires Nielsen to measure sponsorship value

Quantifying the value of brand exposure gained through sponsorships can help the multiplayer online battlefield game draw more sponsors.

‘PUBG’ developing a story-based game

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

‘Orange Island’ continues ‘Watch Dogs Legion’ granny hero trend

After enthusiasm for 'Watch Dogs Legion' suggested that heroic action-grandmas should appear more regularly in video games, indie game 'Orange Island' launches its own Kickstarter to immediate success.

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.

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.

Electronics Arts jumps after Apex Legends helps fuel results

It’s a sign Electronic Arts can go toe to toe with Epic Games’ Fortnite, an early battle-royale hit that has become a cultural phenomenon.

This week’s video game releases: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’, ‘Days Gone’, ‘Super...

Release dates and trailers for a calming mobile puzzle game all

Xbox to hold E3 2019 conference

Though PlayStation and Electronic Arts are ducking out, Microsoft's Xbox division is to make its own stage presentation.

PlayStation exec talks PS5 console details, rules out 2019 launch

Mark Cerny has sketched out some of the next PlayStation's hardware specifications: a solid state hard drive, custom 8K graphics chip and 3D audio, and compatibility with the PS4 and PS VR.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ Viking rumor makes headway

A poster with related artwork spotted in another video game strengthened suspicions that Ubisoft is developing a Viking-themed entry to the franchise.

As Epic, Steam struggle, indie game creators feel the squeeze

In Oct 2018, a series of tweaks and fixes caused a notable drop-off in Steam store page visits and revenue for indie developers across the board.

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.

Cheques don’t lie, says superstar gamer ‘Ninja’

Tyler Blevins used to play video games in his parents' basement, but now, he earns a monthly US$500,000 from playing and streaming Fortnite.

Google patents possible game streaming service controller

Last month, Google announced plans to host a mysterious gaming-related press conference where it is expected to announce a new game controller.

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.

‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ set for late 2019

"Titanfall" studio Respawn Entertainment is cueing up action adventure "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" for fall 2019

China ends 9-month freeze on video-game licensing, FT says

Beijing has resumed the licensing of video games, the majority of which are for mobile phones.

PlayStation pulls out of E3 2019

For the first time in 24 years, Playstation would not attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

‘God of War’ favourite among PS4 game developers

It was named 13 times during the PlayStation Blog round-up.

Video game action heads for the cloud

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

Fortnite maker gets US$1.25 billion from new investor group

The investor group covers a large swath of the entertainment world, including technology, traditional sports, esports and live events.

Asia eSports body: Video games not to blame for US shooting

Tournaments of various styles of video games have grown in popularity world wide in recent years, with shooting, strategy, and fighting for multi-player teams evolving into major arena events.