Gaming

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billion and that the company could raise about $400 million from a local market listing. Though, it seems that a final decision has yet to […]

Panda Pop passes 100 million users as Jam City readies for an IPO

Panda Pop passes 100 million users as Jam City readies for an IPO

The flagship game from Los Angeles-based mobile game developer Jam City, Panda Pop, has reached over 9.3 million monthly active users and climbed above its 100 millionth download. The tentpole game for MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe’s latest LA-based juggernaut of a company has certainly had its moment. Now, after swallowing TinyCo last year, DeWolfe is […]

Sliver.tv raises $9.8M to make eSports spectating less passive

Sliver.tv raises $9.8M to make eSports spectating less passive

Twitch and YouTube Gaming have reigned supreme in the eSports viewing space, but the services have struggled to find ways to make the action of watching other people play video games into a more interactive experience. Sliver.tv is bringing 360-degree views to traditional 2D eSports PC content via their patented technologies which gives viewers courtside […]

Nintendo adds PayPal support to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo adds PayPal support to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has added a new payment option for eShop purchases on the Nintendo Switch and on its website. Starting today, you can now link your Nintendo account to your PayPal account and pay for future purchases using your PayPal balance or any payment method already linked to your PayPal account. This update is only about […]

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer trailer revealed ahead of beta release August 25

Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer trailer revealed ahead of beta release August 25

Call of Duty: WWII is one of the most anticipated titles of the year; after three years of jet-packing the franchise returns to its roots of boots-on-the-ground action. On the heels of the CWL Champs tournament (congratulations, Optic Gaming!), Activision and Sledgehammer have announced that the private beta for CoD: WWII will go live on […]

Nielsen announces new division to measure esports sponsorships

Nielsen announces new division to measure esports sponsorships

Another sign that e-sports are turning into a big business: Nielsen is launching a new division focused providing research and consulting to the industry. The measurement firm already has a unit focused on gaming — in fact, Nicole Pike, Nielsen’s vice president of gaming, said Nielsen Esports was created in response to growing interest from the […]

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

In an announcement about a set of new discovery tools, Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch also unveiled that it recently acquired Palo Alto-based video indexing platform ClipMine. The startup’s technology is now being put to use to translate visual information in videos – like objects, text, logos and scenes – into metadata that can […]

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 Switch bundle will be a Walmart exclusive

Want those snazzy neon green and pink Switch controllers you’ve been coveting? In the U.S. and Canada, you’ll have to head to Walmart to pick up the Splatoon 2 Switch console bundle – at least initially. The bundle, announced today by Nintendo, will include Neon Pink and Neon Green right and left Switch controllers, as […]