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Topic: Video Games

Will We Have to Say Goodbye to AOL's Joystiq? Demand for video ads and niche content could lead to blog's closure, expert says

One of the largest video game industry publications online, Joystiq, may be closing its doors in the upcoming weeks, re/code reported. The digital publication said that parent company AOL will likely be…

January 27, 2015, 7:56 PM EST

As Women's Interest in Gaming Grows, Marketers Are Paying Closer Attention Brands pursue partnerships amid new demographic data

Gamers are no longer just guys hanging out in their parents' basements. YouTube research unveiled today indicates a much broader audience, with two-thirds of U.S. consumers playing video games. Six…

January 5, 2015, 11:39 AM EST

Microsoft's Bus Shelters Make You Feel Like You're Inside Its New Video Game Getting immersive for Sunset Overdrive

If you're like a lot of commuters these days, you're glued to your smartphone while sitting at a bus stop. So, how do advertisers get your attention? Microsoft, for one,…

November 11, 2014, 4:52 PM EST

Machinima Rebrands With a TV-Leaning Strategy It hopes marketers will spend more money on a familiar model

Machinima, a multi-channel network (MCN) pioneer that's come under siege from increased competition, today revealed a robust rebrand to better position itself in the industry. Most importantly, it's building an…

November 10, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

Could Minecraft Become Microsoft's Next Halo? Tech giant expected to buy game maker for $2B

If the rumors are true, Microsoft Corp.'s move to purchase Minecraft could position the popular video game as the next big entertainment franchise. Several outlets reported that the Redmond, Washington-based tech…

September 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

Amazon—Not YouTube—Acquires Twitch Gaming video site reportedly sells for $970 million

In a surprising move, leading gaming-themed streaming video portal Twitch announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon. The Seattle-based e-commerce company confirmed the deal, saying it acquired the online…

August 25, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

July 25, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: This Rube Goldberg Device Promotes a Video Game by Bringing It to Life Another creation from OK Go's collaborator

While always interesting to watch, intricate Rube Goldberg devices in ads rarely seem connected to the products they're supposedly selling. But this is quite the exception. Brett Doar, the man behind…

July 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

Can Once-Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation on to Pong? Reboots classics for online and mobile

Brands come and brands go, but only rarely does one dig its own grave. That’s exactly what Atari did 31 years ago. It was 1983, and so poor were the sales…

July 6, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

GameSpot Ranks Interest in Upcoming Video Games New list tells marketers, publishers what's hot

To give brands, consumers and publishers more insight into which video games are being geeked out over, top gaming information site GameSpot will rank interest in upcoming games in real…

June 5, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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