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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

Machinima Hires New CEO Chad Gutstein Relax fanboys, the content you love is here to stay

Gaming entertainment portal Machinima has hired Chad E. Gutestein to head its online empire. Gutstein previously was the COO of cable network Ovation, a channel dedicated to the arts. Gutstein told…

March 31, 2014, 4:41 PM EDT

6 Bold Moves That Would Jumpstart Apple Starting with a Tesla iCar

The Apple Tesla iCar is not so far fetched now, is it? It’s long been a vision of many Apple watchers that the iPhone maker could buy the electric car…

February 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EST

E-book Buyers Are 21% More Likely to Be Female And other facts about digital entertainment

From e-books to streaming music, people are moving to digital formats for their entertainment. But not all are moving at the same pace. The way we buy may be as…

June 5, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

Rockefeller Wants to Add Media Violence Study to Gun Bill Amendment faces up-or-down vote in Senate

As the Senate inches closer to considering a bipartisan proposal to expand gun background checks, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) is offering to add his bill on the study of media violence as an…

April 16, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

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