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Topic: Xbox

Inside the Massive Campaign Behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Kevin Spacey's digitized mug is only part of the package

Disembodied, badly equalized and with no musical cues or ambient sound around it, the nonetheless recognizable voice of Kevin Spacey in sneering antihero mode fuzzes over the computer speakers. "You…

Xbox Can't Advertise Destiny, the Game. So It Made Destiny, the Fake Perfume

A fragrant slap at Sony's deal with Activision

Xbox cannot explicitly advertise the launch of the highly anticipated first-person shooter Destiny. So, it came up with clever trick to draw attention anyway: Promote a nonexistent cologne with the…

Bomb Threat, Hack Attack Disrupt Sony PlayStation

Traffic spike caused outage

Sony's PlayStation Network is back up and running today after a cyber attack caused a weekend-long outage. No user information was breached, according to a Reuters report. In a denial-of-service (DoS)…

Despite Promises to Advertisers, Microsoft Disbands Xbox TV Studio

But Halo project is still in the works

Microsoft's digital TV strategy is toast, with its Los Angeles studio closing during this massive round of layoffs. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down, potentially undermining…

Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life?

The Microsoft exec develops interactive video for next-gen consumers

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president]…

Google's Acquisition Shows It's Hungry for More Digital Video Advertising

Buys mDialog to serve promos across screens

Google is buying mDialog, a small player in the digital video ad space to add to the search giant's DoubleClick collection. Canada-based mDialog provides technology to major media companies such as…

Crispin Porter + Bogusky Acquires The House Worldwide

Agency appoints Richard Pinder in new U.K., international CEO role

In an effort to expand its global footprint, Crispin Porter + Bogusky has acquired London-based The House Worldwide, a global communications network that was founded by former Publicis Worldwide COO…

Microsoft Tells Advertisers It's Committed to Content With Xbox Shows

Interactive key to viewing

Microsoft’s Xbox studio arm is getting ready to churn out shows. The company rolled out a lineup of new entertainment projects at today’s NewFronts presentation to pitch the ad world…

Meet 12 of the Biggest Young Stars on YouTube

The sensations behind AwesomenessTV's 65 million monthly visitors

In a way, it all started with Fred Figglehorn, a chipmunk-voiced, fictional 6-year-old with a dysfunctional family, manic energy and anger issues who proved to be catnip to young viewers…

Big YouTube Channels Join Forces to Help Drive Ads

Meet GOVA, the Global Online Video Association

The Web video world is getting its own trade organization: GOVA, the Global Online Video Association—a nonprofit group formed with the primary goal of bringing more advertisers to the medium. At…

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