Video Games

Tencent shares spike as China watchdog flags video game approvals

Tencent shares spike as China watchdog flags video game approvals

Published 21/12/2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd’s shares surged on Friday after a local regulatory official said some new video games had been cleared for sale, [more…]

Sony hikes annual profit outlook to record after robust…

Sony hikes annual profit outlook to record after robust…

Published 30/10/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp lifted its annual operating profit outlook by 30 percent to a record level after a strong second-quarter, bolstered by popular [more…]

Tencent shuts poker platform amid widening gaming crackdown

Tencent shuts poker platform amid widening gaming crackdown

Published 10/09/2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in [more…]

Video games in focus at London’s V&A exhibition

Video games in focus at London’s V&A exhibition

Published 05/09/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Video games take centre-stage in an exhibition at London’s V&A Museum that kicks off this week, looking at how the popular leisure [more…]

Angry Birds maker Rovio’s games get sales boost

Angry Birds maker Rovio’s games get sales boost

Published 17/08/2018

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO.HE), the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series and movie, on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales [more…]

Venture firm Atomico signs up ex-Uber and Google managers

Venture firm Atomico signs up ex-Uber and Google managers

Published 05/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Atomico, which runs Europe’s largest independent venture fund, has hired former managers from Google and Uber to help drive international expansion for [more…]

Game on for Tencent-backed Paradox in M&A and mobile

Game on for Tencent-backed Paradox in M&A and mobile

Published 30/06/2018

(This story corrects reference to Wester as “founder” in fourth paragraph in June 29 story.) By Helena Soderpalm and Eric Auchard STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Tencent-backed [more…]

Sony expects 8.8 percent annual profit drop as strong yen slows…

Sony expects 8.8 percent annual profit drop as strong yen slows…

Published 27/04/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit to fall 8.8 percent in the financial year through March 2019 as a [more…]

From arcade to big screen, Dwayne Johnson has love for ‘Rampage’

From arcade to big screen, Dwayne Johnson has love for ‘Rampage’

Published 12/04/2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was a decades-old, deep love of arcade video game “Rampage” for actor Dwayne Johnson - and now the burly action [more…]

Lindsay Lohan loses ‘Grand Theft Auto’ appeal

Lindsay Lohan loses ‘Grand Theft Auto’ appeal

Published 29/03/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York State’s highest court on Thursday rejected Lindsay Lohan’s appeal accusing the maker of “Grand Theft Auto V” of invading [more…]