Archive for category: games

Microsoft Plans to Improve “Games with Gold”
/ March 10, 2014 4:05 pm
Microsoft Plans to Improve “Games with Gold”

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Microsoft Game Studios' Corporate Vice President, Phil Spencer, has announced plans to improve the "Games with Gold" service on Xbox, which offers its subscribers access to a limited variety of free downloadable games. Read More

Kabam Acquires Game Studio Phoenix Age
/ March 10, 2014 4:04 pm
Kabam Acquires Game Studio Phoenix Age

Kabam, a San Francisco-based developer of free-to-play games, said on Monday it has acquired San Francisco-based game studio Phoenix Age for an undisclosed amount. The company said the acquisition bolsters its catalogue with franchises in the role-playing game genre across mobile and web platforms. Read More

Kojima to Present Rockstar Games with BAFTA Fellowship
/ March 7, 2014 6:12 pm
Kojima to Present Rockstar Games with BAFTA Fellowship

GamesIndustryBiz reports that the creator of Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima, will present the BAFTA Fellowship Award to Rockstar Games. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has introduced a special presenter for this year's British Academy Games Awards ceremony. Read More

Microsoft to Integrate Xbox Live with iOS and Android for Mobile
/ March 5, 2014 5:10 pm
Microsoft to Integrate Xbox Live with iOS and Android for Mobile

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Microsoft is planning to integrate its console gaming service for mobile. The Xbox One maker plans to integrate Xbox Live’s functionality with iOS and Android apps and games by creating simple tools to aid mobile developers to add Xbox Live into their titles, irrespective of the platform. . Read More

PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 6 Million Units Within Four Months
/ March 4, 2014 2:55 pm
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 6 Million Units Within Four Months

VentureBeat reports that within a span of just 4 months, more than 6 million units of PlayStation 4 have been sold throughout the world. Sony has also seen a huge increase in the sales of PlayStation Plus subscriptions and 100 million shares have been made using the "Share" button on the console. Read More

Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix
/ March 4, 2014 2:48 pm
Gamefly Launches New Movie Rental Business to Compete with Netflix

VentureBeat reports that video game rental service Gamefly has introduced a new rental business for movies to compete with Netflix. Presently in beta, the service will provide both Blu-ray discs and DVDs to subscribers. Like its game rentals, subscribers will be able to request either one or two movies at a time and will not require a separate account. . Read More

Interceptor Entertainment Purchases 3D Realms
/ March 3, 2014 5:05 pm
Interceptor Entertainment Purchases 3D Realms

GamesIndustryBiz reports that Interceptor Entertainment has purchased 3D Realms for an undisclosed fee. Interceptor Entertainment, based in Aalborg, Denmark, purchased 3D Realms on the basis of its brand’s popularity and IP portfolio. . Read More

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