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Razer: Valuation of $1 Billion With Focus on Mass Market

An internal memo leaked last week to TechCrunch states Razer is now valued at $1 billion: “We’re already one of the billion dollar unicorns in the tech start-up world and now, we’ve got more resources than ever to allow us to focus on designing and developing the best experiences for gamers worldwide,” the memo notes. Razer has been

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Canadian Imperus Technologies pays $100m for Israeli social games developer

Owners of Diwip, an Israelian social games developer, will remain in leadership of the company. Israeli social games developer Diwip, founded in 2010, was sold last week to Canada’s Imperus Technologies for $100 million cash and a small quantity of shares. $50 million will be paid immediately, and the remainder within two years, in accordance

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Game Makers’ Valuations: Comparing Mojang, King and Supercell

More than two billion U.S. dollars. That’s the amount of money Microsoft Corp. MSFT +0.34% (MSFT) is reportedly willing to fork out for the Swedish video game developer Mojang AB. It’s the latest example of sky-high valuations pegged on young companies that own hot software properties—and just as importantly, tens of millions of young users—in

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Chinese tech giants invest in US startups

The trio of Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are finding that investing in startups is a smoother way to enter US markets. “There have been 52 investments made by Chinese companies in the US from 2012 through August 2014, at an investment total of $3.6 billion,” Rebecca Fannin, founder and author of Silicon

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Changing of the Guard for Unity as John Riccitiello takes on CEO

It was announced today, via Unity’s official blog site, that David Helgason is stepping down as CEO and John Riccitiello will be taking over the reins of the company. Riccitiello, formerly the CEO at Electronic Arts, and will bring strong leadership and vision to expand the company’s business. Here is the complete blog entry from

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Virtual reality is more than just video games for Palmer Luckey (Q&A)

The founder of Oculus and mind behind the modern VR movement is enthusiastic about his industry’s burgeoning prospects, but sees challenges too. Palmer Luckey is on top of the world. He just wrapped up the first conference devoted to the virtual reality headset he helped invent and the company he helped found: Oculus VR. Developers

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Razer: Valuation of $1 Billion With Focus on Mass Market

An internal memo leaked last week to TechCrunch states Razer is now valued at $1 billion: “We’re already one of the billion dollar unicorns in the tech start-up world and now, we’ve got more resources than ever to allow us to focus on designing and developing the best experiences for gamers worldwide,” the memo notes. Razer has been

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Xbox One launching in 29 new markets this month, including China

September is going to be a huge month for Xbox One, and I’m not just talking in terms of game releases. This month alone, Microsoft’s all-in-one entertainment machine will launch in 29 additional markets including Japan, Belgium, Russia and, perhaps the most noteworthy, China. The Xbox One’s release in China will mark the first time

Events

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Indiecade panel leads discussion of diversity in the games industry

On a bright Saturday at IndieCade in Culver City, game developer Shawn Alexander Allen’s panel on race and video games began with a shift that would highlight his own points about discussing race and the games industry. Originally titled “Let’s Do Something About It: A Discussion About Race in Game Development,” Allen and his co-panelists

Companies

Unity

Changing of the Guard for Unity as John Riccitiello takes on CEO

It was announced today, via Unity’s official blog site, that David Helgason is stepping down as CEO and John Riccitiello will be taking over the reins of the company. Riccitiello, formerly the CEO at Electronic Arts, and will bring strong leadership and vision to expand the company’s business. Here is the complete blog entry from

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Exclusive: Peter Moore Discusses The Future Of Gaming

Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore is celebrating 15 years in executive roles within the video game industry. The former Reebok exec has found a nice home at EA and continues to oversee the development of current and new IP for EA Sports, as well as other games divisions. Moore, who also held executive positions at

Oculus Connect

Virtual reality is more than just video games for Palmer Luckey (Q&A)

The founder of Oculus and mind behind the modern VR movement is enthusiastic about his industry’s burgeoning prospects, but sees challenges too. Palmer Luckey is on top of the world. He just wrapped up the first conference devoted to the virtual reality headset he helped invent and the company he helped found: Oculus VR. Developers

Ouya scores Xiaomi partnership to take games to China

U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf. The Santa Monica, California-based firm has partnered with Xiaomi Inc to take its games to Chinese living rooms via the smartphone maker’s new streaming boxes and “smart” TVs, an Ouya executive and

Move over London and Berlin, hello Newcastle, Gothenburg and Ipswich

Not every European startup needs to be based in Silicon Valley-style cities such as London and Berlin. Others, such as ​UK ​games messaging company Palringo, are happy to locate in more understated places says Monty Munford   The Silicon Valley model for tech companies is widely emulated around the world and while there are doubtless

Women

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Girls Make Games San Diego: October 18-19

Girls Make Games will be hosting a 2-day workshop this weekend in San Diego. The San Diego event will be held at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in downtown San Diego: Media Design School of Digital Arts NewSchool of Architecture + Design 121 14th st, San Diego CA 92101 The Girls Make Games camps have garnered

International

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Canadian Imperus Technologies pays $100m for Israeli social games developer

Owners of Diwip, an Israelian social games developer, will remain in leadership of the company. Israeli social games developer Diwip, founded in 2010, was sold last week to Canada’s Imperus Technologies for $100 million cash and a small quantity of shares. $50 million will be paid immediately, and the remainder within two years, in accordance

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Chinese tech giants invest in US startups

The trio of Chinese Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are finding that investing in startups is a smoother way to enter US markets. “There have been 52 investments made by Chinese companies in the US from 2012 through August 2014, at an investment total of $3.6 billion,” Rebecca Fannin, founder and author of Silicon

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One month out from PAX Aus, Tickets still available

Today begins the last month before the second annual PAX Aus event kicks off in Melbourne. So far only the Saturday single day passes have sold out with Friday and Sunday single day passes as well as a limited amount of 3-day passes still available. The innaugural event last year was completely sold out over

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Could Plymouth become the next UK games incubator?

PLANS to create a £4million leading digital gaming center could situate Plymouth as a financial powerhouse for the estimated £1.7billion computer games industry in the UK. The project aims to transform a 22,500 sq ft landmark building into an exhibition hall, office and teaching hub. It will become a “play market”, putting Devonport – and

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Canadian Imperus Technologies pays $100m for Israeli social games developer

Owners of Diwip, an Israelian social games developer, will remain in leadership of the company. Israeli social games developer Diwip, founded in 2010, was sold last week to Canada’s Imperus Technologies for $100 million cash and a small quantity of shares. $50 million will be paid immediately, and the remainder within two years, in accordance

Research

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Digital Kids Summit highlights growth among young mobile users

Planned sessions at the Digital Kids Summit, taking place in San Francisco on October 21-22, will highlight the latest research on market trends among the youngest mobile device users. Nationally- acclaimed researcher, Vicki Rideout, will present the findings of several studies in her session titled “A Tapestry of Research on Kids and Digital Media.” Her

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Digital Kids Summit highlights growth among young mobile users

Planned sessions at the Digital Kids Summit, taking place in San Francisco on October 21-22, will highlight the latest research on market trends among the youngest mobile device users. Nationally- acclaimed researcher, Vicki Rideout, will present the findings of several studies in her session titled “A Tapestry of Research on Kids and Digital Media.” Her

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