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    PUBG announces India return with new game and $100 million investment

    PUBG Mobile will make its return to India in a new avatar, parent company PUBG Corporation said on Thursday. Reported last week that the South Korean gaming firm was plotting its return to the world’s second largest internet market two months after its marquee title was banned by the country. The new game, called PUBG Mobile India, has been specially created for ...
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    Fortnite for Android just got axed from the Google Play Store too

    After Epic Games  picked a fight with Apple over the sizable chunk of fees the company takes on transactions in its mobile ecosystem, it looks like the Fortnite developer will be waging a war on two fronts. Epic added a direct payment option to its mobile game early Thursday, prompting Apple to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Now, the Android version of ...
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    Roblox raises $150M Series G, led by Andreessen Horowitz, now valued at $4B

    Online gaming platform Roblox,  now home to 115 million largely Gen Z players per month, announced today it has raised $150 million in Series G funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s late-stage venture fund. The company will also open a tender offer for up to $350 million of common and preferred shares, it says. The company has previously offered stakeholders and employees liquidity through periodic ...
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    Tencent to grow gaming empire with $148M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway

    Tencent, one of the world’s biggest video and online gaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others in the Conan franchise), Dune and some 28 other titles. The deal, when approved, would value the Oslo-based company at ...
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    Logitech acquires popular game streaming tool Streamlabs for around $89M

    If you’re into live-streaming video games, you’ve probably heard of Streamlabs. They make a popular, free software tool for overlaying content on top of whatever game you’re playing, allowing streamers to pop everything from sponsorship logos to donation alerts on top of their video. Logitech  has acquired the company for roughly $89 million, plus $29 million in bonus payments if the team ...
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    Hands-on with Oculus Link: Rift who?

    Four months after its release, the Rift S is looking pretty irrelevant. My colleague Josh and I went hands-on with an early demo of Oculus  Link, a feature launching in beta in November that lets Quest users connect their headset to a PC and play games that require a bit more horsepower than the Quest’s onboard compute can handle. The differences between ...
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    Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Tour’ is out now for iPhone, iPad and Android

    Mario  Kart Tour, Nintendo’s  latest mobile game, is now available on iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as on Android devices. The game, like Nintendo’s other mobile releases, is free-to-play with in-app purchases (in-game currency called ‘rubies’) that you use for upgrades and unlocks. Players immediately unlock one rider and get a tutorial to start, which introduces you to the Mario Kart ...
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    Drivetime nabs $11M from Makers Fund, Amazon and Google to build voice-based games for drivers

    Fully autonomous cars may (or may not) be just around the corner, but in the meantime, a startup that’s building in-car apps to help human drivers pass the time when behind the wheel has raised a round of funding. Drivetime — which makes voice-based trivia quizzes, games and interactive stories that people can play while driving — has raised $11 million in ...
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    Xiaomi has shipped 100 million smartphones in India

    Xiaomi  said on Friday it has shipped over 100 million smartphones in India, its most important market, since beginning operations in the nation five years ago. The company cited figures from research firm IDC in its claim. The Chinese giant, which has held the top smartphone vendor position in India for eight straight quarters, said budget smartphone series Redmi and Redmi Note ...
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    Watch the first look at ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ from Disney’s big fan ...

    Disney showed off some exciting new footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final instalment of the newest Star Wars movie trilogy at its D23 expo this past weekend. Now, that footage is available online for everyone else to see. The clip includes a swelling montage of clips from the previous two trilogies, and the last two movies of ...