Rovio | Gutsy Animation | Moomin Characters
Gaming - Partnerships

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, the creator of Angry Birds, entered into a long-term partnership with Moomin Characters and Gutsy Animation.  The exciting partnership gave Rovio the rights to...

Rovio
June 24, 2021

Global Esports Betting to Exceed $205 Billion By 2027
Esports - Gaming

Beginning with the lockdowns that came with the pandemic, gamblers shifted away from the traditional betting areas due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on live sports, and they moved towards ...

PR Newswire
June 24, 2021

Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall Comes to Roblox
Gaming - Streaming

Starcourt Mall, the central location from season three of Stranger Things, is now a playable location in Roblox, the company announced today. The level includes four mini-games based around the Netfli...

The Verge
June 24, 2021

Chipotle Announces Tesla Partnership in Rewards Revamp, Game L...
Automotive - Dining - Gaming - Online - Tech

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Tuesday a revamp of its rewards program, called the Rewards Exchange, where rewards are more customizable and customers can choose to cash in their points for 15 diffe...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 23, 2021

Electronic Arts to Acquire Warner Bros. Games’ Playdemic
Gaming

Video game giant Electronic Arts has struck a deal with AT&T and its WarnerMedia unit to acquire Warner Bros. Games’ mobile games studio Playdemic for $1.4 billion in cash. “Playdemic is a pr...

Hollywood Reporter
June 23, 2021

Twitch | Chipotle
Dining - Gaming - Partnerships

Twitch partnered with Chipotle to make Chipotle the limited-service restaurant partner of the livestream gaming platform. The partnership consisted of Chipotle collaborating with Twitch to host eve...

Twitch | Chipotle
June 22, 2021

Pokémon Unite Will Launch on Nintendo Switch in July
Gaming

Coming later to mobile in September with cross-play. Pokémon Unite, the team-based, five vs. five strategy game co-developed with Tencent’s TiMi Studio Group, now has a release window — and it...

The Verge
June 21, 2021

Cyber Group Lines Up Final Fantasy IX Series
Gaming - Streaming

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has inked a co-development and co-production deal with Japanese video game company Square Enix to adapt its fantasy/adventure title Final Fantasy IX as an animated seri...

Kidscreen
June 21, 2021

Brookfield Latches On to New Gaming Concept
Gaming - Retail

Electric Gamebox, a multi-player video game experience developed in the U.K., will be opening 100 locations in the U.S. in the next two years—many of them in Brookfield properties. Brookfield Asset...

CSA
June 18, 2021

Xbox Design Lab Returns with Series X Customizable Controllers
Gaming

Microsoft is bringing back its Xbox Design Lab with a new controller option for the Xbox Series X controller. The Xbox Design Lab closed in October ahead of the Xbox Series X release. Open once again ...

Polygon
June 18, 2021

Ubisoft’s E3 Announcements Include New ‘Just Dance...
Gaming

During today’s Ubisoft Forward event, we got our first look at Massive’s Avatar game and learned more about Rainbow Six Extraction. The event was also filled with a bunch of trailers and new gamep...

Kotaku
June 17, 2021

Twitch Taps Chipotle as Exclusive Livestream Gaming Partner
Dining - Esports - Gaming - Streaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill and livestream gaming platform Twitch have entered a partnership naming Chipotle the exclusive limited-service restaurant of /twitchgaming, a new channel on the platform, the br...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 16, 2021

Nintendo’s Biggest E3 Announcements Include New Mario Pa...
Gaming

Nintendo made several announcements during its Nintendo Direct at E3 2021. During Tuesday’s stream, Nintendo revealed all-new information and trailers for the reveal of Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima com...

Polygon
June 16, 2021

How Disney Took Over Video Games After Closing All of its Stud...
Gaming

Making video games is hard — just ask the folks at Disney. After years of trying to make it work with studios across the world, the media giant shut down its game development business in 2016, trans...

Polygon
June 16, 2021

Take-Two’s E3 Livestream was a Panel on DEI in Gaming
Gaming

"Corporations really have to take accountability, and do what's right," said 2K director of diversity, inclusion, and equality Toni Ligons, PhD during Take-Two's E3 livestream today. It's the sort of ...

PCGamer
June 16, 2021

Square Enix’s E3 Announcements Include New Guardians of ...
Gaming

Square Enix made several announcements and released a handful of trailers during its E3 2021 press conference on Sunday. The event featured all-new information, announcements, and trailers for Marvel...

Polygon
June 15, 2021

Xbox & Bethesda’s 20 Biggest E3 Announcements
Gaming

One of E3 2021’s biggest events was the joint showcase with Xbox and Bethesda. The event featured all-new information, announcements, and trailers for Starfield, STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Back ...

Polygon
June 15, 2021

E3 Announcements from Capcom, Including Resident Evil Village
Gaming

Capcom's E3 Showcase has arrived and promises updates on Resident Evil Village, Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, and more. Resident Evil Village DLC I...

IGN
June 15, 2021

E3 2021 Video Game Announcements
Gaming

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) returns after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's event will be online only and runs Saturday through Tuesday with a slew of briefings from comp...

USA Today
June 14, 2021

Microsoft to Launch Xbox Mini-Fridge This Holiday Season
Gaming - Household

Microsoft’s concluded its E3 2021 showcase with a rather cool announcement: the Xbox Series X-shaped mini fridge, which the company promised to make after defeating Skittles in a Twitter poll, will ...

The Verge
June 14, 2021

Xbox & Bethesda Unveil Release Date for ‘Starfield&...
Gaming

E3 2021 rolled into its second day Sunday with Microsoft (MSFT) and Bethesda making their highly anticipated joint showcase debut, nine months after their $7.5 billion acquisition deal was announced. ...

CNN
June 14, 2021

Amazon Gaming Service Will Open Access to Prime Members on Pri...
Gaming - Streaming

Amazon is opening up access to its game streaming service Luna to all Amazon Prime members on June 21 and 22 (Amazon Prime Day). Previously, to test out Luna you had to request access or sign up from ...

The Verge
June 14, 2021

Pokémon Go Creator Niantic Takes on Transformers Next
Gaming - Toys

Niantic, known best for its work on augmented reality games Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is tackling the Transformers next. A new AR game called Transformers: Heavy Metal is ...

Polygno
June 14, 2021

Ubisoft Unveils First Look at Avatar Game, ‘Avatar: Frontier...
Gaming

During the all-virtual E3 on Saturday, Ubisoft debuted a first look at Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, a first-person action-adventure game. The game is described by the French video game company as a ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2021

Microsoft and Xbox Are Moving Beyond Consoles
Gaming - Tech

As the story goes, when Phil Spencer became head of Xbox in 2014, he got a call from newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella. "I don't actually know a whole lot about why we're in gaming," Nadella said to h...

IGN
June 11, 2021

Roblox Hit With $200 Million-Plus Lawsuit by Music Publishers
Gaming - Music

The National Music Publishers’ Association filed a lawsuit against Roblox, accusing the massively multiplayer online game company of illegally using songs from numerous artists — and seeking a min...

Variety
June 10, 2021

2K Games & Puma Release NBA 2K21 Collection
Fashion - Gaming

Puma has teamed up with video game company 2K for a collection that includes the Court Rider. The Puma Court Rider 2K is dressed in vibrant hues, including pink, teal, yellow and blue, with white and...


June 10, 2021

GameStop Taps Amazon Vets as CEO & CFO as Online Sales Pi...
Gaming - Retail

Following the announcement in April that GameStop CEO George Sherman would be stepping down, the retailer has appointed a new head in former Amazon lead Matt Furlong. Furlong joins GameStop after two...

IGN
June 10, 2021

Xbox Series X | Kellogg’s
CPG - Gaming - Partnerships

Kellogg's partnered with Xbox on an exciting 2021 Xbox sweepstakes promotion. The partnership consisted of Kellogg's working with Xbox on the sweepstakes which allowed Kellogg's customers to enter ...

Xbox | Kellogg's
June 9, 2021

Rick & Morty, Superman Join Fortnite’s Latest Seaso...
Gaming - Television

Epic Games is teasing Rick and Morty content for Fortnite alongside something that seems to indicate Superman is coming to the game as well. Both the Rick and Morty tease and the Superman tease come ...

IGN
June 8, 2021

Lionsgate Releases First Look Photos of Borderlands Movie
Gaming - Theatrical

Actor and fighting game enthusiast Jamie Lee Curtis gave Borderlands fans their first look at the upcoming movie based on Gearbox’s looter-shooter series on Tuesday. Curtis, who plays Tannis in the ...

Polygon
June 4, 2021

E3 2021 Full Schedule Revealed
Gaming - Tech

The full schedule for E3 2021 has been revealed, with fan registration now open ahead of its start date on Saturday, June 12. A press release from E3 has revealed all of the major showcases in the E3...

IGN
June 3, 2021

Nintendo is Turning a Factory into a Gallery
Gaming

Nintendo has announced that its Uji Ogura plant will be turned into a public gallery to “showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history.” The factory, located in the Ogura distr...

The Verge
June 2, 2021

E3 2021 Will End With an All-New Awards Show
Gaming

E3 is less than two weeks away and this year, everything on display during the show will be up for some newly created awards. E3 2021 will have an awards show with honors chosen by editors from IGN, G...

Polygon
June 2, 2021

Balenciaga Releases Sony Playstation 5 Collab
Fashion - Gaming

Luxury fashion company Balenciaga has released a new line of PlayStation branded clothing, with each item costing in excess of $100 more than a PlayStation 5 console. The new line, created in collabo...

IGN
June 2, 2021

Secrets Spill at Epic Games v. Apple Trial
Gaming - Streaming - Tech

It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the ...

The Verge
May 28, 2021

American Cancer Society Partners with Vegas World’s Onli...
Gaming - Non-Profit

While the campaign, which runs through the end of May, does not have preliminary donation figures, organizers are optimistic that it will beat the $120,000 raised in 2020. If the effort reaches its g...

The Nonprofit Times
May 28, 2021

Blizzard Cancels Blizzcon 2021, Plans Live Event Early 2022
Gaming - Live Entertainment

For the second year in a row, Blizzard Entertainment is throwing in the towel on an in-person BlizzCon, the company’s annual fan gathering. This year’s planned event has already been scrapped, Bli...

Polygon
May 27, 2021

Sonic Central Announcements Include New Sonic Games
Gaming

Today's Sonic Central stream has revealed a number of new projects featuring the world's premier blue hedgehog, all designed to tie into the series' 30th-anniversary celebrations. Here's everything re...

IGN
May 27, 2021

This Year’s Pokémon Go Fest is Also a Music Festival
Gaming - Music - Streaming

Pokémon Go Fest is just a few weeks away, and this year, the annual event is also going to be a music festival. During the event, you’ll pick one of two Pikachu — Pikachu Rock Star or Pikachu Pop...

The Verge
May 27, 2021

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