NetOne ventures into mobile games

Every time you dial *XYZ# to check the airtime balance on your phone, you are using a decades-old technology standard called USSD. For a very long tim

Google tests subscription service for apps and games

Google has begun testing its Play Pass offering, a subscription service which gives users the option to pay a monthly fee for access to a wide variety

Qualcomm signs mobile gaming agreement with Tencent

Qualcomm Inc. said it will work with China's Tencent Holdings Ltd. in a partnership the U.S. company hopes will cement its technology in the world's b

YouTube Gaming to merge with main platform

Google has announced that it will retire its YouTube Gaming platform on 30 May, with all gaming content being transferred to the primary

Microsoft and Sony strike pact for gaming

Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp., bitter rivals in the game console market, are exploring partnerships in cloud-computing and artificial intelligence, i

Google unveils Stadia game streaming service

Google is getting into gaming in a serious way.The Alphabet Inc. unit unveiled Tuesday a new game streaming service called Stadia at the Game

A billionaire forged in Free Fire, the Fortnite of Singapore

Free Fire is a world unto itself.More than 40 million players log on each day to find weapons and battle it out till one character's left stan

Tencent partner Nexon signals more weakness in China games

Nexon Co. foresees revenue from China dropping by a double-digit percentage this quarter, as the key partner to Tencent Holdings Ltd. awaits the relea

Activision to cut 8% of staff after delivering weak forecast

Activision Blizzard Inc. plans to eliminate 8 percent of its workers as part of a companywide restructuring, an effort to get the maker of Call of Dut

Sony names new PlayStation chief for second time in two years

Sony Corp. promoted a marketing executive to become the new chief of its PlayStation business, the second management shuffle in less than two years at

Sony launches 2TB PlayStation hard drive

Sony has partnered with Seagate to

China ends 9 month freeze on video game licensing

China has ended a nine-month freeze on video games, approving 80 new titles for commercial release, the Financial Times reported, citing the country's

The top 10 video games of 2018

Video game sales have reached record highs in 2018, with October 2018 sales being the highest October sales in the gaming industry's history.A

Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his pho

Netflix launches interactive Minecraft series

Developer Telltale Games has released the first three Netflix-adapted episodes of its interactive adventure, Minecraft: Story Mode.It has been

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