Tencent kills mobile game

Tencent suddenly pulled the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds mobile game in China, migrating gamers to the less catchy and more politically correct Heping Iingying, or Elite Force for Peace. Tencent is ditching its blockbuster PUBG, one of the money spinners, on the mainland, where it has failed to win commercial licences for many of its latest top…

EMI laid bare in all its hubris and glory

  For decades record companies used people’s desire for a tune as licence to print money were facing catastrophe. In April the IFPI – the global body of the recording industry –released its latest annual Global Music Report. For the consecutive year, revenues were up to total of $19.1bn from a low of $14.3bn in…

The biggest challenge: Used to think about suicide – Sophie

English Actress Sophie Turner, born on 21 February 1996m who made her professional acting as “Sansa Stark” on “Game of Thrones” the HBI fantasy television series has revealed she used to think about suicide a lot when she was younger. “I say I wasn’t very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think…

Google launches Stadia -Cloud gaming service

Google is launching its Stadia cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today. Sundar Pichai says he plays FIFA 19 qutie a hit introduced the Stadia service during a special keynote at GDC this morning describing it as a platform for everyone. Stadia will stream games from the cloud to the…

Future of AI streamlined by online game

A new game that claims to break new ground – with a machine intelligence trying to communicate and collaborate with people rather than crush them. The game developed by the AI institute of the late Microsoft founder Paul Allen, which was set to go live online yesterday, is like Pictionary, with one side drawing a…

Sunrise records buys collapsed HMV

Canadian firm Sunrise Records has bought 100 stores, securing 1487 jobs, the collapsed music chain HMV, beating competition from Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley. But 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putman, said he was “ delighted to acquire the most iconic music and entertainment business in the UK”.…

HMV files for administration, with 2000 job losses

This Christmas HMV has fallen victim slump in sales on the UK high street and customer changing habits including music streaming, and is filing for administration for the second time in six years, as shopper footfall dropped 3.1 per cent on Boxing Day compared with last year. His Master’s Voice, started trading in 1921, has…

Any Game Anywhere in an instant

Home entertainment started with Casio PV-1000, The timeless Mega Duck and  the Bandai Playdia with new rivals like Nintendo entertainment or the Sony Playstation, as the gaming world is poised to undergo another transformation not seen since  the advent of mobile phones and faster broadbands. Cloud Gaming with serious high speed internet connection which could…

China’s Invictus are the “League of Legends” World Champion

China’s Invictus Gaming trashed its European rival Fnatic 3-0 taking home the Silver Summoner’s Cup and over $840,000 in prize money with a global audience of over 200m tuned to watch the final, according to Chinese streaming companies. The rise of esports in China has been more dramatic than anywhere else in the world, as…

Real Super Mario dies aged 84

Mario Segale, a successful Italian-American property developer from the US of Washington and the man after whom video game hero Super Mario, the energetic hero of the Mushroom kingdom with 30 years, worth of games, was named has died aged 84. In the 1980s, he leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America who decided to…