Xbox has acquires Bethesda for £5.85bn

Microsoft who owns Xbox has acquired Bethesda, the games company behind super hits game titles including Doom, Fallout, Skyrim, and Wolfenstein, for £5.85bn ( $7.5bn) by paying the parent company ZeniMax Media.  Xbox has said that the publisher’s franchises would be added to its Game Pass subscription package for consoles and PCs which would help…

Three and half decades of Super Mario Bros

Pint-sized Mario and his brother Luigi make their debut in September 1985, 35 years ago, in the first-ever “Super Mario Bros”.  The mustached plumbers would have sold a staggering 373 million games across the world. Mario, wearing red overalls with an unfortunate habit of losing his love interest to a spiky over-sized turtle, has become…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Google reveals -Apple’s privacy  reputation has been knocked by iPhone hack

Apple’s reputation is dented by the discovery that iPhone owner’s were exposed to more than a dozen software vulnerablities  for the last two years. Hackers were able capture iPhone owner’s text messages, photos and device locations on hundreds of thousands of devices until security researchers at Apple’s smartphone rival Google revealed it of the sustained…

“Wake-up Moment” as YouTube drops Paywall for shows

YouTube is abandoning its plan to lure more paying subscribers and stepping back from the Netflix-led ware on streaming. Google-owned platform is reverting back its original programming free to watch on its website. YouTube is focusing on its ad-supported model, rather than chasing content providers such as Amazon and Netflix as Apple and Disney are…

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…