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Now even your #streaming TV and music will come in bundles like cable TV (Mashable)

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“There’s only two ways I know of to make money: Bundling and unbundling.”

That quote was uttered by Jim Barksdale, then CEO of Netscape just before the company launched one of the most successful IPOs of all time and ushered in the first dot com boom… [Read more on Mashable]

Ne dites plus #Sony Computer Entertainment, mais Sony Interactive Entertainment (Clubic)

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Sony vient d’annoncer la fusion de Sony Computer Entertainment et Sony Network Entertainment, qui débouche sur une nouvelle entité : Sony Interactive Entertainment. L’objectif est de renforcer davantage le développement de l’écosystème PlayStation.

Le logo affiché lorsqu’on allumait la première PlayStation est désormais totalement… [Lire la suite sur Clubic]

#Pewdiepie gathers online video stars for entertainment network (engadget)

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The Revelmode network will create videos and games, as well as raise funds for charity.

YouTube star Pewdiepie wouldn’t earn millions from the video platform if he weren’t tremendously popular, so creating a network of his own sounds like a logical next step. The Swedish bro has joined forces with Disney-owned Maker Studios to launch a multichannel network called Revelmode that brings together a collection of online celebrities. Pewdiepie, whose… [Read more on engadget]

Mark Cuban invests in a Daily Fantasy #Sports startup founded by two professional fantasy players (Business Insider)

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Mark Cuban, the billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has invested in Fantasy Labs Inc., a daily fantasy sports (DFS) company focused on… [Read more on Business Insider]

Watch out Amazon, China is launching a Twitch rival called #PandaTV (VentureBeat)

With China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba last week trialling its own live-streaming video service to take on Netflix, it seems that a perhaps equally-large story from over the weekend was… [Read more on VentureBeat]

#CandyCrush Veterans Raise $6 Million to Make VR Games for the Masses (Re/Code)

Resolution Games / Solitaire Jester
Resolution Games / Solitaire Jester

Earlier, we ran this story ahead of its embargo. This was done in error and we apologize to the company.

The first high-end virtual reality headsets made for consumers are set to debut in the coming three quarters; until then, however… [Read more on Re/Code]

#Nintendo’s biggest star dashed any hopes it’ll make a virtual reality console any time soon (Business Insider)

Virtual reality can be fabulous, too.

Nintendo’s dedication to driving players towards in-person gaming experiences – “local multiplayer” in the parlance of gaming – is infamous, and sometimes to the detriment of its players’ interests.

Take, for instance, Nintendo’s approach to online gaming: the company only offers… [Read more on Business Insider]

“Youtube #Gaming” : Google veut se frotter à Twitch (ZDNet)

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Le moteur de recherche déclare donc la guerre à Amazon, récent propriétaire de la plate-forme de diffusion de compétitions ludiques.

Tendance lourde, la diffusion sur Internet voire à la télévision de compétitions de jeux vidéo rassemble de plus en plus de spectateurs en ligne, et pas seulement en Corée du Sud. Selon le spécialiste réseau des flux vidéo Qwilt, Twitch, le leader en la matière, représentait même 44% des stream en direct aux Etats-Unis pendant le… [Lire la suite sur ZDNet]

Is the #Music Streaming Industry Destined to Leave Artists Unhappy? (AdWeek)

Illustration: Zach Meyer

Advertisers love Pandora and Spotify, but the money isn’t trickling down

Pharrell’s “Happy” was the song of 2014, topping the charts in the U.S. and two dozen other countries, selling 6.45 million copies and winning a slew of accolades, including a Grammy Award and the inaugural Grand Clio Music Award.

It was also in… [Read more on AdWeek]

#GRID, le service de jeux vidéo à la demande (Ludovia)

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Netflix et Spotify ont révolutionné notre manière d’accéder à la musique et au cinéma. GRID promet d’offrir les mêmes avantages et une aussi grande diversité de jeux, dont seul le…

[Lire la suite sur Ludovia]

Is Premium Mobile #Gaming Viable? (TechCrunch)

Le Netflix du jeu vidéo de #Nvidia est enfin lancé ! (Gizmodo)

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Nvidia a créé la sensation avec sa Shield, pour tenter de combler amateurs de jeux mobiles et PC. Aujourd’hui, le fournisseur américain entend bien leur proposer des jeux, comme peut le faire Netflix avec des films et des séries télévisées. Présentation de Nvidia Grid.

Le service sera lancé ce mois-ci en Amérique du Nord et l’année prochaine en Europe et en Asie. Compatible avec la Shield Portable et la Shield Tablet, le service Grid n’aura pas pour vocation de… [Lire la suite sur Gizmodo]

#Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy (TechCrunch)

#PlayStation Network Debuts Trailer For First Original Series ‘Powers’ (Tubefilter)

New York Comic Con 2014 had all sorts of digital media surprises, including one from Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN). The online multiplayer gaming and digital media distribution hub revealed the trailer for its first original series, Powers[Read more on Tubefilter]

With Just Dance Now, Ubisoft Swaps Smartphone for Console (Re/Code)

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In August, Activision said it would bring a console-equivalent version of its blockbuster franchise Skylanders to iPad. Well, here comes another one.

The franchise is Just Dance, made by Ubisoft, and the new mobile version is called Just Dance Now. It’s not a 1:1 recreation of the console version, which has sold… [Read more on Re/Code]

Tendance lourde en jeu vidéo: regarder au lieu de jouer (Fonds des Médias du Canada)

La KeyArena de Seattle (Washington) était bondée en juillet 2014 à l’occasion du 4e tournoi international annuel Defense of the Ancients 2, dont les prix totalisaient 10,9 millions de dollars américains.

« Arrête tes jeux vidéo et va jouer dehors! »

Voilà un refrain que les parents répètent couramment depuis déjà des dizaines d’années. Préparez-vous toutefois à entendre ceci – si ce n’est pas déjà fait : «… [Lire la suite sur FMC]

Here’s Why Amazon Inc’s Gaming Strategy Is Destined to Fail (The Motley Fool)

A screenshot from SevZero, a release from Amazon’s games studio. Source: Amazon.

Amazon  has been quietly beefing up its resources in the gaming space, adding high-level talent, and slowly rolling out new games, including Sev Zero, a third-person shooter game. The company also recently paid $970 million for Twitch, a gameplay video-streaming site, which, in July, had over 55 million unique visitors who viewed more than… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Endemol set to launch online gaming channel (IP&TV News)

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Multiplatform specialist Endemol has announced that the UK arm of its global premium channel network (PCN), Endemol Beyond, is set to launch Legends of Gaming, an international eSports… [Read more on IP&TV News]

Amazon games chief explains strategy for making new titles, attracting talent (GeekWire)

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SAN FRANCISCO – Amazon Game Studios has picked up a lot of high-profile talent in the form of developers who have worked on some of the game industry’s top franchises, including “Portal,” “Left 4 Dead” and “Bioshock.” But how does a studio without a major hit under its belt manage to attract top… [Read more on GeekWire]

Electronic Arts veut transformer l’Apple Watch en second écran (iGen)

Il y aura des jeux pour l’Apple Watch. L’indé Flying Tiger Entertainment a profité de la vague pour annoncer un premier titre (qui n’est pas vraiment un jeu, mais passons), et comme prévu la (future) litanie des éditeurs annonçant leur soutien à la nouvelle plateforme (Watch OS ?) a débuté. Electronic Arts est un des premiers à l’avoir annoncé, par l’entremise [Lire la suite sur iGen]

Superfan Perfectly Recreates ‘Friends’ for ‘The Sims 4’ (Mashable)

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Now all we have to do is teach Phoebe how to sing “Smelly Cat” in Simlish.

Imgur user IanRoach combined his passions for Friends and The Sims 4 by recreating all the important locations and characters from the hit NBC show… [Read more on Mashable]

Game creators seek mature storytelling in games (Imperial Valley Press)

This photo provided by Camouflaj shows a scene from the video game, “Republique.” Within the conference rooms and across the show floor at last weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, the annual celebration of gaming felt completely opposite to what was happening at the same time online. For the past month, a debate involving several facets of the gaming community has waged between fans, developers and journalists who cover the gaming industry. (AP Photo/Camouflaj)

For many of the game designers showing off their latest creations at the recent Penny Arcade video game expo in Seattle, the push to feature more mature storytelling has been one of their most significant challenges.

“We are changing as a medium,” said Richard Dansky, a writer who has worked on several “Tom Clancy” games, in a talk called “You’re So Mature! Is Storytelling in Games Coming of Age?”

While recognizing there have been serious-minded… [Read more on Imperial Valley Press]

Can video games actually work as TV shows? (VentureBeat)

It is a known fact that when the names Mario, Sonic or Donkey Kong are uttered, there is unified involuntary smile slapped onto the faces of the 80’s and 90’s children across the globe. Of course, these time-consuming characters are still widely known today, through the form of immaculate… [Read more on VentureBeat]

Most Twitch users spend 20 hours a week watching others play games (MarketWatch)

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It may sound strange to people outside of the gaming world, but Amazon Inc. thinks the market for broadcasting, watching and commenting on other people’s virtual performances is worth almost… [Read more on MarketWatch]

So many dudes: 93% of Wii U eShop customers are men (VentureBeat)

Above: Shovel Knight is one of the biggest successes on Nintendo’s digital eShop. Image Credit: Yacht Club

A recent report revealed that adult women outnumber teenage boys when it comes to gaming — but that doesn’t tell the whole story.

Nintendo revealed the demographics of its digital eShop… [Read more on VentureBeat]

Amazon Buys Twitch Video Service for $970 Million to Rival YouTube (AdvertisingAge)

More than 55 million people watched video-game livestreams on Twitch in July.
More than 55 million people watched video-game livestreams on Twitch in July.

YouTube Had Reportedly Been in Talks to Buy Game-Streaming Company

Amazon is taking direct aim at YouTube as the e-commerce giant grows into a digital media Goliath, agreeing to acquire video-streaming service Twitch for… [Read more on AdvertisingAge]

Electronic Arts veut faire de son bouquet Access le Netflix du jeu vidéo (NextINpact)

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Capture d’écran sur ea.com

Electronic Arts semble avoir réussi son coup avec le lancement du bouquet EA Access, tant celui-ci fait parler de lui. L’éditeur est plutôt satisfait des premiers résultats et compte étoffer son offre dans les prochains mois, n’hésitant pas à la comparer avec… Netflix.

Depuis son lancement, le bouquet EA Access a fait couler beaucoup d’encre, notamment en raison de… [Lire la suite sur NextInpact]

Silent Hills Playable Teaser and Why It Works (VentureBeat)

In the far flung past of four days ago, the internet was still crackling about the Silent Hills Playable Teaser. The directors have since said that they expected it to take a week for people to… [Read more on VentureBeat]

The unique, oddly sexualized culture of China’s game industry in pictures (VentureBeat)

Above: Being a booth babe is grueling work at ChinaJoy, and show girls catch naps anywhere they can. Image Credit: Dean Takahashi

China’s rise as a gaming nation was best captured at ChinaJoy, the huge expo that drew more than 250,000 attendees to more than 100,000 square meters of exhibit space in Shanghai. The event was a… [Read more on VentureBeat]

INFOGRAPHIC: Spending habits of the online gamer (Mobile Entertainment)

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More money is spent over the summer period than any other time of year

Unless you’re like me and just spend money on games willy-nilly, even if you don’t play them – because I just spend money for… [Read more on Mobile Entertainment]

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