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Netflix orders Bioshock movie

Netflix has announced that it is partnering with 2K and Take-Two Interactive to produce a live-action film adaptation of the celebrated video game franchise BioShock. Published by 2K, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, the acclaimed BioShock game franchise includes BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite. Set across multiple dystopian and visionary landscapes gone wrong, […]

February 16, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Lemmings 30th anniversary documentary on YouTube

A new documentary that shines a light on the iconic video game Lemmings will premiere for free on YouTube on February 14th and subsequently be available for free on-demand, following on from its gala screening at Dundee Contemporary Arts theatre in December. Lemmings, which in 2021 celebrated its 30th birthday, is part of the Britsoft […]

February 10, 2022

Sony to buy Bungie for $3.6bn

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will buy video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion (€3.2bn). Bungie is best known for creating the Destiny and Halo video game franchises – with Halo, significantly, being one of the key titles that has contributed to the popularity of Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The deal […]

February 1, 2022

Microsoft buying Call of Duty maker for $69bn

Microsoft Corp has confirmed it will buy Call of Duty videogame maker, Activision Blizzard, for $68.7 billion (€60.4bn) in cash, making the Xbox manufacturer the third-largest gaming company by revenue. Microsoft’s offer is a premium of 45 per cent to Activision share price last week. Shares of Activision were up nearly 38 per cent at […]

January 18, 2022

Survey: UK video games industry on track for growth

TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, has released a Business Opinion Survey (BOS) which shows that 68 per cent of respondents plan to grow their organisation’s workforce during 2022. Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry. TIGA’s research […]

January 17, 2022

Report: Consumer media usage growth slowed in 2021

Diverging from the sharp gain in momentum in advertising and marketing spending in 2021, consumer time spent with media registered a more modest uptick, similar to pre-pandemic trends through 2019 when signs of device penetration saturation began to emerge, according to research by PQ Media, a media economist. Global consumer media usage, including all digital […]

January 13, 2022

Data: Nintendo Switch top Xmas gaming gift

Gaming consoles emerged the winner in the battle of the Christmas presents, according to network usage data from UK connectivity provider TalkTalk, who analysed the data of over one million of its customers – showing what devices they connected to the network and when on Christmas Day 2021 vs 2020 – and it’s thrown up some […]

January 7, 2022

Redbox reveals most watched titles of 2021

Redbox, the US entertainment company, has revealed the most watched movies in 2021 across its AVoD and TVoD streaming service, as well as from its near 40,000 Redbox rental kiosks. Texas Killing Fields, a crime drama starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the top AVoD title; Free Guy, the action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jodie […]

January 6, 2022

Sony “well-positioned as creative entertainment company”

Sony’s Chairman & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida opened the company’s Press Conference at CES in Las Vegas on January 4th by stressing Sony’s continuing thrust to get ever-closer to people and “fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology”. He touched on Sony’s work with artists such as Adele on her latest […]

January 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank: Video game viewing share still growing

Analysis from investment bank Berenberg says that video games’ share of consumer entertainment time and budget continues to grow. Duel console ownership, frequency of digital content purchases and time spent playing games are all up compared to 2020 and meaningfully above 2019. The analysis suggests that Netflix’s ambitions in the sector will, in the short […]

December 6, 2021By Chris Forrester