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Sega to acquire Rovio

Gaming giant Sega is set to acquire Rovio Entertainment Oyj, the mobile game company headquartered in Finland. Through a Tender Offer, Sega aims to acquire the entirety of Rovio’s outstanding shares and options at €9.25 per share, or €706 million in total. Sega says the acquisition is “a friendly takeover”, as Rovio’s board of directors […]

April 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

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

Shenmue series to premiere on Crunchyroll, Adult Swim

Shenmue the Animation will premiere on February 5th on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The English dubbed version will air in North America on Toonami, Adult Swim’s signature anime block, and Crunchyroll will stream the subtitled version worldwide outside of Japan and China. A story of revenge and self-discovery, Shenmue debuted first as a video game […]

January 24, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

FilmRise acquires anime titles from TMS Entertainment

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has entered into a distribution deal with anime studio TMS Entertainment. The deal gives FilmRise AVoD rights to 38 anime television series and films which include over 1,100 episodes, in the US and Canada. The announcement was made by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions […]

October 12, 2021

Jagex expands Product and Analytics & Data Science teams

UK games developer and publisher Jagex is expanding its Product and Analytics & Data Science teams with a batch of new hires. Supporting the continued success of the RuneScape franchise as it marks its 20th anniversary as a living game, as well as other new product initiatives, the recruits will be instrumental in building new […]

May 11, 2021

E3 returns virtually

E3 will return this year as a virtual event. The event is normally held in Los Angeles each June and is acknowledged as the biggest spectacle of the year for the video games sector attracting a mix of developers, press and the general public. Last year’s event was completely cancelled as a result of the […]

April 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Sonic the Hedgehog spinning onto Netflix

Netflix, Sega and WildBrain have announced a new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, titled Sonic Prime, set to debut in 2022. The 24-episode animated series will draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the iconic character exploring a strange new multiverse. The series will be animated at WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, and SEGA and […]

February 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Poland: Antstream Arcade partners with Play

Global retro game streaming service Antstream Arcade has announced a partnership with Polish mobile operator Play. Enabling Play customers to stream Antstream’s thousands of iconic games, this tie-up is the first time a telco provider in Central Eastern Europe has bundled video game streaming into its content offering. As part of the collaboration, Play subscribers […]

December 3, 2020