Entries in 'investment' (32)

Fairfax's $5bn Blackberry acquisition terms altered as Heins finally steps down

Fairfax's $5bn Blackberry acquisition terms altered as Heins finally steps down

The proposed sale of troubled phone specialist Blackberry to Fairfax Financial Holdings has been scrapped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2013 at 2:10PM in News
Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft reveals $370m Canadian dev investment

Ubisoft is set to invest $373 million into its Quebec operations over the next seven years, a move that will generate 500 additional jobs in the province.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 30th 2013 at 3:59PM in News
PS4 will not repeat PS3 losses, Sony vows

PS4 will not repeat PS3 losses, Sony vows

Sony will not suffer financially in an effort to get PS4 out of the door, it has vowed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 1:23PM in News
Microsoft ploughing $700m into Xbox One cloud datacentre in Iowa

Microsoft ploughing $700m into Xbox One cloud datacentre in Iowa

Microsoft is set to investment $700 million in a new data centre in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jun 24th 2013 at 11:35AM in News

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Destiny gets "biggest ever new IP investment" from Activision

Destiny gets "biggest ever new IP investment" from Activision

Bungie’s promising Destiny has been given some heavyweight financial backing from publisher Activision.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 9:24AM in News
"UK eSports needs more investment"

"UK eSports needs more investment"

Professional gaming in the UK is lagging behind its rivals in Asia, the US and Europe in terms of sponsorship, says eSports specialist Multiplay.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 5th 2012 at 11:22AM in News
BT prepared to write off OnLive investment

BT prepared to write off OnLive investment

UK telephone and internet provider BT has said that it believes its 2.6 per cent stake in troubled cloud gaming firm OnLive will probably be written off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 21st 2012 at 10:23AM in News
Blueshore: GAME offers "tremendous value" for investors

Blueshore: GAME offers "tremendous value" for investors

US investment fund specialist Blueshore Global Equity has told MCV that it believes retailer GAME is a tremendous investment prospect – even if it does enter administration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 8:10PM in News

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UK gaming café plans nationwide expansion

UK gaming café plans nationwide expansion

Cornwall-based video games café Loading wants to open new bars in London.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 8th 2012 at 5:30PM in News
Trion Worlds wins $85m investment

Trion Worlds wins $85m investment

Up-and-coming MMO specialist Trion Worlds has received a massive financial boost towards the company's ongoing expansion.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 20th 2012 at 10:32AM in News
EA "probably" spent $0.5bn on Old Republic

EA "probably" spent $0.5bn on Old Republic

We’ll never know exactly how much EA spent on bankrolling BioWare’s first MMO Star Wars: the Old Republic, but one analyst reckons the total figure could be close to half ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2012 at 12:50PM in News
Sony investing $20m in exclusive PSN titles

Sony investing $20m in exclusive PSN titles

Exclusivity has been dismissed by many an exec and developer and a redundant model in the modern games market, but Sony clearly disagrees having announced a huge investment in exclusive ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2011 at 4:39PM in News

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GameStop promises new Euro growth

GameStop promises new Euro growth

GameStop’s International VP Mike Mauler said the chain will grow and improve its mainland European storebase over the next 12 months.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2011 at 3:21PM in News
Cheats Unlimited up for sale

Cheats Unlimited up for sale

A collection of gaming websites including CheatsUnlimited.com are going under the hammer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2011 at 2:10PM in News
Kinect tech firm gets $50m

Kinect tech firm gets $50m

Up-and-coming Israeli firm PrimeSense has received $50 milling in funding.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 13th 2011 at 11:10AM in News
Channel 4 cuts digital investment arm

Channel 4 cuts digital investment arm

Channel 4’s new chief executive David Abraham is to scrap 4IP, the broadcaster’s ₤20 million digital investment arm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 2:41PM in News

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GaBoom impresses on Dragons’ Den

GaBoom impresses on Dragons’ Den

New video games trade-in site GaBoom enjoyed a welcome piece of mainstream TV coverage last night when founder Jess Ratcliffe appeared on BBC2 show Dragons’ Den in an effort to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2010 at 1:26PM in News
Now Google targets Ngmoco

Now Google targets Ngmoco

Google Ventures, the venture capitalist arm of the internet company, has reportedly invested between $3-5m in successful iPhone games developer Ngmoco.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2010 at 11:04AM in News
Zattikka raises $5.5m in funding

Zattikka raises $5.5m in funding

Online and mobile games firm Zattikka has raised $5.5 million in funding through its parent company Expedite 5.

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jul 21st 2010 at 12:30PM in News
Eutechnyx secures £6m investment

Eutechnyx secures £6m investment

Eutechnyx has secured a £6m ($9.25) investment from Amsterdam-based veture capital firm Prime Technology Ventures.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 13th 2010 at 10:30AM in News
The Hut secures £14m investment

The Hut secures £14m investment

The Hut Group has secured £14 million in investment, the firm has announced.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 15th 2010 at 10:22AM in News
MW2 DLC is ‘worth the investment’

MW2 DLC is ‘worth the investment’

Coming in at the higher end of Xbox Live’s pricing range, the 1200 Microsoft Points – or just over £10 – that Activision is asking for the upcoming Call of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2010 at 5:33PM in News
Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

In news that hits home the importance of the second hand video games market, Maryland based pre-owned specialist Game Trading Technologies has secured a substantial $3.9m worth of investment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Ichan snaps up more Take-Two shares

Ichan snaps up more Take-Two shares

Talk of an imminent buyout of Rockstar owner Take-Two has gained more weight with news that American billionaire Carl Icahn has purchased over a million additional shares in the publisher ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 4:05PM in News
Codies ‘on cusp of new investment’

Codies ‘on cusp of new investment’

UK studio Codemasters will soon alleviate money issues with a new investment round, a national newspaper has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 1:37PM in News