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HTC invests $5m in Pixar, Lucasfilm and Telltale vets’ VR studio

Vive maker HTC has invested in a start-up virtual reality developer formed by ex-members of major film and games firms. Steel Wool Studios was founded by veterans from Pixar, Lucasfilm and Telltale Games and launched its first VR titles, Quar: Battle for Gate 18, alongside the Vive back in April. …

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European Commission rules Apple should repay Irish government 13bn in unpaid tax

Apple could face an 11.1bn tax bill after the European Commission ruled that its tax arrangement with Ireland was illegal. An ongoing investigation has concluded that the Irish government permitted Apple to pay significantly less than other businesses, with a tax rate that topped out at just one per cent, …

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Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category. VentureBeatgot an early glimpse at a new report from Sensor Tower that shows the games sector grew by 22 per cent across iOS and Google Play in the three months ending June 30th, which …

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Telltale launches Mr Robot game on mobile

A collaboration between Night School Games, Telltale Games and NBC has produced a new game based on the hit US TV show Mr Robot. Mr Robot:1.51 exfiltratiOn is described as a narrative experience” for iOS and Android that sees players using a fictional E Corp Messaging App to take part …

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