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HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What’s more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP. Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the …

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Activision Blizzard buys King for $5.9bn

Two of the biggest names in games are to become one. Activision Blizzard has announced that it will purchase Candy Crush firm King for $5.9 billion (3.8bn), in a deal unanimously approved by both boards. The sum works out to a value of $18 (11.67) per share for the latter …

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Dedicated Steam section coming to GAME stores

Valve has announced that areas dedicated to Steam will be present in GAME stores in the UK this Christmas. The games firm says these will feature Steam hardware, such as the upcoming Stream Machines, Steam Link and Steam Controller, as well as digital cards. This hardware will be exclusive to …

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GAME signs three-year disc repair deal with TDR

Despite the rise of digital and various efforts by publishers to battle the popularity of pre-owned games, it looks like the sector isn’t going anywhere. UK retailer GAME seemingly agrees, following the announcement of a new deal that it hopes will ‘boost confidence’ in the trade-in and resale of used …

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Green Man Gaming to serve as official Gfinity Championship supplier

UK eSports firm Gfinity and digital games retailer Green Man Gaming have penned a deal surrounding the former’s upcoming pro-gaming tournament. Under the new partnership – the second-such collaboration in as many weeks for Gfinity, following its two-year hookup with The Sun owner News UK – Green Man Gaming will …

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