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Onslaught eSports acquires Roanake Reign

Onslaught eSports has announced its acquisition of esports organisation Roanoke Reign, formerly known as Virtue Gaming. The acquisition comes with many senior figures at Roanoke Reign, with Onslaught taking on several parts of the senior management team: Reign CEO and Founder Brent J. Beckner and chief operating officer Dawn Lozner …

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Value of games industry investments drop 48 per cent during first half of 2015

If you’re looking to invest in games, now’s the time. That’s according to a new report from technology analyst Digi-Capital, which states that investments in the industry have almost halved in value (down by 48 per cent) during the first half of 2015 compared to 2014. This follows 2014’s own …

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Disney merges games and toys divisions

Disney’s Interactive games publishing arm has been folded into its consumer products division in an apparent effort to double-down on toys-to-life. The merging of the consumer product and interactive areas comes as Disney moves to release its upcoming wearable Playmation toys, as well as ahead of the launch of Disney …

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger confirmed

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed that they are to merge in a deal worth 3.8bn. The parent firm of Currys and PC World and the mobile phone outlet will split ownership of the newly created firm, which will be known as Dixons Carphone, equally between their existing shareholders. …

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Neversoft closes as staff merges with Infinity Ward to form ‘super-studio’

Activison has set into motion some serious internal reshuffling, as the publisher plans to close down its Neversoft studio and merge its current staff with Infinity Ward to form what the company is calling a ‘super-studio.’ Giant Bomb first reported on an internal memo from Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, …

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Deadline extended for Dixons and Carphone Warehouse merger

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have been given more time to discuss their possible 4bn merger. Both companies were asked to come to an agreement at 5pm today (March 24th), but the Takeover Panel has now granted their request for an extension to the agreement first aired in February. The two …

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