1. Microsoft Reveals Project Scarlett, Its Next-Generation Video Game Console

    June 10, 2019 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 The future is here! Well, almost. During its pre-E3 press conference Sunday in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled the first official look at its upcoming next-generation console: Project Scarlett. The console is set to launch during the holiday season ...

  2. YouTube Teams With Game Awards Creator for 10-Hour E3 Live Stream

    June 04, 2019 1:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 YouTube has teamed with The Game Awards creator and producer Geoff Keighley for the fifth annual  E3 Live on YouTube , a 10-hour live stream starting Sunday, June 9, ahead of this year's video game convention in Los Angeles. E3 Live  will begin ...

  3. Sony Unveils Details of 'Game Changer' Next-Generation Console

    April 16, 2019 1:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sony has finally pulled back the curtain on its long-rumored next-generation console. Speaking to  Wired , Mark Cerny, lead system architect on the as-of-yet untitled new system,  detailed  what is currently in the works and what to expect from the ...

  4. The Weeknd Invests in Esports Franchise OverActive Media

    April 10, 2019 11:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Your move, Drake .  The Weeknd  is the latest celebrity to buy into the gaming industry as a new co-owner of Canadian esports franchise OverActive Media, the parent company of the Overwatch League's Toronto Defiant and Splyce. The partnership m ...

  5. Google Unveils Stadia Video Game Streaming Service

    March 19, 2019 2:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Google is taking a big step into the video game industry.    The tech giant unveiled its plans for a game streaming service, titled Stadia, at the GDC conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center on Tuesday morning, confirming many reports over ...

  6. 'Fortnite' Legal Dance Battles Paused Following Supreme Court Ruling

    March 08, 2019 7:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro has dropped his lawsuit against Epic Games over its use of the Carlton dance in Fortnite, but it's merely a logistical pause of the proceedings. The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court held in a unanim ...

  7. Copyright Office Refuses Registration for 'Fresh Prince' Star's 'Carlton Dance'

    February 14, 2019 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 The U.S. Copyright Office is skeptical about  Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro's ownership claim over the signature "Carlton Dance," which became famous after a 1991 episode of the Will Smith series. In correspondence las ...

  8. Grey Tease New Music With Some Surprise Features: Watch

    February 10, 2019 10:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Grey caught up with Billboard ’s Keith Caulfield on the red carpet at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), chatting about taking singing lessons, their new single “Want You Back,” and their next collection of songs. The duo, who recently star ...

  9. Nintendo Stock Falls on Lower Switch Console Sales Forecast

    February 01, 2019 8:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Video game giant Nintendo's stock fell 9.2 percent in Tokyo on Friday, the day after it reported operating profits of $1.46 billion (¥158.6 billion) for the crucial October to December period and lowered its sales forecast for the Switch consol ...

  10. Skrillex on His 'Kingdom Hearts III' Theme 'Face My Fears' With Utada Hikaru: 'I Think I Did It Justice'

    January 31, 2019 12:01 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s been nearly 17 years since the first installment of Kingdom Hearts -- the roleplaying video game franchise that combines the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy -- introduced gamers to Japanese-American singer Utada Hikaru’s iconic 2002 single “ ...

  11. Marshmello Rumored to Play Concert in 'Fortnite' Game This Weekend

    January 29, 2019 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 It's no secret Marshmello is a big Fortnite fan. The "Happier" producer won Epic Games' E3 celebrity invitational alongside his famous streaming friend Ninja in 2018, but fans and gamers will be shocked to hear that he might soon ...

  12. Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Weezer & More Land 2019 Shorty Awards Nominations

    January 28, 2019 4:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The nominee list for the 11th annual Shorty Awards is officially out. The Sawhorse Media-founded awards show aims to highlight and celebrate the best shortform content created on a variety of social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Insta ...

  13. US Video Game Sales Hit $43B in 2018, Eclipsing Record Year at the Box Office

    January 23, 2019 5:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Software sales -- which posted an 18 percent growth in revenue year-over-year for $35.8 billion -- were fueled by mega-hits such as Rockstar's 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (the year's top-selling game in the U.S.), 'Call of Duty: ...

  14. 'Fresh Prince' Star Ribeiro Sues Fortnite Maker Over 'Carlton Dance'

    December 18, 2018 7:43 AM EST 0 0 0 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air  star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday (Dec. 17) in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker E ...

  15. 'League of Legends' Girl Group Earns Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE & Jaira Burns No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart

    November 12, 2018 11:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The virtual pop quartet K/DA helps the acts conquer new chart territory & predicts a bright future for esports and music. Madison Beer , (G)I-DLE and Jaira Burns coming together as a super-pop group all in the name of League of Legends has produ ...

  16. Drake and Scooter Braun Become Co-Owners of Esports Company 100 Thieves

    October 24, 2018 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's no secret that Drake is an avid gamer. Back in March, he helped obliterate the Twitch viewer record while playing Fortnite with Travis Scott , JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ninja. Additionally, Murda Beatz revealed that he and Drizzy were playin ...

  17. UMG & Esports Hub ESL Look to 'Soundtrack the Gaming Experience' With New Label

    August 23, 2018 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group Central Europe has a new way to promote artists. The Berlin-based division of Universal Music Group (UMG), and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, have struck a deal for a multi-year exclusive partnership to help discover ...

  18. Switch Please: Nintendo Enjoys 44 Percent Jump in Quarterly Profits

    July 31, 2018 9:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nintendo Co. said Tuesday that its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles.    The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games said its net profit totaled 30.6 billi ...

  19. WHO Says Compulsive Video-Game Playing Could Be Mental Health Problem

    June 18, 2018 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classificatio ...