Scientific Games to Acquire Bally Technologies In Transaction Valued at $5.1 Billion

NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally") today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Scientific Games has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding Bally common stock for $83.30 in cash per share, which represents a 38 percent premium to Bally's closing stock price on July 31, 2014. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $5.1 billion, … [Read more...]

2015 Game Developers Conference Call For Submissions Open Now Through August 28th

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference® (GDC) 2015, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 28th. GDC 2015 is the game industry's most comprehensive and longest running professionals-only conference, where game developers meet for a week of learning, networking and inspiration. GDC 2015, the event's 28th edition, will take place March 2nd-6th at the Moscone … [Read more...]

New Webroot Survey Reveals PC Gaming Vulnerable Against Online Threats

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study on security and PC gamers, conducted by Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time Internet threat detection, details the security perspective of players on their gaming systems. The study indicates that many gamers either disable their security or remove it altogether, thereby sacrificing protection to maximize system performance and leaving themselves vulnerable to gaming-focused malware and cyber-attacks. The study also provides guidelines for … [Read more...]

Global Game-based Learning Market to Reach $2.4 Billion by 2018

SEATTLE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ambient Insight CEO Tyson Greer gave two presentations at the Serious Play Conference in Los Angeles on July 22 and July 23. The first session was on the 2013-2018 Worldwide Game-based Learning Market and the second session was on recent innovations in Mobile Edugames. Both presentations are now available to download for free in the Event Section of the Ambient Insight Resource Library. http://www.ambientinsight.com/News/PublishedContent.aspx In her first presentation, … [Read more...]

JD.com Launches Xbox One Sales in China

BEIJING, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JD.com, Inc. ("JD.com" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: JD), China's largest online direct sales company, began taking China pre-orders today for Microsoft Corporation's ("Microsoft")  Xbox One gaming console.   As part of an agreement between the companies, JD.com will have the exclusive right to accept pre-orders for Xbox One in China from July 28-30 through JD.com's Mobile QQ  and Weixin entry points.  "Launching Xbox One sales in China through JD.com's Weixin and Mobile QQ entry … [Read more...]

Stern Pinball Inc. Brings Pinball Back to Comic-Con International

MELROSE PARK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced today it will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014. Show attendees will have the opportunity to play Stern's newly re-released Iron Man Vault Edition machine, as well as the critically acclaimed Metallica pinball game. Fans will have a chance to meet Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, enter to win exciting prizes and participate in Stern's … [Read more...]

Lionsgate Partners with Finnish Game Developer Next Games

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and HELSINKI, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its recently-announced move into the gaming space, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, has formed a strategic partnership with the Finnish games developer Next Games and will make an investment in their extended Series A financing round, the two companies announced today. The announcement follows Lionsgate's recent appointment of games and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin to be President of … [Read more...]

GoPro Expands Xbox Entertainment Portfolio with New App Channel for Xbox One

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) today released four exclusive videos to the Xbox community to mark the launch of its GoPro Channel for the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft – an entertainment and e-commerce app that allows Xbox Live members worldwide* to stream GoPro content on-demand, share favorite videos, and purchase GoPro cameras and accessories.   The launch expands GoPro's visibility to the Xbox community, which has enjoyed GoPro video … [Read more...]

GameStop Announces New Gift Card Exchange Powered By Cardpool

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes popular gaming technologies affordable and simple, today announced that GameStop customers can now conveniently exchange gift cards online for a GameStop e-gift card. The new offering is part of a partnership with Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange platform. With three easy steps, a consumer will be able to trade in plastic and e-gift cards online by filling out his or her individual gift card … [Read more...]

IGXE In-Game Currency Provider Announces 10th Anniversary With Exclusive MMORPG Offers

WILMINGTON, Del., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IGXE, a website operated by Chongqing SoftIsland Co., Ltd. and a top player in the in-game currency market, is pleased to announce its forthcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration, even as it prepares to mark the day with special promo offers. With a view to providing value-adding MMO services to customers, IGXE, a leading supplier of in-game currencies, always strives to maintain its position as a leader in the industry. Now, the company announces its upcoming 10th … [Read more...]