Mobile Entertainment

Hausfeld & Co LLP: New Lawsuit seeks damages from Google on behalf of 19.5 Million UK Android Phone users, claiming its Google Play Store charges are excessive and unlawful

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 8:30am

The vast majority of Android smartphone and tablet users in the UK are thought to depend upon the Google Play Store for their access to apps.

Key Points: 
  • The vast majority of Android smartphone and tablet users in the UK are thought to depend upon the Google Play Store for their access to apps.
  • The claim alleges Google bundles the Play Store with other Google products and services and requires pre-installation and prominent placement of the Google Play Store.
  • Typically, 30% of the money app purchasers spend in the Google Play Store goes straight to Google, directly hitting consumers pockets.
  • In 2018, the European Commission fined Google 4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices, some of which involved the Google Play Store.

Wemade Co., Ltd. Announces Pre-Registration for MIR 4, an Open World K-Fantasy MMORPG

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 4:00am

MIR 4, the unique open world K-Fantasy MMORPG, opens for global pre-registration on Thursday, 29 July.

Key Points: 
  • MIR 4, the unique open world K-Fantasy MMORPG, opens for global pre-registration on Thursday, 29 July.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210728006129/en/
    Wemade 's MIR 4, the unique open world K-Fantasy MMORPG, opens for global pre-registration on Thursday, 29 July.
  • Pre-registration will be available on MIR 4s official website, the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
  • The game beautifully portrays the mystical and elegant life of the Orient, offering a truly singular experience for MMORPG players across the world.

PLAYSTUDIOS Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2021 Results

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 9:15pm

PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYPS) (PLAYSTUDIOS or the Company), an award-winning developer of free-to-play casual mobile and social games that offer real-world rewards to loyal players, today announced that it will release its second quarter 2021 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc. (Nasdaq: MYPS) (PLAYSTUDIOS or the Company), an award-winning developer of free-to-play casual mobile and social games that offer real-world rewards to loyal players, today announced that it will release its second quarter 2021 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
  • The Company will host a conference call and audio webcast on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time to discuss the results.
  • To listen to the audio webcast and live Q&A, please visit the PLAYSTUDIOS investor relations website at ir.playstudios.com.
  • An audio replay of the webcast will be available on PLAYSTUDIOS investor relations website shortly after the call for one year.

Nexters Officially Releases Chibi Island, a New Farm and Adventure Mobile Game, After Successful Soft Launch

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

Players are welcome to land and explore the new farm and adventure game, Chibi Island, available on iOS and Google Platform .

Key Points: 
  • Players are welcome to land and explore the new farm and adventure game, Chibi Island, available on iOS and Google Platform .
  • Chibi Island has been in live testing since it had a soft launch in December 2020 with a limited set of features and content.
  • Chibi Island succeeds Island Experiment, a casual farm game first launched on social media channels back in 2014, with nearly 30 million installs to date.
  • Despite the significant player base, the Nexters development team saw a need for a major overhaul to the game to grow the titles popularity.

HyperX to Outfit Belong Gaming Arenas with Industry-Leading Peripherals

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 11:15am

HyperX , the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced a two-year agreement with Belong Gaming Arenas , a subsidiary of global esports and technology company Vindex .

Key Points: 
  • HyperX , the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced a two-year agreement with Belong Gaming Arenas , a subsidiary of global esports and technology company Vindex .
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210728005147/en/
    HyperX to Outfit Belong Gaming Arenas with Industry-Leading Peripherals (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Belong connects communities of gamers through its international network of experiential gaming centers and digital platform.
  • As the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc., this HyperX collaboration with Belong expands the pre-existing relationship between Belong and HP.
  • In addition to HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards and mice, Belongs gaming centers will also include OMEN Gaming PCs.

A Letter From CEO Bobby Kotick to All Employees

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 1:45am

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) CEO Bobby Kotick today sent the following letter to all employees.

Key Points: 
  • Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) CEO Bobby Kotick today sent the following letter to all employees.
  • Our initial responses to the issues we face together, and to your concerns, were, quite frankly, tone deaf.
  • It is imperative that we acknowledge all perspectives and experiences and respect the feelings of those who have been mistreated in any way.
  • Many of you have told us that active outreach comes from caring so deeply for the Company.

McAfee Completes the Divestiture of Its Enterprise Business to Symphony Technology Group (STG)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 9:05pm

McAfee Corp. (Nasdaq: MCFE), a global leader in online protection, announced today the completion of the previously announced transaction to sell certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities of McAfees Enterprise business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) in an all-cash transaction for $4.0 billion.

Key Points: 
  • McAfee Corp. (Nasdaq: MCFE), a global leader in online protection, announced today the completion of the previously announced transaction to sell certain assets and the assumption of certain liabilities of McAfees Enterprise business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG) in an all-cash transaction for $4.0 billion.
  • The divestiture of the Enterprise business reflects McAfee's commitment to singularly focus on the consumer business and to further accelerate its strategy as a leader in online protection as a pure-play consumer cybersecurity company.
  • McAfee will discuss the transactions impact in greater detail when it releases its second quarter results on August 10.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as financial advisors, and Ropes & Gray LLP and Baker McKenzie LLP are acting as legal advisors, to McAfee.

The Meet Group and Spectrum Labs Announce Groundbreaking Safety Actions Aimed at Improving Livestreaming Moderation

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:15pm

Social, Dating, and Gaming companies are leaning into livestreaming video to drive community engagement, said Justin Davis, CEO, Spectrum Labs.

Key Points: 
  • Social, Dating, and Gaming companies are leaning into livestreaming video to drive community engagement, said Justin Davis, CEO, Spectrum Labs.
  • User safety is fundamental to what we do and effective moderation of livestreaming video requires effective moderation of all aspects of the stream, including voice, text chat, and video, said Geoff Cook, CEO of The Meet Group and co-CEO ParshipMeet Group.
  • The combination of Spectrum Labs technology and moderation solutions with our leading safety standards and processes create what we believe is a model that others in the livestreaming video industry may look to follow.
  • The Meet Group and Spectrum Labs are partnering to record content at the right time and proactively and cost-effectively detect toxicity, improve accuracy for moderators, and expand safety measures for users.

NTT Solmare: Obey Me!, the Mobile Game With 4.5 Million Downloads Across 186 Countries and Region, Is Now Available on the QooApp Game Store!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 7:00am

a dating simulation game for mobile platforms by NTT Solmare Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President: Toshiaki Asahi, hereafter referred to as NTT Solmare,) is now available on QooApp Limiteds QooApp Game Store, as of July 27, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • a dating simulation game for mobile platforms by NTT Solmare Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President: Toshiaki Asahi, hereafter referred to as NTT Solmare,) is now available on QooApp Limiteds QooApp Game Store, as of July 27, 2021.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210726005011/en/
    Obey Me!, the Mobile Game With 4.5 Million Downloads Across 186 Countries and region, Is Now Available on the QooApp Game Store!
  • (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Obey Me!, a dating simulation game, has been distributed via Apples App Store, Googles Google Play Store, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltds Samsung Galaxy Store.
  • to the QooApp Game Store, we hope that the game will be able to reach even more otome fans across the world.