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Judge: NCAA's likeness compensation rules violate antitrust laws

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled yesterday that NCAA rules prohibiting student athletes from receiving compensation for the use of their images, names and likenesses violates antitrust laws, CBS Sports reported. NCAA rules do not allow colleges to pay athletes when their images are used in...

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Crytek CEO: company is 'absolutely' safe, bankruptcy 'never the case'

If Crytek's "transitional phase" remains sustainable, it will become a go-to example among industry insiders of how not to handle such a difficult time. Speaking with Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli opens up about how the company has shifted its strategy from retail to software as a service,...

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SNK sues Square Enix, claims copyrighted material in manga

Authorities in Japan are investigating the claim that Square Enix uses copyrighted SNK characters without permission in the manga High Score Girl. SNK filed a lawsuit against Square Enix in May, and police visited Square Enix offices on August 5 to collect evidence, Sankei News reports (as...

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Square Enix Q1 financial report shows 56.8% leap in net sales

Things are looking up for Square Enix after a successful fiscal quarter that ended on June 30, according to a company financial report. Net sales are up from 24 billion yen (~ $235 million) to 37.8 billion yen (~ $370 million) from the same three-month period last year, a rise of 56.8 percent. ...

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Disney Interactive marvels at a revenue surge in Q3 2014

Disney Interactive, the gaming arm of Disney's multi-appendaged corporate beast, is performing better than last year in the company's third quarter of 2014. Revenue for the Interactive business is up 45 percent to $266 million, while operating income is up from a $58 million loss last year to a $29...

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Sony killing PlayStation Mobile on Android

We know this is going to hurt for a few folks out there, so we'll make it quick like ripping off a band-aid: PlayStation Mobile is over. It's dark times, for sure, but Sony will end PlayStation Mobile support after Android 4.4.2. Access and re-downloads on 4.4.3 and 4.4.4 will be up to publishers....

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Justin.tv shuts down as Twitch goes all-in on video game broadcasting

Twitch shut down Justin.tv this week, putting an end to the streaming platform's seven-year run, as the company is now focusing its resources on Twitch. Videos on Justin.tv are no longer available to view, and those with active premium pro accounts should receive an email about getting refunded....

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Take-Two revenue drops 12% in Q1 2015

Take-Two reported $125.4 million in net revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2015, a three-month period of time that ended on June 30. That represents a 12 percent decline compared to the same quarter last year ($142.7 million), and a 35.8 percent drop from the previous quarter. The publisher...

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Activision exceeds quarterly projections by $60 million in Q2

An Activision Blizzard quarterly report has revealed that the company behind games like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, the Call of Duty franchise and Skylanders, has earned $970 million in revenue in its second quarter, $60 million more than its previous projection of $910 million. Activision...

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Report: GameStop to revamp 'complex' trade-in program

Hot on the heels of word that fewer than half of the people who walk into GameStop are aware of the company's lucrative game trading program comes word that the ubiquitous video game retailer is looking to make that program less complicated and more generous. According to documents obtained by...

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