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Sony to Buy Bungie, Creator of Destiny and Halo Games, for $3.6 Billion

Sony Interactive Entertainment said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the video game maker Bungie in a deal valued at $3.6 billion, as the game market further consolidates […]




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Why Microsoft Wants Activision

Even as it looks to distance itself from Sony, Microsoft’s acquisition could also strengthen its position relative to other tech giants with deep pockets — like Amazon, Tencent and Google […]




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PlayStations and Xboxes Are Hard to Find. Meet the People Trying to Help.

A few seconds before noon on Monday, Jake Randall began encouraging people watching his livestream on YouTube to start refreshing Walmart’s website on their computers.At his bidding, thousands of people […]




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The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when our inboxes are flooded with discounts galore for Black Friday, Cyber Week and all the sales promotions that follow.But this year, we’re in […]




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Mike Richards Is Out as ‘Jeopardy!’ Executive Producer

Sony said on Tuesday that Mike Richards would immediately exit his job as the executive producer of “Jeopardy!,” completing a stunning downfall for a game-show impresario who just three weeks […]




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‘Crucial Time’ for Cloud Gaming, Which Wants to Change How You Play

Mr. Buser declined to comment on February’s changes.Amazon also unveiled a cloud service, Luna, in September. It is so far available only to invitees, who pay $6 a month to […]




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Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well

LOS ANGELES — For 28 years, ever since “Super Mario Bros.” arrived in cinemas with the tagline “This Ain’t No Game,” Hollywood has been trying and mostly failing — epically, […]




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Sony Pulls Cyberpunk 2077 From PlayStation Store and Will Offer Refunds

Sony, the company that owns and operates PlayStation, announced late Thursday that it would offer refunds to people who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 and remove what had been one of the […]




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New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Huddled under blankets to brace against the cold, J.B. August and his buddies couldn’t help grinning as the doors of the boarded-up GameStop store finally opened. The […]




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PlayStation 5 Review: Sony’s New Console Is an Entertaining Behemoth

This holiday season, we are faced with a tough quandary: The new PlayStation and Xbox consoles are arriving. Which should we gift to our loved ones — or to ourselves? […]