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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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Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion

SEATTLE — Microsoft plans to buy the powerhouse but troubled video game company Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, its biggest deal ever and one that places a major bet […]




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Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Meet Their Match: Angry Gamers

So far, 10,000 digital wallets — tools that allow people to store their crypto assets — have been connected to the Quartz platform, even though Ubisoft minted just 3,000 NFTs […]




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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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‘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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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? […]




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Xbox Series X and S Review: Microsoft’s New Consoles Are a Good Value. Is That Enough?

After seven years, the Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation game consoles are getting big upgrades. The companies are releasing their next-generation consoles just in time for the holiday shopping season. […]