Ubisoft CEO believes good properties — the games — are the key to lengevity in the game business.
Digital entertainment distribution startup Yekra has raised $3 million in funding to give studios a way to distribute DRM-protected content without it being burdensome.
Indie developers can now sell access to their ongoing betas through Steam.
Ubisoft will sell 25 third-party games from a dozen publishers.
Valve’s Steam service and the Mac App Store must be trembling in fear right now.
SnagFilms, an independent film-distribution startup, has secured a new $7 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Comedian Louis CK’s recent digital distribution experiment to sell his latest standup performance independently has generated over $1 million, he announced in a statement on his website yesterday. Revenue from the special topped $500,000 after its first four days on sale.
Comedian Louis CK has divulged the results of his $5 web special experiment, and the numbers look good.
Comedian Louis CK gave new details about his digital distribution experiment in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session today.
Louis CK is known for pushing boundaries in his comedy, but with his recent online special, “Live at the Beacon Theater,” the wildly popular comedian is also embarking on new territory for entertainment distribution.
Cloud-gaming firm Happy Cloud plans to work with Advanced Micro Devices to bring games-on-demand to connected TVs.
In a bid to expand PC hardcore game sales, top game retailer GameStop is launching a new digital PC game purchase method that gamers can use inside stores.
Game-streaming startup Gaikai has scored a major deal to stream high-quality video games for Walmart.com, the online division of the world’s biggest retailer, VentureBeat has learned. If the new way of selling games works out, it could mean a big step forward in digital game distribution.
Video game retail giant GameStop has opened up a store to sell games on its Facebook fan page. The store will sell physical games that users can receive in the mail or pick up at a local store.
GameStop is the world’s biggest retailer of video games with 6,670 stores in 17 countries. But the company is hedging its bets when it comes to digital distribution. Today, it announced it would acquire Spawn Labs and Impulse to bolster its ability sell games online. The purchase prices were not disclosed.
Warner Bros. is broadening its experiment with digital movie distribution by releasing five more marquee movies for rent on Facebook.
Sony will release digital versions of all new games alongside physical copies so gamers can download and begin playing games immediately on its newest portable gaming device, the Sony Next Generation Portable (NGP).
Warner Bros. Entertainment said tonight it will enable Facebook users to rent movies directly on Facebook and watch those movies within the studio’s movie fan pages.
In digital game distribution, big companies are starting to dominate the market. But Jared Kim, chief executive of WeGame, believes there is room in the market for his startup.
Social game company MindJolt is expanding its reach to more than 110 million users through a partnership with Broadcast Interactive Media. The deal will give MindJolt the kind of reach it needs to attract better games and become a player in the social game market.
OnLive plans to expand its online game service next year to include movie streaming, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Classics made by World of Warcraft creator Blizzard, such as the Lost Vikings or Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, won’t be coming to the Apple App Store or any other app marketplace any time soon, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) said at the Blizzcon event in Anaheim, Calif. today.
Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of games like Warcraft and Diablo, announced today that its newest expansion pack for the insanely popular World of Warcraft online game would be available for a preliminary download.