In The News
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Sony and Microsoft announced a “strategic partnership” to “collaborate on new cloud-based solutions for gaming experiences and AI solutions,” according to a press release. “The two companies will explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services.”
Nvidia beat analyst expectations “for the first fiscal quarter,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports. “Nvidia reported revenues of $2.22 billion, down 31% from a year ago … Non-GAAP earnings per share were 88 cents, compared with $2.05 a share a year ago. But those numbers beat expectations. In after-hours trading, Nvidia’s stock was up 6% to $169.70 a share.”
Activision will not have a floor booth at E3 in June, GI.biz’s Brendan Sinclair writes. “An Activision representative confirmed the company’s plans, saying, ‘While we won’t have a traditional space on the show floor, we look forward to participating at E3 across a number of activities.’”
Interviews: Microsoft’s Benjamin Williams (GI.biz).
Extra Esports News:
Through the ongoing controversy with Denial Esports’ Call of Duty team, there are now allegations Denial “allegedly owes more than €100,000 (about $112,000) in unpaid salaries and payment for its spot in the CWL Pro League,” Dot Esports’ Preston Byers reports. “One player told Dot Esports that Smith said that if the team didn’t sign, they couldn’t play in the league (another player, however, denied this ever happened). Ultimately, each player signed and competed in the team’s first 11 league matches.”
OverActive Media acquired MediaXP “and formed its own OAM LIVE division as a result,” TEO’s Andrew Hayward writes. “MediaXP founder Ken Silva has joined OverActive Media in an unspecified role.”
Pringles launched a series of esports-focused commercials, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “The series is a tribute and reissue of ‘Mac vs PC’ commercials that were run last decade and will be broadcast in stadiums during events throughout the year.”
Alliance and Mogul are partnering, Fitch writes. “Mogul will provide its tournament platform for Alliance to establish an annual event series.”
Complexity Gaming, Mamba Sports Academy and HyperX are partnering for “Mind Gym at its new GameStop Performance Center headquarters, which offers mental training and recovery activities,” Hayward reports.
Happy birthday Kim “SuperNova” Young Jin!