Games/Entertainment

Beijing

World financial fears keep Asia firms in holding pattern - Reuters/INSEAD survey

Sentiment at some of Asia's biggest firms has deteriorated as a slowing Chinese economy, Greek sovereign debt crisis and looming U.S. interest rate hike create deepening concern about the state of the world economy, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

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Video game

Sweden's Starbreeze Invests $1.4M in Mobile Shooter Game Developer Cmune to Bring its Hit Payday Franchise to the Mobile Device Platform

Giant Swedish game publisher Starbreeze invested $1.4 million in Cmune, a shooter game specialist company. VentureBeat reports that Cmune will bring Starbreeze's popular PAYDAY franchise into the mobile device platform.

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Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' Rumbles to Record Setting $204.6 Million Opening

Dinosaurs rule the earth again after "Jurassic World" debuted to a dominant $204.6 million at the domestic box office this weekend.

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XBOX

New Xbox One Matte Black Console Offers 1TB Of Storage

Microsoft corp will be showing off its latest offerings at the Xbox E3 show next week. In what could be a preview of the things to come, the company yesterday unveiled Xbox One console, with a new matte finish and 1TB of on-board storage space.

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AIIB launch ceremony

China-backed AIIB founding members to meet in Singapore this week

Founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will hold a three-day meeting in Singapore this week to discuss operational policies for the establishment of the institution.

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Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' Races Past 'Mad Max: Fury Road' With Outstanding $70.3 million

"Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with a smashing $70.3 million debut despite fierce competition from "Mad Max: Fury Road."

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Traders

United States loses sparkle as Europe shows signs of hope

Investors will cast a wary eye on the latest gauges of the United States' economic health this week, while troubled Europe shows early signs of turning the corner.

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Circus school in Havana

Cirque du Soleil in advanced deal talks with private equity

Cirque du Soleil is in advanced talks with two private equity consortia about selling a majority stake in what is the largest theatrical production company in the world, according to people familiar with the matter.

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GameStop

GameStop profit forecast falls short on weak demand for consoles

GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.

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Twitch

Amazon's Twitch says its site may have been hacked

Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog.

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'Angry Birds Stella'

Angry Birds maker Rovio says profit fell 73 percent in 2014

Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal.

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Super Smash Brothers

Nintendo bids spike by their daily limit on move to smartphones

Shares in video game maker Nintendo Co were overwhelmed with buy orders on Wednesday as investors welcomed its long-awaited move to bring its iconic game characters such as Super Mario to smartphones.

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Super Bowl

Super Bowl draws U.S. record 114.4 million TV audience

The New England Patriots' heart-stopping 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl delivered the largest television audience in U.S. history with an average of 114.4 million viewers, network NBC said.

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American Sniper

'American Sniper' is top U.S. box office hit for third week

Box office juggernaut "American Sniper" held the top spot at U.S. and Canadian box offices over the weekend with $31.9 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates.

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Paul Allen

Ownership not all Super Bowl fun and games

There will be one happy billionaire on Sunday when either Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen or New England Patriots counterpart Robert Kraft hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy as the Super Bowl champion.

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