Games/Entertainment

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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Tencent inks exclusive online partnership for NBA games in China

The National Basketball Association and Tencent Holdings Ltd said Friday the Shenzhen-based Internet giant will be the only company in China to stream the league's online content.

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86th Academy Awards

'Frozen' heats up Japan box office in 2014

Japanese cinemas rang up a healthy rise in ticket sales in 2014 as blockbuster animation film "Frozen" eclipsed an otherwise lackluster show by Hollywood, industry data showed on Tuesday.

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''The Interview''

Sony's 'The Interview' surpasses $40 million in digital sales

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyber attack on the studio, has racked up over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said on Tuesday.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp

For Sony Pictures CEO, cyberattack won't set studio back

Over the past seven weeks, Sony Pictures' chief executive has dealt with the fallout from a cyberattack he likens to having your house robbed and burned to the ground.

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Amazon.com

Amazon's path to TV success takes cues from old school Hollywood

Amazon prides itself on being a company that breaks the rules, but its recent success in Hollywood also reflects an embrace of a more traditional, old-fashioned script.

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Playstation 4

Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China

Sony Corp will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, due to "various factors", the company said in a statement on Thursday.

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Playstation 4

Sony PlayStation 4 sales top 18.5 million units worldwide

Sony Corp (6758.T) on Tuesday said sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles exceeded 18.5 million units as of Jan. 4, up from 13.5 million at the end of October, showing solid holiday demand and a bright spot for a company recovering from a massive cyber-attack.

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NASDAQ

Chinese game maker Perfect World gets go-private bid from founder

Chinese online game developer Perfect World Co Ltd (PWRD.O) said it received a go-private proposal from founder and Chairman Michael Yufeng Chi at $20 per ADS, valuing the company at nearly $1 billion.

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''The Interview''

Sony's 'The Interview' makes $18 million in opening weekend

Sony Pictures (6758.T) said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, an impressive return made possible by the publicity surrounding the cyberattack blamed on North Korea.

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Playstation

Sony says PlayStation still has problems, gradually coming back online

Sony Corp's (6758.T) PlayStation Network suffered connection problems for a fourth straight day since hackers attacked the video game network, and the company said on Sunday that service was gradually being restored.

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Apple

Apple makes 'The Interview' movie available on iTunes

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp's (6758.T) "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio.

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Xbox One

Microsoft Xbox Live back up, Sony PlayStation Network still down

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live was back up on Friday while Sony Corp's PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two Internet gaming services.

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Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.

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Xbox One

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live and Sony Corp's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

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