Games/Entertainment

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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NBA logo

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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