|Bid||45.20 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||46.25 - 46.64|
|52 Week Range||36.25 - 53.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.97|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.20 (0.40%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The best part of Destiny 2's Warmind expansion has little to do with Warmind itself. It's the exotic pass and masterwork system.
It was not exactly smooth sailing for Epic’s first attempt at “Close Encounters,” a new Fortnite: Battle Royale limited time mode where players had only jetpacks and shotguns. Players were not terribly amused with being yanked around, and many didn’t get a chance to play Close Encounters at all. “Sky bases” refer to ultra-high buildings that players can make to battle each other way up in the air.
Similarly, Ubisoft has promised that The Division 2 will be out some time in the next 12 months, which seems to indicate it may not try to drown itself in the crowded fall 2018 window with Black Ops 4, Battlefield 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 all vying for attention, and it may follow in the footsteps of the original game for a March release date as well. With Destiny 2’s contractually mandated fall expansion coming out in September, most likely, and Borderlands 3 apparently content to arrive whenever Hideo Kojima finishes Death Stranding, that means that we could have an Anthem vs. The Division 2 loot shooter showdown next year. Through DLC in year one and free updates in year two, they turned The Division into a very fun, very functional loot shooter, and they promise that they’ve learned lessons about initial endgame activities for the sequel.
Daniel Craig will return as 007 with Danny Boyle directing a script by his “Trainspotting” scribe John Hodge.
In Escalation Protocol, Bungie and Vicarious Visions have created a potentially great event that they don’t seem to understand at all. While I hoped that “This Week At Bungie” yesterday would shed some light on upcoming fixes to Escalation Protocol, it appears Bungie is sticking to its guns. “Escalation Protocol was designed to be a high-difficulty endgame activity for a max-level, three-player fireteam,” said lead designer Jacob Benton.
Loot boxes are out. The biggest hits of this year, God of War, Monster Hunter, Fortnite, don’t have them. It was not the first game ever to have loot boxes, but it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t the one to help make the concept mainstream.
Online data security has become a serious concern for Internet users and regulators in the wake of high-profile data breaches at companies such as Equifax (EFX), Anthem (ANTM), and Sony (SNE). Twitter had 336 million monthly active users globally at the end of the first quarter, up from 330 million monthly users (or MAUs) at the end of the previous quarter. Twitter didn’t disclose how many passwords were exposed due to the glitch.
The PlayStation 4 is nearing the end of its life, says Sony. New CEO John Kodera has said that the console is entering the "final phase" of its life. It doesn't mean that the PS5 is right around the corner, either.
“Detroit: Become Human” is a game that wants all of your choices to matter. From how you reply to other characters, to the split-second decisions you make during a scuffle, to whether you peer into an open doorway, nearly every action you make in “Detroit” feels as though it would impact the game’s narrative and, eventually, its final outcome. It’s not a perfect game — I had problems with the controls at times and quick-time events that felt overwhelming— but this is easily the best title to date from developer Quantic Dream.
Whether or not Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) made a brilliant move by acquiring the bulk of EMI Music Publishing this is largely a matter of your opinion of the music industry’s current health. Whatever the music industry is these days, or whatever it’s going to become, Sony’s mission to dominate it is at least the smartest way to take a swing. Sony, second only to Universal Music Group in terms of music revenue, reported it’s going to pay $2.3 billion to acquire EMI Music Publishing.
The best change they’ve ever made is that you can now dismantle things directly from your vault and postmaster, meaning you no longer have to do the awkward dance of shuffling things around in order to scrap them. With the arrival of Warmind, Bungie added 100 new slots to your vault, which is a nice stopgap, but all it really does is make things catch up to closer to where they need to be.
One of the dumbest stories of 2016 was the internet war that was raged against the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer. Both it and the Battlefield 1 trailer debuted around the same time, and Infinite Warfare’s opening spot just didn’t hold a candle to its rivals’. Not content with simply saying “meh” and moving on, there was a coordinated effort among fans (well, anti-fans) to make Call of Duty not only arrive with bad buzz, but to make the trailer one of the most disliked videos in YouTube history.
TOKYO—Don’t hold your breath for the fifth-generation PlayStation. Sony Corp. wants to spend three more years readying its next videogame move, the head of the PlayStation business said Wednesday. The PlayStation 4 went on sale in 2013 and has sold more than 79 million units.
Sony Corp (SNE), which already controlled a 30% stake in music publishing company EMI, is now forking out another $2 billion to acquire another 60% to become the world???s largest music publisher.
Electronic Arts (EA) recently acquired cloud gaming technology assets and personnel of a wholly owned subsidiary of Gamefly Inc.
The rollout of Fortnite’s new type of item, backpacks, has been a bit odd, as the new addition, jetpacks, are a limited time item, which is unusual for the game, and another one was accidentally released into the wild early. If so, what other functionality might backpacks have in Fortnite?
Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) digital revenue accounted for 74% of its total revenue in the first quarter. Electronic Arts (EA) and Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) have managed to increase their digital revenue, driven by the industry-wide transformation toward digital gaming. Digital revenue accounted for 74% of total revenue in fiscal 2016, and this figure rose to 79% in fiscal 2017.
Sony's Playstation 5 has been whispered about for years, essentially ever since the Playstation 4 came out back in 2013. The whispers, however, are intensifying: there are rumors of development kits already out it in the wild, of big games being made with the new hardware in mind, of business strategies that would seem to require new hardware. This is inevitable: hardware manufacturers gotta manufacture hardware, and nothing drums up business like a new machine.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") said EMI Music Publishing's (the trade for "MTL Publishing LLC") B1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), existing debt ratings and stable outlook are not immediately impacted by Tuesday's announcement that Sony Corporation (Baa2 stable) via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sony Corporation of America, has agreed to purchase a 60% equity stake in the company for $2.3 billion (includes the cost for stock warrants and management incentives) to become EMI Music Publishing's controlling shareholder. For further information, please visit www.moodys.com.
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Sony’s new chief executive has positioned data and artificial intelligence at the centre of its survival strategy, warning that the likes of Amazon and Google pose an existential threat to the Japanese technology and entertainment group.
Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services. The acquisition is the biggest strategic move yet by new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and gives Sony a catalogue of more than 2 million songs from artists such as Kanye West, Sam Smith and Sia. The deal is part of Yoshida's mission to make revenue streams more stable with rights to entertainment content - a strategy that follows a major revamp by his predecessor which shifted Sony's focus away from low-margin consumer electronics.
No one was expecting the Switch to be as wildly successful as it has. While NTDOY stock is already up a quick 16% so far in 2018, Nintendo stock has traded sideways since mid-January. Could that change going forward and is NTDOY stock actually a screaming-good buy right here?