|Bid||48.310 x 1000|
|Ask||48.320 x 800|
|Day's Range||48.020 - 48.460|
|52 Week Range||36.250 - 53.910|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||14.04|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.20 (0.40%)|
|1y Target Est||70.62|
'Gaming disorder' has been recognized as a legitimate disease. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Andy Serwer, Dan Howley and Julia LaRoche discuss.
When I interviewed Tyler “Ninja” Blevins back in March, he noted that of all his revenue streams, he had no personal sponsors, and was making money just from his Fortnite play on Twitch and YouTube alone. The latest is gaming fixture Red Bull, which has partnered with Ninja for a new “Rise Till Dawn” event in Chicago that was announced on his stream yesterday. The event will have players heading to Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago (Ninja lives somewhere outside the city) to take on the man himself in an effort to win a $2,250 first prize in a duos competition.
What to do if your kids are addicted to video games/iStockPhotoInternational health officials are set to classify excessive video-game playing as a mental health disorder. International health officials have classified excessive video-game playing as a mental health disorder — and parents who gave out games as gifts this year may want to take note. On Monday, the World Health Organization added “gaming disorder” to its International Classification of Diseases.
What if Destiny 1 could make its way into Destiny 2? What could the game benefit by not recycling per se, but at least adding and acknowledging old content?
This bit of information has flown under the radar in all the Destiny 2: Forsaken coverage so far, so I thought I’d put a spotlight on it so that everyone can see it. As we enter Year 5 of Destiny with the Forsaken expansion, the Activision-Bungie-Sony deal remains in place. This mirrors almost exactly what Sony got for the launch of Destiny 2.
It’s official, the rocket stored in the villain base will be launched next week in Fortnite. The moment has been broadcast in loading screens (The Visitor blockbuster skin is shown firing it up), teased in the game (a countdown timer shown on TVs ends Tuesday), and extracted from data files in the game (showing launch sequence text). Fortnite has mostly shied away from map interaction other than small things like the “raise the disco ball” challenge, but this would be something completely new.
Do you like Fortnite: Battle Royale but are tired of that pesky “last man standing” stipulation that almost all the modes seem to have? According to prolific Fortnite dataminers @twoepicbuddies, a new leak reveals that a new limited time mode may be in the works called “Score Royale.” Don’t worry, it’s not Team Deathmatch. “A brand new take on earning Victory Royale, this mode rewards players who like to explore and search for loot.
Considering the speed at which PC gaming hardware continues to evolve, and how much spending on this hardware is growing, it makes sense for Sony and Microsoft to speed up the pace at which they roll out new consoles. 2020 PlayStation and Xbox launches would come just four and three years after the arrival of the 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, respectively. There haven't been any reports yet on who Microsoft's processor supplier will be for its next-gen Xboxes.
Borrowing a page from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), iPhone maker Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in negotiations to produce its first movie. The impending Apple feature film, according to the unconfirmed report from Bloomberg, would be an animated flick made by Irish studio Cartoon Saloon. The most interesting aspect of the story: The film may be shown in theaters as well as streamed digitally via (presumably) Apple’s iTunes.
Sony effectively tripped on the one yard-line of E3 when Fortnite players realized that not only could not they cross-play with Switch and Xbox One if their account was PS4-linked, but they couldn’t use that account at all on those other systems, namely the Switch, which many players have been dying to use to play Epic’s blockbuster. Sony issued a weak statement about its large playerbase and dodged the account locking issue entirely, drawing even more ire, and now Xbox smells blood. The resulting poll, which drew almost 30,000 responses, drew a resounding 87%-13 yes/no split, I have to imagine that a lot of nos were just thinking about PC players dominating on console (but it would probably just be like Fortnite where it just means console players can tag along on PC).
Fortnite always carried the potential for runaway success. Thanks to its playful, color-saturated graphics that are appropriate for all audiences, but with gameplay reminiscent of war titles from Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), Fortnite covers all bases. Case in point is Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE).
While The Walking Dead is suffering through creative and cast problems both the original AMC show and its Fear the Walking Dead spin-off, things may be about to get worse, courtesy of the video game front. While Telltale’s The Walking Dead has been a generally high quality offering for the series (though one based on the comic, not the show), we may be about to see something…else from Overkill’s upcoming PS4/Xbox One/PC Walking Dead game, which flew under the radar at E3, but was shown off all the same. Overkill, the developer of the Payday series, first announced with a teaser trailer that they’d been granted The Walking Dead license for a full game back in July of 2014.