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NBCUniversal will shut down its game publishing business

NBCUniversal will shut down its game publishing business

Comcast's NBCUniversal has decided to shut down is internal game publishing business, a little more than 2.5 years after started it.
Funko Pop! Blitz takes Universal franchises to match-3 mobile game

Funko Pop! Blitz takes Universal franchises to match-3 mobile game

Universal Games and Digital Platforms and Funko unveiled Funko Pop! Blitz, a new match-3 puzzle mobile game with Universal franchise characters.
NBCUniversal’s Chris Heatherly — The future of interactive storytelling

NBCUniversal’s Chris Heatherly — The future of interactive storytelling

Chris Heatherly, Michael Fox, and Sean Krankel spoke about interactive story games at our GamesBeat Summit 2019 event in April.
Series: Your Story Universe is NBCUniversal’s big push into interactive storytelling

Series: Your Story Universe is NBCUniversal’s big push into interactive storytelling

NBCUniversal and Endless Entertainment launched a new interactive storytelling mobile game, Series: Your Story Universe with titles like Vanderpump Rules.
The DeanBeat: Telling stories at GamesBeat Summit 2019

The DeanBeat: Telling stories at GamesBeat Summit 2019

We’ve got 97 luminaries speaking at our GamesBeat Summit 2019 event on April 23-24 in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the better part of six months recruiting speakers for the event, but I have also spent
The DeanBeat: Our dream event with Atari father Nolan Bushnell, Respawn’s Vince Zampella and Spider-Man dude Ted Price

The DeanBeat: Our dream event with Atari father Nolan Bushnell, Respawn’s Vince Zampella and Spider-Man dude Ted Price

GamesBeat Summit 2019 will be our dream conference, with speakers such as Nolan Bushnell, Vince Zampella, Kevin Chou, and Ted Price.
NBCUniversal and Starbreeze team up on Payday: Crime War mobile game

NBCUniversal and Starbreeze team up on Payday: Crime War mobile game

NBCUniversal and Starbreeze are teaming up to publish a new first-person shooter mobile game dubbed Payday: Crime War.
The DeanBeat: Why Universal went all-in on Jurassic World games

The DeanBeat: Why Universal went all-in on Jurassic World games

When the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuted on June 22, it came with a bunch of Jurassic World games. Normally, based on video game industry history, that would be cause for
NBCUniversal’s VR strategy focuses on attractions, not headsets

NBCUniversal’s VR strategy focuses on attractions, not headsets

NBCUniversal is interested in creating virtual reality content, but Chris Heatherly, the company’s gaming boss, gave one reason that isn’t a viable strategy yet during a panel today at the GamesBeat
The experts give a mixed outlook for game company acquisitions

The experts give a mixed outlook for game company acquisitions

Is the next $10 billion game company acquisition right around the corner, or have all of the investors and acquirers moved on the more fruitful markets of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain?