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Fortnite Owner Epic Games Raises $1 Billion At $28.7 Billion Equity Valuation

Fortnite owner Epic Games revealed today that it had completed a $1 billion funding round at a nearly $30 billion equity valuation. Fortnite owner Epic Games has completed a $1 billion funding round – including a $200 million “strategic investment” from Sony Corporation. The Cary, North Carolina-headquartered video-game company – 40 percent of which belongs […]

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Twitch Dubbed Over Metallica’s BlizzCon Performance to Avoid Copyright Royalties

Photo Credit: Raph_PH / CC by 2.0 Metallica performed at the closing of a huge gaming convention called BlizzCon. Fans listening on Twitch heard a different experience. Metallica has performed at BlizzCon once before, in 2014. During the keynote, Metallica performed “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” much to the delight of fans. But those listening […]

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SoundCloud Hosting First-Ever Gaming Tournament – with Rico Nasty

Photo Credit: SoundCloud The first-ever SoundCloud gaming tournament is kicking off this month on February 18. The event will be hosted by eSports commentator MonsterDface and rapper Rico Nasty. The SoundCloud Player One tournament will feature eight SoundCloud artists turned gamers. They’ll go head-to-head in Fortnite’s Battle Royale. SoundCloud hasn’t announced the full player roster […]