Pro ‘Fortnite’ Team Signs 13-Year-Old

Professional esports organization Team Secret announced Wednesday it just created a four-member “Fortnite” squad and one of its members is only 13 years old, according to ESPN. Kyle “Mongraal” Jackson lives in a district southeast of London called Sidcup. He started playing “Call of Duty” when he was just 9 years old. Last fall, he began playing “Fortnite” as well. […]

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Amazon Posts Massive Q1 Earnings Beat, Shares Rocket to Record Highs

Amazon reported $51.0 billion in sales for the first quarter and a net profit of $1.63 billion for the first quarter of 2018, dramatically topping already-high Wall Street expectations. The company’s stock soared as much as 8% in after-hours trading, climbing above $1,600 per share to all-time highs. That came after Amazon shares closed up 4% prior to the earnings […]

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NFL Renews Amazon Streaming Deal for ‘Thursday Night Football’ for 2018-19 Seasons

The National Football League renewed its pact with Amazon for two more years to deliver the league’s “Thursday Night Football” games package to the ecommerce giant’s 100 million Prime video members worldwide. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Under the pact, Amazon Prime will stream the 11 “TNF” games broadcast by Fox on TV for each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, […]

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Amazon to Increase U.S. Prime Annual Fee to $119, Up from $99

Amazon will increase the annual cost of Prime for U.S. customers to $119 per year, up 20% from $99 currently — news coming after it blew the doors off revenue and profit expectations in the first quarter. The price increase will take effect starting June 16 for existing Prime customers based on their renewal period, CFO Brian Olsavsky said on Amazon’s first-quarter […]

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‘PUBG’s’ Miramar Map Now Available on Xbox One Test Server

Miramar, the desert-themed map in online battle royale game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” is now available to play on a dedicated test server ahead of its Xbox One Game Preview launch in late May, Microsoft announced this week. The test server includes the new map, along with new vehicles and weapons. Since Miramar is in a pre-general release period of development, Microsoft […]

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Alexa will now try to teach your kids some manners

NEW YORK — Alexa’s new missions: encourage kids to ask questions more politely and get them to bed on time. The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon’s Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions “nicely” if they say “please.” The new response is part of a kid-friendly update that’s coming next month, giving parents more control over […]

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‘Fortnite’s’ Meteors Are Exploding Into the Ground and Sometimes Players

After months of speculation, “Fortnite’s” Season Three is close to wrapping up and the tiny star in the distant sky has grown to become a massive comet. In recent weeks, the occasional meteor shower started dusting the sky as gamers played matches. Thursday, meteors began streaking from the sky and smashing into the ground all over the map during play […]

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Harry Potter stars return for new mobile game Hogwarts Mystery as game is released

Update: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is out now on iOS and Android. You can watch the launch trailer for the game – which allows players to become a student at the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – below: Original story (April 5): The new Harry Potter mobile game Hogwarts Mystery has been picking up hype over the way […]

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Nintendo President Retires as Revenue Doubles

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, who took on the role after the death of Satoru Iwata in 2015, announced his retirement today, saying he believes the company needs to be led by younger management. Shuntaro Furukawa, 46, will replace the 68-year-old Kimishima on June 28. The news comes as Nintendo announces it more than doubled its revenue through strong Nintendo Switch […]

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