Qualcomm introduces new chip for game consoles

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Qualcomm introduced a new Snapdragon G3x chip on Wednesday for mobile consoles in a sign of the growing importance of gaming to semiconductor companies. The announcement shows that Qualcomm wants a part of the hot gaming market, as AMD and Nvidia, which power game consoles from Microsoft, … Read more

Chinese tech giants Tencent and Baidu Q3 earnings preview

Tencent sign at the World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, China, October 20, 2019. on the song | Reuters Two of China’s largest technology companies, Tencent and Baidu, have announced third-quarter earnings in the coming days. But the September quarter could be tough for both companies given this year’s Chinese regulatory crackdown that has hit … Read more

Nintendo cuts Switch sales forecast on chip shortage

A child playing with a Nintendo Switch game console. Julian Stratenshult | Image Alliance via Getty Images Nintendo on Thursday slashed its full-year Switch sales forecast by 6% and said it was struggling to meet demand in its key year-end shopping season as chip shortages disrupt production of the battered device. While many companies have … Read more

Netflix launches its first mobile games

In this photo illustration, the Netflix logo appears in the App Store on the smartphone screen. Rafael Henrique | SOPA photos | Light Rocket | Getty Images Netflix began bringing its games to mobile devices on Tuesday, pushing the streaming giant into new business as it looks for additional ways to gain and keep subscribers. … Read more

Fortnite to shut down in China amid video game crackdown

The Fortnite logo is displayed on a smartphone with the China flag displayed in the background. Badrul Shkorot | SOPA photos | Light Rocket | Getty Images Fortnite calls it quits in China. The widely popular battle-royale, developed by Epic Games, will shut down its local Chinese version on November 15, according to an update … Read more