“Ted,” the 2012 comedy from Seth MacFarlane about a raunchy, beer-swilling teddy bear, has landed in a virtual casino. Social-games developer Zynga has licensed the “Ted” character to be part of…
Microsoft will pull the plug on MSN TV, the service based on the early Internet-device startup WebTV it bought 16 years ago, effective Sept. 30. It will surely surprise some that the Son of WebTV was…
Online game developer Zynga extended newly hired CEO Don Mattrick, previously head of Microsoft’s Xbox biz, a compensation package potentially worth more than $50 million in cash and stock over the…
With the Xbox One revealed and ready to launch this fall, Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, has left the company to become CEO of social gaming company Zynga…
Sorry, Time Warner Cable customers, you can't throw out your cable box yet: You'll still need to rent at least one set-top or DVR from the operator to receive live TV through the Xbox 360 game…
A gameshow based on the app Draw Something, originally developed for CBS, has migrated across the Pond to Channel 4. Channel 4 has invested significantly in the gameshow, ordering 40 episodes of…
Aimed squarely at auds seeking family-friendly, holiday-themed entertainment, "When Angels Sing" is an innocuously pleasant trifle that likely would be more at home in the Hallmark Movie Channel…
CBS has emerged the winner of a bidding war for the pilot of a primetime gameshow based on the Zynga mobile game "Draw Something" from Sony Pictures Television, Ryan Seacrest Prods. and Embassy Row.
Production company Stone Village ("The Lincoln Lawyer") has formed a new-media arm and tapped former Zynga exec Andy Kleinman to head up the operation with Stone Village topper Scott Steindorff.
The ranks of casual gamers continues to grow at a rapid rate, with the number of people playing videogames in the U.S. rising 141% since 2008.