Author Brandon Sanderson doubled Kickstarter’s previous record for most-funded project with a good campaign and a passionate fan base.
The digital comic format may be South Korea’s next big hit in the US.
To put it bluntly, fewer and fewer people have a reason to watch the Hollywood ordeal.
Plus: Music royalties and sky-high art prices.
Amazon’s Luna launches as a cheap option for the casual gamer — even if they don’t have a gaming computer.
Plus: Longer movies cost more (who knew), and Americans are moving less.
Immersive virtual reality games are leading to accidents, resulting in an increase in insurance claims and injuries.
Peanuts’ global merchandise strategy, fueled by brand partnerships, brought in $150m in royalty revenue in 2021.
Roblox sued a YouTuber who it claims harassed employees and users in myriad ways, including posting bogus terrorist threats.
Satya Nadella just made his biggest deal ever, topping LinkedIn in 2016 ($26B) and Nuance Communications in 2021 ($20B)
The acquisition will give the combined company 1B+ users, and a strong position in the $180B+ gaming industry.
Wordle is a daily word game that is going viral, with 300k+ daily players just a couple months after launching.
Square Enix, whose video game roster includes “Final Fantasy” and “Tomb Raider,” is entering the metaverse with token economies.
Any woman who worked at Riot Games from 2014 on is eligible for a piece of its class-action settlement.
Plus: Roblox grows and robots gain numbers.
Tinder has found success with interactive story games that let people make choices, then match with similar players.
Redbox, operator of everyone’s favorite DVD kiosks, IPO’d this week, and wants to prove that it can grow beyond DVD rentals.
An Instagram account dedicated to ‘The Bachelor’ has been breaking down the data behind TVs most addicting reality franchise.
PLUS: Netflix jumps when Facebook falls, and F1 comes to America.
Roblox announced new features for users and developers to take the platform to the next level, and bring the metaverse into clearer focus.
Lego cemented its status as the biggest toymaker in the world after posting a 46% increase in first-half sales despite global supply chain issues.
Plus: Americans aren’t big readers and Israeli firms are hot.
Vine co-founder Don Hofmann launched Loot, an NFT game that currently only consists of text descriptions...but has gone totally viral.
OnlyFans pulled in gross revenue of $2.2B in 2020, most of it sex-related. Now payment processors are pressuring it to clean up the platform.
Plus: Abandoned oil wells, firefighting helicopters, and Hello Kitty.
Making Legos from bottles is the latest part of the company’s $400m sustainability play.
ScarJo’s complaint argues that the simultaneous theater/streaming release of “Black Widow” will cost her back-end money. And she might not be the only one.
Epic Games -- the maker of “Fortnite” -- acquires Sketchfab, a platform for buying and selling 3D objects for use in 3D media.
To net sales outside the holiday season, toy stores are offering experiential, digital, and immersive retail.
Sega is being sued for $5m over its rigged arcade game, “Key Master.”