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The Stinger Report: Doubling Down on Entertainment – Part 2

In The Stinger Report # 1074 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Commercial VR is vital for growth of the Servius VR scene, with the launch of new standalone VR headsets from Pico Interactive and DPVR which set their sights on Enterprise releases. 2. At the same time, HTC breaks the silence and reveals a brand new range of Enterprise-focused VR headsets with a standalone VIVE Focus 3 system, and an update to the PC VR range with VIVE Pro 2. 3. In response to this news, Oculus VR starts…

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Startup gains investment to bring gaming to shopping centres

Count Brookfield Asset Management among the investors in its new funding round Electric Gamebox thinks it can one-up real-world shopping. The London-based startup, which creates interactive gaming centers for malls, yesterday announced an $11 million Series A2 funding round. Count mall giant Brookfield Asset Management, via its Retail Revitalization program, among the investors. The funding will fuel Electric Gamebox’s expansion in the US and UK, including 100 new locations in the next two years and 1,000+ by 2026; it currently has four. Brookfield plans to level up malls with game rooms…

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Stinger Report 1073

The Stinger Report: Entertainment’s Shifting Paradigm – Part 1

In The Stinger Report # 1073 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Chicago PAC-MAN Entertainment venue is rebranded by new owner, GENDAR, as developments are revealed in the selling off of the amusement facility business; while SEGA reveals eSports aspirations for ‘Virtua Fighter’ 2. Serious investment is made into eSports business and the new structure of the post-COVID market starts to solidify, while partnerships, mergers and acquisitions take hold. 3. Looking to unitize IP assets seems to be the order of the day, with classic arcade titles making a reappearance,…

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