Co-Founder Exit Leaves Blizzard’s Future Uncertain

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the leadership at gaming developer Activision-Blizzard. Frank Pearce, one of the Blizzard unit’s remaining co-founders, announced in a blog post Friday that he is leaving the company. Pearce served as Blizzard’s chief development officer, and was with the company for 28 years. Fellow co-founder Michael Morhaime […]

On Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, And Video Games: Eye on A.I.

Autonomous cars should come with “morality” settings that let car owners control whether their vehicles speed and pass others or follow the speed limit. Omoju Miller, a machine learning engineer at business software firm GitHub, recommended a morality setting last week during a discussion about the ethics of artificial intelligence at Fortune‘s Brainstorm Tech conference […]

Video Games Are One of The Biggest Tech Incubators Available

Video games are typically thought of as solely a leisure activity—and they often are. But the gaming industry of 2019 is also proving to be a tech incubation powerhouse. At the annual Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. this week, Roblox founder and CEO David Baszucki and Niantic CEO John Hanke discussed how innovation […]

Nintendo’s President on Streaming, 5G Wireless, and E-Sports

When presenting on stage at E3, one of the world’s biggest video game conferences, it’s easy for executives to get nervous. And few have more reasons to be nervous than Nintendo’s North America president Doug Bowser. Putting aside the usual pressures that come with E3, the press conferences, the announcements, the consumer reactions, Bowser has […]