Holly Liu Honored as “Founder to Watch”

Women 2.0 “Innovation Unleashed” Awards Gala “Founders to Watch” winners. Holly Liu second from right.

Congratulations to our own Co-Founder and Chief of Staff Holly Liu who was feted alongside U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Re/Code Co-Founder Kara Swisher and a host of other women luminaries in tech at the Women 2.0 “Innovation Unleashed” Awards Gala in San Francisco earlier this month. Read more

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Kabam acquires Tapzen and Magic Pixel

Kabam meets TZ Jan 10 (1)Today Kabam announced it has acquired Los Angeles-based games studios Tapzen and Magic Pixel Games. Both companies will be combined into a new Kabam branded Los Angeles Studio.

You can read the news release for more details.

This is a strategic deal for Kabam for a number of reasons:

  1. Tapzen founder and CEO Mike Verdu, a games industry veteran and pioneer, will join Kabam Studios leadership team.
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Building a new Kabam community (no megaphones allowed)

IMG_1234People play games to be entertained, and for many the game does not end when a level is completed or a big boss defeated. Fans of a game such as Marvel Contest of Champions want to extend that experience by connecting with other players, other Marvel fans and even the people who create the game. Read more

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Michael Rooker on Contest of Champions’ Star-Lord

Michael Rooker (Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy) has a few sage words for Star-Lord (and his gun) in the hit game Marvel Contest of Champions. Read more

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Video: Sam Humphries talks about writing the Contest of Champions story

Marvel comics writer (and amazing guy all around), Sam Humprhies (Legendary Star-Lord), chatted with us in this video about what it was like writing an epic storyline for Marvel Contest of Champions.

And while you’re in a video watching mood, check out this Marvel video about the game (and collecting interns). Read more

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