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Tencent reportedly wants to release Apex Legends in China

Apex Legends is the latest battle royale to take over gaming, and that means it is drawing the attention of Chinese megapublisher Tencent. That company wants to work with Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts on bringing a version of the game to China, according to South China Morning Post report. I’ve reached out to Tencent […]

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Tetris 99 takes the puzzle game classic to the battle royale realm

Surprise! A new Tetris game is coming out for Switch today. But it has an interesting twist on the classic puzzle game formula. Tetris 99 has 99 players competing against each other to be the last player standing. Yup, it’s Tetris battle royale. The game is also free, although you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online […]

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The Division 2’s open beta begins March 1

Between games like Apex Legends, Anthem, Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and a host of indies, you have plenty to choose from in the new-games department. Ubisoft is hoping you’ll select The Division 2, and it is planning to launch its open beta for players on all platforms beginning March 1 to […]

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Apex Legends hits 2 million concurrent players on its first weekend

Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends one week ago, and it has had a decent seven days since then. The studio revealed today that it has surpassed 25 million total players for the free-to-play battle royale. And the shooter had more than 2 million concurrent players during the peak of its first weekend. Apex Legends is […]

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OrbusVR: Reborn relaunch ushers in a new era of this VR MMO in April

Last year OrbusVR: Reborn ushered forth as a “ground-up re-imagining” of the VR massively mutliplayer online role-playing game that will aim to relaunch the game sometime this year. This week, we’ve learned OrbusVR: Reborn is set to officially go live in April. With new visuals, new classes, new mechanics, and tons of new features, it may as well […]

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Apex Legends earns 10 million players in three days

Apex Legends is already becoming a hit after three days. Electronic Arts revealed today that the free-to-play game already has 10 million players. Apex Legends launched on February 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has also had achieved over 1 million concurrent players. If this momentum hangs on, Fortnite might find its biggest competition […]

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Hearthstone’s cursed GamesBeat with the Mark of Hakkar — help us spread it

Blizzard has cursed us! Well, I guess they technically just gave us a cool card back for Hearthstone. And if you play us in a game, it can be yours too. We’re taking part in Hearthstone’s newest event, the Curse of Hakkar. It’s pretty simple. We have the new Mark of Hakkar card back, which […]

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Nintendo gets Vivox text and voice chat for Switch games

Vivox announced today that it’s releasing a software development kit (SDK) to add text and voice chat to Nintendo Switch games. This will enable third-party developers to use this tech for their multiplayer games, which is helpful because Nintendo’s own online architecture doesn’t include online voice chat. Epic Games’ Fortnite is one of a number […]

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Respawn’s Apex Legends hits 1 million players in 8 hours

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends reached more than a million players in the first eight hours of availability for the free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, tweeted the number and thanked fans for their support. The game became available today on the Xbox One, PlayStation […]

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Respawn launches free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends

Confirming the weekend’s worst-kept video game secret, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. The game is available today to download and play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. News started leaking since Friday. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, hinted at […]

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Respawn’s low-information tease stream is surprisingly addictive

Respawn Entertainment’s livestream for its new Apex Legends battle royale game has begun, and it is a case study in the art of the tease. I’ve been watching the stream, which started at 8 a.m. Pacific time, along with 32,000 other people. And there’s nothing happening yet. For the first half hour or so, we […]

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Vince Zampella: Respawn will reveal Apex Legends on Monday morning

Vince Zampella, CEO of Electronic Arts’ Respawn Entertainment, confirmed leaks on Sunday by tweeting that Respawn will reveal a new game, Apex Legends, on Monday morning. The reveal will be livestreamed on Twitch starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. Zampella said, “Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun. So if you like Respawn, our […]

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Twitch viewers watched 9.36 billion hours of content in 2018

StreamElements, a company that creates tech for streamers, released a report called “State of the Stream” that has details on Twitch and YouTube Gaming‘s performance in 2018. According to the report, Twitch viewers watched 9.36 billions of content in the site in 2018. That is a growth of 25 percent over 2017. YouTube Gaming’s live […]

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Sensor Tower: Hearthstone made 5% more on mobile in 2018 than in 2017

Hearthstone made $165 million on iOS and Android in 2018, according to mobile research firm Sensor Tower. That is a 5 percent increase from 2017. This is a rebound for Blizzard’s digital card game king, which saw a 13 percent drop in mobile revenues between 2016 and 2017. Hearthstone is on top of the digital card game market. It […]

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State Farm sponsors Fortnite streamer DrLupo

State Farm announced today that it has entered a sponsorship agreement with Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, one of the most popular Fortnite streamers in the world. DrLupo often plays with Richard Tyler Blevins, the Fortnite player better known as Ninja, who is the most popular streamer in the world with over 13 million followers on Twitch. DrLupo has just […]

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Riot Games will host League of Legends events in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Taipei

Riot Games revealed three Asian cities as the 2019 host communities for the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, a global League of Legends tournament where the best teams from 13 regions compete against one another. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will host the play-in stage and group stage, respectively, and Taipei will host the […]

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YouTube to curb conspiracy theory video recommendations

YouTube has announced plans to “reduce” the number of conspiracy theory and “misinformation” videos users are exposed to through its algorithmic recommendations. While the Google-owned video giant has often courted controversy over some of the content that finds its way onto its platform, the company does have policies in place that serve as a guide to […]

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DeepMind’s AlphaStar AI sweeps StarCraft II pros in head-to-head match

Computers are getting more sophisticated than ever at understanding and playing complicated games. DeepMind, one of the leaders in artificial intelligence, proved that once again today with its latest A.I. agent called AlphaStar. During a livestream, this program took on two StarCraft II pros in a series of five matches for each, and AlphaStar swept […]

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Anthem gameplay videos: Check out the Lost Arcanist and Triple Treat story missions

BioWare and Electronic Arts opened the doors for hands-on play with Anthem, the four-player co-op shooter set in EA’s first new game world in a decade. The online game will keep evolving over time, but it has a campaign with a main story that a single or up to four players can complete. I had a chance […]

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The Big Eco Game livestream — watch us create society

The Big Eco Game is beginning today. This is our community event where we are playing the cooperative survival game Eco with communities from around the internet. We have more than 70 people planning to play across multiple communities. And we are going to have to work together to create trade networks, shops, and more […]

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