Tag: category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media

Zynga and Gram Games launch Merge Magic as latest tile-based mobile game

Zynga‘s Gram Games studio is launching a new mobile game, Merge Magic, in its hit series of “Merge” titles. Gram Games has gone a long way with its “merge” mechanic. The Istanbul and London-based game studio makes mobile puzzle games where you merge two tiles into one to complete steps in the puzzle. The games […]

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Google’s Key Moments provide shortcuts to video highlights

Ever spend entirely too much time trying to find a pivotal scene in a video clip you watched ages ago? We’ve all been there. While transcripts ease the burden somewhat, footage isn’t exactly skimmable like text. Until now. Today, Google announced the rollout of a new feature — Key Moments — designed to surface shortcuts […]

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Riot Games says 10-year-old League of Legends hits 8 million concurrent players daily

For a 10-year-old game, League of Legends is doing spectacularly well. Riot Games said today that the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game hits about 8 million peak concurrent players every single day. And the company plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a day of livestreams and events on October 15. That includes a […]

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How Hearthstone’s team made Tomb of Terrors a fun and distinct solo mode

Hearthstone‘s newest solo adventure, Tomb of Terrors, comes out Tuesday. Hearthstone became the king of the digital card game world thanks to its multiplayer offerings, but the free-to-play Blizzard Entertainment game has found a successful format for single-player content that has players making their own decks as they fight computer-controlled bosses. One loss and you […]

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Improbable acquires Scavengers developer Midwinter Entertainment

Improbable, a maker of online gaming infrastructure technology, has acquired Midwinter Entertainment, one of its customers and maker of the upcoming online action shooter Scavengers. The deal is the first move by Improbable to acquire a game studio, and the company believes it signals its commitment to building and supporting oustanding games that use its […]

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Red Dead Online gets Frontier Pursuits update with roles for bounty hunters, traders, and collectors

Red Dead Online is introducing three new roles, dubbed Frontier Pursuits, with the latest update of Rockstar Games’ massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Wild West. The new roles include bounty hunters, traders, and collectors. Red Dead Online is free for those who bought a $60 copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 on […]

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AI generates Let’s Play commentary from videos

Let’s Play videos — videos which document game playthroughs — have surged in popularity within the past decade. Felix Kjellberg, better known by his online pseudonym PewDiePie, now reaches over 100 million subscribers on YouTube with his Let’s Play content. And a recent report estimates that the audience for Let’s Play videos and livestreams now […]

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Hi-Rez Studios’ Rogue Company will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC

Hi-Rez Studios revealed its newest game, Rogue Company, during Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct. But the multiplayer shooter is also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. That PC version will only be available on Epic Games Store. Valve had long dominated the PC digital games store landscape with Steam, but it is facing real competition […]

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Rogue Company from Smite publisher will have crossplatform multiplayer

Rogue Company is the latest game from publisher Hi-Rez Studios. It’s a multiplayer military-style shooter from developer First Watch Games. And while Hi-Rez debuted Rogue Company during the most recent Nintendo Direct video event, it is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 as well as Switch in 2020. Hi-Rez, which publishes multiplayer online […]

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Netmarble’s Simon Sim on Hollywood licenses, mobile’s future, and cloud gaming

Netmarble has a knack for coming up with mobile game hits, including titles such as Lineage 2: Revolution, Marvel Future Fight, and BTS World. It is updating those games constantly and it is launching new titles such as Rich Wars and The King of Fighters Allstar. Lineage 2 has more than 30 million players and generated […]

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The RetroBeat: World of Warcraft: Classic shows what MMOs have lost

I’m having the most fun with any video game this year playing an old massively multiplayer online role-playing game from 2004. World of Warcraft Classic launched earlier this week. This new version of Blizzard Entertainment‘s hit PC game gives players a chance to experience World of Warcraft as it was in its earlier days, before […]

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Nick Eh 30 takes his 4.6 million subscribers from YouTube Live to Twitch

Twitch suffered a blow when Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced he was would livestream exclusively on Microsoft’s Mixer back on August 1. But it’s striking back with by snagging one of YouTube’s biggest gaming stars: Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony. Nick Eh 30 will move his live broadcasts to from YouTube to Twitch beginning September 1. […]

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5th Planet Games launches Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension on PC

5th Planet Games has launched its latest free-to-play PC and mobile role-playing game, Dawn of the Dragons: Ascension. In addition, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based 5th Planet Games also announced that the PC game will debut on Kartridge, Kongregate’s new PC gaming platform. It’ll be a one-month exclusive there. Then, on September 30, 5th Planet Games will […]

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GamesBeat Decides 124: 1,000-minute WOW queues

GamesBeat Decides is back once again to make the world of video games so simple that even a child could understand. Children, however, should not listen to this show because it features grown man and GamesBeat review editor Mike Minotti cursing god for not letting him onto a server to play World of Warcraft. He […]

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World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch — and long log-in queues

World of Warcraft Classic is live as of 3 p.m. Pacific today, and this nostalgic online role-playing experience is drawing a lot of attention. On Twitch, over 1 million people are watching streamers who are playing World of Warcraft. The next most popular game is Grand Theft Auto V at around 150,000 viewers. And if […]

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Overwatch is the best it’s been in years

Thanks to a new character and a big change in the way people join matches, I’ve having more fun playing Overwatch than I have had in over a year. Blizzard Entertainment‘s team-based first-person shooter released on May 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. I fell in love with its world and characters, the closest […]

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Supercell’s latest game Rush Wars is out now in early test markets

Supercell is rolling out a test for its latest release, Rush Wars. The strategy battler is soft launching in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and it should debut worldwide in the near future. For now, if you have an account in those countries, you can get Rush Wars on the iOS and Google Play app […]

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Leiting Games launches dungeon crawler Overdungeon on Steam

Chinese game publisher Leiting Games has announced the full version of the rogue-like dungeon crawler Overdungeon from Pocket Pair is now available on the PC via Steam. Shenzhen, China-based Overdungeon said the game made by a former Nintendo developer blends the replayability of a rogue-like dungeon crawler with the frenzied fights from real-time strategy games, […]

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Fortnite team nerfs BRUTE mech to bring back more variety

I hate and fear change. This is why bi-pedal walking tanks frighten me. They change the calculus of war in real life and, more importantly, in the battle royale shooter Fortnite. Developer Epic Games has heard our concerns, however, and it has cut the legs out from underneath the mech known as BRUTE. Epic introduced […]

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