Tag: DeanBeat News

Xbox co-creator Rob Wyatt sues Atari for failing to pay him for design of VCS console

Xbox co-creator Rob Wyatt has filed a lawsuit against Atari for failing to pay him for the design work he did in creating the Atari VCS console. Tin Giant, Wyatt’s company, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Colorado, alleging breach of contract and defamation. Tin Giant said that Atari owes it in excess of […]

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USC Games and Jam City will host digital gaming showcase on May 12

The show is going on at the University of Southern California’s gaming showcase. Normally,  the USC Games Expo is a physical event where students show off their games around graduation time. But this year, it will be a digital-only event starting at 4 p.m. Pacific on May 12. For the first time, the annual event […]

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Intel launches 10th Gen Core H-Series laptop processors at up to 5.3GHz

Intel has launched its first laptop processors, the 10th Gen Core H-Series, that breaks the 5GHz barrier with speeds that range from 2.3GHz to 5.3GHz. It is targeting gamers and content creators. Or those who both play games and upload videos to YouTube — at the same time. The new Intel Core i9-10980HK processor is […]

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Razer Blade 15 debuts with Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX Super, and 300Hz display

Razer is upgrading its Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop with Intel’s latest Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics processing units (GPUs). It is also adding an ultra-fast 300-hertz display. Intel is launching its eight-core 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors today, and lots of laptops are expected to debut in mid-April with […]

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GamesBeat Summit Digital speakers: Mike Morhaime, Owen Mahoney, and Mike Frazzini

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit 2020 into a digital online-only format. And today, we’re revealing three new speakers for the event: former Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime, Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney, and Amazon Games vice president Mike Frazzini. We’ve added these speakers to the updated agenda, posted below, for the event which will air on April […]

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Rockstar Games will donate 5% of GTA Online and Red Dead Online revenue to fight coronavirus

The next time you spend money in GTA Online’s Diamond casino, you can feel good about it. Rockstar Games said it will donate 5% of revenue for GTA Online and Red Dead Online for the next month to fight the coronavirus. Rockstar said that “community is at the center of everything we do.” It added, […]

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Twitch launches Mod View to make community moderating easier

Twitch has launched a new channel mode, dubbed Mod View, for moderators of livestream sessions. Mod View is for the community moderators who wear a lot of different hats, whether they’re welcoming new community members, hyping up the chat, or swinging the ban hammer on toxic fans. Amazon’s Twitch division launched the new Mod View […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster launches on PS4

Activision confirmed one of its worst-kept secrets: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is now out on the PlayStation 4. The move surprised no one, as the trailer leaked via a PlayStation Store listing, and other details of the remaster were exposed by a data miner over the weekend. The remaster includes the […]

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MLB Champions mobile game gets big 2.0 update

Lucid Sight has launched a big 2.0 update for its MLB Champions mobile game, which takes a big swing at using blockchain technology to entice gamers. The Los Angeles company hopes that gamers who miss the physical Major League Baseball season will get their fix with virtual ball games instead. Blockchain is a secure and […]

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TinyBuild: Hello Neighbor indie game hits 30 million downloads

Indie game publisher and developer TinyBuild said that its Hello Neighbor cross-platform game has hit 30 million downloads. The Seattle-based company has also sold two million books based on the franchise. First launched in 2017, Hello Neighbor is now available on the Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS. The success of […]

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Big Ear Games brings the sound of music education to children

Finnish music education startup Big Ear Games scored a big partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation to bring its music education app to more than 24,000 elementary schools in the U.S. And then the very next day, most schools in the U.S. went into home-schooling mode as the coronavirus pandemic began to spread. […]

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Gamedev.World starts GDC Relief fundraiser for indie game developers on Twitch

Gamedev.World has started its GDC Relief fundraiser for indie game developers on Twitch. The live fundraiser starts today, March 30, and continues through April 1. The aim is to provide financial relief for developers who lost money when the Game Developers Conference abruptly canceled last month as the coronavirus gathered steam. The GDC was supposed […]

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WHO and game companies launch #PlayApartTogether to promote physical distancing

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the video game industry have teamed up on #PlayApartTogether, a promotional campaign that encourages healthy physical distancing by bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards, and inspiration to some of the most popular games in the world. Some of the industry’s biggest and most powerful companies — from Activision Blizzard […]

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SupplyDrop helps game studios hire from each other based on their development cycles

SupplyDrop is unveiling a service today that connects game studios that have too many developers with those who have too few during the ups and downs of the games development cycle. Vienna, Austria-based SupplyDrop said it has created an intuitive matchmaking platform built specifically for video game development.SupplyDrop will be free of fees for the […]

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The Sandbox blockchain-based world will feature virtual Atari theme park

Animoca Brands and its subsidiary TSB Gaming said that The Sandbox blockchain-based gaming world will feature a virtual Atari theme park. It’s one more example of how Atari is aggressively putting its name on everything from new VCS game consoles (which haven’t shipped yet) to hotel chains. TSB Gaming (previously Pixowl) is creating The Sandbox […]

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Exploding Kittens puts out fires from higher demand for tabletop games

The folks at Exploding Kittens, one of the most popular tabletop games ever, are putting out fires all over the place, thanks to the coronavirus. When the coronavirus hit, businesses learned the hard way how their physical and digital businesses were intertwined. It showed how the company, in this case, could benefit from a 40% […]

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80 Level RFP helps connect companies with digital artists

80 Level, a company focused on innovations in digital art and video game development, has unveiled a new service dubbed 80 LevelRFP, which connects companies, studios, and agencies with high-end digital artists. The Los Angeles-based company said it wants to connect the crème de la crème of artistic talent, with a few clicks of the […]

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Epic Games will publish new titles from the makers of The Last Guardian, Limbo, and Control

Epic Games will publish new titles from three well-known and respected game studios: Gen Design (maker of The Last Guardian), Playdead (Inside, Limbo), and Remedy Entertainment (Control). The projects will be released under Epic Games Publishing, a new multiplatform publishing effort with a developer-first approach. The North Carolina-based Epic Games is on an expansion path, […]

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Rally Cry raises $1.2 million to bring competitive multiplayer games to everyone

Rally Cry has raised $1.2 million to bring organized competitive multiplayer gaming programs to players of all ages and skill levels across the nation. The money came from Mike and Amy Morhaime (Blizzard Entertainment cofounder and VP of global esports for Blizzard, respectively), Kevin Lin (cofounder and former COO of Twitch), Marc Merrill (cofounder and […]

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GamesBeat Summit Digital agenda — Scores of online talks on gaming’s next generation

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit 2020 into a digital online-only format. And today, we’re revealing the agenda for the event which will air on April 28 and April 29 as a virtual conference. After careful thought about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we decided not to use centralized studios or physical locations. But we think we can […]

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How the IGDA is helping game developers deal with crisis

When the Game Developers Conference (GDC) was canceled because of the coronavirus, it was a disaster for small indie game developers. That’s why the International Game Developers Association stepped in to help. Then the Entertainment Software Association had to cancel another big trade event, E3, and things really got tough for indies. “The IGDA is […]

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Forte recruits 5 more high-end game studios to make blockchain-based games

Forte has established partnerships with five more game studios to make blockchain-based games that are integrated with Forte’s technology.These studios will also benefit from grants from Forte’s partnership with cryptocurrency Ripple to create a $100 million fund to invest in blockchain games. The game studios include Hi-Rez Studios, maker of Smite; Netmarble, making of Marble […]

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Google’s big download for game developers: 116 billion downloads, new Play services, and Stadia updates

Google gave a download on its tools for game developers in an online event today, and it was full of news for Google Play, cloud infrastructure, and Stadia cloud gaming services for developers. Emil Protalinski and I covered the basics of the developer news and a deal with Unity, but here’s a more complete summary […]

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