Tag: DeanBeat News

What Japanese American history can teach us about diversity and immigrants in the workplace

More than 75 years ago, amid the hysteria of World War II, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in detention centers across the U.S. GuideSpark CEO Keith Kitani became intimately familiar with that history, as it affected his own parents and extended family. They were held against their will in one of the greatest […]

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Five Nights at Freddy’s will bring its scares to AR this fall

Mixed reality game maker Illumix said it will make an augmented reality game dubbed Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. The AR title will be out this fall and it will be based on the popular indie horror franchise, Five Nights at Freddy’s. Pre-registration is now open on iOS and Android. It will be […]

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EA’s Madden NFL 20 documentary debuts today on The CW

The CW Network, Electronic Arts, and the National Football League (NFL) announced the premiere of a one-hour primetime esports special, the EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Classic, will be airing today at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on the CW. The Madden NFL 20 Classic (presented by Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew) was the largest tournament in Madden […]

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Minion Masters developer BetaDwarf raises $6.6 million for ‘friendshipping’ games

BetaDwarf has raised $6.6 million in funding to make more “friendshipping games” that go beyond the bonds formed in its previous hit titles such Forced and Minion Masters. Makers Fund led the funding, with participation from seed investor London Venture Partners and new investors 1UP and Everblue. Copenhagen, Denmark-based BetaDwarf is known for the Forced […]

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Cryptokitties creator Dapper Labs raises $11 million and unveils Flow blockchain

Dapper Labs, the company behind CryptoKitties and upcoming projects such as NBA Top Shot, has raised $11 million in funding. It also unveiled the development of Flow, a new blockchain built to enable decentralized applications at scale. The largest investor in the round was Andreessen Horowitz’s crypto fund, with participation from new investors Accomplice, AppWorks, […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on — Multiplayer beta is showing a more realistic sim

Activision kicked off the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer beta on the PlayStation 4 today, giving fans their first real hands-on experience with the game’s popular multiplayer mode. Throughout the weekend, developer Infinity Ward will log valuable feedback and gameplay information ahead of the game’s global launch on October 25 on the PS4, Xbox […]

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Kongregate and Twirlbound will launch Pine on PC and Nintendo Switch on October 10

Dutch game developer Twirlbound and publisher Kongregate will debut the adventure simulation game Pine on the Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch on October 10. They also released the game as a limited beta on Kartridge today, and released a new trailer showing off never-before-seen gameplay. In Pine, players take on the role of […]

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Genvid and NTT Docomo demo 5G LAN party at Tokyo Game Show

Genvid Technologies and Japan’s NTT Docomo are hosting an interactive streaming event at Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2019The companies want to show how 5G wireless data will transform gaming. Genvid advisor and former Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada is giving a talk today on 5G and the possibilities for interactive streaming at NTT Docomo’s booth. […]

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Gameboard-1 will be a digital slate for your tabletop board games

Tabletop board games have made a big comeback, but they are still a bit of a hassle to deal with when it comes moving around little cardboard pieces. If you’ve ever wondered why these games haven’t gone digital, then you may be interested in the Gameboard-1 from The Last Gameboard. The Gameboard-1 is like a […]

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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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Niantic unveils Hexathlon global event for Ingress AR game

Niantic has revealed the details of a real-world global gameplay experience for its pioneering augmented reality game, Ingress, with NIA Field Tests. The NIA Field Test event is a new type of competitive individual global event debuting on Saturday, September 14 in 45 cities around the world including Santa Clara (in the U.S.), Curitiba (Brazil), […]

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Intel will broadcast Street Fighter V and Rocket League esports tournaments ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Intel is investing heavily in digital technology for the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020, and it will host and broadcast Street Fighter V and Rocket League esports tournaments ahead of the athletic competition. The Intel World Open tournaments will have a $500,000 prize pool and take place in Tokyo ahead of the Olympics next summer. […]

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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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EA launches cloud gaming technical trial

Ken Moss, chief technology officer at Electronic Arts, announced today that the company has begun a technical trial for a cloud gaming service. In launching the trial of the service, EA is joining the bandwagon for cloud gaming, which Google has been evangelizing in advance of its Stadia service launching in November. “The collective enthusiasm […]

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Survios launches VR game Battlewake on the high seas this Tuesday

Survios is launching its Battlewake virtual reality game on Tuesday across multiple VR platforms. The company is best known for other combat games like Raw Data and Creed: Rise to Glory. But this is the first title set on the high seas. In Battlewake, you play a pirate captain with supernatural powers that can help […]

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Munich’s Zeuz offloads multiplayer infrastructure to ‘backend badasses’

Munich’s Zeuz wants to be the “backend badass” of games. That means it tackles the issues related to keeping an online multiplayer game operating on any platform or territory. As games from smaller developers like Phoenix Labs’ Dauntless go global, it’s important to have tools and technical “badasses” that can make sure that players can […]

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Medal.tv raises $9 million for short-form gaming videos

Medal.tv said it has raised $9 million in funding for short-form videos that have become a big means of self-expression in the social media age. Horizons Ventures led the round with participation from existing investors Makers Fund, Backed.VC, and Social Starts. In just 14 months since launch, the platform said it has grown into one […]

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FXhome launches HitFilm Express video editing tool with tutorials for creating gameplay videos

FXhome said it made a significant update to its popular HitFilm Express, the free version of the company’s advanced editing, special effects, and compositing tool that has become popular for making game videos. Users have downloaded the free version of the visual effects (VFX) tool 4 million times, and it is popular in video game […]

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Blockchain startup Dapp.com raises $1 million for decentralized app distribution

Blockchain startup Dapp.com, which describes itself as the world’s largest analytics and distribution platform for dapps (decentralized apps), has raised $1 million in funding from several investors. Hashed led the round, with participation from Du Capital and others. Dapp.com handles analytics and distribution for over 2,900 decentralized apps, which make use of the blockchain, or […]

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Game dev groups address tragic events related to abuse allegations

A number of game developer groups have issued statements relating to the tragic events associated with sexual abuse in the game industry. Last week, a number of men were accused on Twitter for allegedly abusing women in the game industry as the #MeToo movement came to games. Over the weekend, Night in the Woods co-designer […]

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