Tag: DeanBeat News

Carnival’s tiny Ocean Medallion wearable brings tech luxury to cruise ships

Carnival, the operator of more than 100 cruise ships, is taking luxury cruise life to a new level, thanks to a tiny little wearable called the Ocean Medallion. First unveiled by Carnival CEO Arnold Donald at the CES 2017 tech trade show, the Ocean Medallion has been in the works for more than four years […]

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nWay launches platform for crossplay, real-time multiplayer games

nWay created a power multiplayer platform for its ChronoBlade and Power Rangers games. And now it is taking that platform and planning to license it out to other game developers so they can make crossplay, real-time multiplayer games that can scale. The nWayPlay platform is available for alpha testers and will formally launch later this […]

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Acer launches two laptops with AMD’s 2nd Gen Ryzen Mobile processors

Acer announced two laptops that use Advanced Micro Devices second-generation Ryzen Mobile processors with Radeon Vega graphics. The Taiwanese company said it will show off the Acer Nitro 5 gaming notebook and the Acer Swift 3 thin-and-light productivity notebook at the upcoming Computex 2019 trade show in Taiwan. AMD said earlier that new Ryzen Mobile […]

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Animoca Brands raises $2.5 million for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform

Animoca Brands has raised $2.5 million in funding for The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform. Animoca’s Pixowl division is remaking The Sandbox as a blockchain-enabled game, with user-generated content that players can buy and sell with real digital ownership, thanks to the blockchain, or a transparent and secure decentralized ledger. Animoca Brands and its subsidiary Pixowl […]

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WarnerMedia and Eleague team up for Mortal Kombat 11 esports tournament

WarnerMedia has teamed up with Eleague to launch an esports tournament for Mortal Kombat 11. The tournament will culminate at RTX Austin, Texas from July 5 to July 7. Eleague will broadcast the tournament, and top-performing gamers will get trips and a chance to win cash prizes in front of scores of fans at the […]

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Entropia Universe company raises $500,000 in a virtual stock market offering

Mindark said that a company within its Entropia Universe virtual game world has offered shares on its virtual stock market and raised the equivalent of $500,000. Entropia Universe is a virtual game world operator that is all about bridging the gap between virtual and real. For instance, it created a real-world bank inside the 16-year-old […]

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Steam Chat goes live on iOS and Android

Valve announced that the new Steam Chat mobile app has gone live as a free chat app iOS and Android platforms. The idea is to unite communications for Steam users across mobile and PC platforms. The app includes many key features of the Steam Client desktop chat, including: Friends List – See who’s in game or […]

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Tencent acquires Swedish game studio Sharkmob

Tencent Holdings said it has acquired Swedish game developer Sharkmob for an undisclosed price. The team includes veterans from games such as The Division and Hitman. Sharkmob was founded two years ago in Malmö, Sweden. The studio continues working with its unannounced online game as well as several new projects together with Tencent. “We view […]

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Just Cause 4 gets Los Demonios DLC and spring update on July 3

Demons in Just Cause 4? Why not. The crazy over-the-top shooter has a lot of zany things in it, and today Square Enix is announcing that the Los Demonios downloadable content (DLC) for Just Cause 4 will debut on July 3. It will debut on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Windows PC. When […]

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan sails to PC and consoles on August 30

Get ready for your watery grave. Bandai Namco Games said that The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan will debut on August 30 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC via Steam. Man of Medan comes from Supermassive Games, the maker of Until Dawn, which was my favorite game of 2015. The question […]

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Sixense hires HTC Vive’s Joel Breton to run VR and AR content studio

Sixense Enterprises has hired former HTC Vive executive Joel Breton to run a virtual reality and augmented reality content studio, dubbed Sixense Studios, as the company expands its software reach. Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company wasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so […]

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HQ Trivia aims for comeback with new cash prizes and a new host

HQ Trivia has seen some highs and lows over the past couple of years. The company saw a meteoric rise for its live trivia contests, and it saw an equally abrupt decline in its live audience. Its founding CEO died and it parted ways with longtime host Scott Rogowsky last month. But now the company […]

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Complexity Gaming opens fancy esports headquarters in Texas

Complexity Gaming, one of North America’s oldest esports organizations, has opened the doors to its fancy new headquarters in Frisco Texas. The GameStop Performance Center (sponsored by the game retail giant) is built next to Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters, as Jerry Jones, president of the Dallas Cowboys, also owns Complexity Gaming. The facility is a […]

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Tyffon raises $7.8 million to expand its free-roam VR locations to the U.S.

Tyffon, a graduate of the Disney Accelerator program, has raised $7.8 million to expand its free-roam virtual reality experience locations from Japan to the U.S. The company will open a Tyffonium venue later this year in Los Angeles. The company already has two locations in the Odaiba and Shibuya areas of Tokyo, and it will […]

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VR Fund: Virtual reality ecosystem has more than 550 companies

The Venture Reality Fund said it is tracking over 550 companies on the virtual reality landscape. The major growth areas for investment in VR were gaming, location-based entertainment (LBE), next-generation reality capture, enterprise, and healthcare. One of the bigger funding deals in the beginning of the year was for LBE company Sandbox VR. While IMAX […]

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Marvel and NetEase will collaborate on new original entertainment

Marvel and NetEase are collaborating to create new original entertainment, including games, TV shows, and comic books based on Marvel’s universe of superhero characters. Guangzhou, China-based NetEase announced the strategic partnership at its annual games product launch event. The companies will develop entertainment for both the China market and beyond. “Having admired the work Marvel […]

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Game of Thrones: How to get your post-show gaming fix

If you’re sad like me that the Game of Thrones show has come to an end on HBO, you can still get a fix of the show’s universe in the form of games. Look no further than Warner Bros.’ Game of Thrones: Conquest. That mobile game debuted in October 2017, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment […]

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Celia Hodent: Why everyone is susceptible to unconscious bias

Celia Hodent is a veteran game designer with a doctorate. She has studied the subject of unconscious bias. She talked about the issue in a fireside chat with Andrea Rene, cofounder of Whats Good Games and the co-emcee at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2019 event in April. I’ve embedded a video of their discussion in […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen says ‘China looks fine’ for games and AI chips

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in an analyst call that the market for Chinese games looks good, as the market’s gamers continues to grow past 300 million players. “China looks fine,” said Huang. “I think China has stabilized. The gaming market in China has been vibrant and continues to be vibrant. There are all sorts […]

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Nvidia’s Q1 revenues down 31% to $2.22 billion, beating modest estimates

Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that were well below last year’s figures, but the graphics and artificial intelligence chips company beat analyst expectations and it is climbing back up after a couple of weak quarters. Nvidia reported revenues of $2.22 billion, down 31% from a year ago, for the first fiscal quarter ended April 28. […]

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