Tag: DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews

Why Anita Sarkeesian started the Game and Online Harassment Hotline

The video game industry exploded this summer with the #MeToo movement and allegations of sexual harassment and abuse. It added another layer of hardship on a year with Black Lives Matter protests and the pandemic, and it caused a lot of stress for both game developers and gamers. That’s one reason for the urgency behind […]

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How Xsolla provides developers with a game business engine

Xsolla is a video game powerhouse, but chances are you haven’t heard of it. That’s because the company stays behind the scenes as it provides what it calls a “business engine” for game developers, and it has done so for 15 years. Xsolla handles more than 700 different payment systems around the world. And it […]

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout — How Mediatonic crafted a cute battle royale

If you told me that someone was making a cute battle royale, I would have laughed out loud in derision. When I saw what Mediantonic did with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, a very cute battle royale, I did laugh out loud. Because it’s so fun. Fall Guys is one of my favorites from E3 2019, […]

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Logitech G Pro X gets upgrade with Lightspeed wireless tech

Wireless tech has improved drastically over the last few years, and Logitech is taking advantage of this for its latest gaming product. The company announced today that it’s launching the Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed wireless gaming headset. This is similar to the previous (and excellent) Logitech G Pro X, but without the cable. Logitech […]

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Analogue Pocket questions answered: Sleep mode, scaling, and more

Analogue Pocket preorders are going live on August 3. But that gives us some time to get answers to some pressing questions. For example, can you put the Pocket into sleep mode, and will developers’ work on FPGA cores outlive the Pocket? I asked Analogue chief executive officer Christopher Taber those and more. Here’s my […]

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Analogue Pocket preorders open August 3, ships May 2021 due to pandemic

The Analogue Pocket is closer than ever and yet still so far away. The company confirmed today that Analogue Pocket preorders start at 8 a.m. Pacific time (11 a.m. Eastern) on August 3 . But Analogue will not begin shipping the modern Game Boy revival until May 2021. It blames supply-chain challenges due to the […]

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Mythical reveals gameplay for do-it-yourself Blankos Block Party online game

Mythical has revealed the gameplay for its Blankos Block Party free-to-play online game coming for the PC later this year. Developed in partnership with United Kingdom studio Third Kind Games, Blankos Block Party is a massively multiplayer online world for platforming fans, with a dose of do-it-yourself modding thrown into it. The company showed the […]

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Glu reloads its war chest for mobile game acquisitions

Glu Mobile has grown into a big mobile gaming publisher through both acquisitions and home-grown titles. But as the world changes around the company, Glu is changing with the times. Back in June, the San Francisco-based company raised $151.8 million in a secondary public offering. That gave it a war chest to pursue new acquisitions. […]

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The Walking Dead: Onslaught will crawl its way into VR this year

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! Is the appetite for games based on The Walking Dead so big that fans will support a second virtual reality game based on the long-running television series? Survios and AMC will find out soon as they prepare The Walking Dead: Onslaught for release. It’s a visceral […]

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