Tag: Fortnite

Why video games are shooting down the Hollywood model

Not that long ago, big video games used to get sold like big movies: a flashy trailer, lots of messageboard hype, some fan conference sneak previews, and then a big make-or-break release date. Those early sales numbers determined whether something was a big hit like Grand Theft Auto V, or a big flop like Transformers: […]

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Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile is the king of battle royale on smartphones

PUBG Mobile is now the revenue leader among battle royale games on mobile, market research firm Sensor Tower said today. Much of its surge has come since February, and China plays a significant role in it. Publisher Tencent Games released PUBG Mobile in China two months ago, rebranding it as Game for Peace. And in […]

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Are you ready for the ultimate convergence of 4 major gaming trends? (VB Live)

Presented by Treasure Data What are the trends that have shaped the games industry — and where are we going from here? Join VB’s Dean Takahashi and Erik Smith from Treasure Data for this VB Live event where they’ll look at how four specific trends, supported by AI and data, are on a course to […]

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The demographic, 5G, AR, and mobile trends shaping the next generation of gaming (VB Live)

Presented by Treasure Data Four trends are about to transform the next generation of gaming. Join this free VB Live event to learn how previous trends have shaped the current state of the industry, and the major new changes that are about to create brand-new revenue opportunities for game developers and marketers alike. Register for […]

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SuperData: League of Legends, Fortnite, and Honor of Kings rule June game rankings

Market researcher SuperData Research reported that League of Legends held the top rank in June PC game revenues, with Fortnite taking the top spot for consoles and Honor of Kings ruling mobile games. The division of Nielsen said that Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled had one of the best launches in genre history (The NPD Group […]

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Battle royale’s rise could dramatically change esports

Since Fortnite: Battle Royale’s inception in September 2017, battle royale has become one of the dominant genres in gaming. While this gamestyle isn’t new — H1Z1 (January 2015) was an early example of a game in this space — these types of multiplayer online shooters have gotten more sophisticated. In order to understand the impact […]

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How Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG appeal to different people

The last-person-standing battle royale genre has nearly taken over video games. Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are all major hits. But it’s easy to look at data like Twitch viewership and assume that they all deeply cut into each other’s audiences. That’s not the case, however — at least according to industry intelligence firm […]

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The DeanBeat: The real and the fake trends of gaming in 2019

When my Uber driver discovered I was going to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), he exclaimed, “Are you in games? I was the voice actor for Lamar in Grand Theft Auto V!” My jaw hung open for bit, and he said, “I’m Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson. I’m making a little extra money on Uber.” This is […]

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Houseparty Video Chat App Acquired By Epic Games

Houseparty, a popular group video chat app, has been bought by Fortnite developer Epic Games. The former officially confirmed its acquisition today. It’s not surprising that this has happened given that Houseparty has recently introduced some gaming-related features for its platform such as screen sharing and integrated games. The company had also mentioned earliert his […]

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Congress is focusing on video games — how should the industry react?

At any major sporting event, one could easily recognize the playful Fortnite dance moves performed and displayed on the jumbo screen “dance cam.”  With more than 250 million registered players worldwide, Fortnite has become one of the most popular video games in recent history. Video games, and the attendant industries that have emerged from them […]

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Andy Kleinman interview — How Wonder is building a hybrid TV-mobile gaming platform

Andy Kleinman is finally talking about what his startup Wonder is doing. The San Francisco company is taking on a number of players in the game industry — from the Nintendo Switch to Android smartphones like the Razer Phone 2 — with a hybrid gaming system that unites all of the ways that we play. […]

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