Tag: Games

Yandex: Russian game market doubled in five years to $2 billion

The Russian game market more than doubled in the past five years to more than $2 billion in 2019, according to Yandex.Checkout, a Russian payment service provider. Historically dominated by free-to-play PC games, Russia’s market is shifting more toward mobile games in the past year, Yandex.Checkout said. Market overview Above: The Russian gaming market is […]

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Tencent makes $148 million offer to acquire all shares of Dune developer Funcom

China’s Tencent has made a $148 million offer the acquire all the shares of Funcom, maker of the Conan Exiles and Age of Conan games. Tencent, China’s social media giant and the world’s biggest game company, took a 29% share of Oslo, Norway-based Funcom in October. One of Funcom’s most promising titles is Dune, an […]

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U.K. game studio Double Eleven expands to Malaysia

Game developer and publisher Double Eleven announced today that it is opening a new studio in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia later this spring. Double Eleven’s headquarters Teesside, England. This new location will turn the company into a worldwide studio and give it access to Asian markets, one of the most important regions in gaming. The company […]

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Stillfront Group acquires Storm8 for $300 million

Stillfront Group announced today that it is acquiring 100% of Califonia mobile gaming studio Storm8. Stillfront is calling this one of the biggest acquisitions in its history. The deal will cost the group $300 million, $75 million of which will be in Stillfront shares. Storm8 specializes in casual mobile games like Dragon Story. In 2017, […]

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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review — More than enough 1080p power

The video card market is heating up in 2020, and that’s a wonderful thing for PC gaming fans. AMD is kicking off the year with the launch of its new Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is available today starting at $279. The company is positioning the card as the ultimate GPU to pair with a […]

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GamesBeat Decides 136: Game delays and sales charts

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, everyone’s mad about Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The crew also dives into the best-selling games of the last decade. Also, what is going on with the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) now that PlayStation isn’t showing up. But, of course, the big news is game […]

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Daybreak creates individual studios for EverQuest, DC Universe, and PlanetSide

Daybreak Games is making some big moves, creating three new studios that will each dedicate themselves to one of the company’s big MMO franchises. Dimensional Ink Games, based in Austin, will lead the future of DC Universe Online as well as work on future action-based MMO projects. DC Universe Online launched back in 2011, but […]

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Doom Eternal: Aggression solves every problem

In many games, speed and power are often tradeoffs. You don’t get both. But in Doom Eternal, they go together, and this leads to a different kind of first-person shooter. The faster you go, the harder you are to kill … and the more likely you are able to reap the power you need to […]

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Doom Eternal hands-on: Customizable combat on the run

id Software’s Doom Eternal shooter once against casts players as the Doom Slayer, the ultimate demon killer who will mow down the legions of hell in the manner that suits you best. This sequel to Doom 2016 is light on story and heavy on action, allowing you to shoot lots of demons without having to […]

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AppsFlyer raises $210 million to measure mobile marketing’s impact

AppsFlyer has raised $210 million in funding to accurately measure mobile ad spending and become a “democratizer” of mobile marketing. Mobile ad spending was expected to hit $165 billion in 2019, according to Warc Data. Mobile attribution companies like AppsFlyer are important because they can figure out whether that spending was effective or not. The […]

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Dying Light 2 will miss its spring 2020 release window

Developer Techland announced today that Dying Light 2 will be missing its spring 2020 release window. The studio did not offer up a time frame for the arrival of the open-world zombie game. Hey Survivors!Here’s the Dying Light 2 Development Update. pic.twitter.com/CKMkAe2eD7 — Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 20, 2020 The first Dying Light came out […]

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Brands pursue millennials by engaging with esports and gaming

Esports has become a billion-dollar industry, but if it is going to get much bigger, then brands have to buy into it in a much bigger way when it comes to sponsorships. Those brands have to chase after millennials, who aren’t watching TV or traditional sports and are easier found in games, esports, and digital […]

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VR’s 10 best puzzle games

Perhaps one of the most common genres found in the myriad of VR games is the humble puzzle game. With such an immersive platform that carries huge interactive potential, puzzle games are an instant fit for VR. The genre has become a staple of all VR platforms, so we’ve put together a list of some […]

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Ironlights combines epic VR melee fighting on Quest with LAN multiplayer support

Ironlights is a new combat-and-dueling melee VR game coming to the Oculus Quest, Rift and SteamVR this spring. The announcement coincides with a Kickstarter with a $15,000 goal aimed at helping developer E McNeill “finish the game strong” before launch. Most notably, the game will support LAN play between two Oculus Quests, so you can […]

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The future of esports is bigger, messier, and worldwide

Esports in the last two decades has become a billion-dollar industry on a trajectory that would make NASA jealous. Players are celebrities, tournaments fill arenas with screaming fans, and sponsors are increasingly injecting real money into the esports ecosystem. Indeed, the players are like rock stars. Or are they? Esports skeptics would hold that the […]

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AMD CTO: How making the right bets years ago is paying off now

It’s been a long ride for Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer at Advanced Micro Devices. But the journey to challenge Intel in the race to design, make, and ship the best microprocessors on the planet is paying off. At CES 2020, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas, AMD was on a victory lap. […]

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Crisis VRigade: From Facebook reject to SideQuest success

Seven months ago, Crisis VRigade developer Sumalab claimed its game had been rejected by Facebook’s console-like curation policy and kept from official release on Oculus Quest. Today, sideloading platform SideQuest revealed the game had passed 50,000 downloads for the headset. With the SideQuest software, you can download and install content for Quest that’s not available on Facebook’s […]

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The RetroBeat: 2010’s best-selling games show how the industry has changed (or not)

It’s 2020, which means that anything that happened in 2010 is now retro. And since The NPD Group has sent us a list of the best-selling games of each year through the last decade, I thought it would be fun to look at the 10 games that were the best-sellers in the U.S. in 2010. […]

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The DeanBeat: A Westworld ‘activation’ that illustrates the creepy side of tech

My colleagues have been wondering what the word “activation” means, as the Entertainment Software Association used the word in describing why its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was still going to be good even after Sony decided to skip it for two years in a row. People say it’s a meaningless buzzword, but brands do activations […]

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR gets delayed to May

It’s going to take a few more months for Tony Stark to get off of the ground. Developer Camouflaj announced today it is delaying Marvel’s Iron Man VR for PlayStation 4. It is now coming May 15. At that time, you can get the superhero simulator for $40. Here’s Camouflaj’s full statement, which it posted […]

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Apple Arcade’s Kings of the Castle turns a trope on its head

Kings of the Castle from developer Frosty Pop has debuted as the latest mobile game on Apple Arcade. It is the fifth game from Faisal Sethi, the son of Pakistani immigrants who wound up in the rural Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Sethi was originally a graphic designer who played in a grunge band, and he […]

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NPD: The 20 best-selling games of 2019 in the U.S.

It’s time to look back at the top 20 best-selling games of 2019. Industry-tracking firm The NPD Group released its annual report, which details the games that made the most money in the United States. As you might expect, Call of Duty is once again on top. But basketball, football, and guns are still popular […]

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