Tag: Games

Tencent reportedly wants to release Apex Legends in China

Apex Legends is the latest battle royale to take over gaming, and that means it is drawing the attention of Chinese megapublisher Tencent. That company wants to work with Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts on bringing a version of the game to China, according to South China Morning Post report. I’ve reached out to Tencent […]

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Sensor Tower: 2018 was mobile Minecraft’s best year ever with $110 million earned

Minecraft‘s mobile version earned $110 million on in 2018, according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower. This is best year ever for the iOS and Android versions. That is an increase of 7 percent compared to 2017, when Minecraft made $103 million mobile. The the mobile version has made almost $500 million worldwide since 2014. The U.S. […]

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The DeanBeat: DICE Summit shows the inspirational highs and depressing lows of gaming

Shawn Layden led off this week’s DICE Summit with an inspirational speech about the need to focus on quality games, the rise of accessibility for all players, and a celebration of the diverse teams making video games. Layden is in charge of 13 studios that Sony owns, and he has to greenlight games that are […]

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Blockchain technology can potentially defeat ad fraud and blocking

Presented by Vreo The digital advertising and gaming markets are in midst of rapid growth which is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. Namely, as VentureBeat reported in April, the gaming market is expected to hit $180.1 billion in revenues in 2021. Digital ad spending, on the other hand, is expected to hit $427.26 billion […]

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How to foster your game’s community in 2019

The relationship between brands and their audiences has drastically changed in recent years, and 2019 will force gaming companies to adapt and grow in new ways. However, the ultimate goal of directly reaching consumers has not shifted, which demands the question: in the digital age, how can your company foster a direct relationship with consumers? […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview: The first 20H1 build

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview, the first 20H1 build. No, that’s not a typo: Microsoft really is already developing the update that will be released in the first half of 2020. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18334 (made available to testers on February 9) to build 18836. Windows 10 is […]

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Nvidia CEO foresees a great year for PC gaming laptops

As we reported today, Nvidia posted earnings that beat Wall Street’s reduced expectations for fourth fiscal quarter earnings for the period ended January 27. And while that quarter was disappointing, the maker of graphics and AI chips predicted that the year ahead would be a good one, with demand for laptop gaming gear remaining strong. Nvidia CEO […]

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Far Cry: New Dawn review impressions — small and scrappy

You shouldn’t play every Far Cry game. You can, of course. I’m sure people exist who do buy and play every single one. But if you’re uncertain about Ubisoft’s most checklisty of map games, you should only check in on them occasionally. And when you do, you should try the Far Cry side stories first. […]

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Nvidia’s $2.21 billion in Q4 revenue helps erase previous stock loss

Nvidia posted earnings that beat Wall Street’s reduced expectations for fourth fiscal quarter earnings for the period ended January 27. Last month, the maker of graphics and AI chips preannounced that the combination of a slow launch for its new RTX graphics cards and aftermath of the cryptocurrency bust would hurt its earnings. And today, the company […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege continues to drive Ubisoft’s growth

French publisher Ubisoft had another strong quarter thanks to games like Rainbow Six: Siege, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and Far Cry 5. This powered the company to $684.1 million in net bookings for its fiscal third quarter, which ended December 31. That edged out Ubisoft’s guidance of $677.6 million. Ubisoft noted that its games are performing […]

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Amazon introduces Moments marketing tool for mobile games and apps

Amazon is launching Amazon Moments, a service that lets you reward customers in more than 100 countries on iOS, Android, FireOS, and other platforms. With Moments, you don’t need to rely on stale discount offers to drive retention and activity in apps. This new solution makes it easy to offer unique rewards to customers who […]

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Lego Hidden Side uses ‘haunted’ toys to advance AR on Android and iOS

Though Apple and Google both improved their augmented reality tools for developers last year, AR didn’t have a particularly strong 2018, as consumers largely shrugged off new AR apps and hardware. But the Lego Group announced an intriguing new initiative today: a collection of eight “haunted” building sets that can be enjoyed by themselves, or paired […]

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How the Redout franchise became much more than a racing game

Presented by Intel The developers at 34BigThings sometimes like to reminisce about the old days, when they were working out of a living room packed with nine desks and three sofa beds. Though crowded, CEO Valerio Di Donato — who at one point had to work on the balcony — said it was an amazing […]

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Crackdown 3 hands-on video — an action-packed start for a comic book-style open world

More than four years after it was first shown and after more than five years of development, Microsoft is finally publishing Crackdown 3 on the Xbox One and Windows PC on February 15. It’s a big moment for fans who have waited a long time since 2010’s Crackdown 2 and 2007’s Crackdown. Your job in the pulpy campaign is to […]

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God of War takes Game of the Year, 9 of 23 awards at DICE Awards

God of War swept the big awards at the game industry’s peer honors celebration the DICE Awards, taking home nine of 23 of the awards. The big win for Sony and its SIE Santa Monica Studio is a validation of the Japanese company’s strategy of greenlighting PlayStation 4 exclusives with huge single-player campaigns — something […]

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Halo steward Bonnie Ross accepts the Hall of Fame award at the DICE Awards

Bonnie Ross, corporate vice president at Microsoft and head of 343 Industries, received the Hall of Fame award at the DICE Awards. Ross didn’t create Halo. That was Bungie. But she believed in the universe of Halo. When Bungie left Microsoft and went off to make Destiny, Ross stayed with Halo at Microsoft, and she […]

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses will have flirting and fighting on July 26

Nintendo has detailed the next entry in the Fire Emblem franchise. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is launching July 26 for the Nintendo Switch. The publisher acknowledges this is a small delay from its original spring release window, and it said it needs the extra time to meet fan expectations. But when the new Fire Emblem […]

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The Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake is an important sign for Switch games

Nintendo closed out an announcement-packed Direct video event  today by revealing that the Switch is getting another Zelda game. The publisher is remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for its hybrid home-handheld console. Link’s Awakening debuted in 1993 for the Game Boy, and it has a loyal following who believe it ranks among the […]

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Final Fantasy IX — the best Final Fantasy — releases today for Switch

Nintendo had a great surprise for the middle of its latest Direct. No, it’s not as exciting as that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake, but Final Fantasy IX will be available for Switch later today. Final Fantasy IX originally came out for PlayStation in 2000. This is the first time the classic JRPG […]

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Tetris 99 takes the puzzle game classic to the battle royale realm

Surprise! A new Tetris game is coming out for Switch today. But it has an interesting twist on the classic puzzle game formula. Tetris 99 has 99 players competing against each other to be the last player standing. Yup, it’s Tetris battle royale. The game is also free, although you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online […]

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