Tag: Games

Bigben’s acquisition of Spiders weaves a web of Double-A ambition

Last month, Bigben Interactive made an intriguing acquisition: Spiders, a French studio that specializes in action-role-playing games. It’s just another move behind the French company’s ambition to become a leader in the Double-A publishing market. This started with its own internal expansion, followed by the acquisitions of Cyanide (and with it, Big Bad Wolf), Eko […]

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The Walking Dead: Onslaught interview: Learning about the campaign, co-op, and more

The Walking Dead: Onslaught is fast approaching its launch window this fall, and we’ve got some details about the game’s campaign, co-op features, and gameplay in this recorded interview. Back at E3 2019, UploadVR talked to Survios chief creative officer and cofounder James Iliff about the upcoming game. Prior to the interview we also went hands-on […]

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Red Matter’s Oculus Quest sales eclipse its Rift sales in just 1 week

Sales of Red Matter on Oculus Quest have already surpassed the game’s lifetime sales on Rift, according to the developer Vertical Robot. The Rift version of the game launched 15 months ago. It currently has 172 ratings on the Rift store, averaging 4.4 stars. The Quest version is now at the No. 1 spot on the […]

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How Machine Games took a single-player series into co-op with Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is considered a “small game” for Machine Games, the Swedish game studio. The big games in the rebooted Wolfenstein series — Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus — take about three years to make. But with Youngblood (and the previous The Old Blood and the Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot VR game), the […]

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Nintendo continues to dominate TV ahead of triple-A season

Nintendo maintains its hot streak when it comes to the gaming industry’s recent TV ad impressions. the company’s commercials account for over 64% of the sector’s impressions across 30 days, with Rockstar Games in second place with 20% of industry impressions. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring […]

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Oculus’ VP Jason Rubin isn’t fretting over Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac

Earlier this week Sony acquired Insomniac Games, one of the Oculus VR‘s most important development partners. It could be seen as a blow to the lineup of exclusive games for the Rift and Quest, as Sony has PlayStation VR on the PlayStation 4 console. Oculus, however, seems to disagree. Taking to Twitter, Oculus VP of Special Gaming […]

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Persona franchise surpasses 10 million copies sold

It has taken nearly a quarter of a century, but the Persona series has hit 10 million copies sold. That includes all games in the series: the main Persona role-playing adventures as well as spinoffs like dungeon-crawler Persona Q2. Developer Atlus revealed this milestone in a blog post on its official Japanese Persona website today. […]

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The RetroBeat: World of Illusion is a Genesis co-op treasure

I’m still playing a lot of the Sega Genesis Mini. Sadly, most of you will have to wait until the retro console’s official release date on September before you can enjoy its library of 42 games. But I’m having a great time going back to a lot of my childhood favorites. World of Illusion is […]

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Wolves in the Walls wins first Emmy Award for a virtual being

Fable, which transitioned from being a virtual reality studio to a “virtual beings” company, has won an Emmy Award for its Wolves in the Walls project. It’s a landmark day for “virtual beings,” or animated characters who are embued with artificial intelligence. If you don’t know what a virtual being is, that’s understandable. It’s not […]

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Riot Games closes a chapter with sexual harassment lawsuit settlement

League of Legends maker Riot Games closed a sorry chapter of its history with the settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against the company for alleged sexual harassment. The esports and game company has changed its leadership and it has worked hard to put the problems behind it. It remains to be seen how much […]

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Leiting Games launches dungeon crawler Overdungeon on Steam

Chinese game publisher Leiting Games has announced the full version of the rogue-like dungeon crawler Overdungeon from Pocket Pair is now available on the PC via Steam. Shenzhen, China-based Overdungeon said the game made by a former Nintendo developer blends the replayability of a rogue-like dungeon crawler with the frenzied fights from real-time strategy games, […]

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LG Dual Screen review: A foldable enigma

I hold in my hands a smartphone accessory that sports a fully foldable screen. It’s got nothing to do with the beleaguered Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, nor the half-dozen bendable phone prototypes from brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Royale, and others. Rather, it’s LG’s Dual Screen, which retails alongside the Korean variant of […]

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Jam City unveils Frozen Adventures mobile game coming in November

Mobile game publisher Jam City unveiled its match-3 puzzle game Frozen Adventures, which is debuting in November in anticipation of the launch of the Disney Frozen 2 film. The original Frozen animated film released in 2013 generated $1.2 billion at the box office, and Frozen 2 is expected to be a blockbuster when it debuts […]

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Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

Sphero, the nine-year-old Colorado-based company best known for its lineup of programmable robots, this week completed a major acquisition that catapults it to the top of the burgeoning science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) product market. Today, the company announced it has purchased New York City-based modular electronics startup LittleBits for an undisclosed sum, […]

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Microsoft widens its efforts to support DirectX 12 games on Windows 7

DirectX 12 works on Windows 7, but that wasn’t always the case. Microsoft originally only supported the newest graphics API on Windows 10 and Windows 8. But the company expanded that to Windows 7 earlier this year. This enables developers to take advantage of the technology on the older OS. The importance of DirectX 12 […]

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Fortnite team nerfs BRUTE mech to bring back more variety

I hate and fear change. This is why bi-pedal walking tanks frighten me. They change the calculus of war in real life and, more importantly, in the battle royale shooter Fortnite. Developer Epic Games has heard our concerns, however, and it has cut the legs out from underneath the mech known as BRUTE. Epic introduced […]

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Baby Rage unveils plans for crossplay VR-PC shooter game Extreme Tactical Executioners

Baby Rage, a game studio based in Santa California, has launched a new virtual reality game called Extreme Tactical Executions (xTx). By itself, that’s not unusual. But this game was designed from the first day for both VR and the PC, with crossplay possible between players on the two platforms. Santa Monica, California-based Baby Rage […]

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Minecraft Earth beta expands to Android

Microsoft and the Minecraft Team want to give Minecraft players a chance to try the franchise’s new AR game on Android. Minecraft Earth is already available as a beta test for people running iOS 10 devices. Now, that test is expanding to include Android 7 or higher. You can sign up for Minecraft Earth now. […]

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