Tag: PC Gaming

Women are big — and underserved esports fans. Here’s how to market to them

Many know that women make up 47% of the gaming industry. However, most believe that applies to casual and mobile games. While the growth of mobile gaming in the past 10 years has certainly contributed to this number, there is still significant scale in reaching the core woman gamer. According to a recent study by […]

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Gosu.ai’s raises $2.8 million for AI-based coaching for gamers in League of Legends

Gosu.ai, the AI-driven video game coach, has raised $2.8 million for its AI-based video coach that helps players get better at playing League of Legends. The news comes after the company last week unveiled its plans for a desktop voice assistant that proactively offers strategy, tactics, and feedback to gamers as they play League of […]

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SuperMash is a game that can make more games

SuperMash is a new game, and it’s a lot like that recent Jumanji movie. Some teens find a magical retro console. But instead of turning people into Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, this box can combine any two genres into a new game. So really, it’s only like Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle in that you […]

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AMD is giving its Radeon Software a major overhaul

The gift-giving holidays are nearly upon us, and AMD has a present for all Radeon video-card owners. The company is launching its Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition today. This is the sixth annual update for the graphics suite. As usual, it comes with some new features, but AMD also put a lot of effort into […]

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Dauntless is available now on Nintendo Switch with cross-platform support

Phoenix Labs has launched its monster-hunting multiplayer game Dauntless on the Nintendo Switch today. It is part of a number of new indie titles that are making their way to Nintendo’s hybrid console-portable platform. The free-to-play co-op action game already has more than 16 million players (at last count) on the PC, PlayStation 4, and […]

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Streets of Rage 4 is coming in the first half of 2020

Streets of Rage 4 publisher Dotemu is finally narrowing down the beat-’em-up’s release window. During the Nintendo Indie World video event today, the company confirmed the game is coming to Switch in the first half of the year. This is the followup to Sega’s classic series of Genesis games. Dotemu and developers Lizardcube and Guard […]

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11 Bit announces 2 new games slated for 2020

11 Bit announced two new games that it will publish in 2020, Vitriol from Fool’s Theory and a new title from Moonlighter developer Digital Sun Games. 11 Bit is based in Warsaw, Poland. It also published Moonlighter, along with this year’s Children of Morta. The company also develops its own games, including the 2018 city-building […]

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Resident Evil 3 begins relentlessly stalking you April 3

The remake of Resident Evil 3 is real, and it’s coming for you. Publisher Capcom confirmed the game with a trailer during Sony’s PlayStation State of Play video event today. The clip revealed the updated visuals as well as the release date. Resident Evil 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on […]

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Dreamhack celebrates 25th anniversary and announces 2020 schedule

Esports events organizer Dreamhack is celebrating its 25th anniversary today by announcing its schedule for 2020, which includes 11 festivals across the globe. Dreamhack is a giant force in the esports world, holding more large-scale festivals than competitors like ESL. Dreamhack’s events in 2018 attracted 350,000 visitors and gave out over $5.5 million in prize […]

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Roblox’s 10 biggest games of all time — each with more than a billion plays

Roblox is revealing its top games of all time, and it says that each one of them has been played more than a billion times. Roblox’s games are accessible in its virtual world, and they have reached a huge level of engagement with its mostly kid and teenage audience, with 100 million monthly active users […]

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2K launches Cloud Chamber game studio to make the next BioShock game

Take-Two Interactive’s 2K publishing label announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, a new wholly owned game development studio that will make the next BioShock game. Based in Novato, California and Montréal, Québec, the studio is part of an effort to create new triple-A games — in this case to feed the pent-up demand for the […]

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Dreamscaper puts a nightmarish twist on action-RPGs

This article is made possible by Intel’s GameDev BOOST program — dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams Afterburner Studios began as a lark. Cofounders Robert Taylor, Ian Cofino, and Paul Svoboda had just left their previous company, and on Taylor’s birthday one night, someone half-jokingly suggested they should make their own […]

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PlayStation reduces TV ads in November as game industry boosts spend to $62.7 million

As the holiday season arrives, the gaming industry as a whole has been increasing its TV ad spend: In November, 13 brands spent an estimated $62.7 million — over $2 million more than October’s spend — and shelled out big for the NFL, college football, and the NBA. PlayStation led the way for the second […]

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Half-Life: Alyx results in high demand for Valve Index VR headset

The Valve Index virtual reality system for PCs is now back-ordered until after Christmas in the U.S., according to its Steam store page. This comes just over a week after the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve’s first “flagship” VR game. The store page simply lists “due to recent high demand”, but Alyx is the obvious […]

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How to keep your online game running and bug-free

Today’s game consoles offer functionalities — such as platform crossplay — that are something of a miracle. Because every game runs differently, especially across different systems and networks, these new perks come with backend complexities that, without the proper strategies in place for monitoring and observability, can negatively impact the gaming experience. So, how are […]

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How game companies can protect their online operations and players from cyberattacks

Games are still tempting targets for hackers. Zynga’s popular online game, Words With Friends, was recently hacked and more than 218 million users had their information stolen. And once hackers breach a game company’s defenses and get inside, they can steal identities, financial wealth, and virtual property in games that can be resold for real-world […]

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Adobe acquires Oculus Medium VR sculpting app

Adobe is the new home for the Oculus Medium sculpting app, which Facebook originally launched three years ago. The surprising move raises intriguing questions about the ongoing strategies in VR and AR by some of the world’s largest creative and technology companies. Medium was seen as a groundbreaking sculpting app on the PC-based Rift headset when it […]

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Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — “Chairman of the TBD”

GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. Read Part 1 here.  To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: Oculus, […]

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Epic Games Store devs can now choose their own in-game payment processor

Developers using the Epic Games Store now have more options for processing payments. Epic told developers this week that they can set up alternative systems for taking in-app purchases. This should help studios that want to make games that appeal to people in countries that do not use credit cards. “We support developers’ right to […]

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Shovel Knight director Sean Velasco digs into Yacht Club Games’ past and future

Shovel Knight has been one of the biggest indie hits of all time since its 2014 release, but now its journey is nearing an end with the December 10 release of the King of Cards campaign and the Shovel Knight Showdown fighting mode. The action sidescroller has sold over 2.65 million copies, and its continued […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit underlined the risks of relying on partners

From my perspective, attending this year’s Snapdragon Tech Summit was all but mandatory for a journalist covering 5G: It offered the very first opportunity to go hands-on with low-band (600MHz) 5G, and the first looks at the chips that will power many of 2020’s most powerful 5G devices. Qualcomm revealed the Snapdragon XR2 5G, a chipset […]

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Snoop Dogg is in NHL 20 and his own LucidSound gaming headset

Snoop Dogg, a reggae artist, is suddenly everywhere in my life — especially as it relates to video games. He’s already in my ears constantly, and not just because of his music. He also has a new headset out with LucidSound that he does the voice prompts for. And now, he’s also in a hockey […]

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Temple Gates Games launches beta signups for Roll for the Galaxy

The award-winning board game, Roll for the Galaxy, is making its way to phones, tablets and PC soon. Temple Gates Games in association with Rio Grande Games is launching beta signups for Roll for the Galaxy, a digital dice game where two to five players build space empires. Roll for the Galaxy is a dice […]

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