Tag: PC Gaming

NBA 2K20 is already the best-selling game of 2019 in the U.S.

NBA 2K20 came out on September 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, but the sports game is already the U.S.’s best-selling title of 2019. This is according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group’s report on U.S. gaming sales for September 2019. Yes, NBA 2K20 was the top seller for the month, but […]

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September 2019 NPD: NBA 2K20 and Borderlands 3 top the charts

Consumer spending on video games continued to decline in the United States in September, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. But fans still showed up for some of the big releases, including the double-header of NBA 2K20 and Borderlands 3 from publisher Take-Two Interactive. Here are the full results: September 2019 Dollar Sales Sep’18 […]

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OGN launches Creator Collective to give streamers better tools for esports content

OGN, which has built a big esports network and esports content production business, unveiled the launch of its OGN Creators Collective. The new program will allow streamers, online video creators, and social media influencers from the gaming community to access OGN’s vast resources as one of the largest esports content companies. “We understand that there […]

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FlowPlay launches Casino World social casino tycoon game

FlowPlay is launching a free-to-play social casino game dubbed Casino World. That’s not exactly a big surprise, but the title has a metagame where you can build out your own virtual Las Vegas as if you were a gambling tycoon. That’s an interesting combination of social casino and tycoon building genres, and Seattle-based FlowPlay hopes […]

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Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on — This is the Star Wars adventure that you’re looking for

We’ve had a lot of Star Wars action games that focus on the power fantasy of being a Jedi, such as Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and The Force Unleashed. I mean, it’s not like I expect someone to make a game about a Corellian baker or something. But at first glance, Respawn’s Star Wars […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 sure looks pretty at 4K60 on PC

Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC, and now we can know just how good it will look. Developer Rockstar Games released the first 4K trailer of the game running at 60 frames per second today. And yeah, it turns out that the game looks stunning on modern hardware. Rockstar is releasing Red Dead […]

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review — An affordable flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are an ancient idea. Nokia released the N-Gage, which was like a phone built into a game controller, in 2003. And it didn’t do very well. But the concept has made a resurgence recently thanks to devices from Razer, Asus, and Xiaomi. Now, Xiaomi has launched its second-generation gaming phone called the Black […]

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Analogue Pocket is a gorgeous handheld that plays Game Boy games and more

Ever since Analogue released its Nt Mini console that re-creates Nintendo Entertainment System hardware, I wondered when it would do the same for Game Boy. Well, here comes the Analogue Pocket. This is a sleek device that looks like a modern reinvention of a Game Boy Pocket. The difference is that it has four face […]

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Atomontage raises $1.95 million for microvoxel-based 3D graphics

Atomontage has raised $1.95 million in seed funding for its microvoxel technology, which you use with 3D simulation and graphics rendering. The investors included Makers Fund; Karl Magnus Troedsson, the former CEO of EA DICE; Tommy Palm, the CEO of Resolution Games; and Hilmar Pétursson, the CEO of CCP. Atomontage will primarily use the funding […]

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Everything Riot announced for League of Legends’ 10th anniversary

Later this month, League of Legends turns 10 years old. That makes it a retro game, but developer Riot Games is not sitting around getting all nostalgic. Instead, the studio has multiple major new initiatives in the works. During a livestream to celebrate League’s big anniversary, Riot finally revealed some of those other projects. We’ve […]

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League of Legends for mobile and consoles is coming in 2020

League of Legends is finally getting a port. Riot Games announced that it is bringing the multiplayer online battle arena to iOS and Android in 2020. The publisher launched a trailer for League of Legends: Wild Rift, and it is promising to begin rolling out some beta tests before the end of the year. League […]

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The best Witcher 3 is the Witcher 3 you have with you

I have a decent PC that can play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at max settings and more than 60 frames per second. But what good does that do me when I’m waiting for my drink at Dunkin’ Donuts? There’s a photography adage that says: “The best camera is the one you have with you.” […]

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Google’s Stadia Controller is like a chef’s knife

Google Stadia is launching November 19. If you buy the Stadia Founder’s Edition for $129, you can start streaming games from Google’s cloud directly to your TV. In that Founder’s Edition, you get a Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia Controller. And during its Made By Google event today, the company shared more details about how […]

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For Twitch, 2019 is all about the growth of ‘Just Chatting’ streams

Twitch is still the primary destination for live gaming video for most people. But the company is no longer laser focused on just games. And that’s good because it is seeing more growth outside of those traditional categories, according to data-tracking firm SullyGnome and broadcasting services provider StreamElements. The “Just Chatting” category on Twitch has grown […]

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Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer leaks, and it has boats on a new map

Fortnite isn’t over quite yet. Epic Games is about to bring the game back with Chapter 2 – Season 1, according to a leaked trailer. Twitter account SkinTrackerCom tweeted the 30-second promo for Fortnite’s latest Battle Pass. That tweet is now gone, but I captured the video. You can watch it above. The clip shows […]

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Dauntless review — exciting combat hamstrung by repetition

Between borrowing the core gameplay loop of Monster Hunter and the free-to-play business model popularized by Fortnite, developer Phoenix Labs makes no secret of the influence behind Dauntless. It’s out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (I played the game on PC). A Switch version is scheduled to come out later this year. […]

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Fortnite Chapter 2 hype builds as Epic shuts it down

Developer Epic Games is using a classic strategy to build up excitement for Fortnite Chapter 2. The studio is hoping that the absence of its free-to-play battle royale shooter will make players’ hearts grow fonder. And it seems like it’s working. Fans are engaging with the mystery of why they cannot play Fortnite. It is […]

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Gamekit expands its integrated marketing platform to North America

Gamekit is expanding its integrated marketing platform to North America, and it will use its rewards to connect mainstream brands with the elusive gamers on their own turf. The Warsaw, Poland-based marketing company has already reached 18 million gamers in 33 countries with its European customers. In Europe and Latin America, Gamekit has connected non-endemic […]

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Microsoft Flight Simulator VR support: ‘We will try our darnedest to make it happen’

In an interview with AVSIM, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator stated that the team will “try our darnedest” to add VR support. “Right after the E3 trailer came out there was a lot of people making that exact assumption, that ‘Oh yeah, this better be supporting VR right from the get go.’ It […]

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You’re not Pokemon Go — don’t hammer AR into your mobile game

In 2018, mobile gaming accounted for over 74 percent of App Store revenue. With this gold rush comes a slew of new games, to the tune of over 500 per day. This can make it tough to stand out. Two of the biggest methods? Using famous intellectual property, and using augmented reality. Licensed to make […]

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