Tag: category-/Arts & Entertainment

Why Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné is getting a game after 60 years

For the first time since the 1961 publication of Michael Moorcock’s novel Elric of Melniboné, the legendary dark fantasy series is going to be the basis for a video game, as Runatyr has acquired the rights to make a computer game based on the first six books of the Elric saga. This is pretty exciting […]

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Gary Shapiro interview: CES 2022 will be half the usual size, but at least it’s in person

CES 2022 is going to be that rare technology trade show extravaganza where bigger isn’t necessarily better. As it returns to its physical venues in Las Vegas, the biggest tech trade show probably be half the size, with an estimated 1,700 physical exhibitors on the reduced show floor and perhaps half of the 171,268 visitors […]

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Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a series based on Mass Effect

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Following the success of its Wheel of Time adaptation, Amazon Prime Video is considering a series based on the Mass Effect universe. […]

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné will get its first narrative action game

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  It’s been 60 years since the publication of Michael Moorcock’s novel Elric of Melniboné, which became the foundation for a legendary dark […]

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What it’s like to play the Halo Infinite’s campaign |

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  On this week’s GamesBeat Decides, editor Jeff Grubb has played Halo Infinite’s campaign. And so far, he really likes it. Reviews editor […]

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The DeanBeat: Building the metaverse for free

Jensen Huang received the chip industry’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce award, last night in an event with his peers. And while the evening was all about semiconductors and AI, one thing the cofounder and CEO of Nvidia said caught my attention. Speaking on stage with former New York Times journalist John Markoff, Huang […]

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Lightstream and Elgato fire off at Streamlabs for copying their homework

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Livestreaming service Streamlabs got caught with its hand in the cookie jar. Lightstream, a competitor to Streamlabs in the live streaming business, […]

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The Game Awards 2021 nominees revealed, Deathloop leads nominations

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  The Game Awards today announced its list of nominees for the 2021 event. The show, which will go live on December 9 […]

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G4 comes back from the dead with video network for gamers

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  G4 is undead. The network for gamers is returning today to broadcast programming with a series of gamer culture shows on Verizon […]

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Rahul Sood returns to gaming with $5M raise for Irreverent Labs

Gaming veteran Rahul Sood is returning with a new startup today dubbed Irreverent Labs, which has raised $5 million to build games with AI characters. The Seattle-based company is working on an accessible “play-to-earn” game with a veteran gaming team and artificially intelligent characters living on the blockchain as nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Sood, a former […]

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Empire of Sin: Make It Count is first big expansion from Romero Games

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Paradox Interactive and Romero Games announce that Empire of Sin: Make It Count and the Precinct update will launch on November 18. The first major expansion for the gangland strategy game, Make it Count adds Maxim Zelnick, […]

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Roblox offers a path for non-traditional developers to find an audience

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Roblox is one of the biggest games in the world. It attracts a huge audience of young people. And that makes it an ideal platform for someone like Anat Shperling, CEO and co-founder of Toya, who is […]

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Inworld AI joins metaverse innovation with AI-driven virtual characters

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Inworld AI, a company that aims to develop a platform that enables users to create AI-driven virtual characters which can be used to populate virtual worlds, announced today that it has raised $7 million in seed funding. […]

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Meloni/ Kochmola/ Robbin-Coker/ Sehgal chat

Gamers in North America seem to focus on the same handful of concerns. For example, they constantly ask publishers if certain upcoming games will launch on a specific console. Or they talk about whether or not a game should include in-game purchases. But according to one panel at the GamesBeat Summit Next event today, the […]

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An expired domain caused issues launching games

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  On November 7, consumers of many different titles found themselves unable to launch their games. The range of affected games seemed wide, leading users to head to forums like ResetEra, Reddit, and Steam’s community pages to figure […]

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Devolver Digital raises $261M at $950M valuation on LSE

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Devolver Digital has gone public on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM submarket in a deal that gives it $261 million in proceeds for both the company and shareholders at a $950 million valuation. Devolver itself will get […]

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Eve Fanfest 2022 to be held in-person again in Reykjavik

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  CCP Games, the developers of Eve Online, announced today that the Eve Fanfest will be an in-person event once again in 2022. The event will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland on May 5-8, 2022. This would be […]

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes hits 100 million players milestone

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Electronic Arts today announced that its mobile title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has had more than 100 million players life to date. The company mentioned this figure during the latest earnings report. Note that it doesn’t […]

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns pushed back to second half of 2022

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Take-Two announced as part of its recent earnings report that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is now scheduled to release during the second half of 2022. When revealed in August, the Firaxis strategy game had a March 2022 release […]

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Splash raises $20M to expand Roblox music-making tools

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Splash, the developer of the Roblox-based music-making creation kit of the same name, has announced it raised $20 million to expand its offerings. The fundraise was co-led by Amazon’s Alexa Fund and Bitkraft Ventures. Other investors include […]

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Pokémon Go studio is closing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is coming to an end. Developer Niantic announced today that it is closing the game down on January 31. On December 6, Niantic will pull the augmented-reality world-exploration experience from the various mobile […]

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Fortnite is shutting down in China

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  After more than two years of testing, Fortnite is shutting down in China on November 15. The game never officially launched in that territory and was intentionally missing features such as in app purchases. “The battle royale […]

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Skydance’s Amy Hennig to collab with Marvel for new game

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Skydance New Media announced that Uncharted co-creator Amy Hennig is working on a narrative action-adventure game with Marvel Entertainment. Hennig and former Electronic Arts executive Julian Beak started a new game studio in the San Francisco Bay […]

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The Culture DAO launches the $CULTUR social token at the Virtual Beings Summit

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  The Virtual Beings Summit online event is a place where real people talk about fake people. That is, they’re part of a society that is trying to create virtual beings — characters with AI brains that behave […]

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Epic Games and Tribeca team up on Unreal Engine films

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Tribeca Enterprises and Epic Games have started a “Writing in Unreal” program to train filmmakers to make independent movies with the Unreal game engine. The three-day program will take place from November 16 to November 18 in […]

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Deathverse: Let it Die launches on PS5 and PS4 in 2022

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Sony today announced Deathverse: Let it Die at its State of Play event. The game is set to launch in 2022 for PlayStations 5 and PlayStation 4. Deathverse is a “multiplayer melee survival action game,” according to […]

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Electric Gamebox opens second U.S. location in Texas theater

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Electric Gamebox today announced a partnership with San Antonio-based theater chain Santikos Entertainment. It’s opening its second U.S.-based gaming concession stand in the theater’s Cibolo location. The company’s titular gameboxes are interactive digital rooms with touchscreens, projection […]

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Hasbro launches Power Rangers NFT collection on Wax blockchain

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Hasbro is wading into the nonfungible tokens (NFT) collectible market with the upcoming Power Rangers on the WAX blockchain. The big toy and entertainment company has partnered with the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX) to release its very […]

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Advance Wars delay, PS5 sales, and Cole Cassidy | GB Decides 219

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  GamesBeat Decides must go on. That’s true even if Advance Wars gets delayed and destroys GamesBeat editor Jeff Grubb’s morale. Also, Mike is gonna watch the Uncharted movie trailer live for the first time during this episode. […]

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SaaS-based film studio provides avatar ‘actors’ to make instant videos

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  If you’re dreaming of heading to Hollywood to make it big as a star, you can now add yet another reason to stay home and cling to that day job. A South Korean company named DeepBrain AI […]

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Stardew Valley dev gives first look at new project, Haunted Chocolatier

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone today gave a first look at Haunted Chocolatier, his follow-up to the indie hit Stardew Valley. The game looks similar to Stardew Valley, featuring familiar pixelated graphics and a town of citizens to […]

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