Tag: category-/Games/Computer & Video Games

Nintendo delays Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp to spring

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Nintendo announced today that it is delaying Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp to spring 2022. The remake compilation was supposed to come out for Switch on December 3, so this is a pretty hefty adjustment. Switch, however, […]

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China’s NetEase buys No More Heroes maker Grasshopper Manufacture

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  NetEase has agreed to buy Grasshopper Manufacture, the maker of games such No More Heroes, Killer7, and Lollipop Chainsaw. China’s NetEase has been steadily expanding through investments, acquisitions, and publishing deals. And now it will get a […]

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Xbox is working with developer Mainframe on cloud MMO with scaling complexity

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Finnish studio Mainframe is working on a cloud-native massively multiplayer online adventure for Xbox Game Studios. That’s according to reporter Jez Corden on The Xbox Two podcast, and it’s something that I’ve separately confirmed through independent sources. […]

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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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October Xbox Update: Xbox Series X gets 4K dashboard and more

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  The Xbox consoles are getting a handful of new features. And if you own the Xbox Series X, you’ll get even more goodies — like a full 4K dashboard. These patches are rolling out to Xbox systems […]

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Grappling with monetization in the rapidly developing Indian game market

Presented by Xsolla The potential of the Indian gaming market is huge, but it’s also uniquely challenging to break into. Catch up on this VB Live event to learn more about the opportunity for developers of every size, plus best practices for how to transcend the biggest hurdles, and more. Access on demand for free […]

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Kazoo Games raises $12M for mobile game development

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Kazoo Games announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A funding. This will go toward development of casual and midcore games for mobile devices. Online game developer and publisher Garena led the round. Based […]

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Unity Gaming Services launches for easier cross-platform multiplayer development

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Unity announced today it’s launching Unity Gaming Services, a new solution for game developers that will make it easier than ever to launch and sustain cross-platform multiplayer titles. Unity Gaming Services (UGS) will unify several of Unity’s […]

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War photographers go inside Call of Duty: Vanguard to capture images

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Activision sent war photographers into Call of Duty: Vanguard, and their images illustrate the realism of the video game world’s graphics. The move showed people how realistic the graphics are in the latest version of Call of […]

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Spin Master creates fund to expand Paw Patrol and other properties in gaming

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Spin Master is introducing a new investment program that emphasizes growth in the company’s key markets. Spin Master Ventures is investing $100 million in toys, entertainment, and digital games. This effort has already resulted in minority investments […]

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Next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 release now set for 2022

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  CD Projekt Red have today announced in a new report that it’s delaying the next generation release of Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 to 2022. Both were originally scheduled to come out this year. The report says […]

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StreamElements reports New World cracks top ten in streaming

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  StreamElements today released its latest data report on streaming services in November. Among other new information, we learned that Amazon’s nascent MMO, New World, managed to accrue several billion hours watched. Rainmaker.gg, StreamElement’s analytics partner, compiled data […]

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Paying Nintendo $50 a year because we’re basic for Mario | Last of the Nintendogs 016

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  The premiere Nintendo podcast featuring the last two living Nintendogs is here to grumble mildly about the cost of Nintendo Switch Online’s new pricing tier. Also, did WarioWare sell well? The Nintendogs talk about all of that […]

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Epic Games partners with indie studios Eyes Out and Spry Fox

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Epic Games today announced it’ll be partnering with two indie studios and will publish their upcoming games. These two are Spry Fox and the new studio Eyes Out. Cory Davis and Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck […]

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Square Enix to launch a new, mobile-focused London studio

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Square Enix announced today that it’s opening a new mobile-focused studio called Square Enix London Mobile. The new studio will focus on two upcoming titles in the Tomb Raider and Avatar: The Last Airbender universes. Ed Perkins […]

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Xbox Game Pass is growing, but it needs Halo and other blockbusters

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Microsoft’s most recent SEC filing provided an insight into the growth of Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service saw a 38% increase in total subscribers compared to Microsoft’s last fiscal year. While that is impressive growth for […]

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Ubisoft was testing a Splinter Cell-style game before E3 2021

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Splinter Cell is reportedly making a come back. Publisher Ubisoft has greenlit a new full-fledged sequel, according to Video Games Chronicle. While GamesBeat cannot confirm those exact details, they do line up with info we have about […]

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Survios reveals VR boxing game Creed: Rise to Glory has sold 1 million copies

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Survios, the developer of the VR title Creed: Rise to Glory, announced that the game has sold over 1 million copies across all platforms. Creed: Rise to Glory released in 2018, the same year as the film […]

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EA hires former Bungie leader to open a game studio in Seattle

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Electronic Arts is opening a new game studio in Seattle led by former Bungie creative director Marcus Lehto. Lehto tweeted that his studio will be working on “first-person” games, which I interpret to be a first-person shooter […]

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Samus Aran chooses not to speak in Metroid Dread, and that makes all the difference

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metroid Dread is a wonderful game due to its fast pacing, excellent mechanics, and world design, but a potentially underrated element is the game’s characterization. Samus Aran, the hero of every Metroid games, returns to finish out […]

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Sony threatens Dbrand with cease and desist order over PS5 darkplates

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Sony is threatening legal action against Dbrand, which was until recently selling a peripheral called “Darkplates” for the PlayStation 5. The console manufacturer has sent a cease and desist letter asking that the console peripheral manufacturer stop […]

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Scopely acquires GSN Games from Sony Pictures for $1B

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Scopely announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire GSN Games from Sony Pictures Entertainment for $1 billion. Scopely is best known for its catalog of mobile games, including Wheel of Fortune: Free Play, […]

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September 2021 NPD: PlayStation 5 outsells Xbox, Switch

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Console hardware is flying off manufacturing lines directly to consumers in the United States. Sony and Microsoft continue to sell every PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X they can produce. But in September, Sony was able to […]

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September 2021 NPD: Tales of Arise, Deathloop help set industry sales records

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Consumers in the United States continue to spend a lot of money on video games. While many of the people who invested in the hobby during the pandemic have retreated back to other forms of entertainment, a […]

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Why Montréal continues to win new game studios in the age of remote working

Montréal has a booming job market for video game, visual effects, and animation talent as a working hub for those industries in North America. The Canadian city has more than 235 video game and visual effects studios, and more than 21,000 jobs across those companies, according to Montréal International, a non-profit funded by the private […]

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Ludia unveils DC Heroes & Villains match-3 puzzle RPG

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Ludia unveiled DC Heroes & Villains, the first match-3 puzzle role-playing game (RPG) set in the DC Universe. The mobile game will come out in 2022, and Ludia (now owned by Jam City) has a license from […]

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AnalogueOS turns Analogue Pocket into ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Gaming’

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Analogue Pocket is still coming soon. The FPGA-powered modernized Game Boy clone with a hyper-high-resolution screen has faced plenty of delays, but Analogue has spent that time polishing up the device’s new operating system, AnalogueOS. This interface […]

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is expensive and ‘mid’ | GB Decides 218

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  It was a busy week of video game news and releases, and the GamesBeat Decides crew is here to talk about all of that and more. Editors Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb talk about the new Final […]

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The RetroBeat: Consoles that should be in Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Nintendo announced today that it’s new tier for Nintendo Switch Online is going to costs $50 a year, and I’m still trying to process that. This costs more than twice as much as the original version of […]

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Happy Home Paradise expansion coming Nov. 5

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Nintendo today announced in a special Direct that Animal Crossing: New Horizons would be getting a substantial update and a paid expansion called Happy Home Paradise. Both will be available on November 5. Seriously, this update is […]

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