Tag: console gaming

The RetroBeat: Super Smash Bros. Melee is still special 20 years later

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 day 20 years ago, Super Smash Bros. Melee debuted for the GameCube in North America. This is one of my […]

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Blockchain is only a game changer if players are stakeholders

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 recent boom of NFTs has led many to think of blockchain, the underlying technology that supports them, as a solution seeking […]

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Qualcomm partners with Razer on launch of dev-focused G3x Gen 1 gaming platform

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.  Qualcomm has introduced its Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform to power a new generation of dedicated gaming devices. And gaming lifestyle […]

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Talewind raises $3.41M for Breezy Bay game and to partner with game devs

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.  Talewind has raised $3.41 million to fund its Breezy Bay casual game and partner with Roblox game developers. The deal comes on […]

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Deloitte: Game consoles are fitter than ever at 50 year mark

The game console is showing no middle-age slump as it nears its 50-year celebration, according to accounting and consulting firm Deloitte. So much for the predictions that consoles were dead. That’s probably no surprise to close followers of the game industry, as the pandemic spurred a historic rise in players as people were forced into […]

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Mainframe Industries raises $22.9M for cloud-native games

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.  Mainframe Industries has raised $22.9 million to develop cloud-native games in a financing led by Andreessen Horowitz and a new set of […]

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Theorycraft keeps hiring to build whimsical apocalyptic fantasy world code-named Loki

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.  Theorycraft Games isn’t revealing that much about its game yet, but the studio wants us to know that it’s been hiring some […]

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One review: Not exactly elementary

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.  Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is an odd duck, with one foot in its point-and-click adventure game roots and the other in action-oriented […]

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Rogue Games aims for 4X growth in 2022 with more bat-s**t-crazy games

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.  Rogue Games has some big plans to grow with bat-sh*t-crazy games. The quirky game publisher company recently announced a series of efforts […]

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Rockstar apologizes for botched GTA Trilogy and promises improvements

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.  Rockstar Games today issued an official apology for the state of its recently released Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition. […]

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Niko Partners cuts forecast for China’s game market

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.  Niko Partners has cut its forecast for China’s video game market for the first time in 20 years due to a weakening […]

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Activision Blizzard employees petition Kotick to step down, Xbox boss weighs in

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.  Today saw a couple of major updates to the continuing Activision Blizzard scandal. Now more games industry figures are criticizing CEO Bobby Kotick’s […]

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Nintendo partners with Panda Global for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate events

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.  Nintendo announced today a partnership with competitive gaming organization Panda Global to create esports events for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash […]

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Multiplayer and post-launch content engage gamers, Unity reports show

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.  Unity today released two new reports on gaming — one on multiplayer and one on post-launch content for live-service games. On the […]

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DreamCraft to enhance game creation platform with $10M fundraise

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.  DreamCraft Entertainment announced today it’d closed a $10 million round of fundraising that will go towards its game creation platform. The round […]

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FaZe Clan cuts a sports betting partnership with DraftKings

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 esports company FaZe Clan has cut a sports betting deal with DraftKings. The deal could help both companies reach new audiences, […]

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Riot Forge launches two League of Legends games with others on the way

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.  Riot Forge today announced it is launching its two first games and gave a preview of others that are currently in development. […]

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Dragon Ball: The Breakers gives the series the Dead by Daylight treatment

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.  Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers today, an asynchronous multiplayer game set in the world of the famous anime franchise. It […]

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Fortnite rolls out Naruto collaboration with cosmetics and Creative Hub

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Fortnite launched its first anime collaboration today, featuring the characters of Naruto: Shippuden. The patch featuring the characters recently went live, and all associated cosmetics are also available. Naruto and Team 7 members Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi […]

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Dubit raises $8M for Roblox-based metaverse esports events

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Dubit, a game studio that specializes in games for the metaverse, today announced that it had raised $8 million to expand its esports efforts in the metaverse. The round was led by Metaventures and investor Jean-Charles Capelli. […]

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Halo Infinite’s free multiplayer surprise launches

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Microsoft announced the surprise launch of Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer during its Xbox 20th anniversary stream today. Technically, this is an open beta, but practically there’s no difference between that and an official release. Halo Infinite is set […]

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The RetroBeat: Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley looks back 20 years later

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  The original Xbox launched on November 15, meaning that Microsoft’s first console is nearing its 20th anniversary. Our own Dean Takahashi chatted with Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley during our GamesBeat Summit Next digital event earlier this week. […]

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Unpacking is a relaxing game with no words and a great story

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  There is a whole genre of reality-based micro-entertainment based on tidying up. Whether it’s powerwashing sidewalks on Reddit, restocking pantries on TikTok, or Konmari-ing closets on YouTube, social media has given a huge audience a fundamental sense […]

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Rainbow Six Extraction receives January release date and Buddy Pass

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Ubisoft today announced a release date for its upcoming shooter, Rainbow Six Extraction. After the publisher delayed the survival adventure out of its original September release window, the company has now set it to launch January 20. […]

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NPD: Metroid Dread has franchise’s best U.S. launch month

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Metroid Dread had the franchise’s best U.S. launch month sales ever, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The game debuted October 8 for Nintendo Switch and was the subject of much anticipation and positive buzz. […]

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You can now download Twitch on the Nintendo Switch

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Nintendo today announced that Twitch now has an official app to download on the Switch from the eShop. The new Twitch app has all of the basics that stream viewers will need — browse, search, favorite channels. […]

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Subspace aims to enable the real-time metaverse

Subspace is launching its parallel and real-time internet service for gaming and the metaverse on November 18. And I talked about it today with Ron Williams, chief operating officer at the company at our GamesBeat Summit Next online event. In the past couple of years, Subspace has built out its parallel network using its own […]

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Xbox explains its acquisition strategy

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Xbox has been all about investments the past few years, including in subscription models like Game Pass, cloud gaming with xCloud, and of course with major acquisitions like Bethesda. Sarah Bond, corporate vice president at Xbox, talked […]

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Take-Two’s Strauss Zelnick loves NFTs but not VR and the metaverse

Strauss Zelnick is CEO of Take-Two Interactive, one of the biggest game publishers in the world. That’s why it was interesting to hear his take on the newest gaming technologies and trends. He weighed in on nonfungible tokens (NFTs), the metaverse, and virtual reality. Zelnick spoke at our GamesBeat Summit Next event with Mike Vorhaus, […]

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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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Mobile developer Nifty Games brings big sports content to small screens

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  With a few exceptions, sports gaming has been the playground of the giants. With companies like 2K and Electronic Arts dominating the video game sports market for decades, there hasn’t been much wiggle room for anyone else. […]

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