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Gaming news; Some exciting developments happening in the gaming industry where some veterans have joined hands to make an independent gaming studio and TikTok maker ByteDance is ready to challenge the gaming hegemon in China. Get ready as we will be pouring down a lot of exciting game-industry information in this piece.
Moreover, the report also indicated a surge in the growth of VR in 2020 thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide. The demand got sky-rocketed but the supply, on the contrary, got disrupted due to “manufacturing challenges in the first half of 2020 and the November launch of next-gen games consoles diverting gamers’ attention and budget.”
Xbox boss Phil Spencer went candid in an interview with The Verge and talked about the Xbox Game Pass business model and console tribalism
Ladies and gentlemen, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s foundation is to buy a lion’s share in SNK, a huge deal, and investment in the works, through his gaming firm Electronic Games Development Company.
Esports and the gaming industry are capitalizing on the scene of marketing trends in a way that more people watch esports than the NBA and Major Baseball League in the US. In an interview with Forbes, Thamba Tharmalingam COO of Enthusiast Gaming shares exciting insights about the potential of the gaming industry and how marketers can take advantage of this massive shift in the entertainment industry.
Despite India being a promising venue for games, there isn’t all sunshine and rainbows for the industry. A political spat and military tension between India and China caused a considerable dent in the gaming industry. Following military tensions at the border lead to a ban on 59 Chinese apps and six weeks later a ban was expanded to 118 more apps.
Game Awards 2020 is right around the corner, and guess what? We are here with the nominees of Game Awards 2020. The Game Awards 2020 nominations have been dominated by some of the most successful and massive titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Hades, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II. These titles have booked their spot in most of the categories like Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Game Direction, Best Score, and Music.
Epic Games continues to grow big as they have recently acquired Hypersense, a real-time animation company. With this acquisition in place, Epic Games is looking to introduce real-time face animations in Fortnite where player avatars will copy real face expressions of the players and that too in real-time. Hypersense will also collaborate with 3Lateral and Cubic Motion to “make content production more accessible.”
In an official press-release today, Capcom revealed that the ransomware attack took place on November 2nd, 2020 and the organization behind the attack was Ragnar Locker. The attacker demanded heavy ransom money to release the encrypted data on the company servers.
There are some flagship features in Xbox Series X like a quick resume, fast load times, and some notable hardware-driven performance upgrades and it can be safely said that this console is a powerful machine that flexes muscles in many ways.
Ladies and gentlemen, NPD research firm has shared an astounding report on the US consumer spending on games in Q3 of 2020. The report suggests that the consumers spent a colossal $11.2 billion between July and September which shows an increase of 24% when compared to last year’s Q3. NPD is expecting this upward trend and is positive that Q4 will also shatter previous records like Q3.
MacOS Big Sur has finally passed the beta testing phase and Apple has officially announced its general public release.
Take-Two is eyeing Codemasters and is ready to acquire and add Codemasters to its rosters of developers. Codemasters is famous for its racing games like Dirt, F1, and Project Cars racing franchises. Racing publisher shares that their deal is in the discussion phase and it is valued at nearly $1 billion.
iOS Fortnite fraternity, rejoice! Fortnite will be back on iPhones and iPads in the coming months, and thanks to Nvidia GeForce Now. The catch here is that it won’t be as easy as opening the Fortnite app on your mobile phone. So how’s is it going to be playable after all Epic versus Apple clash of tech giants?
Best Game Podcasts 2021; It’s impossible to keep up with and play every video game out there. Each week, a handful of new games are released, along with a slew of news stories pertaining to the industry. One of the best ways to stay updated on everything is by listening to video game podcasts.
Monthly game subscription you say? Yes, Amazon’s Luna is officially rolled out to testers for beta and we have some exciting information on its User Interface and gameplay. Amazon gave invitations to a small set of customers in the US, yes, it is limited to the US only.
Cyberpunk delayed, it is what it is, gamers, this is not a joke, not a meme, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again. When I got tagged on Twitter by some of our team members, I saw the yellow background and I was determined that this is an old post, someone is trolling, fake account blah blah. Then I saw the checkmark in front of the Twitter account name, then it finally struck me and I was like, “Oh no! Not again!”
Twitch has taken down several videos from partnered streamers channels earlier this week in what is described as the strongest action taken against copyrighted content to date. The mass-ban continued on content that was found to include copyright infringement material.
Addiction to anything is injurious, ladies and gentlemen, and China has recently revised its laws pertaining to internet addiction and minors. China has asked online service providers to restrict time and internet consumption limits for children. Of course they mean Game Addiction!
Digital Games Spending September 2020! The month of September saw huge success in terms of the digital games market worldwide. According to Super Data, digital games earned a mammoth $10.7B in September 2020, an increase of 14% year over year. When compared to 2019, this year games earned a lot more across all platforms. We can also see a significant increase in mobile game revenues that has gone up by 9%. PC on the other hand has also witnessed an 8% increase but the console earning topped them all by 40%, thanks to all the major titles that hit the market.
Unskippable ads are always painful, whether it’s on YouTube or in-game adverts. And for this very reason, NBA 2K21 is under fire after they placed unskippable in-game ads to the full priced NBA 2K21. Paying in full and still getting unskippable ads, that ladies and gentlemen, is unacceptable. Why would you put unskippable ads in a $60 game?!
Today we are here with a horror game review; Frictional’s Amnesia: Rebirth. It is a self-respecting and spine chilling horror game that departs a lot from horror clichés like gloomy corridors and shadowy corners. Some bold choices made by the developers indeed.
Staggering numbers shared by YouTube; Among Us, videos have reached 4bn views in September 2020. Well, blow me down! I never thought that Inner Sloth’s asymmetrical multiplayer would reach such heights.
The holiday season is around the corner and yes, it is one of the most important occasions for everyone around the globe. And for us gamers, this holiday season is going to be fantastic. There’s plenty in store for gamers; Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and several awesome games ready to make our holidays worth the while.
A significant development in the Epic VS Apple clash of digital titans, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has granted an injunction that permanently restrains Apple from retaliating against Unreal Engine. A sigh of relief for the Epic Games but there are some lemons too. The judge refused to grant an injunction against Apple that would force Apple to reinstate Fortnite on App Store.
Some games show their supremacy right from the start, and MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact is one of them. This open-world action-adventure grossed more than $60m in its launch week and that only on mobile; App Store and Google Play.
Gaming news Alert! This one is for the huge fan base of Minecraft and Super Smash Bros. You probably saw the reveal video of the latest DLC Fighter Smash Ultimate where Nintendo announced the inclusion of Steve and Alex from Minecraft to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
Nexus Mods has imposed a site-wide ban on US political mods in response to ‘provocative and troll mods.’ As the US general elections are drawing close, the current political situation is getting hot by every passing minute.
Ladies and gentlemen, who doesn’t love games podcasts? Podcasts are awesome. Whether you are snoozing off, driving to work, on a train or a plane, and don’t want to sleep, Podcasts are your go-to entertainment partner.
There have been new developments in the Apple VS Epic lawsuit. The anti-trust dispute between Epic and Apple is being overseen by the US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers and she has proposed a trial by jury. And from the looks of it, trial by jury will likely take place next year.
Amazon is a new contender in the Cloud gaming market, and I bet that no one will take it lightly. The news came out yesterday that Amazon, at its annual Alexa Hardware event, is set to launch its new cloud gaming platform at some point in the near future. Luna will have a $5.99 per month introductory price in its early access phase. It is going to be supported across mainland US at the start and no support for Hawaii, Alaska, and the US territories. Yes, fellow, at the moment it is extremely limited.
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