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Sensor Tower: 2018 was mobile Minecraft's best year ever with $110 million earned
February 19, 2019

Minecraft‘s mobile version earned $110 million on in 2018, according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower. This is best year ever for the iOS and Android versions. That is an increase of 7 percent compared to 2017, when Minecraft made $103 million mobile. The the mobile version has made almost $500 million worldwide since 2014. The U.S. was first in spending, attributing 48 percent of that $110 million in 2018. Great Britain was...

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How to foster your game's community in 2019
February 18, 2019

The relationship between brands and their audiences has drastically changed in recent years, and 2019 will force gaming companies to adapt and grow in new ways. However, the ultimate goal of directly reaching consumers has not shifted, which demands the question: in the digital age, how can your company foster a direct relationship with consumers? One way is to build an online community. Not only is this an easy way to engage users with your...

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Far Cry: New Dawn review impressions -- small and scrappy
February 17, 2019

You shouldn’t play every Far Cry game. You can, of course. I’m sure people exist who do buy and play every single one. But if you’re uncertain about Ubisoft’s most checklisty of map games, you should only check in on them occasionally. And when you do, you should try the Far Cry side stories first. Far Cry: New Dawn is one of those side stories. Like Primal and Blood Dragon before it, the open-world shooter features new characters and...

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Nvidia's $2.21 billion in Q4 revenue helps erase previous stock loss
February 16, 2019

Nvidia posted earnings that beat Wall Street’s reduced expectations for fourth fiscal quarter earnings for the period ended January 27. Last month, the maker of graphics and AI chips preannounced that the combination of a slow launch for its new RTX graphics cards and the aftermath of the cryptocurrency bust would hurt its earnings. And today, the company reported financial results that were in line with the reduced expectations for the...

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Halo steward Bonnie Ross accepts the Hall of Fame award at the DICE Awards
February 15, 2019

Bonnie Ross, the corporate vice president at Microsoft and head of 343 Industries, received the Hall of Fame award at the DICE Awards. Ross didn’t create Halo. That was Bungie. But she believed in the universe of Halo. When Bungie left Microsoft and went off to make Destiny, Ross stayed with Halo at Microsoft, and she formed 343 Industries. “A leader who is incredibly creative,” said her boss Phil Spencer. “One of the defining world...

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Vainglory goes cross-platform on mobile, Steam, and Mac
February 14, 2019

Super Evil Megacorp kept its promise to players as it announced today that Vainglory, the company’s mobile-based multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title, is now cross-platform across mobile, Windows via Steam, and the Mac. Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of San Mateo, California-based Super Evil Megacorp, said in an interview with GamesBeat last December that players in any of the versions of Vainglory — Android, iOS, Windows, and...

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Metro: Exodus hands-on -- A beginning that moves from slow to thrilling
February 14, 2019

It’s been a long wait. The third installment of the Metro postapocalyptic shooter games, Metro: Exodus, debuts this week after about four years of development. Metro: Exodus hits February 15 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Fans have waited for the new game since Metro: Last Light came out in 2013. The original Metro: 2033 debuted in 2010, and it’s an adaptation of the novels of author Dmitry Glukhovsky. In Metro, nuclear war...

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Hyperice teams up with Overwatch League team
February 13, 2019

Hyperice has teamed up with the San Francisco Shock Overwatch League team to help cyberathletes with health and wellness initiatives. The deal shows how Hyperice’s business of catering to traditional athletes can transfer to esports players as well. Esports athletes are known to play for more than 60 hours a week, resulting in muscle soreness and strains throughout the body (this comes from sitting for long stretches, tension from matches,...

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OrbusVR: Reborn relaunch ushers in a new era of this VR MMO in April
February 12, 2019

Last year OrbusVR: Reborn ushered forth as a “ground-up re-imagining” of the VR massively mutliplayer online role-playing game that will aim to relaunch the game sometime this year. This week, we’ve learned OrbusVR: Reborn is set to officially go live in April. With new visuals, new classes, new mechanics, and tons of new features, it may as well be a sequel or complete overhaul rather than just a mere expansion. OrbusVR is, for all...

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Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs
February 11, 2019

The video game industry isn’t done with its bad news, it seems. Bloomberg reported that Activision Blizzard plans to lay off hundreds of people in a restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profits. The Santa Monica, California-based company is one of the largest companies in the global game business, but it has hit a tough patch, with slowing game sales and increased competition. Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who are...

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