Stardew Valley Celebrates a Great Success With Millions of Farmers
Jiker, 35 minutes ago
Stardew Valley, a farmer simulator by Eric Barone, boasts excellent sales. In the four years since its launch, 10 million players worldwide have bought this independent production.
Opera Software in Trouble; The Company is Barely Staying Afloat [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2020, 22:40
Opera Software, the company best known for developing the popular web browser, is in serious trouble. The problems are caused by the actions of the company's president, Yahui Zhou, dubious practices related to loan applications and Opera's shrinking shares on the browser market.
EU Considers Temporary Ban on Usage of Face Recognition Technology
Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2020, 10:54
According to reports from Reuters, the European Union is considering a five-year ban on the use of face recognition technology in public places. This would prevent abuse and allow for working out solutions to protect citizens. The idea appeared in an extensive report created by the European Commission.
Tom and Jerry Joyful Interaction Conquers China; 100 Million Users
Adrian Werner, 17 January 2020, 14:46
Asymmetrical mobile multiplayer game Tom and Jerry: Joyful Interaction turned out to be a huge success. The number of registered users in China has already exceeded 100 million.
Stadia Will Get 120 Games This Year, Including Exclusives
Bart Swiatek, 17 January 2020, 10:24
In 2020, 120 games will debut on the Google Stadia streaming service, including ten exclusive titles that we will see in the first half of the year. We can also expect a number of new features and improvements. The source of information is a note that has been published on the platform's community website.
RuneScape has More Than One Million Subscribers - New Record
Adrian Werner, 16 January 2020, 14:17
Last year was very successful for Jagex. The RuneScape franchise has achieved new subscriber and activity records.
TikTok App Downloaded More Times Than Facebook in 2019
Jiker, 16 January 2020, 13:02
We have learned the most frequently downloaded mobile applications of 2019. WhatsApp is the leader of the list, but TikTok was hot on its heels. The mobile market has experienced growth, with video games led by Honor of Kings/Arena of Valor and Pokemon GO.
2019 Was a Record Year for Games on Kickstarter
Adrian Werner, 16 January 2020, 11:11
2019 was another successful year for gaming projects on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, by this we mean mainly tabletop games, which completely dominated the category and their successes are the reason for the growth.
No More Tracking? Google Says it Will Block Cookies in Chrome
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 12:43
Jason Schuh, director of the engineering team responsible for the Chrome browser, said in a blog note that the said app will prevent companies from tracking web traffic using cookies in the future. The idea would come into effect in two years' time and is currently being consulted with representatives of other companies.
Mobile TFT Will Launch in Mid-March
Adrian Werner, 14 January 2020, 12:26
Riot Games announced that the mobile version of the auto battler Teamfight Tactics will be released in mid-March this year. After that, the so-called SET 3, another pack of new content, is to make its debut.
Youtuber Runs Destiny 2 on eBook Reader; Functional Test of Stadia
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:55
Google has started testing the Stadia on mobile devices other than Pixel smartphones. A certain Internet user decided to see how the service is doing on... an eBook reader.
Might and Magic Chess Royale - Release Date of Ubisoft's Rival for TFT
Adrian Werner, 14 January 2020, 10:58
Ubisoft has announced that Might & Magic: Chess Royale will be released at the end of January, an online strategy that will combine mechanics of auto battlers like Dota Auto Chess or Teamfight Tactics with elements of the battle royale genre.
Gaming Disorder Survey Reveals Most Addictive Video Games
Jiker, 13 January 2020, 14:59
Clutch conducted a survey on „gaming disorder”, a new disease to be included in the International Classification of Diseases in 2022. Thanks to it, we got to know potentially the most addictive video games.
New Photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+; New Folding Smartphone in the Works
Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 11:42
The editorial staff of XDA has published several photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the middle smartphone from the new line of Korean flagships. The company is also said to be working on the Galaxy Z Flip, a folding phone resembling Motorola Razr.
Death Stranding and Control Dominate D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations
Paul Wozniak, 10 January 2020, 23:47
We've just learned the nomination for D.I.C.E. Awards, which are awarded by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. This year, Death Stranding and Control have the most chances to win the statuettes.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Offers Proximity Payments; Price Similar to Band 4
Bart Swiatek, 10 January 2020, 13:41
TinzenHelp has reached information about the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness wristband. According to the leak, it is to have an AMOLED 1.2 inch screen with higher brightness and an NFC module.
Last Year was the Best Year Ever for Pokemon GO
Adrian Werner, 10 January 2020, 11:13
Last year, Pokemon GO made nearly $900 million. Thus, the record result from 2016, when the game had its spectacular launch, was broken.
Final Fantasy XV MMORPG Announced
Adrian Werner, 09 January 2020, 10:16
Square Enix is planning an MMORPG in the Final Fantasy XV universe, which is coming to mobile devices. The project will be powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Mutazione Rakes in Highest Number of IGF Award Nominations
Adrian Werner, 08 January 2020, 11:25
The list of games nominated for IGF Awards, i.e. the most prestigious awards granted to independent games, was revealed. Titles such as Mutazione, Eliza, Slay the Spire and Untitled Goose Game will compete for the awards this year.
Fortnite Earned $1.8 Billion in 2019
Adrian Werner, 03 January 2020, 10:36
SuperData summarized the results of the digital game market for 2019. The best earning free-to-play production was Fortnite, which generated $1.8 billion in revenue. League of Legends has brought $1.5 billion.
Chinese Government Accuses Xiaomi and Tencent of Illegal Data Collection
Laty, 23 December 2019, 13:14
The Chinese government has issued a statement accusing giants such as Xiaomi and Tencent of illegal data collection in their country. The published list includes 41 applications that have violated the regulations.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order With Great Digital Sales
Konrad Serafinski, 21 December 2019, 20:47
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has scored the best console launch in history of the Star Wars franchise for digital sales, achieving more than double the result of Star Wars: Battlefront II. Red Dead Redemption 2 turned out to be a disappointment before its release on Steam. Such information is given in the report for November 2019 by the SuperData analytics company.
Video Game Industry in 2019 - Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077 and Minecraft
Bart Swiatek, 20 December 2019, 12:48
Journalists of Gamesindustry.biz prepared an extensive infographic, which presents the most important details about the video game market in 2019. The biggest winners include Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077 and Minecraft.
Star Wars Takes Over Fortnite; Lightsaber Duels Galore
Laty, 17 December 2019, 13:17
We're two days away from the premiere of the new Star Wars movie. On this occasion, another event related to this sci-fi universe took place in Fortnite. Players can, among other things, engage in lightsaber duels.
Watch Fragment of Star Wars 9 Shown in Fortnite
Paul Wozniak, 15 December 2019, 23:42
Yesterday, Fortnite hosted an event that featured a fragment of the upcoming Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to the pre-release screening, the players could also take part in a battle with lightsabers.
Global Launch of Minecraft Earth Early Access on Android and iOS
Bebop, 13 December 2019, 14:45
Minecraft Earth app is now available all around the world on Android and iOS mobile systems. Like Pokemon GO, the game uses augmented reality technology. However, this is not the final version.
Winners of The Game Awards 2019
Paul Wozniak, 13 December 2019, 11:00
This year's The Game Awards gala is behind us. We got to know the games recognized in the best game of the year and 28 other categories, for a total of 29 statuettes awarded during the gala. The full list of winners can be found in this message.
Fortnite Will Have to Pay the 30% Revenue Share on Google Play
Bart Swiatek, 11 December 2019, 12:40
Fortnite will not be exempted from paying the revenue share, if it is released on Google Play - the giant believes that any company offering their games on the platform should operate under equal conditions. Tim Sweeney argues that the company should change its approach and not impose the use of Google Play on all creators.
Fortnite Players Will See a Fragment of Star Wars 9 in the Game
Milosz Szubert, 09 December 2019, 15:50
Fortnite players will soon have the opportunity to see a fragment of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before the film's official premiere. It will be screened in the virtual cinema Risky Reels on December 14, 9:30 AM (PT).
Fake News Are Like a Pandemic - New Scenario in Plague Inc
Konrad Serafinski, 07 December 2019, 21:29
Ndemic Creations, in collaboration with the UK's Full Fact organization, has released Fake News, a new scenario for Plague Inc., which enables us to spread false information on a large scale. The action aims to increase people's awareness of the dangers of fake news.
Bethesda Ceases Support for The Elder Scrolls Legends
Konrad Serafinski, 07 December 2019, 20:47
Bethesda has announced that it will cease working on any major updates or future expansions for The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Players will still be able to play online and collect monthly prizes, though.
Opera on Android Will Introduce Night Mode on All Websites
Laty, 06 December 2019, 15:32
For years, smartphone users have been waiting for the night mode to be available on all websites. One of the most desirable features will be introduced to the latest version of Opera on Android. The main advantage of the night mode is that users do not tire their eyes so much when using the phone at night.
End of Gwent on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2019, 23:50
CD Projekt RED studio has informed about the planned end of Guinean support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. At the same time, it was announced that progress could be transferred from console releases to the GOG.com account to continue playing on PCs and mobile devices.
Call of Duty: Mobile Hailed as the Best Android Game of 2019
Laty, 04 December 2019, 13:11
Call of Duty: Mobile is a mix of various maps, weapons and mechanics from previous games of this series. The shooter has been recognized as the best game released on Google Play in 2019.
Priest Sets up a Minecraft Server to Fight Caustic Behavior
Bart Swiatek, 02 December 2019, 11:13
Jesuit Robert Ballecer decided to create his own Minecraft server, located in the Vatican. The aim is to combat toxic behavior and to enable the establishment of bonds that can eventually be transferred to the real world.
League of Legends Regains Leader Position on Twitch
Adrian Werner, 02 December 2019, 10:40
Riot Games has reasons to be satisfied. League of Legends has been the most watched production on Twitch in the last 365 days. The game managed to defeat its main rival, Fortnite.
Codemasters Bought the Devs of Project CARS
Christian Pieniazek, 28 November 2019, 22:45
Codemasters has announced that it has purchased the Slightly Mad Studios team, the devs of the Project CARS series. The result of this undertaking is to be the creation of a „global leader in the genre of racing games”.
Patch 1.4 For Stardew Valley Introduces a Lot of New Content
Bart Swiatek, 27 November 2019, 12:23
Stardew Valley, an independent RPG about farmer's life, has received the 1.4 update that adds a lot of new content and features, as well as fixes a number of bugs.
EA: Streaming Will Bring in Another Billion Players to Gaming
Michael Kulakowski, 26 November 2019, 23:54
One of the heads of Electronic Arts made it clear that in the coming years the company will invest heavily in cloud computing and video game streaming. The company believes that in this way it will be able to reach one billion new players around the world.
Pokemon Go Player is 70 Years Old and has 45 Phones on His Bike
Konrad Serafinski, 24 November 2019, 21:50
Chen San Yuan, a fan of Pokemon Go, rides around the city by bike equipped with 45 mobile phones. All this to catch as many pocket monsters as possible. So... challenge accepted?
Project xCloud Will Receive Exclusive Titles
Paul Wozniak, 23 November 2019, 18:56
At this year's X019 event, Microsoft's vice president revealed that the company is planning to offer exclusive titles that will be available only on xCloud streaming platform. We have also learned that the service is going to be developed in line with the upcoming technology.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops Digital Best-Sellers List
Paul Wozniak, 23 November 2019, 17:59
According to statistics (of October, 2019) presented by SuperData, the latest installment of Call of Duty turned out to be the best-selling digital title among games released in 2019. Also, October was the best month in the history of Apex Legends.
Minecraft Earth is a Big Success
Laty, 22 November 2019, 13:15
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the release of its work, Mojang is releasing another mobile installment of the popular series. Minecraft Earth is a game based on augmented reality. Last week the application was unlocked throughout the United States.
Steam Remote Play Together Launches; You Can Play on Android and iOS
Konrad Serafinski, 21 November 2019, 13:39
Remote Play Together debuted on Steam. This function enables us to play streamed video games together. And best of all, only the host must have the game - others can join in even on Android and iOS devices.
Smart Toilet is the Future - Let Your Potty Run a Medical Checkup
Julia Dragovic, 19 November 2019, 13:33
Today is the World Toilet Day. What will the toilet of the future look like? First of all, healthy. Bloo has just created an advertising campaign that will answer this question more broadly. And by the way, it will make you doubt capitalism again.
Google Stadia Gets 10 Additional Launch Titles (e.g. Metro Exodus)
Adrian Werner, 18 November 2019, 12:48
The list of launch titles for Google Stadia has just been expanded. On the day of the premiere we will get access to ten additional productions, including Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Final Fantasy XV and Football Manager 2020.
Minecraft Earth - First Gameplay Impressions From XO19
Matthias Pawlikowski, 18 November 2019, 11:41
We visited London to attend Microsoft's XO19 event so we could play and talk to people from Mojang about the upcoming Minecraft Earth. What is this game really like and when can we count on the introduction of early access in rest of the world?
Path of Exile Mobile Announced - Game Without Pay To Win and Ads
Konrad Serafinski, 16 November 2019, 20:45
Path of Exile will hit mobile devices. Such information was shared by the developers during ExileCon 2019. According to the announcement, the title will not have pay-to-win microtransactions, pop-up ads or other „garbage” that we know from other mobile games.
Capcom Triumphs on Golden Joystick Awards 2019
Agnes Adamus, 15 November 2019, 21:50
The winners of this year's Golden Joystick Awards have been announced. The biggest winners of this edition of the poll are Capcom, which received three statuettes.
Brave - New Browser For Those Who Value Privacy
Bebop, 15 November 2019, 21:12
Brave 1.0 Browser is a proposal for people who want to protect their privacy. According to its creators, it works faster and offers more security than some of its competitors. It can be downloaded for free on PC and mobile devices.