Leak: New Crash Bandicoot Will be a Mobile Game
Konrad Serafinski, 08 February 2020, 20:30
Everything indicates that a new game from the Crash Bandicoot series is in development. Unfortunately, it will not be a continuation or remake/remaster of the classic version, but a mobile game from the devs of Candy Crush Saga.
World of Warcraft Doubled its Number of Subscribers
Adrian Werner, 07 February 2020, 16:15
Activision Blizzard has published a financial report for the past year. Apart from revenues and profits, we learned that the number of World of Warcraft subscribers has more than doubled.
Chromium-based Browsers Will Start Blocking Ads in Videos
Bart Swiatek, 06 February 2020, 13:33
The Coalition for Better Ads announced in a press release that it has developed a new standard for short video advertising. Chromium-based browsers, starting with Google Chrome in August this year, will implement solutions to force changes on website administrators.
Changes in GeForce Now; There Will be a Paid Subscription [Updated]
Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2020, 19:06
It appears that Nvidia is planning to make changes to GeForce Now. The company intends to introduce a paid subscription, which will offer additional options - including ray tracing in games. Free accounts will be subject to greater restrictions than during ongoing beta-tests.
Dan Houser, Co-creator of GTA, Leaves Rockstar Games
Peter Doron, 05 February 2020, 11:58
On March 11 2020, Dan Houser, co-founder of the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises, will leave the ranks of Rockstar Games. Unfortunately, the reasons for this surprising decision were not revealed.
Capcom With Record-breaking Profits
Adrian Werner, 04 February 2020, 16:04
Capcom boasted that Monster Hunter World sales exceeded 15 million copies. In turn, Iceborne has already found over 4.5 million buyers. The first three quarters of the current fiscal year have brought biggest profits in the publisher's history.
Dead Cells Coming to Android no Later Than September
Adrian Werner, 04 February 2020, 12:08
Playdigious announced that in the third quarter of this year Dead Cells, a hit game from Motion Twin, will be ported to Android.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Smartphone on First Video
Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2020, 13:23
A video presenting the appearance of a new folding Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone, the Korean company's response to Motorola Razr, has appeared on Twitter.
The European Parliament Adopts Resolution on Universal Charger
Agnes Adamus, 31 January 2020, 23:29
The European Parliament adopted a resolution to unify charging ports for all smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices available on the market. 582 voters were in favor of its introduction.
Avast Apologizes for „Hurting Feelings” and Shuts Down Jumpshot
Bart Swiatek, 31 January 2020, 13:41
Avast's CEO has apologized to his customers and informed them that the company's subsidiary, Jumpshot, has been closed. The case is related to recent controversy over the sale of user data. The information was collected by the plug-in installed with the Avast antivirus software.
Dota Underlords Early Access Departure Date Revealed
Milosz Szubert, 31 January 2020, 13:27
We've learned when Dota Underlords will leave the early access phase. According to Valve, update 1.0 will debut on February 25. Together with it, the first ranked season will start, which will offer a lot of attractions.
EA is Making a Fortune on Microtransactions
Adrian Werner, 31 January 2020, 11:20
Electronic Arts reported that in the last quarter of 2019 it earned almost one billion dollars on microtransactions. They account for more than half of the publisher's total revenues.
Nintendo Earned One Billion Dollars in Revenue From Mobile Games
Jacob Blazewicz, 29 January 2020, 23:16
Sensor Tower, the analytical group, revealed the financial results of Nintendo's mobile games. Titles like Fire Emblem Heroes or Mario Kart Tour have brought the company one billion dollars in revenue.
Artifact hasn't got Any Updates From Valve for a Year
Bart Swiatek, 29 January 2020, 11:57
Artifact, a card game from Valve Software, has not received any update for a year. No new content has been created, no balance fixes have been implemented, and no errors have been fixed. According to the developers' announcements, the game was to be thoroughly rebuilt, but it is not known whether something is being done in that direction.
Streamer Pays Off his Mom's Student Loan
Milosz Szubert, 28 January 2020, 18:12
Aydan Conrad, a professional streamer, Fortnite player and a member of the esports organization Ghost Gaming, made a pleasant surprise for his mother. He paid off her student loan for her.
Avast was Selling User Data
Bart Swiatek, 28 January 2020, 17:26
Avast, developer of the popular free Avast and AVG antivirus software, used the browser plug-in installed with them to collect private user data. The information was then sold to third parties by Avast's subsidiary Jumpshot.
Blizzard Created a Prototype of Hearthstone VR
Konrad Serafinski, 28 January 2020, 12:50
One of the creators of Hearthstone revealed to PowerUp that the developers were working on a VR version of the game. In the end, the project was discontinued, but an interesting prototype has been created.
Players and Devs of NBA 2K20 Pay Their Respect to Kobe Bryant
Jacob Blazewicz, 27 January 2020, 20:51
NBA 2K20 introduced a start screen to commemorate Kobe Bryant. Also the game's players paid a tribute to the tragically deceased legend of basketball with numerous meetings on the game's servers.
GDC - More Than Half of Currently Developed Games are Designed For PC
Frozen, 25 January 2020, 21:25
Game Developers Conference organizers conducted a survey among game devs, from which we can learn many interesting things about current trends in the industry, e.g. what percentage of developers prepares projects for PS5 and new Xbox.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Launch Date
Paul Wozniak, 25 January 2020, 21:02
Second Season of Fortnite Chapter 2 will be introduced in less than a month. For the time being, the devs do not specify what kind of novelties it will contain, but we found out that the next update (before the start of season 2) will introduce the Chaos physics system, which is part of the Unreal Engine.
Plague Inc. Popularity Increased Thanks to Coronavirus Outbreak in China
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 January 2020, 15:52
Plague Inc. is currently the most frequently downloaded paid application in China. Reason? New reports on the outbreaks of the so-called Wuhan coronavirus.
Stardew Valley Celebrates a Great Success With Millions of Farmers
Peter Doron, 23 January 2020, 14:06
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
Peter Doron, 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
Peter Doron, 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).