Torchlight 3 Devs Acquired by Zynga
Milosz Szubert, 03 March 2021, 20:56
American company Zynga, known among other things for its famous browser-based game FarmVille, announced that it has decided to buy Echtra Games, the studio that created last year's Torchlight 3. The amount of the deal is unknown.
Epic Games and Apple Will Meet in Court Soon
Karol Laska , 02 March 2021, 20:20
The conflict between Epic Games and Apple will soon move to a California court. The companies will meet in court in May in order to clarify all past financial inaccuracies.
Facebook Ad Advertises User Tracking
Sodar, 01 March 2021, 14:03
Facebook has released an ad video that attempts to warm up the image of ad tracking. It is mainly aimed at Apple device users and related to the introduction of App Tracking Transparency.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming to PS5; Next-gen PS4 Upgrade Available
Paul Musiolik, 26 February 2021, 00:09
Square Enix announced plans to release Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 5. The game will receive new content, improved graphics and gameplay system enhancements. We will be able to upgrade the PS4 version to next-gen version for free.
Court Orders Valve to Give Apple Its Data
Karol Laska , 25 February 2021, 19:35
Epic Games' conflict with Apple has temporarily turned into a dispute between Apple and Valve. What's more, Gabe Newell's side is losing this clash, as a California court has obliged it to hand over data on 436 games available on Steam.
PUBG: New State Announced
Adrian Werner, 25 February 2021, 16:00
PUBG: New State was announced. It's a futuristic spin-off of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, developed by the creators of the original.
Over 32 Million People Play Roblox Every Day
Adrian Werner, 24 February 2021, 17:07
Thanks to a financial report from the creators of Roblox, we found out the number of daily users and how many of them spend real money in the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC Twice as Popular as on Consoles
Adrian Werner, 24 February 2021, 15:24
Thanks to SuperData's January report, we've learned that twice as many people played Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online on PC as on consoles last month.
Genshin Impact Shows the Development Costs of a Live-service Game
Paul Musiolik, 24 February 2021, 14:43
The head of MiHoYo revealed how much it cost to create Genshin Impact. The Chinese studio spent 100 million dollars so far, and wants to invest twice this amount every subsequent year of the game's development.
New Malware Detected on 30K Apple Computers
Bart Swiatek, 23 February 2021, 16:04
Experts from one of the cyber security companies detected a new malware dedicated to Macs, which they called Silver Sparrow. The malware in question has already infected nearly 30,000 computers.
Battle of Waterloo Recreated in Roblox
Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 February 2021, 13:56
A group of players created another great project in Roblox. This time they made it possible to take part in the famous battle of Waterloo.
Hearthstone Begins Year of the Gryphon With Big Changes
Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 February 2021, 15:34
Hearthstone is entering the Year of the Gryphon with a lot of changes. Blizzard's card game will add the Forged in the Barrens expansion, a new game mode, and hundreds of cards.
Valve Refuses to Give Apple Steam Data Against Epic Games
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2021, 18:09
Valve rejected a request from Apple for Steam data. These would have helped in the fight between the Californian company and Epic Games. However, the platform's owner believes that Apple's demands are by no means as modest as the company portrays.
Star Wars Hunters Announced on Switch
Adrian Werner, 18 February 2021, 11:21
During the Nintendo Direct, the company revealed Star Wars: Hunters, a multiplayer battle game, in which we will control new characters from the Star Wars universe.
Epic Games Files Complaint Against Apple in Europe
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2021, 18:28
Epic Games filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission. Tim Sweeney's company has once again drawn attention to what it believes are anti-consumer and monopolistic actions by the App Store's owner.
In Post-soviet Russia Smartphones are Charged by You
Szarmancki, 17 February 2021, 14:52
Researchers from Moscow's MISIS University showed off the results of their latest project. The idea is a technology that would enable us to charge a smartphone using our own body heat.
Short Nite - Fortnite Hosting a Short Animation Festival
Milosz Szubert, 17 February 2021, 14:26
Fortnite will host Short Nite, animated short film festival, on February 20-21. The event will include Creature Comforts, the Oscar-winning production from the creators of the iconic Wallace and Gromit series.
TikTok is a Threat to Children, Claims Complaint to European Commission
Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2021, 14:11
The EU consumer rights organisation BEUC has filed a complaint with the European Commission against the popular online platform TikTok. The entity accuses the Chinese company of violating numerous provisions of EU law.
New Patch for Civilization 6 Changes Barbarians
Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 February 2021, 12:24
Civilization 6 will receive a free expansion pack to develop the barbarians encountered in the game. From now on players will be able to interact with them in more complex ways.
BlizzCon 2021 Schedule Revealed, Including Diablo
Sarafan, 11 February 2021, 17:26
Blizzard has revealed the full schedule for the studio's annual gaming fan event. This year's BlizzCon (dubbed BlizzConline) will take place on February 19-21. As always, we can expect a lot of interesting information about the games of the American developer, including new information on the Diablo series.
Hackers Publish Gwent's Source Code on the Web
Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 13:19
It seems that yesterday's attack on CD Projekt has its first visible consequences. The source code for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has been leaked. It is possible that other files will soon start surfacing, including the code of the studio's latest game, Cyberpunk 2077.
Embracer Group Exceeds Ubisoft in Terms of Market Value
Adrian Werner, 10 February 2021, 11:39
Ubisoft is no longer the most valuable company in the European games industry. Yesterday it was overtaken in terms of market capitalisation by Embracer Group, which includes THQ Nordic and Deep Silver, among other entities.
Take Two Plans to Release 93 Games in Five Years
Przemyslaw Dygas, 09 February 2021, 13:09
Take-Two Interactive once again mentions its ambitious publishing schedule. The company intends to launch as many as 93 titles within five years.
EA Acquires Kim Kardashian Hollywood Devs for $2.1 billion
Adrian Werner, 09 February 2021, 12:11
Glu Mobile, the studio known for Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Disney Sorcerer's Arena and the Diner Dash series, has been bought by Electronic Arts. The deal is valued at $2.1 billion.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Was Supposed to be an RTS With Vehicles
Adrian Werner, 08 February 2021, 14:58
Some interesting information regarding XCOM: Enemy Unknown has come to light. It turns out that initially, real-time combat was planned instead of a turn-based system. The devs also wanted to introduce vehicles to the battlefields.
Genshin Impact City Real-life Model Created Across 1,000 Hours of Work
Qskan, 08 February 2021, 14:12
Liyue city from Genshin Impact was reproduced in a real-life model. The creators spent over 1000 hours on preparing the diorama.
Call of Duty as Role Model for Activision Blizzard's IPs
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 February 2021, 17:05
Activision Blizzard intends to follow the pattern developed by Call of Duty when developing its other IPs. This means emphasis on premium content, mobile titles and free-to-play, among other things.
EA Made a Fortune on Star Wars Games
Adrian Werner, 05 February 2021, 16:48
EA has revealed the sales results of its Star Wars games. They are impressive, both in terms of the number of sold copies sold and generated revenue.
It Was a Record Year for Call of Duty
Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 10:27
It was a very successful year for the Call of Duty series. The brand managed to break a number of records, earning its publishers at Activision a lot of money.
Blizzard Reveals Details of BlizzConline 2021
Milosz Szubert, 02 February 2021, 16:26
Blizzard has revealed details about this year's edition of the BlizzConline event, which will take place on February 19-20. Over the two days of the event, we will see an array of information and activities related to Blizzard's major games - all of which will be available to view completely free of charge.
Brawl Stars Goes on Strong, Earning a Billion Dollars in Total
Milosz Szubert, 01 February 2021, 20:03
According to data from analytics platform Sensor Tower, mobile multiplayer game Brawl Stars has surpassed $1 billion in revenue since its release. This is the fourth game from developer Supercell to reach this milestone.
iPhone Apps Will Ask If They Can Track You
JanKasprzak, 31 January 2021, 19:43
Apple will soon introduce App Tracking Transparency on iPhones and iPads. Apps will ask users for permission to collect and use data.
Civilization 6 Will Get New Nation and Additional Leaders Today
Adrian Werner, 28 January 2021, 13:58
Today, the Vietnam & Kublai Khan Pack DLC for Sid Meier's Civilization 6 will be released. The add-on will offer, among other things, a new civilization, additional leaders and an alternative gameplay mode.
Xbox Game Pass Has 18 Million Subscribers
Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2021, 14:52
Thanks to Microsoft's financial conference, we learned that over 18 million gamers have subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass service.
Herobrine's World in Minecraft Discovered After 10 Years
Ness, 25 January 2021, 22:16
Another Minecraft mystery has been solved. This time, the world from the popular creepypasta about Herobrine has been found.
Mobile Game Has Graphics Settings Unlike the PC Version
Bart Swiatek, 22 January 2021, 15:07
The mobile version of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, released yesterday, has a graphics settings menu. We won't find a similar „feature” in the PC version.
Puzzle Quest 3 Announced as F2P Game
Milosz Szubert, 21 January 2021, 20:46
505 Games and Infinity Plus Two announced Puzzle Quest 3, the next installment in the series of titles combining elements of RPG and puzzle games. The game will debut this year in free-to-play model.
Civilization 6 Gets New Nation and Game Mode
Milosz Szubert, 20 January 2021, 21:44
The team from Firaxis Games published a video in which they present the new features in Sid Meier's Civilization 6 introduced in the fifth DLC from the New Frontier pass. Among other things, we can expect a new civilization - Vietnam - and another game mode.
Among Us Devs Explain Slow Development
Milosz Szubert, 20 January 2021, 20:48
A post appeared on the official website of InnerSloth, in which the creators describe what news in Among Us we can expect in the coming weeks. There is also an explanation why the development of the game proceeds quite slowly.
Manchester City and Juventus Coming to Fortnite
Karol Laska , 19 January 2021, 22:33
Football and Fortnite is a combination we wouldn't have expected. Epic Games has partnered with a slew of popular clubs and signed a deal with a living legend of football.
Dota 2 Mod Comes Full Circle, Giving Us Auto Chess MOBA
Adrian Werner, 19 January 2021, 14:06
Auto Chess MOBA, featuring characters from the popular auto battler, has been announced. Thus, the brand has come full circle, as it was born as a mod for Dota 2.
WhatsApp Claims it Doesn't Know Your Location; Terms and Conditions Say Otherwise
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2021, 16:12
WhatsApp is trying to deal with the image crisis caused by the recent update of terms and conditions. The company has published an infographic to explain the situation to the users. Unfortunately, it looks like there was incorrect information on it.
Samsung's PR Slip Caused by Sending Tweet From an iPhone
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2021, 14:06
Samsung has suffered its first slip-up of 2021. The official Twitter feed of Samsung Mobile US Twitter published a post sent from competitor's device.
Titan Quest: Legendary Edition Announced
Michael Kulakowski, 13 January 2021, 21:32
Developers from HandyGames have announced the complete edition of Titan Quest, which will include all previously released content of the title. The set will be available on Android and iOS mobile devices.
Fortnite Helped Break Twitch Record
Karol Laska , 12 January 2021, 21:46
A new skin in Fortnite combined with a popular streamer gave unexpected results in term of viewership on Twitch. A new record for the number of people following the broadcast simultaneously was broken.
WhatsApp Introduces Controversial Changes; Musk Responds: „Use Signal”
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 January 2021, 22:00
The new regulations of WhatsApp messenger will enable the app to send user data to Facebook. The decision caused a lot of controversy on the web, and Elon Musk encouraged dissatisfied users to use competitive Signal.
Roblox Devs are Worth More Than CD Projekt, Ubisoft or Take-Two
Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2021, 13:26
The value of Roblox Corporation - responsible for the mobile hit Roblox - is estimated at USD 29.5 billion. That's more than the value of entities such as Ubisoft, Take-Two or CD Projekt.
iPhone 12 Mini Disappoints Apple
Tom Borys, 07 January 2021, 20:35
The latest sales numbers show that out of the four iPhone models released last year, the mini version has fared worst in the US market. It fared tragically, in fact.
Rumort: PUBG 2 and PUBG Mobile 2 in the Pipeline
Milosz Szubert, 07 January 2021, 18:56
Interne user PlayerIGN published on Twitter an English translation of a message from the Korean economic channel MTN. The message claims that KRAFTON, a company that owns PUBG Corp., is preparing a full-fledged sequels to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds and PUBG Mobile.
Football Manager 2021 Breaks Sales Records
Adrian Werner, 06 January 2021, 13:04
Last year's installments of the Football Manager series are selling faster than any previous game series from Sports Interactive's catalogue. FM21 is also doing great on Steam.