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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.

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.

Pascal's Wager - Ambitious Soulslike Game Launches on iOS

Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 13:19

Today, Pascal's Wager debuts on iOS mobile devices. The title is an ambitious RPG developed by TipsWorks, belonging to the soulslike sub-genre.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Apple Presents Best Apps and Games of 2019

Laty, 04 December 2019, 23:26

Apple published a list of the best apps and games available on the App Store in 2019. Let's see which apps are worthy of attention according to Apple.

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?

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.

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.

Fortnite x Star Wars - Stormtroopers Invade Epic Games' Hit

Bart Swiatek, 15 November 2019, 11:46

A thematic event connected with the Star Wars universe has just begun in Fortnite. For now, the original Stormtrooper skin is available, but it cannot be ruled out that more prizes will be awarded.

Minecraft Dungeons Release Date and Special Event in Minecraft Earth

Christian Pieniazek, 14 November 2019, 22:44

Minecraft Earth and Minecraft: Dungeons received their „five minutes” on this year's X019. For fans of the former, there is a special event, while the players waiting for the latter can mark the month of its release in the calendar.

Minecraft Earth Launches in Early Access

qjin, 14 November 2019, 11:44

Minecraft Earth, the mobile spin-off of Mojang AB's hit, was released this week in early access. The augmented reality game is currently only available in ten selected countries.

Bug in Facebook App Switched on the Camera Without User's Knowledge

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 13:17

In one of the latest versions of the Facebook app for iOS, there was a bug, which in some cases resulted in the camera starting automatically. There is no evidence that the program was recording or taking pictures of something. The error was fixed in yesterday's update.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds - Open Beta of Auto Chess Mode Launches

Adrian Werner, 13 November 2019, 10:48

The open beta of Hearthstone Battlegrounds, the new Auto Chess-like gameplay mode in the popular card game from Blizzard Entertainment, has just begun.

Minecraft has Nearly Half a Billion Players Worldwide

Konrad Serafinski, 12 November 2019, 13:11

Minecraft has the highest number of players in the world. Analyst Daniel Ahmad reports that the title has assembled a community of 480 million players. What is more, the production also has 112 million active users per month.

Google Stadia Launch Titles Revealed

Adrian Werner, 12 November 2019, 13:05

We have learned the list of twelve launch titles for Google Stadia. On the day of its release, the service will offer access to such games as Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mortal Kombat 11 and the last three installments of the Tomb Raider series.

Call of Duty: Mobile Still Beats Popularity Records

Paul Wozniak, 11 November 2019, 22:28

The first month after the launch of Call of Duty: Mobile was a great success. The title was downloaded 148 million times. Thus, the game easily outperformed the results of such mobile shooters as Fortnite or PUBG.

Adobe Photoshop Debuts on iPad With a Free Trial Period

qjin, 05 November 2019, 14:55

Today was the launch of Adobe Photoshop on iPads running the iPadOS 13.1 operating system. The application is available for download at Apple store, and for the first month you can use it for free.