Supercomputer Will Provide Breakthrough in Fight Against Coronavirus
Conrad Hazi, 20 March 2020, 13:43
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the world's most powerful supercomputer to research of coronavirus. Using appropriate models and its tremendous computing power, the machine identified 77 substances potentially effective against SARS-CoV-2.
Gaming Becomes Main Entertainment in Time of Coronavirus
Peter Doron, 18 March 2020, 12:31
Gamers are playing like there's no tomorrow during the quarantine - US web traffic related to this form of entertainment has increased by up to 75%. Streaming platforms are also more popular.
Foldit - Gamers Will Help Defeat the Coronavirus
Jacob Blazewicz, 04 March 2020, 22:01
The University of Washington wants to take advantage of the support of gamers in the fight against the novel coronavirus. To this end, scientists have released a new challenge in Foldit, which can help to find a way to neutralize the disease.
Analysis of Xbox Game Pass
Christian Pieniazek, 18 February 2020, 23:22
Three years have passed since Xbox Game Pass launched on consoles. The analysis of Redmond giant's activities carried out by the users of ResetEra forum enable us to check how many games have already been made available to subscribers and which publishers are most willing to support the service, as well as find out, among other things, when most productions debut in it.
Netflix's Witcher Remains the Most Popular TV Show in the World
Paul Wozniak, 17 February 2020, 19:52
Thanks to the data presented by Parrot Analytics, we learned that The Witcher series from Neflix is still the most popular TV production in the world. The adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski's prose has not dropped from the first place in seven weeks.
Malwarebytes: Apple Mac More Vulnerable to Malware
Paul Wozniak, 12 February 2020, 20:24
Malwarebytes Labs has released a detailed report on cybercrime and related topics for 2019. Among other things, the analysis showed that Mac devices are more vulnerable than those with Windows OS.
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.
Good Visuals and Quick Loading - What Gamers Want According to GameTrack
Bart Swiatek, 23 January 2020, 23:35
The results of the GameTrack survey conducted by ISFE and Ipsos MORI indicate that gamers are most interested in nice graphics and quick loading of games. Much less excitement is aroused by features such as streaming, portable modes and VR.
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.
Analyst Gives an Approximate Production Cost of a Single Xbox Series X
Agnes Adamus, 21 December 2019, 21:07
Prices of next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, may exceed $400. According to Daniel Ahmad, an analyst from Niko Partners, setting a lower price will generate excessive losses for Sony and Microsoft. In addition, he also determined the approximate cost of the production of one copy of the new Xbox.
Using Smartphone in the Bathroom? Research Shows That Most of Us Do
Julia Dragovic, 24 October 2019, 14:10
A recent study by Bank My Cell shows which sex and which generations use the phones most when sitting on the toilet. Spoiler: the winners are, of course, the millennials.
Oxford University: Obsessive Playing is Not Illness
Christian Pieniazek, 22 October 2019, 20:50
Research by the Oxford Internet Institute has shown that there is currently no evidence that excessive gambling is a illness. Instead, they argue that it is merely a symptom of wider problems unrelated to video games.
PUBG Mobile - the Most Profitable Mobile Game of Q3 2019
Paul Wozniak, 11 October 2019, 20:16
SensorTower published information on mobile game revenues in the third quarter of this year. The game market for mobile devices has grown compared to the previous year, and the players are increasingly willing to spend money on improvements or cosmetic items.
No More Robots CEO: Indie Games on PC get Cheaper and Sales are Falling
Christian Pieniazek, 10 September 2019, 23:19
Independent titles are selling worse and worse on PC and are getting cheaper, which makes them earn less and less. This is what Mike Rose, No More Robots' CEO, said in his analysis. He sees a chance for improvement in this situation in the „right” pricing of games, among other things.
More Than Half of PC Users are Already Using Windows 10
Paul Wozniak, 05 September 2019, 17:50
According to the latest data, more than half of all PC users are already using Windows 10. Compared to the previous month, this is a 2% increase.
Nokia Tops Samsung (and Pretty Much Everybody Else) in Android Updates
Barth Faryna, 04 September 2019, 23:15
Nokia is a company somewhat forgotten by the users, but the brand has not disappeared from the market. Not only that! The latest report shows that in terms of updating Android Nokia is the leader among all manufacturers.
Windows Defender is One of the Best Antivirus Software in the World
Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2019, 15:41
According to independent tests, Windows Defender is one of the best antivirus software in the world. In the test it obtained excellent results and blocked all samples of malware.
Expert: „Games as Responsible For Shootings as Bananas For Suicides”
Bart Swiatek, 09 August 2019, 13:27
In connection with the tragic events in the United States, comments have been made that the responsible for them is a „culture of violence”, which is to be manifested, among other things, in video games. Scientists from the universities of Stetson and New Virginia have debunked this thesis, hard.
Almost Half of PCs on the Market Use Windows 10
Frozen, 02 August 2019, 16:27
Microsoft has reasons to be satisfied. According to the latest data, the share of Windows 10 among the operating systems available on the market is almost 50%.
Twitch Loses Popularity, but Remains the King of Streaming Platforms
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 July 2019, 23:49
Streamlabs has published a report on the health of game streaming platforms. Twitch remained the undisputed market leader in the second quarter, but fared off slightly worse than in the previous months.
Windows 10 Gains in June Steam Survey
Agnes Adamus, 03 July 2019, 17:46
Steam shared the results of the June hardware survey, which is based on data provided by the users of the platform. Thanks to this, once again we have the opportunity to see which components reign among the owners of personal computers.
Screen Refresh Rate Can Affect Player Performance
Conrad Hazi, 30 June 2019, 23:01
An interesting material has recently appeared on Linus Tech Tips channel, in which we can see what are the differences in the quality of the displayed image at different refresh rates and how it affects the performance of players.
In 2019, Gaming Market May be Worth Much More Than in 2018
Conrad Hazi, 20 June 2019, 16:49
According to a report prepared by Newzoo, the global gaming market will generate $152.1 billion in revenue in 2019, which will translate into an increase of 9.6% compared to 2018. The largest piece of this „cake” still remains the mobile gaming sector.
Xbox and Cyberpunk 2077 are the Hottest Topics of E3 2019
Frozen, 18 June 2019, 15:18
According to the ICO Partners report, during this year's E3 fair, the world's media devoted the most attention to CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 and the Xbox brand. Interestingly, Sony, despite not hosting a conference of its own, also could not complain about the lack of interest during the event.
Newzoo Analysts Have Divided Gamers Into Archetypes
Frozen, 16 May 2019, 15:34
Analytics company Newzoo believes that the division of gamers into hardcore and casual is outdated. The company is proposing a new classification, in which eight types of people are distinguished.
China Has More Than 312 Million PC Players
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:27
According to a report by Niko Partners, the number of active PC players will continue to grow in China in the coming years. At the moment, 312 million people are playing on personal computers in the Middle Kingdom, bringing the industry more than $15 billion in revenue annually. Most of this money comes from online multiplayer games.
In 50 Years Facebook Will Have More Dead Users Than Living Ones
Bart Swiatek, 30 April 2019, 13:38
Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute show that in 2070 the number of Facebook profiles of dead users will be greater than the number of living people using the website. The situation raises numerous questions about the privacy of deceased people's data.
Analysts: 20 million PC Users Will Switch to Consoles Before 2020
Bart Swiatek, 29 April 2019, 16:13
Jon Peddie Research analysts argue that by 2022, up to 20 million PC gamers may choose to abandon their platform in favor of a console or a streaming service.
Blu-ray Sales Drop by Half in 5 Years
Bart Swiatek, 15 April 2019, 16:49
THEME report, prepared by the Motion Picture Association of America proves that Blu-ray discs are becoming less and less popular.
Fortnite Boosts Video Game Sales Among Teenagers
Milosz Szubert, 10 April 2019, 22:59
Piper Jaffray published its usual semi-annual report about teenager spendings in the USA. According to the company, young males spend as much as 14% of their income on video games. Most of this thanks to Fortnite.
Battle Royale Games Boost Sales of High-Speed Internet
Milosz Szubert, 26 March 2019, 16:46
Due to the increasing popularity of online games such as Fortnite, 31% of homesteads in Great Britain have decided to upgrade their Internet speed. The data was published by MoneySuperMarket.
How to Enable Facebook Messenger's Dark Mode?
Frozen, 06 March 2019, 22:12
The dark mode in Facebook Messenger can now be enabled all over the world. The new function will be hidden for the next few weeks. To enable it now, you'll need to do one unusual thing.
Chrome Gains, Firefox Loses Ground
Bart Swiatek, 04 March 2019, 11:46
The most popular Internet browser in February 2019 was Chrome. Google's app has increased its share of the market. The developers of Safari have reasons to be happy, Firefox, however, is losing ground.
Piracy is Dying out, New Research Suggests
Christian Pieniazek, 26 February 2019, 20:58
Research carried out by Vocus Group NZ shows that the scale of piracy is constantly decreasing. The reason for this state of affairs is the wide availability of much more convenient solutions, which do not burden our budget too much.
GDC 2019 report: PC remains developers' favorite platform
Michael Kulakowski, 26 January 2019, 22:35
According to the GDC report for 2019, based on a surver sent to four thousand developers from around the world, PC remains the most attractive platform for game development.
Head of MSI: Intel's problems are also our problems
ElMundo, 21 January 2019, 19:07
In the face of Intel's problems and the uncertain commercial situation due to the conflict between the USA and China, the high-tech industry has recently experienced a number of turbulences.
LG: PC players are the 'fastest' and Xbox players the 'best'
Christian Pieniazek, 15 January 2019, 21:08
LG has partnered with Activision and tested players playing on three platforms. Although its goal was to find the "best" group, the issue is a bit more complex than it seems.
Steam Hardware Survey - December 2018
Michael Kulakowski, 05 January 2019, 16:27
Steam platform has published the results of the December hardware survey of its users, which is based on data shared by them.
Windows 10 is now the most popular Microsoft OS
Bart Swiatek, 02 January 2019, 12:42
NetMarketShare survey indicates that Windows 10 has become the most popular Microsoft OS.
The state of Polish gamedev as of 2016
luckie, 23 May 2017, 15:34
Games made in Poland - such as The Witcher 3, Dying Light, or This War of Mine - have earned worldwide acclaim. Let's take a closer look at Polish game dev scene as a whole.
Investments into VR projects decline
luckie, 24 April 2017, 15:42
VR technology has run into some trouble on its road to popularity. Because of mixed results acvieved by several big players in the industry, investors are now much more cautious about VR than they were in 2016.
Steam Early Access keeps on growing
luckie, 14 March 2016, 17:23
More and more titles featured in Steam Early Access manage to come out as full games. The popularity and reliability of the program grows, although it usually takes some time for an Early Access project to be completed.
Nvidia is leaving AMD behind
Adrian Werner, 20 April 2015, 13:12
Nvidia's advantage over AMD in the graphics card market is no secret. Recent data show that the distance between the rivals has grown substantially, and in the last quarter of 2014, Nvidia sold three times as many cards as their competitor.