Epic Games on Fortnite's Revenue Drops: The Data is Inaccurate
Jacob Blazewicz, today, 14:53
Epic Games has criticized the SuperData group for reporting Fortnite's revenue. The company disputes the data provided by the analysts, even though it referred to them in the previous month.
Developers of Roblox are Now Worth $4 Billion
Adrian Werner, yesterday, 18:58
Thanks to the a round of investments, we learned that the developers of Roblox are already worth $4 billion. In addition, the number users playing the game monthly has increased to 115 million.
Minecraft Received Pack of Content From the Mass Effect Series
Paul Wozniak, 26 February 2020, 20:37
Minecraft just got pack of content that will take the players straight into the Mass Effect universe. It offers, among others, 36 additional skins, changed textures and various locations. It can be purchased for 990 Minecraft coins (around $5) on PCs, consoles, as well as Android and iOS devices.
Dota Underlords Officially Lauches, Having Left Steam Early Sccess
Adrian Werner, 26 February 2020, 15:13
The full version of Valve's auto battler Dota Underlords has officially launched. It introduces novelties in multiplayer and a single player story campaign.
Facebook Will Ban Some of the Coronavirus Medicine Ads
Bart Swiatek, 26 February 2020, 14:47
Facebook has announced that it intends to ban several advertisements of COVID-19 coronavirus medicine, which are said to spread fear and play on user emotions. The company does not want the website to be used for disinformation and making money from the commotion associated with this epidemic.
EA Bans a Youtuber in All its Games and Services
Adrian Werner, 25 February 2020, 14:55
Electronic Arts resorted to the harshest penalty in a violent conflict with the player known as Kurt0411. He got banned in all the games and services of this publisher.
Coronavirus: Samsung Temporarily Shuts Down Its Smartphone Factory
Bart Swiatek, 24 February 2020, 11:38
Samsung has decided to close one of its factories for the weekend - a plant located in the Korean city of Gumi, where Samsung Galaxy Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphones are manufactured.
NetEase Makes an Online FPS With Marvel Superheroes
Adrian Werner, 23 February 2020, 19:16
Thanks to a job advertisement, we learned that NetEase Games is working on an online FPS game set in the Marvel Universe. The project is described as an AAA game and is aimed at PCs, consoles and mobile devices.
Over Million Players Have Used GeForce Now
qjin, 21 February 2020, 21:06
Nvidia announced on its blog that GeForce Now game streaming service is very popular. We've learned that over a million players have used it so far.
Facebook Will Pay Its Users for Voice Sample Recordings
Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 13:00
Facebook will pay users for voice recordings. The aim of the initiative is to improve speech recognition technology. In the past, the company was caught eavesdropping on customers without their knowledge.
Microsoft Defender Antivirus is Coming to iOS and Android
Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 10:50
The Windows Defender anti-virus software will be launched on other platforms. The application received a version dedicated to Linux, and there are plans for releases for mobile devices based on iOS and Android.
Razr Users Say the Phone is Falling Apart; Motorola Reassures
Laty, 19 February 2020, 21:32
As it turns out, Motorola's foldable smartphone is not as solid as the manufacturer claimed. Razr started to crack at the bend after just a week of testing, but the company sees no reasons to worry.
Microsoft Office for Android - Word, Excel and PowerPoint in One App
Adrian Werner, 18 February 2020, 09:44
Mobile Microsoft Office, an Android app that combines the functionality of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, made its debut on Google Play. Unfortunately, it leaves much to be desired when it comes to working on tablets.
House Flipper Coming to PS4 and Xbox One This Month
Mat1K, 17 February 2020, 17:24
The home improvement simulator, House Flipper, will be available next week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game was previously only available on PCs. Further plans are for Switch and mobile versions.
Facebook Lite Gets Dark Mode
Peter Doron, 17 February 2020, 13:39
Facebook implements Dark Mode in subsequent applications. After Messenger and Instagram it was time for Facebook Lite. Seems like dark mode in the base Facebook mobile app is a matter of time.
Here's Dust 2 From CS:GO Ported to Fortnite
Paul Wozniak, 16 February 2020, 20:21
Team Evolve, the team taked with creating maps in Fortnite, has made a replica of the classic Dust 2 known from CS:GO. The project has been released for free, so that every player can test it.
Frostpunkt is Going Mobile
Paul Wozniak, 15 February 2020, 22:08
Thanks to the announcement of 11 bit studios on StockWatch, we found out that Frostpunk will be available on mobile devices with Android and iOS systems. However, for the time being we haven't learned any details about the release date or possible changes in the gameplay.
The Devs of Control Have Another Unannounced Game
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 February 2020, 21:37
Remedy Entertainment published a summary of 2019. The devs of Alan Wake's boasted great financial results and Control's success, but they also said they are working on an unannounced production.
Another Coronavirus Victim - MWC 2020 Cancelled
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 February 2020, 11:02
The GSMA decided to cancel the Mobile World 2020 Barcelona event. The reason for this is the threat of coronavirus, which has caused many of the biggest exhibitors to give up their participation in the Spanish fair.
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.
First Info About Digital Dragons 2020
Adrian Werner, 12 February 2020, 20:10
Krakow Technology Park revealed the first information about the upcoming Digital Dragons 2020 event, including the conference date, ticket prices and speakers.
PUBG Mobile Remains Most Profitable Mobile Game for Five Months Straight
Paul Wozniak, 11 February 2020, 14:50
Sensor Tower provided data, according to which PUBG Mobile was the most profitable mobile production on the market for the fifth month in a row. The title with the highest number of downloads in January was Johnny Trigger.
Sony and Nvidia Will Not Show up on MWC 2020 Because of Coronavirus
Jacob Blazewicz, 10 February 2020, 23:41
Nvidia and Sony have confirmed that they will not appear on Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona due to the coronavirus threat. Thus, the companies joined LG, Ericsson, and many other exhibitors, who gave up their participation in the Spanish fair.
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.