It Takes Only a Week to Make a Diablo Clone These Days
Bart Swiatek, 11 August 2020, 12:30
One youtuber decided to prove that a week's work is enough to create a fully functional diablo clone. It turns out that this is possible provided that we use Unreal Engine and ready tools, models and maps.
Steam - Cheap Shopping Via VPN Will be More Difficult
Sodar, 30 July 2020, 14:38
Steam has changed the payment system. From now on, purchases must be finalized by the local payment method. The move may be part of the fight against buying cheaper games from other regions through VPN.
CEO of Epic Games: Digital Ownership Should be a Universal Notion
DS, 22 July 2020, 15:08
Tim Sweeney, owner of Epic Games, shared his thoughts on digital ownership on Twitter. According to him, they should be universal and accessible to all platforms and stores.
Pandemic Drives the Market; PC Master Race Grows in Strength
Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 17:55
According to Jon Peddie Research analysts, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has led to a large increase in interest in computer hardware. Sales of all kinds of components are growing dynamically, as is the number of PC players. By the end of the year, the PC components market may be worth nearly $40 billion.
Epic Games Store's Share in PC Game Market is Growing
Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 10:35
Epic Games Store, a digital distribution platform launched by creators of Fortnite, is doing better and better. According to Tim Sweeney, EGS already controls about 15% of the PC game market. The developer also convinces that giving away free games brings measurable benefits not only to players but also developers.
AMD Bests Intel in Many Major Stores
Adrian Werner, 02 May 2020, 17:07
AMD's CEO has boasted that in many major stores, more than 50 percent of available premium CPUs are made by his company. According to The European Hardware Association, gaming enthusiasts also prefer Ryzen's manufacturer.
Intel: New Tiger Lake CPU in Mid-year
Sodar, 24 April 2020, 16:21
Intel remains financially successful despite the crisis. Revenues increased by 23% compared to the same period last year.
New Data Shows Intel's Dominant Position in China
Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 11:07
Data from the Chinese benchmark Master Lu shows a picture of the PC market in China. The Chinese are most likely to use Intel processors and graphics cards from Nvidia.
Huawei Aiming to Enter GPU Market?
Laty, 14 April 2020, 11:58
Huawei is recruiting employees for the new department, whose task will be to build server graphics cards. These may be one of the last elements for China to achieve technological independence.
Gabe Newell Comments on Competition From Epic Game Store
Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 17:50
Gabe „Gaben” Newell commented on Steam's competition with Epic Games Store. He said that competition in the digital stores is necessary and beneficial for all, but criticized Apple's style approach and its „faceless bureaucrats” managing App Store.
RAM and SSD Prices May Spike
Laty, 04 February 2020, 16:14
Many PC component price analysts have expressed their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China. After all, many large companies have their branches in that region of the world, and the virus could hit production and consumer demand.
AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market
Peter Doron, 03 January 2020, 11:51
With the latest moves, AMD is quickly closing in on Intel. According to PassMark, the Ryzen manufacturer already has almost 40% of the CPU market share. There are many indications that the difference will be diminishing in the coming months, and many believe that AMD will eventually overtake the competition.
Take-Two CEO: 50% of Multiplatform Game Revenue Comes From PC
Konrad Serafinski, 02 November 2019, 23:16
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said in one of the recent interviews that in his opinion the PC market could account for up to 50% of revenues from multiplatform games.
EA Games Return to Steam. EA Access Subscription Available as Well
Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2019, 20:05
Electronic Arts has entered into an agreement with Valve. Under the agreement, new EA games will also be released on Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Along with them, the platform will also receive several already released titles and an EA Access subscription.
Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43
IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.
Blizzard Entertainment Once Again Assures That It Loves the PC
Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 13:20
J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, reaffirmed that his company does not intend to abandon the PC market. PC remains a key platform for the developer.
Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway
Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00
Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.
French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law
Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57
According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.
Borderlands 3 Shows That Boxed Editions Are a Thing of the Past
Agnes Adamus, 16 September 2019, 22:48
Borderlands 3 had a very good start. The boxed edition of the game was the biggest sales hit of the year in Great Britain. Despite its success, the result achieved by the latest installment of the popular looter-shooter series is only half as good as in the case of its predecessor. The same applies to Gears 5.
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.
Uplay Plus - Ubisoft's Answer to Xbox Game Pass Launches Today
Adrian Werner, 03 September 2019, 15:21
Uplay Plus, answer to the competing Origin Access Premier or Xbox Game Pass, was launched on the market. The subscription fee includes access to the full range of games offered by Ubisoft.
AMD GPU Sales Top Nvidia for the First Time in 5 Years
Conrad Hazi, 30 August 2019, 16:04
This is what everyone expected - AMD outperformed Nvidia in terms of GPU sales in the second quarter of 2019. The data provided by Jon Peddie Research analysts includes all desktop GPUs.
Ubisoft on Epic Games Store Exclusives: Steam is „Unrealistic”
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 August 2019, 23:16
Chris Early from Ubisoft commented on his company publishing PC versions of games on Epic Games Store rather than Steam. This is the decision of the publisher, who has had enough of the „unrealistic” business model used by Valve.
„You owe us $300,000,” Say Subnautica's Creators to G2A [Updated]
Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 23:20
The dispute between developers and G2A is raging on and it does not look like anything is going to change in the near future. The tool proposed by the platform to block keys not intended for sale did not arouse much interest among the devs and caused further controversies.
Faster AMD Navi GPU and Mobile Processors are „Coming”
Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 14:19
During a discussion on AMD's financial report for the second quarter of this year, Lisa Su admitted that her company still has a few new products in store and we can expect more powerful Radeon cards based on Navi architecture and new mobile processors.
Tim Sweeney Explains Why Epic Games Bets on Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 26 June 2019, 23:09
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, explained on Twitter why the strategy of mass buying of exclusive titles, though unpopular, is beneficial to gamers.
AMD Shares Go Up After Thanks to New Ryzens and Navi GPUs
Conrad Hazi, 29 May 2019, 19:35
After the official presentation of the new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Navi graphics cards, AMD shares on NASDAQ went up a lot. Analysts and investors believe that the new designs can enable the manufacturer to increase its market share and compete more effectively with Intel.
Blizzard CEO: We are Mainly PC Developers and This Won't Change
Bart Swiatek, 29 May 2019, 18:28
In an interview for Game Informer, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that his company creates mainly PC games. The studio does not intend to give up PCs, although it recognizes the importance of the mobile market.
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.
Epic Games Store Exclusives Start To Scare Developers Away
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:19
It turns out that not all PC developers are interested in a profitable exclusivity agreement with Epic Games Store. Some people reject the giant's proposal because they are afraid of losing their image and access to a wider audience.
No More Serial Keys? Ubisoft Has A New Idea For Digital Distribution
Jacob Blazewicz, 03 May 2019, 19:51
Ubisoft and Genba Digital are working on a new digital distribution system for video games. The solution known as Silent Key Activation will eliminate the need to send activation codes to vendors, thus preventing unauthorized trading of keys.
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.
Tim Sweeney Challenges Valve to Reduce Its Revenue Share
Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 16:18
Tim Sweeney – CEO of Epic Games – wrote on Twitter that his company is ready to give up acquiring exclusive titles, assuming Steam gives up 88% of sales revenue to the devs. The only condition being, that the solution would have to be implemented "without strings attached".
The Digital Distribution Platform War Continues
Agnes Adamus, 09 April 2019, 00:41
Since its debut, the Epic Games Store has been making a lot of waves. Buying exclusive titles has caused many releases to miss Steam. A dispute arose between supporters and opponents of this practice, fueled by Richard Geldreich, a former Valve employee,
Third-Party Stores Reduce Valve's Revenue
Christian Pieniazek, 05 April 2019, 11:50
When we think of Steam sales, both developers and publishers must take Valve's 30% revenue share into account. As it turns out, though, in fact, Gabe Newell's company gets, on average, only as much as 20% of a sold game copy's price.
Epic Games Representatives Keep Defending Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 29 March 2019, 23:54
David Stelzer and Sergey Galyonkin took part in a Q&A session organized by GamesIndustry.biz during PAX East 2019 and answered some questions related to Epic Games Store. As you may expect, the main topic was exclusive titles.
Tim Sweeney: Prices in Epic Game Store Will Drop
Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2019, 17:19
In a recent interview for Ars Technica, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney shared his thoughts on the PC video game market. He believes that Epic Games Store may help reduce prices.
Epic Games Reveals Digital Distribution Costs
Adrian Werner, 22 March 2019, 23:29
Epic Games studio CEO revealed the costs of digital distribution. His calculations show that a 12% margin is enough to make big money, and the industry standard 30% is exaggerated.
CPU Prices Will Hold Due to Intel's Problems
Bart Swiatek, 12 March 2019, 15:06
According to a report by Digitimes, Q2 2019 will not see any improvement in terms of Intel CPU availability. Supply problems may affect not only the popular i5 series but also i3 models.
Nvidia Increases Lead Over AMD in Discrete GPU Market
ElMundo, 11 March 2019, 10:00
Jon Peddie Research analytics has summarized Q4 2018 on the so-called discrete GPU market, external GPU installed in PCs and laptops. AMD has had a weaker period, during which the company lost much of its share in the market.
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.
Steam vs GOG.com and Other Digital Stores, Based on Cultist Simulator Sales
Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2019, 01:18
The independent developer Weather Factory boasted pushing 100,000 copies of Cultist Simulator. What's interesting, the devs have revealed the sales data for all major digital stores, providing a clear picture of the market.
Nvidia May Have Underestimated Cryptomining Sales
Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2019, 15:34
According to Mitch Steves, an RBC analyst, Nvidia may have underestimated the influence of the cryptocurrency mining craze on GPU sales.
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.
Steam Spy creator explains how the Epic Games Store gets influencers
Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2019, 00:17
Sergey Galyonkin, the director responsible for preparing the Epic Games Store's publishing strategy, presented a lot of information about the backstage of the platform.
Steam hosts more than 30 thousand games at this point
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2019, 12:21
Steam host more than 30 thousand video games at this point. The fact that most of them came out in the last 2 years is, however, symptomatic.
Good times for PC players – RAM will become cheaper
ElMundo, 04 January 2019, 13:52
After years of rising prices, everything indicates that things are coming back to normal – we can expect further reductions in RAM modules this year.
Nvidia's problems. Company shares cheaper by 54%
Bart Swiatek, 27 December 2018, 14:08
It looks like Nvidia and other big hardware manufacturers have some economical problems. Is there another hardware crisis ahead of us?
Valve cuts own revenue share for Steam sales
Michael Kulakowski, 03 December 2018, 13:16
Valve changes publishing policy on Steam. After exceeding a certain level of revenue generated by the sale of the game and its DLC, the company will reduce its share.
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.