Apple Gets Landed With a Billion Euro Fine
Peter Doron, 17 March 2020, 13:14
Apple has been fined $1.1 billion. The French Competition Authority has reported abuses in the distribution and sale of the Californian company's products.
Bitcoin in Decline, Lowest Prices Since January
Bart Swiatek, 10 March 2020, 14:39
Bitcoin - one of the most popular cryptocurrencies on the market - has recently lost quite a lot. In just a few days, the price fell by as much as 17%. One of the reasons is the scandal related to the PlusToken pyramid scheme. The general condition of the markets is also important.
THQ Nordic Has 96 Games in Production
Agnes Adamus, 21 February 2020, 22:33
Embracer Group (formerly known as THQ Nordic) is working hard to expand its publishing portfolio. The financial report for the last quarter of last year shows that the studios belonging to the Swedish company are currently working on 96 games, of which only 52 have been announced.
In 2019, Steam Intervened in 44 Cases of Review Bombing
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 February 2020, 16:57
Valve has published a summary of 2019 on Steam. In addition to data on the platform's popularity and new features, the company has also revealed how many times it was forced to intervene in connection with review-bombing.
Ubisoft Reveals Publishing Plans; PC Sales Coming in Right After PS4
Christian Pieniazek, 06 February 2020, 23:20
Ubisoft has shared its publishing plans for the near future. In addition, the French company summarized the share of individual platforms and regions in the sales of its games.
TikTok App Downloaded More Times Than Facebook in 2019
Peter Doron, 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.
Most Popular Games on Steam in 2019
Konrad Serafinski, 28 December 2019, 17:42
Valve presented a list of the most popular games among Steam users in 2019. Among other things, we have learned about the most profitable productions, as well as the ones that have achieved the best debut.
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.
Sonic The Hedgehog's Facelifting Cost Millions of Dollars
Konrad Serafinski, 19 November 2019, 11:53
Changing the appearance of the main character of Sonic The Hedgehog pleased all fans. Are you wondering how much it cost? IndiaWire claims that almost $5 million. However, not everyone agrees with this.
Fortnite Loses Steam; Revenues From Microtransactions in Decline
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 November 2019, 12:21
SuperData has published a report on in-game spending for this year. Fortnite remains among the best earners, but the champion (and several other titles) is doing worse than in previous years.
CP 2077 Will Break the Bank? CD Project RED High on Bloomberg's List
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 October 2019, 13:47
Bloomberg Agency has published a ranking of companies worthy of investors' attention in 2020. The biggest winner was CD Projekt RED. Analysts predict that in the release year alone, the sales of Cyberpunk 2077 may reach 20 million copies.
Unofficial: Ninja Got $50 Million for Abandoning Twitch
Konrad Serafinski, 04 August 2019, 20:21
Tom Warren, editor of The Verge, announced through Twitter that Microsoft had paid around $50 million to a streamer about the Ninja nickname for switching from Twitch to Mixer. However, these are not official reports.
Facebook in Q2 2019 - Penalties, Scandals and Money Keep Piling up
Bart Swiatek, 25 July 2019, 16:34
It seems that image problems and scandals do not particularly harm Facebook. The company presented a report on its financial results in the second quarter of 2019. The company generated nearly $16.9 billion in revenues - 28% more than a year ago. This is one of the best results in recent years.
Netflix Loses Customers in the US; Expansion Slows Down
Bart Swiatek, 18 July 2019, 16:08
In the past quarter Netflix lost 130,000 subscribers in the USA. The number of customers in other markets is also lower than expected - instead of the forecasted 4.7 million, only 2.8 million people were attracted to the platform.
YouTube Exceeds Two Billion Logins Per Month
Conrad Hazi, 06 May 2019, 13:10
At last week's Brandcast conference, YouTube boasted exceeding the limit of two billion logged-in users per month. Platform users are more and more willing to use TV sets to watch content.