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Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel, A 'White Nationalism' Slider Ain't It
Intel gave a presentation at GDC a few weeks back, but I’m guessing nobody actually watched it because it took until this week for anyone to notice this absolutely absurd pitch from the company, which wants to use AI to monitor and censor “hate speech” in your online voice chat, and let users toggle just how much hate… Read more...
Brazilian authorities to investigate loot boxes
Brazilian authorities to investigate loot boxes
It seems like yet another country is taking a close look at how loot boxes fit with current law, as Brazilian authorities have accepted a request to investigate and potentially ban the controversial microtransactions. The inquiry comes in response to a recommendation by the National Association of Child and Adolescent Defense Centers (ANCED), which has filed several lawsuits against game companies over their use of loot boxes.
Outriders Apparently Has A Bug That Wipes All Your Gear
Outriders Apparently Has A Bug That Wipes All Your Gear
How’s this for a horror story? You spend hours farming gear in your favorite loot game.
Brazil launches inquiry to ban loot boxes
Brazil launches inquiry to ban loot boxes
Companies selling loot boxes could be facing a daily fine of up to $700,000
The Real Science Behind Controller Drift
The Real Science Behind Controller Drift
Controller drift has become more and more of an issue, so we dive into the actual science behind the problem, why it seems to be happening more now, and how companies might be able to solve the issue.
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+
Apple Watch Nike Series 6 (40mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $349 | Best BuyApple Watch Nike Series 6 (44mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $379 | Best Buy Read more...
What's wrong with the UK talent pipeline and how to improve it
What's wrong with the UK talent pipeline and how to improve it
Sumo's Harinder Sangha, Kieran Holland, and Jacob Habgood tell the GamesIndustry.biz Academy about ways UK companies can diversify how they access talent
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
Nexon Is Investing $1.5 Billion In Konami, Sega, Namco Bandai, And More
This week, Nexon announced that last year the company greenlit up to $1.5 billion worth of investments in Konami Holdings, Bandai Namco Holdings, Sega Sammy Holdings, and Hasbro. Read more...
Editor At Japan's Biggest Game Publication Famitsu Arrested For Alleged Fraud
Editor At Japan's Biggest Game Publication Famitsu Arrested For Alleged Fraud
Famitsu editor Eiichi Sato was arrested for alleged fraud.
Nvidia and AMD raked-in over $25bn combined revenue in 2020
Nvidia and AMD raked-in over $25bn combined revenue in 2020
Nvidia's $15.4bn and AMD's $9.7bn further cements them as some of the top fabless tech companies around.
UKIE releases Green Games Guide to help companies take action against climate change
UKIE releases Green Games Guide to help companies take action against climate change
Created with London Games Festival and Playing for the Planet, the guide aims at providing tools to create more sustainable businesses
Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé Leaving GameStop Board Of Directors
Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé Leaving GameStop Board Of Directors
Serving on GameStop’s board of directors was just one of long time video game executive Reggie Fils-Aimé’s post-Nintendo of America pastimes, but less than a year into his tenure the company announced it expects him to step down in June. Read more...
Keywords Studios reports strong 2020 with €373.5m in revenue
Keywords Studios reports strong 2020 with €373.5m in revenue
The services provider acquired seven companies in 2020 for a total consideration of up to €97.2 million
Qualcomm Is Reportedly Working On A
Qualcomm Is Reportedly Working On A "Knockoff" Switch, Powered By Android
Will feature "detachable joycon style" controllers. The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative devices in recent history - blending portable and console gaming into one. There have been a lot of tech companies attempting to recreate Nintendo's success over the past four years with their own similar but slightly different creations, and according to an "exclusive" over on the website Android Police, the next one that wants to have a crack is the American tech giant, Qualcomm. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Microsoft reportedly interested in $10bn Discord buyout bid
Microsoft reportedly interested in $10bn Discord buyout bid
Microsoft is one of several companies in talks to acquire Discord, a pair of new reports have claimed.
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For "Over $10 Billion"
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is one of several companies “in talks” to purchase chat and community platform Discord, for a price said to be in excess of $10 billion. Read more...
Nintendo and Niantic Announce New Partnership Starting With a Pikmin AR Game
Nintendo and Niantic Announce New Partnership Starting With a Pikmin AR Game
Niantic and Nintendo announce a new partnership where the two companies will create more AR games based on hit Nintendo characters, starting with Pikmin.
Nintendo And Pokémon GO Dev Niantic Are Releasing A Pikmin Mobile App
Nintendo And Pokémon GO Dev Niantic Are Releasing A Pikmin Mobile App
Pre-register now! Nintendo and Pokémon GO creator Niantic have announced a new partnership, which will see the two companies create a series of apps designed to encourage walking and make the activity more enjoyable. The first title the two companies will be working on together is based on the Pikmin franchise.
Activision Confirms Original Dev Is Handling Tony Hawk Switch Port
Activision Confirms Original Dev Is Handling Tony Hawk Switch Port
"Vicarious Visions is on the case". When it comes to third-party games on the Nintendo Switch, a lot of companies call on support studios or specialists such as Panic Button to do the heavy lifting.
Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Anime-Themed Gaming Chair Has A Katana Holder
Forget a place to hold your drink or snacks! This Demon Slayer-themed gaming chair from Lenovo has a place to store a katana. Read more...
Game companies speak out against anti-Asian violence after mass shooting
Game companies speak out against anti-Asian violence after mass shooting
PlayStation, Bungie and others make donations to Asian American charities after murders in Atlanta, Georgia.
Game companies condemn anti-Asian hate crimes
Game companies condemn anti-Asian hate crimes
Publishers and platform-holders among those decrying violence targeting Asian American and Pacific Islanders
AMD won’t limit cryptocurrency mining on graphics card
AMD won’t limit cryptocurrency mining on graphics card
Cryptocurrency mining is the talk of the town with consumers and graphics card companies like Nvidia and AMD.
Soapbox: This Accessibility App For Animal Crossing: New Horizons Shows How Companies Must Do Better
Soapbox: This Accessibility App For Animal Crossing: New Horizons Shows How Companies Must Do Better
Gamer Biggy is able to play the game with the use of a touchscreen. Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site.
Even Square Enix Is Getting Into NFTs
Even Square Enix Is Getting Into NFTs
Square Enix is joining the NFTs fray with one-of-a-kind digital assets for their Million Arthur franchise.
A Skyrim and Fallout 4 bundle might be on the way to Game Pass for PC
A Skyrim and Fallout 4 bundle might be on the way to Game Pass for PC
With the official go-ahead being given for Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, it was a day to remember for employees of both companies.
RektGlobal acquires social media talent agency TalentX Entertainment
RektGlobal acquires social media talent agency TalentX Entertainment
Last year the two companies had formed joint venture TalentX Gaming together
Nihon Falcom Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary With A Special Broadcast
Nihon Falcom Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary With A Special Broadcast
Take a look back at its early efforts with Ys and The Legend of Heroes. Not every anniversary is always cause for celebration with companies.
LiquidVPN sued by movie companies for encouraging and profiting from 'blatant' piracy
LiquidVPN sued by movie companies for encouraging and profiting from 'blatant' piracy
It's the first time a VPN company has been sued for actively promoting piracy.
MSI meets Neon Genesis Evangelion in this monitor concept
MSI meets Neon Genesis Evangelion in this monitor concept
Anime games are a dime a dozen, but it's a relatively new trend to see gaming hardware companies debut collections based on popular franchises.
Government funding helps UK games firms create hundreds of job placements
Government funding helps UK games firms create hundreds of job placements
UKIE and Into Games working with 45 companies to get young people back into work during pandemic
Legend Of Mana’s Grand Score Helps Me Take Its BS Seriously
Legend Of Mana’s Grand Score Helps Me Take Its BS Seriously
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s ongoing hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Report: Stadia Blew Millions On Red Dead Redemption 2 And Other Ports
Just how badly did Google’s Stadia video game streaming service flop when it launched back in 2019? According to a new report by Bloomberg, it underperformed its sales target by hundreds of thousands of users, despite spending “tens of millions of dollars” secure ports of big blockbuster games. Read more...
Google, Id and Bungie are the Subject of a Stadia Lawsuit
Google, Id and Bungie are the Subject of a Stadia Lawsuit
Google, Id Software, and Bungie are the subject of a class action lawsuit that claims the companies misled customers by saying Stadia games could be played at a 4K resolution.
Five game mechanics legally protected by the companies that made them
Five game mechanics legally protected by the companies that made them
Science fiction taught us that clones are cool, but the lawyers disagree.
Power up Your PC's Memory With 16GB of GeIL EVO X II DDR4 RAM for $70
Power up Your PC's Memory With 16GB of GeIL EVO X II DDR4 RAM for $70
GeIL EVO X II AMD Edition 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 RAM | $70 | Newegg Read more...
Microsoft Will Hold an Event in March Following Bethesda Deal’s Closure to Discuss Future Plans – Rumour
Microsoft Will Hold an Event in March Following Bethesda Deal’s Closure to Discuss Future Plans – Rumour
The collective future of the two companies together will allegedly be discussed in detail.
Has the games industry lived up to its Black Lives Matter promises?
Has the games industry lived up to its Black Lives Matter promises?
From Humble Games to Riot, companies have put in an effort, but there's no quick fix.
Is Total War: Medieval the next historical Total War game?
Is Total War: Medieval the next historical Total War game?
Game companies must both love and hate registering trademarks.
Post-IDFA Alliance forms to prepare for Apple privacy changes
Post-IDFA Alliance forms to prepare for Apple privacy changes
Alliance launches new information and support hub to help support companies amid mobile industry upheaval
Sea of Thieves' first mid-season update adds new fishing event, charity sails, and more
Sea of Thieves' first mid-season update adds new fishing event, charity sails, and more
A month into Sea of Thieves' first battle pass season, Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure will receive its first mid-season update, introducing a new limited-time event and associated rewards, various new Pirate Emporium goodies, plus another charity sail sale, this time with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Sea of Thieves' latest update arrives today, 18th February, and aims to keep things fresh while players progress through the three-month-long Season One's 100 levels of rewards by introducing a new themed event inspired by the Hunter's Call trading company The Festival of Fishing, as it's known, runs from next Thursday, 25th February, to 18th February, and gives pirates a chance to earn new fishing rods inspired by the Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, and Order of Souls trading companies - as well as a fourth rod based on the Frostbite cosmetics set - by completing various fishing-related challenges. Read more
Square Enix Tactical RPG Project Triangle Strategy Arrives On Switch In 2022
Square Enix Tactical RPG Project Triangle Strategy Arrives On Switch In 2022
Square Enix surprised viewers during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast by revealing a brand-new game, the tentatively titled Project Triangle Strategy.
EA's Andrew Wilson talks about the Glu acquisition
EA's Andrew Wilson talks about the Glu acquisition
CEO explains the publisher's strategy toward M&A and what the two companies can do to bolster each other's mobile efforts
Anno 1800 getting harbour trading, tourism, and skyscrapers in third season of paid DLC
Anno 1800 getting harbour trading, tourism, and skyscrapers in third season of paid DLC
Anno 1800, Ubisoft's acclaimed Industrial-Revolution-era city builder, is getting a third season of paid DLC, introducing the likes of harbour trading, tourism, and skyscraper-packed cities over the course of three major updates. The first of these, titled Docklands, arrives later this month on 23rd February, and grants players the ability to build their own modular warehouse districts in order to turn their cities into global trade hubs and try their hand at export trading for the first time. Export contracts will enable players to specialise their economy and export certain goods, and a new NPC, Captain Tobias Morris, will provide assistance as budding traders strive to become market leaders, serving as the link to companies around the world. Read more
E3 Aiming To Return In 2021 With Digital Event
E3 Aiming To Return In 2021 With Digital Event
New documents show the ESA wants the event to return, but still need backing from major companies.
Sega Sammy splits video games and pachinko machines into separate companies
Sega Sammy splits video games and pachinko machines into separate companies
New structure follows a year in which COVID-19 severely disrupted Sega Sammy's operations
Tencent Buys Stake In Life Is Strange's Creators
Tencent Buys Stake In Life Is Strange's Creators
Tencent continued its massive expansion in the gaming world today after acquiring a minority stake in French developer Dontnod, maker of Life is Strange, Vampyr, and Tell Me Why. Read more...
Report: Activision Blizzard Calls Policy To Make Hiring More Diverse ‘Unworkable’
Report: Activision Blizzard Calls Policy To Make Hiring More Diverse ‘Unworkable’
Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard was asked to institute some version of the Rooney Rule, a policy requiring employers to interview diverse candidates when hiring, according to a new report by Motherboard.