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Super Seducer 1 & 2 Refused By Nintendo Due To
Super Seducer 1 & 2 Refused By Nintendo Due To "Explicit Content"
Producer "not so surprised" after third game was banned by Steam. Super Seducer producer, Richard La Ruina, has announced the first two games in his "realistic seduction simulator" series won't be released on the Nintendo Switch. In an email, Nintendo said it would not be able to release Super Seducer 1 & 2 on its digital store due to the "explicit content". Ric
Do we still need E3?
Do we still need E3?
E3 is coming back. It skipped 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and will grace our screens in 2021 as an all-digital event.
Talking Point: A Digital-Only E3 Makes Sense, But In-Person Events Are The Goal
Talking Point: A Digital-Only E3 Makes Sense, But In-Person Events Are The Goal
Games are born at events like these. When E3 revealed that it would run a digital event this year, it drew interest because of some notable participants – in particular, Nintendo and Xbox – but also plenty of weary sarcasm to match the buzz.
Fortnite streamer Tfue is launching his own series of NFT cards, because of course he is
Fortnite streamer Tfue is launching his own series of NFT cards, because of course he is
The limited-edition digital items go up for sale later this week, if you're in the market for some 2021-style snake oil.
Death Stranding on PC drives Digital Bros' half-year results
Death Stranding on PC drives Digital Bros' half-year results
Kojima Productions' latest padded revenues by more than €23 million during last six months of 2020; Steam debut pushes Control's contribution to €16 million
Crysis Remastered gets upgraded for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5
Crysis Remastered gets upgraded for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5
Crysis Remastered is being patched with support for the new wave of consoles and Digital Foundry managed to get access to Xbox Series X and Series S builds of the upgrade ahead of launch.
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
Lighthearted Space Survival Game Breathedge is Available Now
We’re delighted to announce that Breathedge, the first fruit of collaboration between HypeTrain Digital and RedRuins Softworks teams, is available now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
The digital-only event will feature Microsoft, Ubisoft, Nintendo and more participating.
E3 2021 will be a free online-only event, ESA confirms
E3 2021 will be a free online-only event, ESA confirms
Following reports that E3 would be returning this year as a digital event, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has now officially confirmed that E3 2021 will be an online-only affair: and it will be free to watch.
E3 2021 Plans Announced: Xbox and Nintendo Involved, No Sign of Sony
E3 2021 Plans Announced: Xbox and Nintendo Involved, No Sign of Sony
The ESA has announced its plans for the first digital-only E3, which will include Nintendo and Xbox, but currently does not feature Sony.
Nintendo, Xbox and Ubisoft back digital-only E3 2021
Nintendo, Xbox and Ubisoft back digital-only E3 2021
But PlayStation and EA remain absent
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15.
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
That's a lot of Monster Hunting. Monster Hunter Rise already topped the charts in Japan in its opening week - shifting more than 1.3 million physical copies and shipped four million units globally, and now Capcom has revealed its latest milestone. All up - more than five million copies of the latest entry are now out in the wild (this includes physical and digital sales), with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 66 million units as of 31st December 2020, since the original game's debut in 2004. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Breathedge: Five gameplay tips for space survival, out tomorrow
Hey there! We at HypeTrain Digital are incredibly happy to present you with the fruit of our glorious labor – Breathedge, an awesome space survival adventure with humorous flair, which launches on PS4 tomorrow, April 6! Stepping out into space isn’t nearly predictable as it would seem.
DF Direct Weekly: Is Intel's Rocket Lake really that bad?
DF Direct Weekly: Is Intel's Rocket Lake really that bad?
Yes, it's a public holiday, but Digital Foundry Direct Weekly continues nonetheless! In this 91 minute episode, myself, John Linneman and Alex Battaglia tackle a number of topics, kicking off with the controversy surrounding Intel's Rocket Lake.
Talking Point: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation
Talking Point: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation
Lots of catching up to do. For those following the general chat around video games, one topic that has generated debate recently has been Sony’s announcement of the upcoming closures of digital stores on PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP.
Don't Worry, E3 2021 Won't Be Locked Behind A Paywall
Don't Worry, E3 2021 Won't Be Locked Behind A Paywall
It's the same as usual, according to the ESA. Yesterday, VGC published a story suggesting E3 could potentially be locking some elements of this year's digital E3 event behind a paywall. The plan, according to "multiple publishing sources" was to apparently charge a fee for some of this year's content.
Smokin’ Hot Multiplayer Firefighting Game Embr Coming to Xbox This Summer
Smokin’ Hot Multiplayer Firefighting Game Embr Coming to Xbox This Summer
Having brought its signature style of frantic, frenetic, and, yes, fantastically fun online multiplayer to Early Access on PC last year, Curve Digital and Muse Games can now announce that Embr will make the leap to Xbox One this Summer.
Xbox Says It's
Xbox Says It's "More Important Than Ever" To Preserve Gaming Icons And Classics
You hear that, Nintendo? The digital era of gaming should have made video game preservation easier than ever, but as we've slowly been learning over the past decade, it appears to come with a number of setbacks.
The Elder Scrolls Online to be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S on June 8
The Elder Scrolls Online to be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S on June 8
Arriving June 8 as a digital download, The Elder Scrolls Online will be Optimized for Xbox Series X|S and will utilize the native power of the consoles to dramatically boost the game’s fidelity and performance.
Brew your perfect beer in new sim Brewmaster
Brew your perfect beer in new sim Brewmaster
Hello, PlayStation players! We here at Auroch Digital and Sold Out are excited to announce that our homebrewing simulator game, Brewmaster, will be coming to PlayStation in 2022.  This is the first look at our new game, where you’ll be able to take control of the science behind the beer, and perfect authentic brewing techniques […]
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Analysts suggest that, in just six years, digital game sales could entirely dominate the video game market.
Cygame's Card-Battler Shadowverse Gets A Local Release On Switch This Summer
Cygame's Card-Battler Shadowverse Gets A Local Release On Switch This Summer
It's time to duel! Oh, close enough... Cygames is releasing the Nintendo Switch version of its digital card game Shadowverse: Champion's Battle in Europe and North America this summer.
CD Projekt moving to parallel development
CD Projekt moving to parallel development
Witcher and Cyberpunk studio's new strategy calls for juggling multiple AAA projects going forward; Digital Scapes acquired to form foundation of new CD Projekt Red Vancouver studio
CD Projekt acquires Cyberpunk 2077 support studio Digital Scapes
CD Projekt acquires Cyberpunk 2077 support studio Digital Scapes
Digital Scapes has been working with CD Projekt Red on Cyberpunk 2077 since 2018.
The classics that go forever when Sony switches off its PS3, PSP, Vita stores
The classics that go forever when Sony switches off its PS3, PSP, Vita stores
What was rumour has now been confirmed, with Sony announcing it's to close the PS3 and PSP stores on July 2nd, with the Vita store to close soon after on August 27th, taking with them a whole bevvy of games that were only available via digital download.
Monster Hunter Rise Shipments and Digital Sales Top 4 Million
Monster Hunter Rise Shipments and Digital Sales Top 4 Million
The post Monster Hunter Rise Shipments and Digital Sales Top 4 Million appeared first on Fextralife. Monster Hunter Rise surpasses 4 million in shipments and digital sales in just a few days of launch! The post Monster Hunter Rise Shipments and Digital Sales Top 4 Million appeared first on Fextralife.
Forget Destiny, here's how Warframe makes us care about its space stuff
Forget Destiny, here's how Warframe makes us care about its space stuff
Can you believe Warframe came out a whopping eight years ago, in 2013? It was a follow-up to Digital Extremes' Dark Sector, a third person shooter with a knife frisbee gimmick that got a lukewarm reception (though I myself liked it a bunch).
PAX East cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
PAX East cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
The annual convention will be replaced by PAX Online 2021 digital event running July 15 to July 18
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Following the quiet closure of an old web version of the PlayStation Store this weekend, Sony has confirmed it'll be permanently closing all PS3, Vita, and PSP digital stores this summer. Writing on the PlayStation website, and corroborating an earlier report by TheGamer, Sony confirmed it would be closing the PS3 store on 2nd July, and that all remaining PSP purchase functionality will cease at the same time.
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
Review: Narita Boy - Pay Homage To The '80s In This Marvellous Metroidvania
A digital utopia. It’s 2021, yet it somehow still feels like we’re in the 1980s.
DF Direct Weekly tackles Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, Switch Pro and more
DF Direct Weekly tackles Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, Switch Pro and more
The latest Digital Foundry Direct Weekly has just been posted! This extended show is our chance to sit down and relax a little during the week, discuss the topics that have dominated the news and to share some behind the scenes details on the projects we're working on - while also tackling some Q+A with questions offered up by our fine Patreon supporters.
Warframe’s Xbox Series X Update is Coming in April
Warframe’s Xbox Series X Update is Coming in April
Digital Extreme confirms Warframe's next-gen Xbox update is coming soon.
Narita Boy review
Narita Boy review
A vibrant retro-futuristic fantasy adventure about cyber heroes and digital legends.
Monster Hunter Rise shipped 4m copies in three days
Monster Hunter Rise shipped 4m copies in three days
Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 4m units since launch last Friday, publisher Capcom has said. For comparison, Capcom announced it had shipped 5m copies of Monster Hunter World back in January 2018, though that was released for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom's "shipped" figures (rather than "sold") includes digital copies as well as physical copies sent out to retailers but not yet picked up by punters.
Lawn Mowing Simulator Revealed as a New Title from Skyhook Games and Curve Digital
Lawn Mowing Simulator Revealed as a New Title from Skyhook Games and Curve Digital
We’re happy to announce a new title today in the form of Lawn Mowing Simulator, a stunning mowing simulator and detailed business management game set in the British countryside, coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S in Summer 2021.
Curve Digital's Frenetic Firefighting Multiplayer Embr Lights Up Nintendo Switch This Summer
Curve Digital's Frenetic Firefighting Multiplayer Embr Lights Up Nintendo Switch This Summer
Featuring crossplay functionality. Publisher Curve Digital has announced Muse Games will be releasing its local and online multiplayer game, Embr, on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms this summer. It's described as a comedic take on the fire fighting, the gig economy and courier services, that charges you and your friends with coming together to "have a crack" at fighting fires and rescuing rescues.
The EU wants 20,000 GPUs to run a simulated digital twin of Earth. Can we add an RTX 3080 to that order?
The EU wants 20,000 GPUs to run a simulated digital twin of Earth. Can we add an RTX 3080 to that order?
Definitely not some Euro ploy to build the biggest Ethereum mining rig on the planet.
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
Why PS3, PSP, and Vita Stores Closing Would Be Such a Big Deal
We break down the report of older Sony digital storefronts potentially closing down, the Sony acquisition of EVO, free games on PS4, and much more!
There's Still One Way To Get Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Digital Version After 31st March
There's Still One Way To Get Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Digital Version After 31st March
For a while, at least. Yes, we know it, you know it, everybody probably knows it by now – Super Mario 3D All-Stars is being obliterated by the Nintendo gods on 31st March. On that day, physical versions of the game will be removed from all official Nintendo outlets, and the digital version will also be pulled from the eShop.
The Samsung Q80T QLED is now on offer - and it's an excellent TV for gaming
The Samsung Q80T QLED is now on offer - and it's an excellent TV for gaming
Looking for a great 4K TV to pair with your PS5 or Xbox Series X? The Samsung Q80T QLED is now reduced at a number of stores to its best price yet. It's a deal well worth highlighting as the Samsung Q80T has been picked by Digital Foundry at one of their top 4K TVs for gaming. Why do they rate it so high? Well, these TVs come with a single HDMI 2.1 port, which offers support for 4K 120fps gaming on compatible PS5 and Xbox Series X games.
Sony reportedly closing PS3, PSP, Vita digital stores
Sony reportedly closing PS3, PSP, Vita digital stores
Online storefronts said to shut down in July and August, leaving no way for people to buy digital games or add-on content
Western Digital hard drives and storage are getting big discounts on Amazon
Western Digital hard drives and storage are getting big discounts on Amazon
For those who want to boost their home office hard drives or keep thousands of games at the ready, Western Digital's hard drives are all getting big discounts on Amazon UK as part of the current Spring Sale.
Sony's PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores reportedly closing for good this summer
Sony's PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores reportedly closing for good this summer
Sony is reportedly readying to permanently close its PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita digital stores starting in July. As reported by TheGamer, citing a verified source familiar with the situation, 2nd July will see Sony permanently shut its PSP and PS3 stores, while the Vita store will close on 27th August. By the point, the PSP store will have been active for over 16 years, with the PlayStation 3 and Vita stores making it to 15 and ten years respectively. Read more
Xbox Live officially rebranded to Xbox network
Xbox Live officially rebranded to Xbox network
Microsoft is renaming Xbox Live, its underlying online multiplayer and digital media delivery service, to 'Xbox network', a move it says will help distinguish it from Xbox Live Gold. The name Xbox Live has been in use since the service's debut alongside the original Xbox in 2002.
Introducing DF Direct Weekly
Introducing DF Direct Weekly
We've been looking to expand Digital Foundry in new directions recently and one of the most fun things we're doing is a weekly show discussing news, shorter stories where we don't have the time or manpower to deliver full-on analysis, plus quick looks at nice hardware that's caught our collective gaze.
Samsung's EVO SSDs are dropping in price this week
Samsung's EVO SSDs are dropping in price this week
Several of Samsung's Evo SSDs have been lowered in price as part of the Amazon Spring Sale. While the whole range isn't getting discounted, that does include the Evo 870, listed as one of Digital Foundry's best SSDs for gaming.
Warframe makes over space combat in Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update
Warframe makes over space combat in Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update
At the start of the month, Digital Extremes gave Warframe fans plenty to chew on.
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster File Size Revealed
Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster File Size Revealed
Digital deluxe owners also get early access. Atlus finally locked in a release date for the Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster earlier this week.
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Apex Legends On Switch
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Apex Legends On Switch
You might want to disable crossplay. The ambitious port of Apex Legends landed on the Nintendo Switch earlier this month, so how does it hold up? Digital Foundry has now put Panic Button's conversion to the test, trying out the latest version of the game based on patch 1.07. In terms of resolution, the game runs at 720p in docked play, with "dynamic resolution scaling dropping to 1066x600 minimum" and 576p dynamic in portable, with a "960x540 minimum". Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Warframe's latest update aims to fix
Warframe's latest update aims to fix "overly complicated" Railjack space combat
Digital Extremes' free-to-play sci-fi shooter Warframe has just released its new Corpus Proxima & The New Railjack update on PC, aiming to fix the game's "overly complicated" space combat. Warframe initially introduced ship-to-ship combat as part of 2019's wildly ambitious Empyrean expansion. In
Shin Megami Tensei III Remaster Launches This May On Switch
Shin Megami Tensei III Remaster Launches This May On Switch
Pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition to get access four days early. We've been waiting patiently for news on Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster's Western release for some time.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection's Getting A Fancy Digital Deluxe Edition
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection's Getting A Fancy Digital Deluxe Edition
And pre-order bonuses are coming. If you're thinking of picking up Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection when it slices its way onto Switch this June, you might want to consider this newly-revealed Digital Deluxe Edition. Koei Tecmo Europe has announced that this special digital-only release will include a 70-page digital artbook and a digital soundtrack featuring over 180 tracks – as well as the three games included as standard (Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge). Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Gamescom returns this year as both a physical and digital event
Gamescom returns this year as both a physical and digital event
The "hybrid" show will take place in August
Marvel's Avengers on PS5: every upgrade tested
Marvel's Avengers on PS5: every upgrade tested
Announced several months ago, the next generation upgrade for Marvel's Avengers lands today and Digital Foundry had the opportunity to check out the campaign element on PlayStation 5 in a near-final build - and the results are impressive.
Xbox indie game showcase set for next week, promises new game announcements
Xbox indie game showcase set for next week, promises new game announcements
Microsoft will hold an Xbox indie game showcase event on 26th March. The showcase will be hosted on Twitch at 4pm UK time, Microsoft said, and feature over 100 games. Expect brand new game announcements from developers and publishers such as DrinkBox, Curve Digital, Devolver Digital, and Dear Villagers. Read more
Ubisoft Switch Sale Takes Up To 83% Off Top Games (North America)
Ubisoft Switch Sale Takes Up To 83% Off Top Games (North America)
Mario + Rabbids, Just Dance, Assassin's Creed and more! Publisher Ubisoft has kicked off a brand new sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop, giving you the chance to pick up a number of digital games at very welcome prices. There's a range of deals on offer, with the highest reaching a whopping 83% off.
ID@Xbox and Twitch Team Up for First Indie Showcase on March 26
[email protected] and Twitch Team Up for First Indie Showcase on March 26
We at [email protected], the Independent and Digital games publishing program for Xbox, love indie games.
Gamescom 2021 Will Be a Hybrid Event, With In-Person and Digital Sections
Gamescom 2021 Will Be a Hybrid Event, With In-Person and Digital Sections
This year's Gamescom in Cologne will be a hybrid event, featuring both digital and in-person aspects.
Haven Composer Danger Is Hosting A Free Digital Concert This Weekend
Haven Composer Danger Is Hosting A Free Digital Concert This Weekend
Featuring tracks from Haven And Furi. Haven brought an enjoyable time last month.
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.
Video: This Is What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like Running At 8K With Ray Tracing Enabled
Video: This Is What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like Running At 8K With Ray Tracing Enabled
You've got to see this! Ongoing rumours about Nintendo releasing a new Switch with 4K capabilities have got some people wondering what the company's current generation of games might look like on enhanced systems. While it seems unlikely that ray tracing will be showing up on Nintendo platforms any time soon, a YouTube channel known as Digital Dreams has gone to the extent of releasing footage of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild running at 8K with ray tracing enabled, improved lighting and more. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Revealed: Here are the finalists for the Indie Publishing Awards
Revealed: Here are the finalists for the Indie Publishing Awards
Devolver Digital, No More Robots, Team17, Itch.io, Steam, Xbox and more up for awards
Ape Out Is Getting A Fittingly Stylish Physical Edition On Switch
Ape Out Is Getting A Fittingly Stylish Physical Edition On Switch
Pre-orders go live today. Devolver Digital's super stylish beat 'em up, Ape Out, is being treated to a lovely physical release on Nintendo Switch. Limited to just 3,000 copies, the release is going up for pre-order later today over on Special Reserve Games' website.
Rockstar officially implementing fan-made fix that massively reduces GTA Online load times
Rockstar officially implementing fan-made fix that massively reduces GTA Online load times
Rockstar has confirmed it'll be releasing an update that officially implements a recent fan-made fix to reduce Grand Theft Auto Online's painfully long load times by up to 70 percent. At the tail-end of February, a programmer going by the name of t0st did a little probing into GTA Online's notoriously protracted load times - ones that can leave players waiting upward of five minutes to start a game - and made a number of fascinating discoveries. The full story has been handily transformed into something approaching layman's terms by Digital Foundry's Will Judd, but the quick version is that a quirk of GTA Online's loading processes saw it performing nearly 2 billion (largely pointless) item checks before each game. Read more
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
Game Artists Not Happy That Developer Is Selling Their Nearly Decade-Old Work As NFTs
The question at the heart of this week’s incessant NFT debate is one of ownership: How, in the digital age, can one really own anything? And when somebody purchases a glorified gif or jpg for mind-boggling amounts of money, what do they even own? Not rights.
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Crosses 400,000 Shipments and Digital Sales Worldwide
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Crosses 400,000 Shipments and Digital Sales Worldwide
The acclaimed title is also a "Jury Selection" in the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival.
EA’s College Football Revival May Not Come Out Until 2023 – Rumor
EA’s College Football Revival May Not Come Out Until 2023 – Rumor
The return of college football to the digital realm may not arrive for a good while.
GameStop's meme stock rallies don't fix its decline | Opinion
GameStop's meme stock rallies don't fix its decline | Opinion
GameStop's stock market drama masks the fact that the realities of being a physical retailer in a digital market haven't changed
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
Video: Here's Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
What's the verdict? One of the big releases for the Nintendo Switch this week is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although we've already got a good idea of how it runs on the hybrid device, John Linneman of Digital Foundry has now shared his own technical analysis of the game alongside the new PlayStation 5 version.
Video: Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
Video: Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Crash Bandicoot 4 On Switch
What's the verdict? One of the big releases for the Nintendo Switch this week is Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Although we've already got a good idea of how it runs on the hybrid device, John Linneman of Digital Foundry has now shared his own technical analysis of the game alongside the new PlayStation 5 version.
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix Will Reveal New Life Is Strange During Digital Event Next Week
Square Enix announced it will debut the first episode of its very own Nintendo Direct-style digital event, known as “Square Enix Presents,” next Thursday, March 18. Read more...
Square Enix Announces Nintendo Direct-Style Digital Showcase
Square Enix Announces Nintendo Direct-Style Digital Showcase
Square Enix Presents is a new, Nintendo Direct-style digital showcase set to offer a look at what's to come from various Square Enix developers.
Nintendo Will Release Its 2020-21 Fiscal Year Earnings Results In May
Nintendo Will Release Its 2020-21 Fiscal Year Earnings Results In May
Updates on best-selling games and hardware sales. Nintendo has revealed that its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2021 will be shared on 6th May, falling in line with the company's usual annual timeline of earnings report releases. Typically, these reports provide us with the latest official figures for both hardware and software sales for Nintendo Switch and select past consoles; an overview of the company's performance over the year including its digital and mobile business, and online subscription stats; as well as an updated forecast for the year ahead. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Denuvo DRM Is On The PlayStation 5
Controversial digital rights management tool Denuvo has long been a factor in the PC market, but it’s now quietly a part of the PlayStation 5 as well, with news that the DRM has been added to the console’s “Tools and Middleware program”. Read more...
Crypto art's glorified Steam marketplace won't save digital art
Crypto art's glorified Steam marketplace won't save digital art
Never mind the ecological impact: NFTs aren't even good at what they set out to do.
I’m Your GPU – Crafting the digitally-infused pop of Astro’s Playroom
I’m Your GPU – Crafting the digitally-infused pop of Astro’s Playroom
Hi folks! To mark the release of the official digital soundtrack for Astro’s Playroom later this week, I thought it’d be fun to take a wee “behind the scenes” look at the creative process for the track that players have responded to the most enthusiastically – the GPU song.
These dice have RGB lights, Bluetooth connectivity, and charge wirelessly
These dice have RGB lights, Bluetooth connectivity, and charge wirelessly
It's a lot of fancy features for digital dice.
Dynasty Warriors' live-action movie adaptation gets first full trailer
Dynasty Warriors' live-action movie adaptation gets first full trailer
Dynasty Warriors' long-in-the-works movie adaptation has just received its first proper trailer ahead of next month's release in Hong Kong and Mainland China. First announced back in 2016, the live-action Dynasty Warriors movie is being produced by China 3D Digital Entertainment Limited and, like the video games, draws inspiration from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. It's being directed by Roy Chow, based on a script by Christine To, and will pit game heroes Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei - as played by Tony Yang, Geng Han, and Justin Cheung respectively - against the powerful Lu Bu (Louis Koo). Read more
Here's A Better Look At Monster Hunter Stories 2's amiibo Figures, US Store Exclusivity Revealed
Here's A Better Look At Monster Hunter Stories 2's amiibo Figures, US Store Exclusivity Revealed
Game and all amiibo launch this July. During yesterday's Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom revealed that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will be receiving three new amiibo figures. Models of Ena, Razewing Ratha, and Tsukino will all be available alongside the game at launch, each offering a different special layered armour set when scanned into the game.
Monster Hunter Rise Is Getting Another Free Demo, Future Free Updates Detailed
Monster Hunter Rise Is Getting Another Free Demo, Future Free Updates Detailed
First update arrives in April. Today's Monster Hunter Digital Event has now come to an end, and there were plenty of exciting reveals for fans of the series. As well as confirmation of Monster Hunter Stories 2's Switch release date, the showcase also revealed that Monster Hunter Rise will soon be treated to a second free demo.
Watch: Monster Hunter Digital Event - March 2021, Live!
Watch: Monster Hunter Digital Event - March 2021, Live!
Featuring Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2. Today, Capcom is celebrating the Monster Hunter series with a brand new digital event showcase – and you can watch it live right here! The livestream will feature both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2, all in celebration of Monster Hunter anniversary week.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin Launches In July, Three amiibo Figures Annouced
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin Launches In July, Three amiibo Figures Annouced
And there's a Deluxe Edition! Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has now received a confirmed Switch release date, as Capcom has today announced that the game will launch for the system on 9th July. The news comes from today's Monster Hunter Digital Event, which is still being streamed live on YouTube and Twitch at the time of writing.
I wish videogames would let me paint my armies
I wish videogames would let me paint my armies
It's one of the best parts of tabletop gaming, long ignored by digital adaptations.
Games Education Summit reveals 2021 speakers
Games Education Summit reveals 2021 speakers
Unity, FutureLearn, Sumo Digital and more for this month's conference
Seth Schiesel joins Xbox as director of executive communications | Jobs Roundup
Seth Schiesel joins Xbox as director of executive communications | Jobs Roundup
Mighty Kingdom hires Ally McLean as producer and Curve Digital strengthens its senior team
SaGa Frontier Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Asia, With English Language Support
SaGa Frontier Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Asia, With English Language Support
Launches alongside the digital edition on April 15th. Collecting physical editions of games can be a tricky business.
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
Blockchain Losers Are Spending Millions On What Are Basically Useless Loot Boxes
While gamers rail against loot boxes and governments around the world edge ever closer to regulating them, connoisseurs of blockchain bullshit are falling over themselves trying to buy digital highlights of basketball players from a platform called “NBA Top Shot”, in effect spending their money on a form of loot box… Read more...
French games market reaches record high of €5.3bn | France Annual Report
French games market reaches record high of €5.3bn | France Annual Report
27.5 million games across physical and digital were sold in France in 2020, alongside 2.3 million consoles
Crusader Kings 3's next update will let you torture people with your awful poetry
Crusader Kings 3's next update will let you torture people with your awful poetry
Beautiful, awful randomly generated poetry is coming to Medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3 as part of its next update, and players will even be able to torture enemies into submission with the very worst of their verse. Expanding substantially on Crusader Kings 2's Poet trait, Crusader Kings 3's attempt will bring reworked stats, character interactions, and, most importantly, randomised poetry generation, meaning you can bask in the digital ditties conjured by rhyme-loving folk all day long. Poetry will be generated in-game by combining a particular subject with one of five overarching themes - romance, legacy, mourning, strife, and incompetence - enabling characters to influence events with a catch rhyming couplet or two.
Digital Foundry explains how a clever programmer cut GTA Online load times by 70%
Digital Foundry explains how a clever programmer cut GTA Online load times by 70%
GTA Online remains a popular (and incredibly profitable) game seven years after launch, thanks to the steady influx of new content, but one thing Rockstar seems unable to improve is the game's famously long load times.
E3 2021 live event cancelled, LA city says
E3 2021 live event cancelled, LA city says
E3 2021's live event has been cancelled, according to paperwork filed by the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism. Last month, we heard that E3's organiser the Electonic Software Association (ESA) had plans for a digital-focused show, though a live or hybrid event had not been ruled out.
Online E3 2021 Event Looking More Likely As Live Show Is Listed As Cancelled
Online E3 2021 Event Looking More Likely As Live Show Is Listed As Cancelled
Update: E3 2021 now listed as a "cancelled live event". Update: VGC has spotted that the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission has listed E3 2021 as a “cancelled live event”. Original Story : The Entertainment Software Association announced last year that they would go digital for E3 2021, which will take place between the 15th and the 17th of June.