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Electronic Arts acquires GameFly’s cloud-streaming technology

Electronic Arts acquires GameFly’s cloud-streaming technology

Electronic Arts has bought GameFly’s cloud-streaming technology. The publisher also revealed that it has acquired the Israeli team that was responsible for building the Netflix-like streaming service
April NPD 2018: God of War is the big daddy

April NPD 2018: God of War is the big daddy

Both video game spending and dad jokes were up in April. Consumer spending grew 18 percent year-over-year from $699 million to $823 million across the board, according to the industry-tracking firm
April 2018 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsold Switch, Xbox One

April 2018 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsold Switch, Xbox One

Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the competition in a healthy console market, according to industry-tracking data firm The NPD Group. As a platform, which includes PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro,
God of War had the best debut month ever for a PlayStation exclusive

God of War had the best debut month ever for a PlayStation exclusive

God of War has had a better debut than any other PlayStation exclusive ever, according to The NPD Group. Not only was it the best-selling game in the U.S. in April, but it’s performance in its first
Fortnite powers game currency card spending to an all-time record high

Fortnite powers game currency card spending to an all-time record high

The Fortnite effect has consumers spending more money than ever on those cards that turn cash into digital currency on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and the Epic Games launcher. These game cards
Nexon launches Hyper Universe MOBA on Xbox One this summer

Nexon launches Hyper Universe MOBA on Xbox One this summer

Hyper Universe, a side-scrolling action multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game by Nexon America, is expanding beyond PC gaming and debuting this summer on the Xbox One family of devices. The
Firewall: Zero Hour is a virtual reality take on Rainbow Six: Siege

Firewall: Zero Hour is a virtual reality take on Rainbow Six: Siege

First Contact Entertainment has said it’s developing a single-player mode for its virtual reality first-person shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour. But multiplayer is the way to go. In 4-on-4 matches, you’re
Creed: Rise to Glory hands-on — a fun VR boxer that needs more fan service

Creed: Rise to Glory hands-on — a fun VR boxer that needs more fan service

No one came over and cut open my swollen eye between rounds, but Creed: Rise to Glory still felt like a pretty authentic VR boxing experience when I tried it out during a Sony pre-E3 event in Santa
Evasion for PSVR hands-on — Dive into a sci-fi bullet-hell shooter

Evasion for PSVR hands-on — Dive into a sci-fi bullet-hell shooter

Bullet hell has come to virtual reality with the pending debut of Evasion. Archiact has taken VR combat to the max with its new sci-fi bullet hell shooter. I played the PlayStation VR version at a
Lionsgate debuts Deploy & Destroy multiplayer mobile game

Lionsgate debuts Deploy & Destroy multiplayer mobile game

Lionsgate has teamed up with Russian independent developer and publisher Apps Ministry to release Deploy & Destroy, a new real‐time multiplayer first‐person shooter on iOS and Android. The game
Mega Man-inspired roguelike 20XX coming to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Mega Man-inspired roguelike 20XX coming to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Indie game studios Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games announced today that 20XX is coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch on July 10, with an Xbox One version following on July 11. 20XX is a
Pocket-Run Pool is indie dev Zach Gage’s version of 8-Ball

Pocket-Run Pool is indie dev Zach Gage’s version of 8-Ball

Indie game developer Zach Gage has scored hits with titles such as Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitaire. Now he’s back with his own take on 8-Ball with a game called Pocket-Run Pool. The arcade
Wizard of Legend sold over 200,000 copies of its indie dungeon crawler in a week

Wizard of Legend sold over 200,000 copies of its indie dungeon crawler in a week

Wizard of Legend launched like a magic missile almost a week ago on May 15, and it has already sold more than 200,000 copies. Developer Contingent99 published the dungeon crawler on PC, but it teamed
The RetroBeat: For the love of Rocket Knight

The RetroBeat: For the love of Rocket Knight

When talking about the best platformers of the 16-bit era, you probably hear the same names over and over again: Sonic the Hedgehog, Yoshi’s Island, Donkey Kong Country, and more. But Rocket Knight
Ubisoft goes worldwide with Sam the chatbot to answer your game queries

Ubisoft goes worldwide with Sam the chatbot to answer your game queries

Ubisoft said it has gone worldwide with the launch of a chat bot named Sam — a personal gaming assistant — to keep you engaged with games connected to your Ubisoft Club account. The French video game
YoYo Games will publish indie titles made with its GameMaker Studio engine

YoYo Games will publish indie titles made with its GameMaker Studio engine

YoYo Games features indie games that have used its development tools in a showcase, and now it’s formally partnering with developers to publish their games. The company developed GameMaker: Studio and
Detroit: Become Human review — 3 android tales come together as a powerful AI fable

Detroit: Become Human review — 3 android tales come together as a powerful AI fable

REVIEW: As we careen toward human-like artificial intelligence in real life, popular fiction is stoking our fears. I was prepared to dismiss Quantic Dream‘s Detroit: Become Human as one more weak
SuperData: Digital game spending grew 23% to $9.09 billion in April

SuperData: Digital game spending grew 23% to $9.09 billion in April

Digital video game sales generated $9.09 billion in revenue in April, up 23 percent year-over-year from $7.42 billion, according to analyst firm SuperData Research. The bump in revenue came from
The IndieBeat: Tips from publishers and how to pitch to them

The IndieBeat: Tips from publishers and how to pitch to them

Lately, more and more companies are getting into the publishing business, and even some indie studios are trying their hand at helping their fellow developers bring titles to the market. For small
Wargaming Seattle is shutting down, ending Gas Powered Games’ legacy

Wargaming Seattle is shutting down, ending Gas Powered Games’ legacy

Wargaming Seattle is shutting down, according to Gamasutra. This will impact around 150 jobs. Wargaming Seattle was the former Gas Powered Games, which first debuted in 1998. Former developers at Cave