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Former ArenaNet game developers raise $3.3 million for Tenacious Entertainment

Former ArenaNet game developers raise $3.3 million for Tenacious Entertainment

Mobile gaming studio Tenacious Entertainment, created by former ArenaNet developers like Roy Cronacher, has raised $3.3 million.
Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5—Haptics, UI Facelift, and More

Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5—Haptics, UI Facelift, and More

Now that the name is official, we've got more details about Sony's next-gen console—from the haptics-packed controller to UI improvements.
Utopos Games raises $1 million to make AI-based robot battle game Raivo

Utopos Games raises $1 million to make AI-based robot battle game Raivo

Utopos Games has raised $1 million for its robot-battle game Raivo, which the company says is the first title to gamify machine learning.
Ex-Bungie chief’s ProbablyMonsters raises $18.8 million for two triple-A game studios

Ex-Bungie chief’s ProbablyMonsters raises $18.8 million for two triple-A game studios

Former Bungie chief Harold Ryan's ProbablyMonsters is announcing it has raised $18.8 million for the company's two triple-A game studios.

Concrete Genie review — Heartwarming story, beautiful art, but tough controls

I liked Concrete Genie's intentions. But while it did have a big twist, I felt like it was more of a short story than a long narrative.
Blizzard stays silent on Hong Kong cop-out while the world reacts

Blizzard stays silent on Hong Kong cop-out while the world reacts

While Blizzard doesn't seem to have anything else to say, its players, competitors, and even employees have been reacting to the controversy.
Safe in Our World debuts charity for mental health in games industry

Safe in Our World debuts charity for mental health in games industry

Safe In Our World is unveiling itself as a mental health charity today for the video games industry. Debuting on World Mental Health Day.
Warner Bros. signs publishing deal with Hitman dev IO Interactive for new game

Warner Bros. signs publishing deal with Hitman dev IO Interactive for new game

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it has entered a publishing agreement with IO Interactive for its next project, a new game.
FIFA 20 reaches 10 million players milestone

FIFA 20 reaches 10 million players milestone

Electronic Arts announced today that FIFA 20 has now reached 10 million players. The soccer game came out on September 27.
The RetroBeat: Luigi’s Mansion gave Mario’s brother his own identity

The RetroBeat: Luigi’s Mansion gave Mario’s brother his own identity

Let's remember that Luigi's current status as beloved character with a unique identity separate to Mario's really started in 2001 thanks to Luigi's Mansion.
The DeanBeat: PlayStation 5, Blizzard’s blunder, and Harold Ryan’s big bet

The DeanBeat: PlayStation 5, Blizzard’s blunder, and Harold Ryan’s big bet

It was a very big week, but nothing happened as expected with Blizzard's Hong Kong controversy, the PlayStation 5, and the ProbablyMonsters unveiling.

Gamekit expands its integrated marketing platform to North America

Gamekit, a Warsaw, Poland-based marketing company with 18 million gamers in 33 countries, is expanding its integrated marketing platform to North America.
Dauntless review — exciting combat hamstrung by repetition

Dauntless review — exciting combat hamstrung by repetition

If you’re looking for a new go-to F2P experience, you could do much worse -- just don’t expect a world drenched teeming with lore and compelling characters
Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on — This is the Star Wars adventure that you’re looking for

Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on — This is the Star Wars adventure that you’re looking for

Jedi: Fallen Order is ambitious, but like Luke running through Dagobah while carrying Yoda on his back, it never feels overburdened.
Nintendo Switch sales in North America pass 15 million

Nintendo Switch sales in North America pass 15 million

Nintendo announced today that sales of the Switch console have surpassed 15 million in North America. This includes the original and the Switch Lite.
NBA 2K20 is already the best-selling game of 2019 in the U.S.

NBA 2K20 is already the best-selling game of 2019 in the U.S.

NBA 2K20 came out on September 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, but the sports game is already the U.S.'s best-selling title of 2019.
Jedi: Fallen Order — The satisfaction of creating new Star Wars canon

Jedi: Fallen Order — The satisfaction of creating new Star Wars canon

After a long demo, I got a chance to talk with Respawn about the fun and challenge of creating its own slice of Star Wars material.
The RetroBeat: Sonic & Knuckles turned a problem into success 25 years ago

The RetroBeat: Sonic & Knuckles turned a problem into success 25 years ago

Sonic & Knuckles is what happens when you make the best out of a bad situation. The classic Genesis game is now 25 years old.
Harold Ryan interview — Why ProbablyMonsters is making a huge bet on triple-A games

Harold Ryan interview — Why ProbablyMonsters is making a huge bet on triple-A games

Former Bungie CEO Harold Ryan showed everybody how to go big or go home earlier this month by raising $18.8 million for ProbablyMonsters.
Anuman Interactive adopts Microids name, opens Japan office

Anuman Interactive adopts Microids name, opens Japan office

Anuman Interactive announced today it is changing its name to Microids, a move signalling a big year for the French game publisher.