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Despite Hype, Analyst Says Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth 'Underperforming' | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia
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19.04.2024

Despite Hype, Analyst Says Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth 'Underperforming' | Push Square

Square Enix is a famously hard master to please, and eagle-eyed fans interested in industry analytics will have noted that despite launching over a month ago on 29th February, exclusively on PS5, hard sales figures for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth are yet to be released. Considering it took just three days for the firm to trumpet Remake's success during a similar period and six days for Final Fantasy XVI, it should be no huge surprise that the sequel is underperforming in some sense.

It Takes Two Studio Hazelight Teases New Project - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
16.04.2024

It Takes Two Studio Hazelight Teases New Project

2021 was a strange year for games. Amid the pandemic, major titles were few and far between, and instead, indie games reigned supreme. No game saw more fervor and applause than It Takes Two from Hazelight Studios, an exclusively co-op action-adventure game that has managed to sell 16 million copies as of March 2024.

Save 75% Off the Pandemic Board Game - ign.com
ign.com
15.04.2024

Save 75% Off the Pandemic Board Game

There's a huge price drop on one of the most popular board game classics. Walmart is offering the Pandemic board game on clearance for only $11.67, a hefty 75% off the original $45 MSRP. Get free shipping for Walmart+ members or on orders $35 or more (otherwise you have to pay $6.99 shipping). This is easily the best price we've ever seen for Pandemic, especially if you can avoid that shipping fee.

Season of Discovery Hotfixes - Darkmoon Cards, Class Tweaks - wowhead.com
wowhead.com
12.04.2024

Season of Discovery Hotfixes - Darkmoon Cards, Class Tweaks

Season of Discovery hotfixes have been released for April 11, including Darkmoon Card balancing, Class tweaks, and Dreamscythe & Weaver no longer evading if a player falls in the Pit of Sacrifice!

Save 70% Off the Pandemic Board Game - ign.com
ign.com
10.04.2024

Save 70% Off the Pandemic Board Game

There's a huge price drop on one of the most popular board game classics. Walmart is offering the Pandemic board game on clearance for only $14.12, a hefty 70% off the original $45 MSRP. Get free shipping for Walmart+ members or on orders $35 or more (otherwise you have to pay a $6.99 shipping fee). The price of this game dropped to about $16 last week, but this deal is even better.

Season of Discovery Hotfixes for April 9th - Sigil of Living Dream, Screaming Chain Pauldrons - wowhead.com - city Sandstorm
wowhead.com
10.04.2024

Season of Discovery Hotfixes for April 9th - Sigil of Living Dream, Screaming Chain Pauldrons

Season of Discovery April 9th hotfixes adjust profession items that were formerly unobtainable — Sigil of Living Dreams and Screaming Chain Pauldrons — as well as making some Nightmare Incursion quests faster to complete!

Otter AI: How to use this AI meeting assistant app to automatically take notes, transcripts, more - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
09.04.2024

Otter AI: How to use this AI meeting assistant app to automatically take notes, transcripts, more

After the pandemic, our working culture and environment have changed drastically. We have shifted to a more modern or digital world where we are working in a remote or hybrid setup. Therefore, our ways of working and communicating have also changed. We have been introduced to online meeting tools through this change, but this also has its challenges, and keeping notes about each meeting is difficult with several tasks piling up at the same time. Therefore, to improve meeting productivity, Otter AI, an AI meeting assistant allows users to take meeting notes in seconds. Know more about the app and how it works. 

The number of Japan arcades ‘has declined by 8,000 in 10 years’ - videogameschronicle.com - Japan - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
08.04.2024

The number of Japan arcades ‘has declined by 8,000 in 10 years’

The number of arcades in Japan, the world’s third-biggest games market, have declined by nearly 8,000 over the past decade, according to a new report.

If Past Precedents Hold, Tesla Is Likely To Take Over 2 Years To Manufacture the First 1,000 Units of Its Robotaxi After the Unveil Event on the 08th of August - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
06.04.2024

If Past Precedents Hold, Tesla Is Likely To Take Over 2 Years To Manufacture the First 1,000 Units of Its Robotaxi After the Unveil Event on the 08th of August

This is not investment advice. The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Wccftech.com has a disclosure and ethics policy.

PC Top 2023 Games a Decade Old on Average; PC Drove Growth in 2023, Console Will 2024 Onward - wccftech.com - Diablo
wccftech.com
03.04.2024

PC Top 2023 Games a Decade Old on Average; PC Drove Growth in 2023, Console Will 2024 Onward

Market research and data tracking firm NewZoo has released their 2023 PC and Console Gaming Report, and it provides an interesting snapshot of an industry in a bit of a transitional mode. The gaming industry saw out-of-control growth during the pandemic, which fizzled a bit in 2022, but 2023 saw a return to modest growth with the PC/console market reaching $93.5 billion, up 2.3 percent year-on-year. This growth was largely driven by the PC market, which was up 3.9 percent year-on-year, while the console market was up 1.7 percent YoY. The PC market accounted for 43 percent of industry revenue, while consoles were 57 percent.

Nintendo Has A New Patent That Solves A Common Switch Dock Problem - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
03.04.2024

Nintendo Has A New Patent That Solves A Common Switch Dock Problem

Dataminers have found a new Nintendo patent, that solves a common issue for Nintendo Switch owners.

Star Wars Battlefront Classics Collection Review - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
02.04.2024

Star Wars Battlefront Classics Collection Review

It feels strange coming back to Star Wars Battlefront after all these years. After EA’s closure of Pandemic Studios, after the disappointment of the Star Wars sequel film trilogy, and after the rollercoaster that was EA’s Battlefront reboots, having the chance to step back to the early 2000s of Star Wars shooters had an immediate appeal to it.

Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 Weight Loss Drug Wegovy Is Not a Panacea for Obesity - wccftech.com - Germany - Usa - Denmark
wccftech.com
02.04.2024

Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 Weight Loss Drug Wegovy Is Not a Panacea for Obesity

This is not investment advice. The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Wccftech.com has a disclosure and ethics policy.

Save 63% Off the Pandemic Board Game With This Walmart Deal - ign.com
ign.com
01.04.2024

Save 63% Off the Pandemic Board Game With This Walmart Deal

Walmart is currently offering the classic Pandemic board game on clearance for only $16.63, a hefty 63% off the original $45 MSRP. Get free shipping for Walmart+ members or on orders $35 or more (otherwise you have to pay a $6.99 shipping fee). This is the lowest price we've seen for a long, long time.

Dropout’s new show Smartypants is bringing PowerPoint parties to your screen - polygon.com - Usa
polygon.com
28.03.2024

Dropout’s new show Smartypants is bringing PowerPoint parties to your screen

Comedy streaming service Dropout is back at it with a new series that’s set to capitalize on the PowerPoint party trend that flourished during the pandemic and on TikTok.

Wild Bastards combines stylish shooting with outlaw ego management - digitaltrends.com
digitaltrends.com
23.03.2024

Wild Bastards combines stylish shooting with outlaw ego management

While 2019 feels like a lifetime ago to me now, thanks to a time-warping pandemic, I still vividly remember playing Void Bastards for the first time. I had learned about the unique shooter a few months after it launched and was instantly drawn in by its graphic novel art style and eye-catching name. I’d buy it on a hot holiday weekend in July. It was the perfect time to go outside and get some air, but I couldn’t unglue myself from my computer. I chewed it up in a few sittings, obsessing over its sci-fi setting, roguelite systems, and slick shooting.

Mediterranea Inferno Review - thesixthaxis.com - Italy
thesixthaxis.com
19.03.2024

Mediterranea Inferno Review

A lot of video games, media and works of art took on a whole new meaning in the 2020s, despite not directly addressing the global pandemic that blighted the start of the decade. Themes of isolation and societal collapse are common in fiction, but revisiting games about stories like that is a bit more harrowing after living through something felt so similar. Very few games directly tackle the idea of life after COVID lockdown, and the fact that Mediterranea Inferno does just that is only one of several reasons why it’s the most unorthodox, unique, and unforgettable visual novels I’ve ever played.

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB made me question why I haven’t always used a split keyboard - polygon.com
polygon.com
16.03.2024

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB made me question why I haven’t always used a split keyboard

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, I faced a dilemma that might be familiar to many computer users: My wrists were killing me. I was pulling eight-hour shifts at work, then playing more games on PC than ever on the same setup to stay connected to friends during a bleak time. I hadn’t experienced wrist pain from typing before, but it was so bad that I couldn’t go on without finding a more comfortable alternative that had at least some of the bells and whistles I expected from a modern gaming keyboard.

Rebirth Day Is Nearly Here - gamesreviews.com
gamesreviews.com
28.02.2024

Rebirth Day Is Nearly Here

It’s shocking to think that within a day or so we’ll be playing Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth. But I’ve checked the calendar a good few times, and it’s definitely true.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket makes perfect sense - polygon.com
polygon.com
27.02.2024

Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket makes perfect sense

It hasn’t always been easy to get Pokémon card packs over the past several years. During the pandemic, Pokémon cards saw a massive surge in popularity, so big that the Pokémon Company had to take drastic measures, producing more than 9 billion cards over the course of a single year as a way to address the shortage. It’s unclear what caused the boom, but it’s likely a mix of people picking up new (or old) pandemic hobbies and the increase of content creators buying cards and opening packs on streams. Basically, Pokémon cards became a nostalgia-fueled way to gamble.

Supermassive Games Is Reportedly Laying Off 90 Employees - gameranx.com - Britain
gameranx.com
26.02.2024

Supermassive Games Is Reportedly Laying Off 90 Employees

We have seen far too many reports lately of the video game industry getting hit with layoffs. Seeing another studio come out with layoffs is always disheartening, but that’s the case again today. We’re finding out that Supermassive Games will be the next major studio that will be cutting back some of its staffing. 

The Borderlands Movie Trailer Is Finally Here, at Last - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
22.02.2024

The Borderlands Movie Trailer Is Finally Here, at Last

Today, Lionsgate has released the official trailer for the Borderlands movie. Originally announced four years ago when the COVID pandemic was about to explode, the film adaptation of Gearbox's first-person shooter franchise has had its fair of troubles getting to theaters.

PS5 Is Entering the 'Latter Half of Its Life Cycle', Says Sony | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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20.02.2024

PS5 Is Entering the 'Latter Half of Its Life Cycle', Says Sony | Push Square

We don’t know about you, but it feels like the PS5 has barely broken a sweat yet. Despite being over three years old, the system’s lifespan has been hugely impacted by the pandemic, which has seen its first-party software cadence slow to a crawl and its early years massively affected by hardware shortages. It’s a little odd to hear Sony talk about the system entering the “latter half” of its lifecycle, then.

What’s going on with all these video game industry layoffs? - polygon.com - New York - These
polygon.com
19.02.2024

What’s going on with all these video game industry layoffs?

The video game industry has never been known for its job security. Game development works in cycles, and when games are released and projects end, people are often laid off. When the next project starts, hiring begins once again only for another potential cut down the line. It was hard for video game developers to feel comfortable in their positions before the most recent period of unprecedented instability. But over the past few years, it’s become a downright crisis.

Sony says the PS5 is entering the ‘latter half’ of its life cycle - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
14.02.2024

Sony says the PS5 is entering the ‘latter half’ of its life cycle

As part of Sony’s third-quarter earnings report, and as reported by Bloomberg, Sony has described the PlayStation 5 as entering the “latter half” of its life cycle. 

'I've Never Seen It This Bad:' Game Developers Explain the Huge Layoffs Hitting Riot, Epic, and More - ign.com - county Bay
ign.com
12.02.2024

'I've Never Seen It This Bad:' Game Developers Explain the Huge Layoffs Hitting Riot, Epic, and More

In August of last year, Ascendant Studios developer Aaron (name changed for anonymity) was ready to take a well-deserved victory lap. He had crunched hard with many of his colleagues in the final sprint to complete Ascendant’s debut game, Immortals of Aveum, but the team had finally done it. He attended a launch party in the Bay Area where he celebrated with his colleagues, some of whom he said had to pay partially out of pocket to make the trip. But while the event was supposed to be jubilant, there was an uneasy atmosphere: it seemed like Immortals of Aveum wasn’t performing especially well. At the party, developers kept asking leadership how the game was doing, only to be met with non-committal answers.

What Do We Want From Switch 2? - gamesreviews.com
gamesreviews.com
11.02.2024

What Do We Want From Switch 2?

The evidence is mounting. Switch 2 is coming this year, and could be announced as soon as next month.

Kojima’s Return to Stealth with Physint Spurred by a Career-Threatening Brush with Mortality - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
09.02.2024

Kojima’s Return to Stealth with Physint Spurred by a Career-Threatening Brush with Mortality

Hideo Kojima has a lot of stuff on his plate, including Death Stranding 2 and the Xbox cloud-powered horror game OD, but perhaps the most exciting project for longtime fans is Physint, a new “action espionage” game in the vein of Metal Gear Solid. Since parting ways with Konami, Kojima has seemingly avoided a return to the stealth genre, so what convinced him to return?

Confirmed Rune Slots for Phase 2, Head and Wrist Slot for Later Phases - Season of Discovery - wowhead.com - city Sanctuary
wowhead.com
09.02.2024

Confirmed Rune Slots for Phase 2, Head and Wrist Slot for Later Phases - Season of Discovery

As we continue covering Rune Discoveries for Phase 2, it's been confirmed that the new Rune Slots for players are Waist and Feet slots. During our datamining of Phase 2, we uncovered data for Runes in the Head and Wrist Slots, which aren't actually obtainable this Phase of Season of Discovery. Here is a full list of all the datamined Runes that are not available --

Rumor: Nintendo Is Planning For 10 Million Units Of Their Next Console Year One - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
29.01.2024

Rumor: Nintendo Is Planning For 10 Million Units Of Their Next Console Year One

There’s an interesting detail in a previous rumor about Nintendo’s next console that we need to reexamine a week later.

The Doomsday clock is at 90 seconds to midnight - how close are we to catastrophe? Explained - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa - Russia - Ukraine - Soviet Union - Israel - Palestine
tech.hindustantimes.com
27.01.2024

The Doomsday clock is at 90 seconds to midnight - how close are we to catastrophe? Explained

Once every year, a select group of nuclear, climate and technology experts assemble to determine where to place the hands of the Doomsday Clock. Presented by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the Doomsday Clock is a visual metaphor for humanity's proximity to catastrophe. It measures our collective peril in minutes and seconds to midnight, and we don't want to strike 12. In 2023, the expert group brought the clock the closest it has ever been to midnight: 90 seconds. On January 23 2024, the Doomsday Clock was unveiled again, revealing that the hands remain in the same precarious position.

The Last of Us 2 Grounded documentary releases next week alongside new Ellie and Abby skins - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
25.01.2024

The Last of Us 2 Grounded documentary releases next week alongside new Ellie and Abby skins

Naughty Dog's documentary on The Last of Us 2 is releasing on February 2, complete with new cosmetics for the sequel's recently released PS5 remaster.

Masimo CEO says users are better off without blood oxygen tool on Apple Watch - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa
tech.hindustantimes.com
21.01.2024

Masimo CEO says users are better off without blood oxygen tool on Apple Watch

Masimo CEO Joe Kiani, waging a legal fight with Apple Inc. over a blood oxygen feature on Apple Watch, said that consumers are better off without the iPhone maker's version of the technology. The remarks followed Apple's decision to cease sales of smartwatches Thursday that had the tool — a gauge of blood oxygen saturation known as a pulse oximeter — which had been a heavily marketed health feature on the devices. The move stemmed from a ruling by the US International Trade Commission that found the technology violated Masimo patents.

TikTok Is Being Sued - gamerant.com - Usa
gamerant.com
21.01.2024

TikTok Is Being Sued

TikTok is facing a lawsuit from thousands of parents who claim the popular social media app is addictive and exposes children to dangerous and inappropriate content. Since its massive rise in popularity during the pandemic, TikTok has faced incredible backlash for sparking potentially dangerous viral internet trends, the addictive nature of its algorithm, and even for influencing deaths.

Nintendo Switch 2 Listed By Retailer - gamerant.com - Japan
gamerant.com
20.01.2024

Nintendo Switch 2 Listed By Retailer

A premature Nintendo Switch 2 page appeared on the website of a Japanese retailer. While likely a placeholder, the listing adds to the recent influx of signals that Nintendo's next console is on the horizon.

Fight For Jobs! Young Staff Must Spend More Time In the Office Because of AI, Says PwC’s UK Boss - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Switzerland
tech.hindustantimes.com
16.01.2024

Fight For Jobs! Young Staff Must Spend More Time In the Office Because of AI, Says PwC’s UK Boss

 Junior staff should spend more time in the office to get quicker promotions, the UK boss of accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers said, as AI is poised to take on routine tasks traditionally given to younger workers.

PS5 Sold Over 2.6 Million Units in Japan in 2023, Highest Sales for PlayStation Since 2004 - gamingbolt.com - Japan
gamingbolt.com
14.01.2024

PS5 Sold Over 2.6 Million Units in Japan in 2023, Highest Sales for PlayStation Since 2004

Data revealed by Famitsu recently revealed that the Nintendo Switch was the highest selling console of 2023 in Japan, but though the PS5 sold just a little more than half of Nintendo’s machine, it still performed better than what Sony platforms have enjoyed in the region in quite a long time.

Apple to Shutter 121-Person San Diego AI Team in Reorganization - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Usa - China - state Texas - Spain - Portugal - India - county San Diego - France - Ireland - city Austin
tech.hindustantimes.com
14.01.2024

Apple to Shutter 121-Person San Diego AI Team in Reorganization

Apple Inc. is shutting a 121-person team related to artificial intelligence operations in San Diego, leaving many employees at risk of termination, according to people familiar with the matter. The group, known as Data Operations Annotations, was told Wednesday that they would be relocating to Austin to merge with the Texas portion of the same team, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven't been announced.

Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company - videogameschronicle.com - China
videogameschronicle.com
13.01.2024

Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company

Xbox maker Microsoft surpassed Apple this week to become the world’s most valuable company in terms of market value.

The Last of Us Part 2 is Getting a ‘Making Of’ Documentary - gamingbolt.com - city Santaolalla
gamingbolt.com
13.01.2024

The Last of Us Part 2 is Getting a ‘Making Of’ Documentary

Developer Naughty Dog has announced a new documentary detailing the development of The Last of Us Part 2. The documentary, titled Grounded 2: Making The Last of Us Part 2, will act as a sequel to the original Grounded, which was released back in 2015.

Grounded II: Making The Last of Us Part II Trailer Revealed - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
13.01.2024

Grounded II: Making The Last of Us Part II Trailer Revealed

If you enjoy the video game industry, then you might have dabbled into the various behind-the-scenes and making of videos for your favorite video games. Not every game has one available, but for the ones that do, they are always interesting to sit in and watch. Fortunately, for fans of The Last of Us franchise, you had an over hour-long making of for The Last of Us. This provided some behind-the-scenes at Naughty Dog as the developers worked on the game and the actors who stepped in to portray your favorite characters. Nearly a decade ago, this video dropped, which you can view right here. However, we have Grounded II: Making The Last of Us Part II coming our way.

Today Marks Seven Years Since The Nintendo Switch Reveal Showcase - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
13.01.2024

Today Marks Seven Years Since The Nintendo Switch Reveal Showcase

We know it’ll make you feel old, but join us on a journey to seven years ago. The year was 2017; there was no global pandemic or even a hint of it, and the only “dying thing” out there was Nintendo. Allegedly, that is. You see, the disgraceful run of the Wii U had stained many people’s beliefs in The Big N and whether they could “bounce back from such failure.” Even diehards were wondering if the next system, whatever it may be, could save the company. A small preview for the Nintendo Switch had been done months earlier on Jimmy Fallon. But on January 12th, 2017, the showcase reveal of the Switch came, and the world was never the same.

New Cycle enters Steam Early Access on January 18th - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
12.01.2024

New Cycle enters Steam Early Access on January 18th

Daedalic Entertainment and Core Engage have announced that the diesel punk city builder New Cycle will be available in Steam Early Access from January 18th. New Cycle takes place in a world that has seen its technology revert back after a catastrophic solar flare. This has led to the modern world collapsing, and the start of new era beginning. Players will need to grow from having a single shack to a bustling city.

YouTube makes finding emergency how-to videos more accessible - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Usa - county Cross - Spain - Mexico
tech.hindustantimes.com
12.01.2024

YouTube makes finding emergency how-to videos more accessible

YouTube is revolutionising its platform to combat medical misinformation and help users access crucial first-aid information swiftly. Renowned for its diverse content, YouTube has now partnered with authoritative health organisations to prioritise easily accessible, credible instructional how-to videos for handling emergencies.

Discord lays off 170 people, becomes latest company to say it grew too much during the pandemic and now needs to be 'more agile' - pcgamer.com
pcgamer.com
11.01.2024

Discord lays off 170 people, becomes latest company to say it grew too much during the pandemic and now needs to be 'more agile'

Just one day after streaming service Twitch announced that it is laying off 500 employees, Discord has joined the parade: A report from The Verge says the company is cutting 170 employees, representing 17% of its workforce. A Discord representative confirmed with PC Gamer that The Verge's report is accurate.

Discord is laying off 17 percent of employees - theverge.com
theverge.com
11.01.2024

Discord is laying off 17 percent of employees

By Alex Heath, a deputy editor and author of the Command Line newsletter. He’s covered the tech industry for over a decade at The Information and other outlets.

Nacon think there are “too many games” due to a Covid-era boom and player standards are going up - rockpapershotgun.com - Britain
rockpapershotgun.com
11.01.2024

Nacon think there are “too many games” due to a Covid-era boom and player standards are going up

It’s time for another pull on the velvet rope labelled “too many games”. In fairness, this time the argument is a touch more involved than perennial moaning about backlogs – to whit, “there are too many games and it’s all the pandemic’s fault”. Nacon’s head of publishing Benoit Clerc has argued that the Covid lockdown years have bred too much investment in new games, and that we’re currently reaping the results in the form of an unsustainable glut of releases.

New Cycle enters Steam Early Access on January 18th - thesixthaxis.com
thesixthaxis.com
11.01.2024

New Cycle enters Steam Early Access on January 18th

Daedalic Entertainment and Core Engage have announced that the diesel punk city builder New Cycle will be available in Steam Early Access from January 18th. New Cycle takes place in a world that has seen its technology revert back after a catastrophic solar flare. This has led to the modern world collapsing, and the start of new era beginning. Players will need to grow from having a single shack to a bustling city.

CES 2024: Artificial intelligence breathes new life into old trends at gathering - tech.hindustantimes.com - city Las Vegas
tech.hindustantimes.com
05.01.2024

CES 2024: Artificial intelligence breathes new life into old trends at gathering

CES 2024: The annual tech industry fair known as the tech is regaining momentum after the pandemic, with artificial intelligence (AI) infusing everything from bicycles to baby bottles. The gadget extravaganza referred to as CES formally kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas, boasting more than 3,500 exhibitors and expecting some 130,000 visitors. CES exhibitor and attendee numbers have jumped each year since the Covid-19 pandemic caused it to be an online-only event in 2021.

Final Fantasy 14 suspends player housing demolition across Japanese servers, following major earthquake - pcgamer.com - Russia - Ukraine - Turkey - Japan
pcgamer.com
04.01.2024

Final Fantasy 14 suspends player housing demolition across Japanese servers, following major earthquake

Square Enix has suspended its housing demolition process in Final Fantasy 14, following an earthquake in the Noto Peninsula of Japan on New Year's Day. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake has left thousands without power or shelter.

Game industry predictions for 2024 | The DeanBeat - venturebeat.com - Ukraine - Israel
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29.12.2023

Game industry predictions for 2024 | The DeanBeat

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2023 in Review: Elon Musk, Sam Altman to Marc Benioff, Top CEO Mishaps and Misadventures - tech.hindustantimes.com - Brazil - Italy - New York - San Francisco - city Rome
tech.hindustantimes.com
29.12.2023

2023 in Review: Elon Musk, Sam Altman to Marc Benioff, Top CEO Mishaps and Misadventures

2023 in Review: Another year, another endless news cycle driven by the world's top corporate executives, with moments ranging from cringe-worthy to downright bizarre. While some CEOs seemed to relish the spotlight, Elon Musk chief among them, others were inadvertently thrust into social media's harsh glare. Elon Musk, Sam Altman to Marc Benioff, here are some of the most high-profile management misadventures:

Crypto markets: Bitcoin’s 160 pct Rebound in 2023 Is a Gamble on ETF ‘Demand Shock’ - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa
tech.hindustantimes.com
24.12.2023

Crypto markets: Bitcoin’s 160 pct Rebound in 2023 Is a Gamble on ETF ‘Demand Shock’

The sense of doom that gripped crypto markets at the end of 2022 following a $1.5 trillion wipeout has 12 months later given way to a very different sentiment: avarice. 

Super Nintendo World Gets “Play Wild” Commercials Featuring Donkey Kong - gameranx.com - Usa - Japan
gameranx.com
22.12.2023

Super Nintendo World Gets “Play Wild” Commercials Featuring Donkey Kong

Nintendo has been doing its best to expand its brand beyond “just doing video games” by putting its IPs into the public viewing space in different ways. We know about their success in movies and such via Mario’s animated film, but another big success for them was Super Nintendo World. The park had a rocky start thanks to the pandemic happening right when they were supposed to open, but they bounced back well and have had a great turnout. Plus, they expanded the park into the United States and will be opening a third park location there, too. But, like with everything Nintendo does, expansion was inevitable.

Solo board games are a salvation from an online world - polygon.com
polygon.com
22.12.2023

Solo board games are a salvation from an online world

The year 2020 was an interesting one for our planet, and an incredibly boring one for me personally. By day I was working remotely from my apartment, managing one of the pop-up shelters created by the U.K. government for its unhoused population. By night I was locked away in my bedroom-come-office staring at the same few glowing screens and in desperate need of anything that might take my eyes off the news cycle. That’s when I discovered solo board gaming.

PS5 success! Sony PlayStation 5 sales cross 50 million units on "strong momentum" in 2023 - tech.hindustantimes.com - Japan - city Tokyo
tech.hindustantimes.com
22.12.2023

PS5 success! Sony PlayStation 5 sales cross 50 million units on "strong momentum" in 2023

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 5 have crossed 50 million units, the Japanese electronics giant said, pointing to "strong momentum" this year for its flagship gaming console. The PS5 was launched in November 2020, with the world in the grip of the Covid pandemic, and its sales initially suffered because of widespread supply chain problems and a global chip shortage.

Is A Super Smash Bros Movie Being Pitched? - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
21.12.2023

Is A Super Smash Bros Movie Being Pitched?

For better and worse, 2023 had many surprises that gamers didn’t expect. However, one of the biggest positive surprises was the success of Mario’s animated feature film made by Illumination. The movie had been known about for years, but delays and the global pandemic made people wonder how good it would be when it came out and how well it would be received. The answers were both positive. First, the film got a mostly warm reception from fans and critics, and then the film went on to make a billion dollars. So what does Super Smash Bros have to do with its success?

Bustin’ Is a Casual On-Rails Shooter for Mobile with TP Hoarders in its Sights - droidgamers.com - New Zealand
droidgamers.com
21.12.2023

Bustin’ Is a Casual On-Rails Shooter for Mobile with TP Hoarders in its Sights

Nothing seems to foreshadow the end of civilization in the popular imagination more completely than a toilet roll shortage. 

Activision’s ending of hybrid working for QA staff “leaves our most vulnerable employees behind”, says union - rockpapershotgun.com - city Austin
rockpapershotgun.com
19.12.2023

Activision’s ending of hybrid working for QA staff “leaves our most vulnerable employees behind”, says union

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 publisher Activision Blizzard plan to end hybrid remote/in-office work for QA staff based in Minneapolis, Austin, and El Segundo next year, with employees who are unwilling to fully return to the office offered severance, in what the ABK Workers Alliance are calling the basis for a round of "soft layoffs".

E3 is deader than ever - venturebeat.com - Washington - Los Angeles
venturebeat.com
18.12.2023

E3 is deader than ever

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Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Review (PS5) | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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16.12.2023

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Review (PS5) | Push Square

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising is essentially an enhanced re-release of the ill-fated Granblue Fantasy Versus — a really good fighting game that had its competitive scene smothered by the coronavirus pandemic, while shoddy netcode meant its online community was all but dead on arrival. Rising, then, feels like a deserved second chance for the 2D fighter, flaunting an overhauled combat system, loads of new features, and, perhaps most importantly, rollback netcode.

E3 is officially dead, say ESA - rockpapershotgun.com - Washington
rockpapershotgun.com
14.12.2023

E3 is officially dead, say ESA

"After more than two decades of E3, each one bigger than the last, the time has come to say goodbye. Thanks for the memories." So says the official E3 website this afternoon, as the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirm that E3 is officially dead.

E3 is dead, confirms ESA president - techradar.com - Washington - Los Angeles
techradar.com
12.12.2023

E3 is dead, confirms ESA president

After over two decades, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, is coming to an end. 

E3 isn’t coming back - theverge.com
theverge.com
12.12.2023

E3 isn’t coming back

E3 2023 is cancelled, and the gaming industry is mourning. Like my colleague Ash Parrish, I’ve always wanted to go, but don’t think I’ll ever get the chance; the industry has changed enough that it’s probably not coming back.

E3 is officially over forever - theverge.com - Washington
theverge.com
12.12.2023

E3 is officially over forever

By Ash Parrish, a reporter who has covered the business, culture, and communities of video games for seven years. Previously, she worked at Kotaku.

E3 Is Officially Retired After Almost 30 Years - screenrant.com - Washington
screenrant.com
12.12.2023

E3 Is Officially Retired After Almost 30 Years

The popular gaming expo known as E3 has been officially retired after occurring almost annually for nearly 30 years. E3, an abbreviation for Electronic Entertainment Expo, has been happening since 1995, offering a space for developers and publishers to showcase their upcoming games and hardware to members of the industry, from shareholders to journalists, for instance.

The ESA Has Announced That E3 Is Officially Dead - gameinformer.com - Washington - city Washington
gameinformer.com
12.12.2023

The ESA Has Announced That E3 Is Officially Dead

The Entertainment Software Association has announced that its long-running Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is officially dead, as reported by The Washington Post. The last in-person E3 conference happened in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic and other complications prevented it from coming back in full form since. Despite struggles, the ESA attempted to bring E3 back in various ways. 

All the Blue Eye Samurai season 2 news we’ve heard so far - polygon.com - Australia - Japan
polygon.com
12.12.2023

All the Blue Eye Samurai season 2 news we’ve heard so far

Blue Eye Samurai is coming back for a second season at Netflix. The series debuted on Nov. 3, and got renewed a few weeks later. Netflix announced the second season on Monday with a short video.

Life-Long Commitment: A New Study Says That Over Half of the Weight Lost Through GLP-1 Drugs Such as Zepbound Comes Back After Quitting - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
11.12.2023

Life-Long Commitment: A New Study Says That Over Half of the Weight Lost Through GLP-1 Drugs Such as Zepbound Comes Back After Quitting

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Nintendo Live Events Cancelled In Japan Because Of Threats Vs Their Employees - gameranx.com - Japan
gameranx.com
07.12.2023

Nintendo Live Events Cancelled In Japan Because Of Threats Vs Their Employees

Nintendo has cancelled a few of their live events in Japan, and the reasons are definitely disappointing.

Sketch Out Your Days During The King’s Year-Long Nap In The Longing - droidgamers.com
droidgamers.com
07.12.2023

Sketch Out Your Days During The King’s Year-Long Nap In The Longing

One of the real-time idle surprise hits of 2020 is coming to mobiles soon. Available on PC and Switch since 2020, The Longing will drop on Android and iOS on December 18, 2023.

Apple Readies iPad Air, iPad Pro, MacBook Air to Combat Sales Slump - All You Need to Know - tech.hindustantimes.com - state California
tech.hindustantimes.com
07.12.2023

Apple Readies iPad Air, iPad Pro, MacBook Air to Combat Sales Slump - All You Need to Know

 Apple Inc., seeking to reverse a decline in Mac and iPad sales, is preparing several new models and upgrades for early next year, according to people familiar with the situation. 

PS5 Will 'Attack' the Holidays As It Seeks to Take Control of Generation | Push Square - pushsquare.com - city New York
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06.12.2023

PS5 Will 'Attack' the Holidays As It Seeks to Take Control of Generation | Push Square

Sony’s said that PS5 will “attack” the all-important Christmas shopping period this year, as it seeks to meet lofty holiday sales targets and outpace its predecessor, the PS4. While the company’s latest console has been a huge success, it’s first two years were impeded by stock shortages caused by the pandemic. With those issues now overcome, it intends to really establish its authority on the generation this fall.

Data.ai expects mobile game spending to rebound to $111B in 2024 - venturebeat.com - Germany - Taiwan - China - South Korea - Japan
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06.12.2023

Data.ai expects mobile game spending to rebound to $111B in 2024

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The new Hunger Games movie makes a great case for Marvel’s year off from MCU movies - polygon.com
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05.12.2023

The new Hunger Games movie makes a great case for Marvel’s year off from MCU movies

It’s been eight years since the last Hunger Games movie and, as it turns out, fans were eager to come back for more of Panem’s most brutal game show/mechanism of totalitarian control. The newest entry in the series, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, has put up an impressive box office performance so far, earning well over $100 million and going strong into its third week. But with so many other big IP movies bombing at the box office this year, it begs the question: Are other franchises releasing too many movies?

New Dishonored Game Possibly Being Announced at TGA 2023 - wccftech.com
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05.12.2023

New Dishonored Game Possibly Being Announced at TGA 2023

Dishonored fans may want to tune in to Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards 2023 event, which is due to air on December 7 at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT / 12:30 AM GMT across all major streaming services and social platforms.

Nvidia is still committed to its stalwart RTX 3060, making the prospect of a truly budget Ada card ever more distant - pcgamer.com
pcgamer.com
01.12.2023

Nvidia is still committed to its stalwart RTX 3060, making the prospect of a truly budget Ada card ever more distant

It's been nearly four years since Nvidia's original GeForce RTX 3060 first launched and despite the extra technology advancements brought in by the Ada Lovelace architecture, the evergreen mid-range card is still a popular choice. And now it looks like third-party vendors will keep on churning out new RTX 3060 models, with lower prices, thanks to a continued stream of chips from Nvidia.

Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman – Who Thought Sam Bankman-Fried Was Telling the Truth – Now Believes Elon Musk Is a Free Speech Absolutist - wccftech.com - Israel - Palestine
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01.12.2023

Billionaire Investor Bill Ackman – Who Thought Sam Bankman-Fried Was Telling the Truth – Now Believes Elon Musk Is a Free Speech Absolutist

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