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Epic Games CEO says Apex Legends hasn’t made a dent in Fortnite

In the wake of Apex Legends, which has briskly grown to 50 million players, many have wondered whether Fortnite has felt the impact. But Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney told GamesBeat that Apex hasn’t really made a dent. Without being asked about Apex Legends, Sweeney said “an Apex Legends worth” of players have come over to Fortnite. “We’re very close to hitting 250 million Fortnite players,” said Sweeney. “Since Apex Legends came out, we’ve gained an Apex Legends worth of Fortnite players, which...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Hbo, Entertainment, Tech, EA, Netflix, Fifa, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Electronic Arts, Apex, Battle Royale, GamesBeat


Xbox One S is reportedly getting a disc-free version in May

The writing has been on the wall for physical media for a while now. In May, Microsoft is reportedly set to hammer another nail into that coffin with the launch of the Xbox One S All-Digital. As advertised, the latest version of the console will drop the Blu-Ray drive, in favor of an all downloadable experience. Rumors about the XOSAD have been floating around since last year — when the console still went by the decidedly Top Gunny name of “Maverick.” A new report from Window Central offers more...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Microsoft, Tech, Blu Ray, Top Gunny, Minecraft Forza Horizon


Razer hooks up with Tencent to focus on mobile gaming

Razer is summoning a big gun as it bids to develop its mobile gaming strategy. The Hong Kong-listed company — which sells laptops, smartphones and gaming peripherals — said today it is working with Tencent on a raft of initiatives related to smartphone-based games. The collaboration will cover hardware, software and services. Some of the objectives include optimizing Tencent games — which include megahit PUBG and Fortnite — for Razer’s smartphones, mobile controllers and its Cortex Android...
Tags: Android, TC, Gaming, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Malaysia, Computing, Xiaomi


Despite short-term questions, games software/hardware to top $200 billion by 2023

Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up There has been some negative sentiment surrounding the games industry recently, with stock prices of public games companies in question in both the U.S. and China. While being contrarian to market senti...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Facebook, Column, Asia, Japan, Steve Jobs, China, Russia, India, Tech, Sony, Tencent, Pokemon, North America, Latin America


What latency feels like on Google’s Stadia cloud gaming platform

After peppering Google employees with questions regarding Stadia’s latency, pricing and supported devices to mostly no avail, I got my hands on one of their new controllers and pressed play on the Doom Eternal gameplay they were showing off on a big-screen TV. Things started off pretty ugly. The frame rate dropped to a fast-paced PowerPoint presentation, the resolution dipped between 4K crispness and indecipherable blurriness and latency seemed to be as much as a half-second. As the Google em...
Tags: Google, TC, Gaming, Youtube, San Francisco, Tech, Sony, Mountain View, San Jose, Gpu, Phil Harrison, Stadia, GDC 2019, Google Stadia


Google Made Chromecast Cool Again

At Gizmodo, there are few things more rewarding than eating your own words. So here I am. It’s been six months since I reviewed the apparently boring new Google Chromecast, a gadget I said “falls short” and called “a bummer.” New Google has effectively turned the Chromecast into the video game console of the future.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Chromecast, Gizmodo, New Google, Google Chromecast, Stadia, Google Stadia


The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. The clip, which you can watch below, shows how you can catapult your crew of feathered friends into droves of evil pigs, with the game‘s visual elements overlaid on top of real-world objects around you, like a table at a cafe. This is Rovio’s second attempt at making an AR-enabled Angry Birds title after it released a demo version for Magic Leap headset last year. Looking at the traile...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Gaming, Apps, Magic Leap, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Insider


Stadia’s Google Assistant integration is the gaming feature I never knew I needed

Google today revealed just what kind of hat it intends to throw in the gaming ring — a cloud streaming service called Stadia. Most of the news was a lot of blue sky development jargon, but it did reveal one thing about Stadia that’ll probably do more to help gamers than any new controller or lack of latency: a dedicated walkthrough button. Most of the reveal was focused on what Stadia could offer game developers — which is natural, as it took place at a game developer’s conference. Supposedly it...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gaming


Media fragmentation is annoying consumers

Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications division published its 13th-annual Digital Media Trends survey, focused on identifying changes in the ways US consumers engage with various types of media. Led by an independent research firm, the survey had roughly 2,000 consumer respondents across demographics – with the report categorizing respondents based on age (Gen-Z: ages 14-21, Millenials: 22-35, Gen-X: 36-52, Boomers: 53-71, and Matures: 72+). While already accompanied by a succinct 1...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Music, Television, Media, Podcasts, Video Games, Entertainment, Advertising Tech, Cloud Storage, US, San Francisco, Tech, United States


The 9 biggest questions about Google’s Stadia game streaming service

is an impressive piece of engineering to be sure: Delivering high definition, high framerate, low latency video to devices like tablets and phones is an accomplishment in itself. But the game streaming services faces serious challenges if it wants to compete with the likes of Xbox and PlayStation, or even plain old PCs and smartphones. Here are our nine biggest questions about what the service will be and how it’ll work. 1. What’s the game selection like? We saw Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (a ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Hardware, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, List, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Game Streaming, Ubisoft


Google Stadia's Only Hardware Is This Special Controller

Today, Google announced its new Stadia game streaming platform that lets gamers play games on pretty much anything with an internet connection. Laptops, desktops, phones, and even TV’s with a Chromecast Ultra attached are all supported. That means there’s no need to go out and buy a new console to get access to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Game Streaming, GDC, Consumer Tech, Stadia, Chromecast Ultra, Streaming Games, Stadia Controller


Google is creating its own first-party game studio

Google just unveiled at a conference in San Francisco, its cloud gaming platform. While most of the conference showcased well-known games you can play on your PC, Xbox One or Playstation 4, the company also announced that it is launching its own first-party game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment. Jade Raymond is going to head the studio and was here to announce the first details. The company is going to work on exclusive games for Stadia. But the studio will have a bigger role than tha...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Gaming, San Francisco, Tech, Ubisoft, Montreal, Gpu, Raymond, Watch Dogs, AMD GPU, Stadia, AMD Radeon RX Vega, Jade Raymond, Stadia Games and Entertainment, Motive Studios for Electronic Arts


Google announces Stadia, its cross-platform game streaming service

At the 2019 Game Developers Conference (FDC) in San Francisco today, Google unveiled Stadia, its all-you-can-play game streaming service. It’s launching sometime this year, first in the US, Canada, UK, and most of Europe. The service will let you play all manner of computer games streamed from Google‘s data centers to your devices running the Chrome browser or ChromeOS platform, or even your TV with a Chromecast plugged in. You won’t need any additional hardware to run Stadia, and you won’t need...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gaming, Apps, Europe, San Francisco, Phil Harrison, US Canada UK


Here’s how you’ll access Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service

Google isn’t launching a gaming console. The company is launching a service instead, . You’ll be able to run a game on a server and stream the video feed to your device. You won’t need to buy new hardware to access Stadia, but Stadia won’t be available on all devices from day one. “With Google, your games will be immediately discoverable by 2 billion people on a Chrome browser, Chromebook, Chromecast, Pixel device. And we have plans to support more browsers and platforms over time,” Google C...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Gaming, Tech, Chromecast, Sundar Pichai, Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Interestingly Google, Google Stadia


Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation

Google announced its new game streaming service Stadia during GDC 2019. Here is all the news from the event, including news on YouTube streaming and quickly accessing your favorite new games. The post Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, Cloud, News, Youtube, Trends, Game Streaming, Stadia, Google Stadia GDC


Google’s Stadia lets you stream big-time games from nearly any device

At GDC 2019, Google unveiled Stadia, a game streaming service that lets you play games on PC, tablets, smartphones, and TVs. Stadia looks to open up gaming to everyone, removing the need to buy additional hardware. The post Google’s Stadia lets you stream big-time games from nearly any device appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Game Streaming, GDC, Stadia


Google’s new Stadia gaming platform is all about streamers

Google and while we’re still waiting to hear more details about how (and when) consumers will be able to access the service, it’s clear that Google clearly kept game streamers in mind when it designed this new service. Indeed, it’s the first modern gaming platform that was clearly designed from the ground up with game streamers in mind. During its presentation today, Google almost spent more time talking about streamers than the games that will be available on the service. Since Google owns...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Gaming, Internet, Youtube, Tech, Digital Media, Twitch, Live Streaming, New Media, World Wide Web, Video Hosting, Stadia, Twitch TV, Ryan Wyatt


Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform kills downloads and lets you play anywhere

Onstage at GDC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s latest big initiative, taking on the entire gaming industry with a live-streaming service called Stadia that will be launching this year. The service will let gamers leave their hefty GPUs and expensive systems behind. Pichai says that the service can be used on devices with a Chrome browser and an internet connection. To Google that means Stadia will launch on desktops, laptops, TVs, tablets and phones. The service will work...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Amd, Gpu, GDC, Sundar Pichai, Live Streaming, Pichai, Stadia, GDC Google, GDC 2019, Google Stadia


Hey Google, Nobody Asked For Google Assistant In Their Games

So, Google’s Stadia game streaming service is here. Along with it comes the all-new Stadia-specific controllers. And on that nifty controller is a button that allows you to launch Google Assistant. What?Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Stadia, Google Assistant, GDC 2019


Google’s new Stadia game controller has a few tricks up its sleeves

Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform , but Google wants to give you a controller to take on all of these displays. Sure, you can use your regular keyboard and mouse or a third-party controller, but Google has also opted to showcase their own Stadia controller. It’s not just a pretty look; Google’s controller connects to Wi-Fi directly rather than your device to reduce latency in input. We didn’t get too many details on exactly how this works, so hopefully we’ll get a more technical breakd...
Tags: Google, TC, Gaming, Tech, GDC, Stadia, GDC 2019, Google Stadia


Google scores a custom AMD GPU to power its Stadia cloud gaming hardware

Google’s new Stadia game streaming service may be great for people who don’t own a powerful PC or console, but those games have to run somewhere — specifically, in a Google datacenter. And the hardware they run on will be largely powered by a custom graphics card from AMD that, on paper at least, puts the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X to shame. In its presentation at GDC today, Google touted its partnership with AMD, which created the unnamed card for integration with its Stadia “instances,” the Lin...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Tech, Streaming, Game Streaming, Amd, Gpu, GDC, AMD GPU, GDC 2019


Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform kills huge downloads

Onstage at GDC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the company’s latest big initiative, taking on the entire gaming industry with a live-streaming service called Stadia. The service will let gamers leave their hefty GPUs and expensive systems behind. Pichai says that the service can be used on devices with a chrome browser and an internet connection. To Google that means Stadia will launch on desktops, laptops, TVs, tablets and phones. At launch Acadia will support 4K at 60fps with surround soun...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Acadia, GDC Google


Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room

Angry Birds is releasing its next entry in the spring of 2019 - with a new spin. Bringing 3D environments and destruction, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs uses augmented reality to add a new dimension to a classic series. The post Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Angry Birds, Rovio, Resolution Games, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs


Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone this spring

Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs took the scenic route to the iPhone. Rovio began flirting with augmented reality on the Magic Leap of all places, releasing First Person Slingshot for the headset last year. Last month, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs hit Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Now, it seems, the AR version of the title is finally ready for a mainstream audience, as Rovio preps the game for a spring release on iOS. The game, developed by Swedish company Resolution Games, builds on the ...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Apps, Tech, Ar, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Htc Vive, Angry Birds, Rovio, Ronkainen, Sami Ronkainen Rovio


TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games

A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game developer through a roundabout deal. According to a business registration filing, Shanghai Mokun has become wholly owned by Beijing Zhaoxi Guangnian, a second-tier subsidiary of Bytedance. Mokun is a mobile game developer ...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Entertainment, China, Tech, Shanghai, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Game Developer, Activision Blizzard, WeChat Tencent, Toutiao, Bytedance, Jinri Toutiao, Tiktok, Games Publisher


Watch Google unveil its mysterious gaming project live right here

Google is holding a press event at the Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM in London and 6 PM in Paris. While many game companies rely on Google Cloud Platform for their server and infrastructure needs, today’s conference is going to be different. The company has been working on something called Project Stream for more than six months. In its initial technical test, the company let you play Assassin’s Creed...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Gaming, London, Developer, San Francisco, Tech, Paris, GDC, Google Cloud Platform, Assassin, Watch Google, AM Pacific Time, Creed Odyssey


How to build The Matrix

Rizwan Virk Contributor Rizwan Virk is executive director of Play Labs @ MIT, a serial entrepreneur and author. Released this month 20 years ago, “ The Matrix” went on to become a cultural phenomenon. This wasn’t just because of its ground-breaking special effects, but because it popularized an idea that has come to be known as the simulation hypothesis . This is the idea that the world we see around us may not be the “real world” at all, but a high-resol...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Column, Elon Musk, Matt Damon, Tech, Earth, Mit, Oxford, Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Smith, Philip K Dick, Keanu Reeves, Emily Blunt, Laurence Fishburne


Here’s how to connect your PlayStation 4 to a smartphone or tablet

Sony built the PlayStation 4 with smartphone and mobile integration in mind. Take a look at our guide for connecting your smartphone or tablet to a PS4, so you can get the most out of the system while on the go. The post Here’s how to connect your PlayStation 4 to a smartphone or tablet appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Ios, Android, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Sony, Playstation 4



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