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Amazon spent 6 years and tens of millions of dollars making a huge new game that flopped and was pulled from stores weeks after its launch (AMZN)

On May 20, Amazon launched "Crucible," a major new video game that was in development for over five years. One week later, the game completely dropped off the charts. One month later, and Amazon outright pulled the game from availability and put it back into "closed beta" — a term used in game development to signify a game isn't complete. "Crucible" is the latest attempt from Amazon to push into the lucrative video game industry, which it has repeatedly failed to achieve. Visit Business Inside...
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World Championship 2020: Barry Hearn hopes to have spectators at Crucible

Barry Hearn is hopeful some fans will be able to attend the delayed World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
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After Lackluster Launch, Amazon Pulls 'Crucible' Back Into Closed Beta Weeks After Game's Release

Little more than a month after a much-hyped entry into big-budget video games, Amazon is pulling back "Crucible," its new free-to-play PC shooter, and moving the title to closed beta. From a report: "Crucible" is developed by Amazon-owned Relentless Studios, and in a blog post on Tuesday, franchise lead Colin Johanson cited the need to "focus on providing the best possible experience for our players as we continue to make the game better." The game has failed to generate much positive traction. ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Johanson, Crucible, Relentless Studios, Colin Johanson


Amazon’s Crucible, released in May, returning to closed beta

The developer will be working on improvements in the meantime
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Amazon launched a major game in May, and it flopped — now, the company is pulling the game from stores and putting it back in 'closed beta' (AMZN)

On May 20, Amazon launched a major new video game that was in development for over five years: "Crucible." Just one week later, the game completely dropped off the charts and was deemed to be a flop out of the gate. Now, Amazon is pulling the game from digital storefronts and putting the game back in "closed beta" — a term used in game development to signify a game isn't complete. " Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon, the biggest company in the world, launched a big-bu...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Crucible, Ben Gilbert


Somehow Crucible Is Not the Biggest Amazon Screw Up, But It's Trying

A month after Amazon released its flagship third-person shooter/MOBA/battle royal/what the heck even is this game, Crucible, the company has unreleased it due to copious amounts of negative feedback. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” said the Crucible team in a blog this morning. All current…Read more...
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Amazon’s Crucible: 5 essential tips and tricks to start playing

Looking to dominate a game of Amazon's PvP shooter Crucible? These tips and tricks can help you get the win.
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, MOBA, Video Games, Trends, How-to, Crucible, Amazon Games, Cruicible


Amazon's Crucible isn't a perfect game, but it'll keep you coming back

We wanted to see what the hubbub was about, and after some first impressions, we took a deeper dive. What we found was a game with a lot of fun mechanics and characters. And despite some issues that could be improved, Crucible kept us coming back.
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New Shooter Crucible Launch Trailer Revealed By Amazon Games

New shooter Crucible launch trailer revealed by Amazon Games Amazon Games has debuted the launch trailer for its free-to-lay competitive team-based shooter Crucible, which is now available for download on Steam and PC! The trailer can be viewed in the player below while the game can be downloaded here! RELATED: New The Last of Us Part II BTS Video Highlights Sequel’s Gameplay Developed by Amazon Games’ Relentless Studios, Crucible sees players work with teammates to hunt their opponents an...
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Crucible, Amazon’s new online shooter: Alexa, does this game have a chance? (ars technica)

Enlarge / Crucible launches this week as a free-to-play PC shooter with a real "Guardians of the Galaxy meets Overwatch" vibe. (credit: Amazon Game Studios / Relentless) After eight years of existence, you might expect Amazon Game Studios to have a wealth of game launches under its belt—especially after hiring famed game-industry veterans to lead some of its teams. But the Amazon Game Studios story has mostly been about delays, cancellations, staff turnover, and lukewarm launches. Hence, the p...
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What to know before you play Crucible, Amazon’s free-to-play shooter

It looks a lot like Overwatch, but unique modes give it a twist.
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Trends, Crucible, Crucible Amazon


Amazon’s secret cloud-gaming service, Project Tempo, possibly delayed to 2021

Coronavirus has pushed back online retailer's gaming debut
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Trends, New World, Cloud Gaming, Crucible, Project Tempo


Amazon will finally launch its first big-budget video games in May (AMZ)

Amazon says it intends to release its first original, big-budget video games in May, according to a New York Times report. One title is a sci-fi shooter called "Crucible," while the other is a massively-multiplayer online fantasy title called "New World." Both had already been announced, but have been delayed by the coronavirus. The video game industry has long been in Amazon's sights, with the tech giant also reported to be developing a cloud-based gaming service codenamed "Project Tempo." Bi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, America, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Crucible


World Championship 2019: Judd Trump beats John Higgins 18-9 in Crucible final

Judd Trump wins his maiden World Championship title after beating John Higgins 18-9 in a supreme display at the Crucible.
Tags: UK, News, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Crucible


World Championship 2019: Judd Trump leads John Higgins 16-9 in Crucible final

Judd Trump needs two more frames to claim his maiden World Championship title after opening up a 16-9 lead against John Higgins.
Tags: News, John Higgins, Judd Trump, Crucible


World Championship 2019: Shaun Murphy records 10-0 win at Crucible

Former champion Shaun Murphy dishes out the biggest defeat in Crucible history against qualifier Luo Honghao.
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Founder of 2K Games Christoph Hartmann New VP of Amazon Games

Games industry veteran Christoph Hartmann will take over as Vice President of Amazon Game Studios, according to an announcement made on Tuesday. Hartmann is the former president of Take-Two Interactive, where he remained for 20 years, and the founder of 2K games. He led the teams behind “Borderlands,” “Bioshock,” and others. For Amazon, Hartmann will oversee […]
Tags: News, Hartmann, New World, Crucible, Amazon Game Studios, Amazon Games, 2K Games, Take-two Interactive, Christoph Hartmann, Borderlands Bioshock, Amazon Hartmann


An Interview with Christopher Schwarz, Part 2: The Anarchist Toolmaker

It's 1996, it's nighttime and Christopher Schwarz is underneath an office desk in Frankfort, Kentucky, sleeping. With both a Bachelors and a Masters in journalism and a few years of work experience, Schwarz is struggling to get his local newspaper startup off of the ground, and the workload demands overnight stays at the office.Fast-forward to 2017 and Schwarz is underneath a Roman workbench, wide awake, inside the Saalburg, a reconstructed Roman fort outside of Frankfurt, Germany. "I spent a lo...
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‘Destiny 2’ set to add private multiplayer matches in 2018

Destiny 2 will add private multiplayer matches as an option in 2018, allowing players to test their skills against friends. There is currently no way to play against another player in one-on-one matches. The post ‘Destiny 2’ set to add private multiplayer matches in 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Multiplayer, Destiny, Bungie, Crucible


Face the ‘Destiny 2’ Trials of the Nine PVP challenge at 10 a.m. PT today

Bungie has teased the Trials of the Nine Crucible event for 'Destiny 2', replacing the weekly Trials of Osiris from the first game. The inaugural Trials of the Nine launches today, September 15, at 10 a.m. PT. The post Face the ‘Destiny 2’ Trials of the Nine PVP challenge at 10 a.m. PT today appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Face ‘Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine PVP challenge at 10 a.m. PT today

Bungie has teased the Trials of the Nine Crucible event for 'Destiny 2', replacing the weekly Trials of Osiris from the first game. The inaugural Trials of the Nine launches today, September 15, at 10 a.m. PT. The post Face ‘Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine PVP challenge at 10 a.m. PT today appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Activision, Bungie, PVP, Crucible, Destiny 2, Trials of the Nine


Here is our ‘Destiny 2’ Crucible beginner’s guide

Ready to try out Destiny 2's competitive Crucible mode but don't know where to start? Here is what you need to know to get the edge over your opponents and lead your team to victory. The post Here is our ‘Destiny 2’ Crucible beginner’s guide appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Multiplayer, Tips, Tricks, Guide, Destiny, Bungie, Crucible, Competitive


Dominate multiplayer with our ‘Destiny 2’ Crucible guide

Ready to try out Destiny 2's competitive Crucible mode but don't know where to start? Here is what you need to know to get the edge over your opponents and lead your team to victory. The post Dominate multiplayer with our ‘Destiny 2’ Crucible guide appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Multiplayer, Tips, Tricks, Guide, Destiny, Bungie, Crucible, Competitive


‘Destiny 2’: Our First Take

Though Bungie is positioning ‘Destiny 2’ as a sequel, much of the game will feel familiar to players of the original. Thankfully, the improvements make sense, retaining its predecessors strengths while working on weaknesses. The post ‘Destiny 2’: Our First Take appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, First Person Shooter, Bungie, Crucible, Destiny 2, Nessos


World Championship 2017: Mark Selby leads John Higgins in Crucible final

Mark Selby dominates John Higgins to take a 13-11 lead heading into the last session of the World Championship final.
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World Championship 2017: John Higgins leads Mark Selby in Crucible final

Four-time winner John Higgins leads 2016 champion Mark Selby 6-2 after the first session of the World Championship final.
Tags: News, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Crucible


Fu to face Selby in Crucible quarter-finals

Marco Fu edges past 2010 champion Neil Robertson 13-11 to reach his fourth World Championship quarter-final.
Tags: Sport, Selby, Neil Robertson, Marco Fu, Fu, Crucible


Our ‘Destiny’ multiplayer guide will help you catch up in the Crucible

In 'Destiny,' the Crucible is what separates the wheat from the chaff. Use this guide to get a better sense of how multiplayer PvP works, and how you should prepare yourself before entering the arena. The post Our ‘Destiny’ multiplayer guide will help you catch up in the Crucible appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Guide, Destiny, Crucible


Red Scare: "Sweeney Todd" and "The Crucible" at Glimmerglass

Read Part I of the Glimmerglass Weekend reviews here. With its commitment to producing an American musical in rep with three traditional operas, the Glimmerglass Festival next presented Stephen Sondheim's macabre Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Premiered in 1979 with a cast headed by Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury, Sweeney, the story of a formerly-exiled barber with a vendetta and thirst for blood (and hunger for meat pies), is one of the musicals most commonly produced by opera...
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Crucible set for world contract extension as Mark Selby takes lead in final

• Sheffield venue poised for new deal to host snooker’s premier tournament• Ding Junhui recovers from early nerves to trail 10-7 after first day’s playMark Selby and Ding Junhui were involved in a titanic tussle on the first day of the world championship final and the good news for snooker fans is that a deal is about to be announced that will keep the event at the Crucible Theatre, the game’s spiritual home since 1977.The contract with The Crucible comes to an end next year and there had been s...
Tags: Sport, Sheffield, Snooker, World Snooker Championship, Selby, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui, Crucible