Snowman, the studio behind Alto’s Adventure, debuts wingsuit game Laya’s Horizon exclusively with Netflix

Snowman, the mobile game studio behind Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, has launched its latest title called Laya’s Horizon exclusively with Netflix. The wingsuit game sees players mastering

Wreak havoc on your favorite streamer’s game with Crowd Control

You’re streaming the Sims to your loyal Twitch followers when suddenly, a fire ignites in the middle of your virtual home. As you scramble to put out the fire before the Sim firefighters arrive,

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom preview

Breath of the Wild never ends. It just sort of sputters to a halt. You spend weeks or months preparing for that final climactic battle, and when you’re ready, you go head-to-head with the giant, sha

UK blocks Microsoft’s planned $68.7B Activision bid, saying it would ‘substantially weaken competition’

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it intends to block Microsoft’s megabucks Activision acquisition, concluding that such a merger would create “&#8230

Yahoo acquires social sports betting app Wagr

Yahoo today announced that it has acquired Wagr, a three-year-old social sports betting startup based out of Nashville. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TechCrunch, whose parent company happens t

SEGA workers are forming a union

A group of 144 workers are forming a union at SEGA’s American headquarters in Irvine, California. SEGA follows in the footsteps of workers at other gaming companies like Microsoft-owned ZeniMax

Why the $830M gaming fund Bitkraft is bullish on Asia

With $830 million in assets under management, Bitkraft Ventures has built a name for backing early- to mid-stage web3 games and other immersive technologies. After eight years of investing mostly in t

Epic buys Brazil-based game developer Aquiris to boost Fortnite

Epic Games is expanding its footprint in Latin America with the purchase of Aquiris, a Brazilian game company. Aquiris will become Epic Games Brasil, giving the social gaming giant a foothold in the c

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will launch on Netflix and other platforms on July 12

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, the follow-up to the supernatural thriller Oxenfree, will launch on July 12 on mobile, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam. The game was developed by Nig

Niantic is making a real-world ‘Monster Hunter’ game

While Pokémon GO is still Niantic’s most popular game, the company is trying to diversify its portfolio of games by announcing a new game. Niantic announced a partnership with Capcom today to l

Sega to acquire Angry Birds-maker Rovio for $775M

Japanese gaming giant Sega has confirmed that it’s buying Finland’s Rovio in an all-cash deal worth €706 million ($775 million). News first emerged back in January that Israeli mobile ga

Spotify is shutting down Heardle, the Wordle-like music guessing game it bought last year

Spotify is closing down Heardle, the Wordle-inspired music guessing game it acquired last July for an undisclosed sum. Similar to Wordle, Heardle offers players six tries to guess a popular song &#821

Fortnite players are getting a new Coachella-themed destination

After rolling out Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite last year, Coachella is expanding even further into gaming with the launch of Coachella Island, a new destination in Fortnite that all

South Korea fines Google $32M for blocking developers from releasing games on rival’s platform  

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has fined Alphabet’s Google 42.1 billion won (~ $32 million) for blocking developers from releasing mobile video games on a Korean competitor platform ca

Messenger adds multiplayer games you can play during video calls

Facebook Gaming, a division of Meta, has announced that you can now play games during video calls on Messenger. At launch, there are 14 free-to-play games available in Messenger video calls on iOS, An

Saudi’s Savvy Games Group to acquire mobile games company Scopely for $4.9 billion

Savvy Games Group, a games and esports company that is part of the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund, has agreed to acquire mobile games studio Scopely for $4.9 billion. Founded in 2011, Sco

Spiraling costs are killing the mobile gaming space

The moat between new developers and the establishment is prohibitively wide and deep, and it starts with costs.

Nintendo and mobile games company DeNA launch Nintendo Systems

Back in November, Nintendo and app developer DeNA announced its joint venture company called Nintendo Systems, which is meant to help reinforce Nintendo’s business and “create value-added services

Artie sidesteps the app stores by putting high-quality games in your browser

When you play a game, how do you play it? Monopoly or Settlers of Catan around the dining table? Mario Kart on your Nintendo Switch? Assassin’s Creed on your Xbox? Among Us on your phone? Usually, t

Pokémon GO will raise the price of remote raid passes

Pokémon GO is raising the price of remote raid passes, the mobile game announced today. Players used to be able to buy one pass for 100 coins (about $1) or three passes for 250 coins (about $2.50), b
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