Gaming

NVIDIA’s new ‘GeForce Now RTX 3080’ streams games at 1440p and 120 fps

NVIDIA has unveiled its next-generation cloud gaming platform called GeForce Now RTX 3080 with "desktop-class latency" and 1440p gaming at up to 120 fps on PC or Mac.

Unity launches Unity Gaming Services to simplify development of cross-platform, multiplayer games

Unity, the platform that enables creators to develop 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles and augmented and virtual reality devices, launched a beta version of Unity Gaming Serv

TechCrunch+ roundup: Automattic TC-1, federal startup grants, ‘getting s*** done day’

Our latest longform look at a notable tech company examines Automattic, “the leading commercial complement to the open-source WordPress publishing platform.”

Analogue aspires to build the definitive OS for retro gaming

Analogue’s much anticipated Pocket retro gaming machine will come with more than just sleek design and the ability to play tons of classic games. The device will be the first with AnalogueOS on

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ will get major updates and ‘Happy Home Paradise’ DLC on November 5

Nintendo announced today that “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has some big updates set for November 5. This includes the arrival of characters from past games like Brewster, Kapp’n a

Core might be the Vegas of the metaverse

A self-described “endless arcade,” Core feels like a 90s cyberpunk fever dream come to life. Half playable game library, half no-code game creator, all neon lights, the new platform is a surprisin

What we can learn from China’s mobile gaming economy

Last year was a big one for China’s mobile scene as app publishers found new audiences and explored new advertising channels, many of which are here to stay.

Twitch takedown: Is extortion the new ransomware?

The nature of the Twitch attack and the shift toward extortion rather than demanding ransoms is serious and significant.

Review: Nintendo Switch OLED is a boon to handheld users but skippable as a home console update

The new version of Nintendo’s hit Switch console is just different enough to justify itself, but hardly a must-buy for any of the millions who bought the launch version. With a bigger, brighter

Twitch streamers respond after huge leak of creator payout data

Twitch confirmed yesterday that a massive cache of internal data, including creator payouts, was published online after a breach. The streaming platform said in a blog post that the leak was caused by

Stephanie Zhan walks through the Rec Room pitch deck that won Sequoia’s investment

Sequoia partner Stephanie Zhan and Nick Fajt, founder and CEO of social gaming platform Rec Room, explained what the venture capital firm looks for in consumer-facing startups.

The metaverse is coming for ‘Squid Game’

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, the time of the week when we niche do

Twitch confirms hack after source code and creator payout data leaks online

A huge cache of source code repositories, creator payouts and other internal data from Twitch has been published online after a data breach, the company has confirmed. In a post on Tuesday (but which

‘Metroid: Dread’ is a tense and fluid return to form for Nintendo’s enduring series

Nintendo seems as unable to let go of its decades-old franchises as it is unwilling to stop reinventing them. But in Metroid: Dread the company has acknowledged that sometimes it really is better not

Co-streaming rolls out to all creators on Facebook Gaming

Co-streaming is rolling out to all users on Facebook’s game-streaming platform Facebook Gaming. The feature will allow users to team up and stream with one another, while enabling viewers to nav

Sora is the final ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ fighter

At the Nintendo Direct livestream a few weeks back, fans speculated that they might learn who the last remaining character in the extensive “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” lineup would be. In

Evil Geniuses CEO on the path toward esports ubiquity

The pandemic brought a new class of gamers online for the very first time, and the gaming space has never been larger or more diverse. At the same time, while esports saw some viewership gains in the

Mobile gaming company Voodoo acquires Beach Bum

French startup Voodoo has made a significant acquisition in the casual mobile gaming market. The company is acquiring Beach Bum, a game studio based in Israel and specialized in tabletop and card game

VC Peter Relan helped launched Discord; now he’s ‘brewing’ two new incubators

Peter Relan is not exactly a household name, but he has seen a lot over the course of his career and enjoyed a fair amount of success. A Stanford grad who logged time at Hewlett-Packard and Oracle bef

Mark Cuban and Coinbase back Eternal, an NFT marketplace for trading Twitch streamer clips

The NFT world collectively seems to be trying to turn internet memories into one big game — with a lot of cash involved, of course. The original “Doge” image sold for $4 million back
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