Gaming

  • Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $60M

    Mobile gaming company Scopely raises $60M

    Scopely just announced that it has raised $60 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Revolution Growth, a firm led by former AOL executives Steve Case and Ted Leonsis (AOL owns TechCrunch), which targets startups outside Silicon Valley and New York. (Scopely is headquartered in Los Angeles.) Revolution’s Donn Davis is joining Scopely’s board of directors, while… Read More

  • 8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

    8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

    Ever since 8bitdo updated their NES30 Pro and other game controllers with Nintendo Switch support, I’ve been using them as the primary way to play on the console. Now at E3, 8bitdo has revealed a new model that might just become the best Switch controller of all time. The SNES30 Pro (and SFC30 Pro, as its Super Famicom coloured variant is called) has all the buttons you need for full… Read More

  • HTC Vive’s second E3 finds VR gaining some AAA steam

    HTC is back at E3 this year for its sophomore turn at the gaming expo, after its first show in 2016 following closely on the heels of the Vive VR headset’s consumer launch. I spoke to HTC VP of VR Dan O’Brien at this year’s E3, to find out a bit about how the company sees the market, its role therein and the state of VR in general now that it’s not the newest kid on… Read More

  • Shadow raises $57 million for its cloud computing service for gamers

    Shadow raises $57 million for its cloud computing service for gamers

    French startup Shadow, also known as Blade, just raised a Series A round of $57.1 million (€51 million). Shadow thinks your next computer is going to be in a data center. Your existing phones, laptops and Shadow’s own device (pictured above) act as a thin client, a window into your virtual machine running on a beefy server in a data center near you. Shadow had already raised $14.6… Read More

  • The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions

    It’s hard to believe that Microsoft was able to make the latest generation Xbox so compact, and yet still so much more powerful. We had the chance to check out the console ourselves, and we were rather impressed. The no-nonsense black box of gaming power is about as simple as it comes where the hardware is concerned, but based on the gameplay we saw at the Microsoft presser yesterday… Read More

  • Nintendo’s upcoming Switch titles include Metroid, Mario, Kirby and an in-progress Pokemon RPG

    Nintendo is back at E3, in much more successful spirits after the sales boom with the Switch’s launch earlier this year. One of the game titles announced include an unnamed and still-in-progress proper Pokemon RPG, built by Game Freaks for the Switch. Updates to other franchises include Metroid Prime 4, Fire Emblem Warriors, a new Kirby title and much-awaited details on the upcoming… Read More

  • Watch the Nintendo E3 Showcase live right here

    Watch the Nintendo E3 Showcase live right here

    The Nintendo Switch has invigorated the gaming community, so it goes without saying that the Nintendo Digital Showcase today is one of the more hotly anticipated events of E3 2017. Unlike some of the other press conferences at the event, Nintendo is holding a purely digital experience, which means we’ll be watching this stream at the exact same time as everyone else. We expect to see a… Read More

  • Hands-on with Far Cry 5 at E3 2017

    Hands-on with Far Cry 5 at E3 2017

    Ubisoft’s next Far Cry game is already surrounded by controversy, and it hasn’t even been released yet. The modern rural Montana setting maybe hits a little bit too close to home for some, but the game was still on display and playable for a short demo, specifically focusing on the companion recruitment system with NPC support characters. The system lets you select between… Read More

  • Dive into Egypt with our first play of Assassin’s Creed Origins

    Dive into Egypt with our first play of Assassin’s Creed Origins

    The Assassin’s Creed series gets its latest instalment with Origins, the new game revealed by Ubisoft this year at E3. I got to spend some time playing the new title on Xbox One X, and it definitely will not disappoint fans of the series in terms of how it plays. It also depends some aspects of combat, and a new arena in-game feature rewards those who enjoy open fighting, as opposed… Read More

  • Sony updates its PlayStation franchises with new Uncharted, Gran Turismo, God of War and others

    Sony has been in control of a solid games catalog, both exclusive and multi-platform for the better part of this console generation. This year’s E3 presentation was no different, with updates to famous franchises like God of War, Gran Turismo, Ace Combat and more. Of course, there were also tons of indie and new studio titles announced for both the PS4 Pro console itself and the PS… Read More

  • Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation live blog

    Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation live blog

    Good evening!! Just over 24 hours after the Xbox One X was revealed, Sony is ready to enter the ring. Of course, the Playstation maker doesn’t seem to have any new hardware to announce, but we expect loads of new games! We’ll be bringing you the action live right here (as long as the Wifi doesn’t crap out). Read More

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