Gaming

  • Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter

    Use Nintendo Switch controllers with the NES Classic with this adapter

    Nintendo Switch controllers are flexible, if flawed — the latest hardware they work with is the NES Classic, via 8bitdo’s $17 Retro Receiver, and a new firmware update available now for that little dongle. The wireless accessory already lets you connect a range of Bluetooth controllers to your NES Classic, including 8bitdo’s own NES30 controller replica, and PlayStation 4, Wii… Read More

  • Twitch introduces Pulse, its very own gamer news feed

    Twitch introduces Pulse, its very own gamer news feed

    With the introduction of its own in-house social stream, Twitch hopes users won’t stray too far beyond its purple walls. Twitch’s newest feature is called Pulse and will collect into one big gaming-obsessed feed the real-time social happenings of everyone you follow. Read More

  • Why Nintendo Switch is amazing now, despite a small launch game lineup

    Why Nintendo Switch is amazing now, despite a small launch game lineup

    Nintendo’s Switch feels almost like a minimum viable product when it comes to software – the menu, when you boot the console initially, looks like a placeholder with big, empty square blocks suggesting some future software arrival. This is where games you download or insert via cartridge would show up, but it feels very work-in-progress. Jump to the store and the situation’s… Read More

  • AppOnboard offers fast, playable mobile ads

    AppOnboard offers fast, playable mobile ads

    AppOnboard is betting that the best ad for a mobile game is the game itself. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Zweig (who was previously CEO at AdColony, which was acquired by Opera) said that this addresses a big need for game developers, namely the fact that they spend lots of money promoting their apps, only to find that users give up during the initial tutorial. AppOnboard’s solution is… Read More

  • Gaming/learning platform Kahoot! hits 1B players

    Gaming/learning platform Kahoot! hits 1B players

    In its ongoing mission to make learning great again, Kahoot! today hit a number of stats few companies can brag about: The company celebrates 40 million monthly active users and a total of 1 billion players moving through its platform over the past four years. Read More

  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers work on PC, Mac and Android

    Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers work on PC, Mac and Android

    The Nintendo Switch’s Bluetooth controllers work with a range of different platforms, it turns out – making for some of the most flexible console controllers currently available. The Xbox One and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers can also connect to a range of devices using Bluetooth, but the Joy-Cons seem to be ready to use with Macs out of the box with no additional software… Read More

  • Mixed reality arcades are the next big market opportunity — but not for VCs Crunch Network

    Mixed reality arcades are the next big market opportunity — but not for VCs

    Mixed reality arcades can be a huge boon for VR adoption, and I’m confident there will be profitable ventures created in these immersive arcade experiences. But the path to profitability will be a long one. Because VCs typically shy away from capex-intensive industries, I don’t see VCs as the right backers to see these exciting experiences to market. Read More