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Valve sets sights on Discord with updates to Steam Chat

Discord has risen among the ranks of gamers as the most common choice for game-related communications. And it's easy to see why: it works well and the competition is pretty dismal. But Valve is lookin

Discord partners with esports teams to launch Verified Servers

Discord, the voice and text chat app for gamers, is today announcing a new partnership with a number of eSports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users kno

Discord shuts down alt-right server and accounts for ToS violations

Popular voice chat platform Discord has shut down several servers and accounts associated with the alt-right for violations of the terms of service. The company announced the enforcement action on Twi

Discord steals gamers from Skype with video chat and screensharing

Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming. It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each o

Gamer chat tool Discord secretly raised ~$50M as insiders cashed out

It’s been a rocky road to glory for Discord, a startup whose iPad battle arena game, “Fates Forever,” earned it a top spot at our 2013 TechCrunch Disrupt show, but wound up flopping with

Gamer chat app Discord hits 25 million users, can now be used in developers’ own games

Jason Citron, who previously founded and sold the early mobile social gaming network OpenFeint, returned to gaming startups with the launch of Discord in May 2015. This voice and text chat app for g

OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

Some founders keep returning to the same ideas over and over in new form. Jason Citron, a lifelong gamer, was the creator of OpenFeint, an early mobile social gaming network that he sold to Japan&#821

Fates Forever-Maker Hammer & Chisel Raises Additional Funding From Tencent, Benchmark

Hammer & Chisel, the core gaming startup founded by Jason Citron, an early pioneer in smartphone gaming, just raised additional funding from Tencent, Benchmark Capital and YouWeb’s 9+. Citron pr

The Road To Disrupt: Bitcovery And Hammer & Chisel

On this week's Road To Disrupt, we're back with Bitcovery and Hammer & Chisel and revisit their on-stage Startup Battlefield presentation at Disrupt SF 2013.

Fates Forever Is League Of Legends Lite For Your iPad

Released earlier this month, TechCrunch Disrupt alum Hammer & Chisel's Fates Forever is a well-executed attempt to bring the MOBA to tablets. It doesn't bring every feature in League of Legends to

MOBA Games Come Of Age On The iPad With Hammer & Chisel’s Fates Forever

Tablets should hold the future of immersive, dedicated gaming. It seems obvious. But it's taken several years for both the caliber of mobile gaming startups and tablet penetration to hit that inflecti

Fates Forever: The Creator Of The First Major iOS Gaming Network Brings MOBA To iPad

After selling early mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million two years ago, lifelong gamer Jason Citron is now setting his ambitions on bringing core gaming to tablets. The iOS