Gaming

Rooms, a 3D design app and ‘cozy game,’ gets a major update as users jump to 250K

Five months ago, Rooms, a 3D design platform made by ex-Google employees, launched its beta version on the App Store. Today, the free iOS app is getting a big update that will bring a wave of new disc

Pitch Deck Teardown: SuperScale’s $5.4M Series A deck

The company is promising to make marketing for games easier, and we know that great marketing is one of the crucial differences between an OK outcome and a smash-hit success.

What’s next for Twitch? A big app redesign and more social sharing

In an open letter published on Wednesday, Twitch CEO Dan Clancy outlined the livestreaming company’s plans for 2024, with a focus on helping streamers grow their audiences even when they aren’

Sling TV now lets customers play free arcade games while watching live TV content

DISH-owned streaming service Sling TV announced today the launch of its new gaming platform called “Arcade,” featuring classic arcade games like Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Sweet Sugar, Solitaire Cl

k-ID launches a solution that helps game developers comply with ever-changing child safety regulations

Making a video game successful is already hard. Doing so while complying with the growing number of child safety laws and regulations around the world is an almost insurmountable task. A new technolog

As VCs slow gaming investments, Frost Giant turns to community for fresh capital

The company's decision to test the waters for an equity crowdfunding round comes after it sold several million dollars worth of goodies to its fanbase on Kickstarter earlier this year.

Tencent’s gaming cash cow Honor of Kings sets sights on MENA

Honor of Kings, Tencent’s massively popular mobile game, has its eye set on the international market in 2024. Starting on February 21, the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game will be ava

Netflix Games gains traction with installs up 180% year-over-year in 2023, thanks to GTA and others

Just over two years ago, Netflix announced it would enter a new business: gaming. Amid a mobile gaming market dominated by free-to-play and ad-supported business models, Netflix’s plan was to ma

This startup bets that looking like Bane is the future of gaming

We previewed Skyted’s voice-capturing mask last week, but when I came across the startup at CES 2024, I had to check it out for myself in person. You can read all about the tech in our previous

Quick! Get these last-minute gifts for the gamer in your life

2023 was an absolute unit of a year for gaming. No one could possibly have played all the awesome titles that came out across platforms. I certainly didn’t. But that also means that you have opt

The animated VTuber Ironmouse won Content Creator of the Year at the Game Awards

This year at the Game Awards, the coveted Content Creator of the Year award went to Ironmouse, a fan-favorite VTuber. It marks the first time that an animated character has won the award, showing how

Grand Theft Auto VI trailer breaks MrBeast’s record for most YouTube views in 24 hours

In just 22 hours, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI has racked up 85 million views, breaking a MrBeast video’s record for most YouTube views in 24 hours. That ranking excludes music vide

Microsoft is in talks with partners about launching an Xbox mobile store

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer says Microsoft is talking to partners about launching an Xbox mobile store, as first reported by Bloomberg. Spencer made the comment during an interview at the CCXP c

Netflix gets a major win with GTA: The Trilogy coming to its mobile games roster

With a Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer on the horizon, Netflix just got its hands on Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition, the company announced today. GTA: The Trilog

YouTube launches more than 30 ‘Playables’ mini-games for Premium users

YouTube is expanding its games ambition by rolling out access to a set of online games for Premium users after first testing them with select users back in September. The Google-owned company has star

After two ambitious years, TikTok parent ByteDance starts mass layoffs in gaming

ByteDance’s gaming ambition has been an expensive, short-lived pursuit. In late 2021, the TikTok parent’s plans for video games came into the spotlight after it became one of the firm&#821

Powder, an AI clipping tool for gaming, can detect when a creator yells during a stream

Powder, AI-powered clipping software that takes highlights from gaming streams and turns them into short-form videos, will soon be able to detect shouting for gamers to create even better montages. Th

Bazooka Tango nabs $5M to develop tactical collectible card game ‘Shardbound’

Bazooka Tango — a gaming studio founded by former Rockstar and Riot developers — raised $5 million in a funding round led by BITKRAFT Ventures. The proceeds will be put toward Shardbound, the upco

After 50,000 hours, this AI can play Pokémon Red

Almost 10 years ago, the online phenomenon “Twitch Plays Pokémon” convened over a million people to play Pokémon Red at the same time, with each player’s keystrokes registering as commands for

Netflix’s cloud gaming service begins tests in US

Netflix is beginning to test its cloud gaming service in the U.S. after initially launching limited trials in Canada and the U.K. The service, an expansion on the company’s mobile gaming efforts
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