Gaming

Samsung’s cloud gaming hub brings Xbox, Twitch and more to newest smart TVs

Samsung announced yesterday that it is bridging its hardware and software for a better gaming experience, bringing the Samsung Gaming Hub to its 2022 lineup of smart TVs and monitors. Game streaming c

Activision Blizzard shareholders reject board seat for employees

As Activision Blizzard faces numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations, employee activists have rallied to get a seat on the company board to represent the voice of the staff. Despite maj

Immutable launches $500M fund to boost web3 gaming adoption

The crypto gaming industry is continuing to grow in popularity as more capital is deployed in the space and traditional Web 2.0 gaming studios look to enter the web3 market. Immutable, an Australia-ba

Crypto founders face falling valuations, pulled deals amid market volatility

VCs are playing with web3 founders’ hearts, wallets and valuations as the market shifts to a VC-friendly landscape

Sony launches its new game subscription service PlayStation Plus in North and South America

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that gamers from North and South America can now explore the newest version of its PlayStation Plus game subscription service, which now has one monthly

Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Shadow and Bone’ and more

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to some of Netflix’s most popular TV shows, includ

Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the ne

Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord

Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The

Meta brings game development platform Crayta to Facebook Gaming’s cloud streaming service

Meta announced today that it’s bringing Roblox-like Crayta, a game development platform that lets you build and play games with your friends in real time, to Facebook Gaming’s cloud stream

Solana launches $100M investment and grant fund for South Korean web3 startups

Solana Ventures and Solana Foundation have set up a $100 million investment and grant fund to deploy capital into South Korean web3 startups.

Amazon is launching an invite-based ordering option, starting with the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Amazon is launching a new invite-based ordering experience for high-demand, low-supply products. The company told TechCrunch that the purpose of the new option is to help prevent inventory shortages a

Netflix is adding four more games this month, including Exploding Kittens

Netflix has announced four more games that are launching on its platform this month, including a new Exploding Kittens game that is based on a popular card game and will also be tied to an upcoming Ne

Take-Two completes $12.7B acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga

Take-Two has completed its $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga, the company announced on Monday. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Zynga shareholders received $3.50 in cash an

Lightspeed’s Mercedes Bent on why the metaverse isn’t overhyped

On the Chain Reaction podcast this week, we dove into a topic that tends to stir up strong emotions, even from those outside the crypto space — the metaverse. Mercedes Bent, an investor at Light

TikTok is gearing up for games, including interactive minigames for TikTok LIVE

TikTok is already one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms, where it’s even overtaken YouTube on watch time in select markets and sports over 1 billion monthly active user

Andreessen Horowitz debuts $600 million fund for games investments

Andreessen Horowitz is launching a new vertical fund exclusively focused on opportunities in the games industry. The new $600 million fund brings a pool of dedicated capital and a new internal structu

Meta begins testing optional end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app

Meta is testing end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app, the company announced in a blog post. With the rollout of this test, the company is launching optional end-to-end encryption for Me

Fall Guys is going free-to-play, coming to Switch and Xbox on June 21

Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store on June 21, developer Mediatonic announced on Monday. The ga

Sony confirms its new PlayStation Plus tiers will launch on June 13, reveals list of games

Sony announced today that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tiers will launch in the United States on June 13th. The new PlayStation Plus tiers offer similar benefits to Microsoft&#821

Nintendo says it now has more than 100 million annual playing users

Nintendo has revealed that it now has more than 100 million annual playing users. The company shared the new milestone as part of its fiscal year financial results for the period ending in March 2022.
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