Gaming

  • Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development

    Improbable teams with Google, opens SpatialOS alpha for virtual world development

    Improbable, the London startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz that has been developing a platform for third parties to build virtual and simulated worlds, is today launching the alpha of its first product, SpatialOS. And with it, Improbable is also announcing a strategic partnership with Google, the first part of which will see Google providing its Google Cloud Platform as the backend… Read More

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

    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 gamers — a challenger to incumbents like Skype and Teamspeak — has since grown to 25 million registered users, who are sending 100 million messages per day across its platform. Read More

  • Gifts for the many varieties of gamer in your life

    I’m a gamer, you’re a gamer, she’s a gamer, we’re pretty much all gamers these days. But we probably aren’t the same kind of gamer. Here are a few ideas on what games you should get friends and loved ones whose playing preferences differ from your own. Read More

  • This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

    This clever dot screen is a fun widget for your high-tech hipster office

    Look, it’s 2016. A cereal bar, pet grooming station, nap pod, and ping pong hovel aren’t enough to get a young programmer’s guts boiling. You need something unique. You need a flip disk system. This system, created by a BreakfastNY, is basically a modern version of those massive analog-digital signs you used to see in airports. Each pixel flips from dark to light (or dark… Read More

  • Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

    Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

    After months of speculations and rumors that the deal was all but closed, we finally have confirmation that DraftKings and FanDuel will merge into one company. The move is being called a “strategic merger of equals.” While the company isn’t yet announcing how the combined organization will be structured, we do know that DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will become CEO of the… Read More

  • Getting an NES Classic Edition today may be tough

    Getting an NES Classic Edition today may be tough

    The elections may have divided America, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: we all want to buy Nintendo’s new NES Classic Edition. Well, today’s the day: the re-lease of the Nintendo Entertainment System, which ships with 30 pre-installed games for $59.99, is hitting both retailers and online stores starting today, Friday. November 11th in the U.S. Unfortunately… Read More

  • Twitch’s new video ads can’t be blocked

    Twitch’s new video ads can’t be blocked

    Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming platform which is today used by over 2 million broadcasters, announced today its plans to begin selling video ads in its partners’ live streams which can’t be blocked by third-party ad blockers. These ads will roll out this week, and will be delivered through Twitch’s new SureStream video technology platform, which also offers… Read More

  • Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

    Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

    Think back to the last time you had to do a corporate training. More likely than not it was a frustrating experience that you simply tried to survive rather than learn from. (If you feel otherwise, I’m genuinely worried about you). With $27 million in fresh funding led by JMI Equity and BDC Capital, Axonify, wants to hack your brain to help everyone get away with doing less while taking… Read More

  • Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm launches a games studio

    Post-App Store developer platform Blackstorm launches a games studio

    Whenever a new developer and compute platform comes along — whether that’s the mobile phone or a VR headset — games are quick to follow as one of the first ever use cases. That’s the case now with Blackstorm, a development platform that’s geared toward different platforms like Messengers and the browser that can easily be accessed without having to download a… Read More