Gaming

Microsoft’s new Mixer Create app lets you live stream games from your phone

Microsoft’s mobile game streaming app Mixer Create is launching out of beta testing today on iOS and Android, allowing gamers to broadcast the games they’re playing right from their phone.

Overwatch finally adds Deathmatch and it kind of sucks

I haven’t played another FPS besides Overwatch in months, which makes me qualified to state that Overwatch is the best FPS on the market. That said, until today, it was lacking a deathmatch mode

A 3D-printed adapter makes it easier to play the Nintendo Switch one-handed

Engineer Julio Vazquez wanted to help his friend Rami Wehbe play the Nintendo Switch after he lost the use of his right hand due to a cerebrovascular accident. Wehbe couldn’t play Breath Of The

Nintendo’s SNES Classic Mini will let you rewind games to tackle tricky spots

The SNES Mini is already causing heaps of FOMO anxiety thanks to pre-orders that are selling out near-instantly, but if any of us DO end up getting our hands on one, the console will have a neat trick

Twitch acquired video indexing platform ClipMine to power new discovery features

In an announcement about a set of new discovery tools, Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch also unveiled that it recently acquired Palo Alto-based video indexing platform ClipMine. The start

Spotify arrives on Xbox One

Earlier this month, reports confirmed a Spotify app for Microsoft’s Xbox One was in internal beta testing. Today, that app is becoming publicly available. The new Spotify app for the Xbox One is

Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

Y Combinator-backed, MIT spin-out Escher Reality is building a cross-platform toolkit and custom backend for mobile AR developers -- aiming to lower the barrier to entry to building “compelling expe

Sequoia Asia venture partner Yinglan Tan has left to start his own VC firm

Yinglan Tan, a Sequoia venture partner based out of Singapore, has left the firm following a five-year stint and is now launching his own fund. Both Tan and Sequoia confirmed that he departed earlier

A history of video game console failures

The history of console gaming is littered with high-profile flops, middling also-rans and vaporware never-weres. In fact, the stories of console failures are perhaps even more compelling than the tale

Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF).

Finding Andy Cunningham

A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale in Brooklyn and found a stack of Nintendo Power magazines. Nintendo Power, for the non-80s kids, was a magazine produced by Nintendo from 1988 to 2012. It wa

Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom

On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mo

Twitch’s mobile app is adding live streaming, dark mode and more

Amazon-owned game-streaming site Twitch today announced a series of changes coming soon to its mobile application, the most notable of which is the ability for broadcasters to stream directly to their

Arms brings the punch to the Nintendo Switch

Arms, a flagship Nintendo Switch title from the same folks who brought us Splatoon, is a fighting game only Nintendo could release. The object of the game, as in many fighting games, is to knock down

Hasbro launches a subscription service for games

Toy company Hasbro is belatedly entering the subscription service market with today’s launch of Hasbro Gaming Crate – a service that ships a themed box containing three board games to user

Samsung’s new top-end curved gaming monitors are sporting HDR, QLED and AMD FreeSync 2

Samsung is updating its curved gaming monitor lineup with a slew of new technologies. Coming in 27, 31.5 and 49-inch versions, they’re called the C27HG70, C32HG70 and C49HG90, respectively. They

Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. Are color-corrected displays a gimmick, or do they help the editors and creatives who hope th

Twitch expands game sales to more streamers

In March, video game streaming site Twitch introduced a new way for its streamers to make money: by selling games directly to their fans. Initially, however, that feature was only available to Twitch&

Nintendo’s Switch Online service will cost $20 per year and launch in 2018

Important news for Switch owners, Nintendo has spoken up to confirm a number of details around the online service for its new console. Online is an essential component to gaming these days, and the S

Nintendo shares hit 8-year high as cult title Monster Hunter is announced for Switch

Nintendo is unleashing a monster title on the Switch — quite literally — after Capcom revealed plans to bring its Monster Hunter franchise to the console with the upcoming M
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