Kids on Roblox are hosting protests for Palestine

In the Lego-like world of Roblox, about a hundred blocky avatars march through a lamplit street, wielding Palestine flags that are larger than their own animated bodies. Characters dressed like cartoo

Two years after pausing service, Roblox China cuts a small number of staff

Roblox China was once full of promise. Since its localized platform, which is a joint effort with Tencent, abruptly halted operation nearly two years ago, the company has been quiet about its standing

For Roblox avatars, it’s something old and something new

Roblox has been around for a long time. The online game platform first launched in 2006 — just two years after vanilla World of Warcraft hit (the first time) and three years after Second Life, a now

Roblox is launching on Meta Quest VR headsets today

Roblox is launching on Meta Quest VR headsets today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the company’s Connect event. The announcement comes as Roblox, a major player in the metaverse space, w

Walmart returns to Roblox after its first games were attacked by consumer advocacy groups

Walmart is returning to Roblox, but this time with a virtual world where gamers can discover new virtual items and accessories to personalize their experience, not browse or shop items from Walmart it

Roblox cuts 30 on talent acquisition team as hiring slows

Roblox, the community-focused gaming platform popular amongst kids, has downsized a substantial portion of its talent acquisition team, signaling a shift in the company’s focus from expansion to

Roblox acquires voice moderation startup Speechly

Two years after announcing voice chat was coming to Roblox, the gaming company has acquired a voice tech startup, Speechly, offering voice chat moderation, real-time transcription and Voice API that l

Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar joins Roblox’s board

Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has joined the board of directors at the online gaming platform company Roblox. The appointment, which was effective as of September 13, will see Kilar joining board

Roblox is launching avatar-based voice calls with facial motion tracking

At its annual developer’s conference, Roblox detailed its near-future plans to expand beyond its identity as a game platform for kids. The company is already pushing into new demographics — Ro

Roblox faces a new class action lawsuit alleging it facilitates child gambling

In a new class action lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California this week, two parents accuse Roblox of illegally facilitating child gambling. While gambling is not allowed on the platform,

Roblox is coming to Meta Quest VR headsets

Meta announced today that Roblox is coming to Meta Quest VR headsets, starting with an open beta that will be available on App Lab in the coming weeks. Roblox, a major player in the metaverse space, w

Roblox invites its community to build mature experiences for 17+ users

Roblox is well aware that its young users are getting older, and the company is making every effort to grow up along with them. The platform, once synonymous with younger kids, announced Tuesday that

Roku, Roblox and others disclose their exposure to SVB in SEC filings

The fallout from the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is impacting a range of startups and larger firms including, as we know now from SEC filings, publicly traded companies like Roku, Roblox, Quotient

Roblox wants to let people build virtual worlds just by typing

AI chatbots can spit out convincing — if at times overconfident — natural language responses, but what if an AI could build custom virtual worlds based on a text description alone? Roblox is explo

In a boost for the ‘metaverse,’ Roblox stock pops 25% after strong Q4 earnings

It looks like the metaverse is doing okay. No, not the one Meta is trying to make happen in VR — the gaming platform Roblox is where the kids are still spending their money, apparently. After re

TikTok is crushing YouTube in annual study of kids’ and teens’ app usage

For another year in a row, TikTok has found itself as the social app kids and teens are spending the most time using throughout the day, even outpacing YouTube. According to an ongoing annual review o

Roblox to host a free virtual Super Bowl concert featuring Saweetie

Hip-hop artist Saweetie is performing exclusively in Roblox for the NFL’s Super Bowl LVII pregame on February 10, the National Football League announced today. The virtual concert will take place at

Consumer advocacy groups want Walmart’s Roblox game audited for ‘stealth marketing’ to kids

A number of consumer advocacy groups have a problem with Walmart’s entry into the metaverse. The online retailer last fall announced the launch of two new virtual worlds on Roblox, Walmart Land

Roblox taps former Google Play VP for creator role

As Roblox bets big on the future of user-generated content, the online game platform ubiquitous in the under-13 age group is staffing up accordingly. The company announced Tuesday that it has hired fo

Roblox may arrive on Meta Quest later this year

It appears that Roblox, a major player in the metaverse space, could be getting its moment to shine on Meta’s virtual reality headset. According to The Verge’s Command Line newsletter, sources say
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