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HBO Max releases ‘The Last of Us’ trailer to bring more gamers to the streaming service

HBO’s “The Last of Us” is the latest TV series adapted from a video game that aims to bring more gamers to the streaming service. Today, the first full trailer of “The Last of Us” was re

Video game coaching marketplace Metafy cuts 23% of staff despite doubling revenue

Metafy, a marketplace for video game coaching, laid off 23% of its staff last week, primarily impacting product, design and engineering teams, founder Joshua Fabian confirmed in an e-mail to TechCrunc

Disdain for NFTs in video games is part of a slow green revolution

NFTs aside, the video game industry is often left out when we talk about industries that have a major impact on the environment.

Twitch founder Justin Kan: Web3 games don’t need to lure players with profit

Top crypto VCs are constantly touting the potential of video games as one of the most compelling use cases for blockchain technology. Andreessen Horowitz partner Arianna Simpson, for example, who led

The gaming industry needs more than just coders

If you never considered a career in the gaming industry -- or thought that your skill set wouldn’t translate -- know that this expanding job market needs employees from all types of backgrounds.

Manticore Games raises $100 million to build a ‘creator multiverse’

The gaming sector has never been hotter or had higher expectations from investors who are dumping billions into upstarts that can adjust to shifting tides faster that the existing giants will. Bay Are

A trove of imported console games vanish from Chinese online stores

In the world’s largest gaming market, China, console games play a relatively small part as their revenue has been meager compared to mobile and PC games for years — at least by the officia

US video game sales have record quarter as consumers stay at home

New numbers from NPD confirm what we’ve known for a while: The first quarter of 2020 was a very good one for gaming companies. The new report notes that sales hit a record $10.86 billion in the Stat

5 top gaming investors explain how the pandemic is reshaping MMOs and social games

Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions into isolation, video games are seeing a surge in usage as people seek entertainment and social interaction. When we surveyed gaming-focused VCs in O

DeepMind’s Agent57 AI agent can best human players across a suite of 57 Atari games

Development of artificial intelligence agents tends to frequently be measured by their performance in games, but there’s a good reason for that: Games tend to offer a wide proficiency curve, in

Despite pandemic, gaming is well-positioned to withstand recession

Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to a global economic downturn, but the gaming industry is booming. With hundreds of millions of people sequestered in their homes, game usage has spiked

Despite canceled trade shows, gaming startups can still win an extra life

Large developers can come out unscathed, but smaller apps and developers who can’t wait six months for their launch moment need to do something.

Delane Parnell’s plan to conquer amateur esports

Most of the buzz about esports focuses on high-profile professional teams and audiences watching live streams of those professionals. What gets ignored is the entire base of amateurs wanting to compet

Video game revenue tops $43 billion in 2018, an 18% jump from 2017

Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from the previous years, surpassing the projected total global box office for the film industry, according to new data rel

Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable

Video games have never been just games, but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing much mur

OpenAI’s Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves

Every parent’s worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But the team over at OpenAI believes that a “fun parent&#8

Forge locks down $4.5M Series A to help gamers capture awesomeness

Sometimes entrepreneurship is about starting battles and other times it's about finishing them. Jared Kim has been on a mission to cut the frustration out of sharing gameplay with friends since he was

Xbox Live now supports cross-platform multiplayer with PS4

At this point, there's very little difference between the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/topic/product/xbox-one/">Xbox One</a> and the PlayStation 4. But there was one key differentiating p

The History Of Gaming: An Evolving Community

Since its commercial birth in the 1950s as a technological oddity at a science fair, gaming has blossomed into one of the most profitable entertainment industries in the world. The mobile technology b

The Mobile Gaming Business Model For Freedom And Fantasy

Mobile gaming has by far made the greatest impact on -- and effected the most change overall in -- the gaming industry. From a dollars and cents perspective, mobile gaming revenue is projected to surp
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