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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Osama Bin Laden was an anime fan and played pirated Naruto games – PCGamesN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Osama Bin Laden was the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda from its creation in the late 80s until his death in 2011 as a result of a US military operation. During that time he was directly responsible for some heinous attacks throughout the Middle East, and the most significant terrorist action in US history. In addition to crimes against humanity too numerous to count, it turns out that Bin Laden…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

Escape Studios: Why we need video games in the classroom – PC Games Insider (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

By Simon Fenton, Head of Gaming, Escape Studios There is currently a wealth of discussion around the Creative Industries, from the debate on the lack of arts-focused subjects at school, to fewer people taking creative subjects at A-Level. All of which is at odds with research based on the UK Economy; the BFI’s UK Film Economy Report estimates the UK film industry is worth a huge £4.3bn to the…

Samsung ups DRAM production in face of rising RAM prices – PC Games Insider (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Hardware firm Samsung is looking to increase its production of DRAM. That’s according to a report by Korean IT news site ET News – and as reported by the good folks over at PC Gamer – which reports that the company is “not happy” with SK Hynix and Micron, as they “lack technical skills” and are making the most money from this business. Samsung has apparently been making changes to its…

Xbox One X will support 1440p monitors – Engadget

Thursday, November 02, 2017

With less than a week to go until its release, more details are emerging about the Xbox One X. We’ve known all along that Microsoft’s all-powerful console would output at native 4K on a 4K TV or display. And, if a 1080p screen was connected it would supersample games — rendering them at a higher resolution before dropping them back down to 1080p. But, what about all the gamers with…

Super Mario Run’s 200 million downloads didn’t result in ‘acceptable profit’ for Nintendo – The Verge

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Nintendo’s first mobile game, Super Mario Run, was enormously popular — but that doesn’t mean it was a success for the company. During its most recent earnings report, Nintendo revealed that Mario Run has been downloaded 200 million times, 90 percent of which came from outside of Japan. However, Nintendo says that despite these big numbers, the game has “not yet reached an acceptable profit point.” While Nintendo didn’t reveal…

Electronic Arts shares drop after Wall Street raises concerns over ‘Star Wars’ game sales – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Why the Switch was the hit Nintendo needed for its turnaround – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s official: Nintendo (NTDOY) is back. Turnaround stories are few and far between in the brisk-paced world of technology, but the Japanese gaming company’s most recent earnings solidified it as the industry’s latest “comeback kid,” driven by robust sales of the Switch.   Nintendo revealed this week that it sold 2.9 million Switch consoles in its most recent quarter, bringing the total number of consoles sold so far to 7.6…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

Razer finally announces Hong Kong IPO, company could be worth $550m – PC Games Insider (blog)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Gaming accessories and hardware firm Razer has officially revealed its intention to float on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Word comes by way of Business Wire, in which the company says a total of 1.063bn primary shares are being offered. 957,240,000 of these are going to be international offer shares, while the remaining 106,360,000 shares are Hong Kong Public Offering shares. Razer is currently expecting an offer price of…

The Xbox One X will support 1440p displays – The Verge

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Xbox One X is being marketed heavily as a 4K-focused machine, but it turns out that’s not the only way to get greater resolution than 1080p. Unexpectedly, the One X will also natively support 1440p (2560 x 1440) monitors, as confirmed by Microsoft’s Kevin Gammill on Twitter. 1440p is a popular resolution for high-end gaming monitors, particularly among players who like to prioritize framerate. While it’s unlikely that many…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

No, this video game is not ‘eco-terrorism’ – The Verge

Thursday, November 02, 2017

More than a year after the dramatic protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation began, activism against oil pipelines is as politically contentious as ever. Last week, several dozen members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking whether protesters and activists who disrupt or damage oil pipelines could face charges of domestic terrorism. Now, Minnesota lawmakers and oil lobbyists have slapped a terrorism label on…

Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is ‘exactly where we anticipated, even more’ – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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Razer Phone launch: company squeezes PC gaming tech into a smartphone – The Guardian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Gaming on smartphones is big business. So big that hardcore gaming firm Razer reckons there’s a better way to make a smartphone that’s good for games, but that you won’t be embarrassed to use in public. Having started making precision mice and colourful keyboards for gaming, then successfully moving into performance laptops over the last five years, Razer believes that mobile is the next step in gaming. Tom Moss, head…

World’s Hottest PC Game Could Get Locked Out of China – Bloomberg

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The world’s hottest video game is set to be shut out of the biggest market. A Chinese gaming association said in an announcement posted online that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is too bloody and violent for sale in the country. The gladiator-style mentality of the computer game — where competitors kill each other until only one remains — deviates from the values of socialism and is deemed harmful to young consumers, according to the…

No, this video game is not ‘eco-terrorism’ – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

More than a year after the dramatic protests near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation began, activism against oil pipelines is as politically contentious as ever. Last week, several dozen members of Congress sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking whether protesters and activists who disrupt or damage oil pipelines could face charges of domestic terrorism. Now, Minnesota lawmakers and oil lobbyists have slapped a terrorism label on…

Razer’s Making Gaming Phones Now – Kotaku

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Note the time on the phone display. Now that it’s done Razer-ing the hell out of PC and console gaming, Razer is turning its attention to mobile. Launching on November 17, the $700 Razer Phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8 gigabytes of RAM and the world’s first 120 Hz “UltraMotion” display. Candy Crush is going to run so well on this. It’s code name was Project Cheryl. Hey,…

Microsoft says demand for Xbox One X is ‘exactly where we anticipated, even more’ – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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