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This Chart Shows A Big Reason The Nintendo Switch Is Selling So Well – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey. Nintendo, you may have heard, is doing quite well. The once-beleaguered gamed developer and hardware manufacturer is having a banner 2017, releasing the two best-reviewed games of the year, selling a boatload of SNES Classic Editions and firing up its mobile division. But the real star here is the Switch, Nintendo’s new flagship console and breakout hit both for its superb software and unique hardware proposition…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

The biggest name in video game horror never made horror games at all – AV Club

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Shinji Mikami is video games’ most enduring horror icon—our Shelley, our Walpole, our Carpenter and Craven. Other developers use the man’s language like a pocket dictionary. Every time something jumps through a window, Mikami’s there, grinning and taking a long drag off a cigarette—got ya again. When some improbably clothed lead in a Japanese action game spouts off an absurd one-liner that leaves you wondering, “Are they fucking with me?”—that’s…

The Best Video Game Trailers From Sony’s Paris Games Week Presentation – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Credit: Sony/Marvel The new Spider-Man game looks great. Sony showed off a bunch of games this Monday at Paris Games Week. Some are new, some are just new trailers, and some are more exciting than others. I’ve picked ten new trailers from PGW that are the cream of the crop. We’ll start with perhaps the most controversial of the bunch… 1. The Last Of Us Part II I’ll be honest, I’m…

The Xbox One X Review: Unboxing and tearing it down – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Nintendo Is Having A Very Good Year – Kotaku

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This week’s Nintendo financial briefings revealed one undeniable fact: the company is having a killer 2017. Between Mario, Zelda, and the red-hot Switch, Nintendo hasn’t had a year this good in a very long time. A few stats: Nintendo sold over two million copies of Super Mario Odyssey in just three days, which is remarkable. Equivalent global numbers for the last 3D Mario game, Super Mario 3D World, aren’t available,…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie’s return to PC gaming – Eurogamer.net

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We first went hands-on with the PC version of Destiny 2 at E3 earlier this year, and it was immediately apparent that this wasn’t just a mere port or conversion, but instead a thoughtful, considered approach to the platform with all of the unique features and opportunities it represents. Back then, we mentioned to Bungie that we’d really like to go deeper on the game, the technology added to the…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

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

Tuesday, October 31, 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…

Microsoft Monday: End Of Kinect, New Mixer Feature In Minecraft, Foldable Device Rumor, Skype Update – Forbes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at The David Rubenstein Show in New York Photographer: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg “Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about the confirmation of the end of the Kinect, the dropping of the Department of Justice lawsuit, the availability of Kubernetes for cloud apps, the impressive FY18 Q1 results, the new Mixed Reality Studio, new smart…

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

Monday, October 30, 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…

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming – PC Gamer

Monday, October 30, 2017

THE HIGHS Samuel Roberts: Crazy season Take your pick: Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein 2 or Destiny 2. These are all games released on PC in a single week, which is crazy. It’s the biggest few days for new releases all year, and the choice is pretty great. We’ve all only got so much money to spend on games, so which is it going to be for you? I reviewed Wolfenstein…

YouTube TV is rolling out on Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, and more – The Verge

Monday, October 30, 2017

Over the last five years, major cable and satellite television providers in the US have lost millions of subscribers, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Network television has also seen its ratings slide — even for tentpole products like NFL games, which were once thought of as untouchable stalwarts of American culture. At the same time, the number of customers looking for high-speed internet access has boomed….

GameStop offers used video game rentals with PowerPass program – Engadget

Monday, October 30, 2017

The program will run you $60 for six months. You can drop in to your local GameStop to get a different game at any time, but you can only have one title out at a time. At the end of the six months, you can choose one game to keep for no extra cost. You’ll need to be a free or paid member of GameStop’s Power-Up Rewards program to sign…

Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined – TechCrunch

Monday, October 30, 2017

Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch is continuing to see solid growth, according to a new report from Streamlabs, which found that Twitch increased its numbers of concurrent streamers on the platform by 67 percent in the third quarter of 2017. That growth is being attributed, in part, to Twitch’s newer initiatives focused on allowing smaller streamers to generate revenue from their channels through things like subscriptions, virtual tipping and game…

How Microsoft helped one of its biggest video game rivals do something great for its players – Markets Insider

Monday, October 30, 2017

Roblox CEO David Baszucki with a Roblox toy. Roblox Roblox, a popular online game with 56 million players, will let Xbox One gamers play with their friends on smartphones and PCs, starting later this week. Microsoft helped Roblox build the feature — despite the fact that Roblox is a chief competitor to Microsoft’s own Minecraft.   Roblox CEO David Baszucki also hints that versions for the Nintendo Switch or Sony PlayStation 4 could be…

China could ban red-hot video game over blood and violence – CNNMoney

Monday, October 30, 2017

Has one of the internet’s hottest video games run out of lives in China? Chinese regulators have described PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which has attracted 13 million global players since its debut in March, as being too “bloody and violent.” The game “severely deviates from our socialist core values and traditional Chinese culture,” the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association said Monday. The association is a division of the State Administration of…