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Fortnite just officially became a high school and college sport

Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular games, will now be an official high school sport and college sport thanks to an LA-based startup called PlayVS . The company has partnered with Epic Games to bring competitive league play to the collegiate and high school level. This also marks PlayVS’s entry into colleges and universities. PlayVS ...

Tencent to grow gaming empire with $148M acquisition of Conan publisher Funcom in Norway

Tencent, one of the world’s biggest videogaming companies by revenue, today made another move to help cement that position. The Chinese firm has made an offer to fully acquire Funcom, the games developer behind Conan Exiles (and others in the Conan franchise), Dune and some 28 other titles. The deal, when approved, would value the ...

Where FaZe Clan sees the future of gaming and entertainment

Lee Trink has spent nearly his entire career in the entertainment business. The former president of Capitol Records is now the head of FaZe Clan, an esports juggernaut that is one of the most recognizable names in the wildly popular phenomenon of competitive gaming. Trink sees FaZe Clan as the voice of a new generation ...

Sony Interactive will skip E3 again this year

Sony Interactive Entertainment will skip E3 again this year and participate instead in “hundreds of consumer events across the globe,” the company told GamesIndustry.biz today. The company, which is preparing to launch the PlayStation 5 before this holiday season, missed the show for the first time last year, after two decades of being one of ...

Building long-tail success after a breakout game

For many gamers, Pokémon GO was an exciting fad that ate up their summer and was just another chapter in a franchise. A lot of these people would already treat the game like some sort of nostalgic mid-2010s hit, but the game is minting cash from users at a more expansive rate that ever. A ...

Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting downloadable expansions this year

If you’ve already completed your Pokédex and battled your way up to become the Champion of Galar, you might’ve figured you were just about done with Pokémon Sword/Shield. Surprise! More is on the way — for a price, that is. This morning Nintendo announced that it’s working on not one, but two downloadable expansions for ...

I tried this $13,000 gamer chair to see if it’d make me a Real Gamer

01.06.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

There's a lot of debate online over what makes you a Real Gamer. I never seem to make the cut :( I don't beat brutally difficult games without walkthroughs or "cheats." I only recently bought my first PC, meaning most of my life I've been a filthy co... ...

A canceled ‘Portal’ sequel swapped the portal gun for a sci-fi camera

01.04.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Most video game fans are familiar with Portal and it's numbered sequel, but developer Valve originally had a different idea for following up its unexpected 2007 hit. F-Stop, as the canceled game was reportedly called, would have ditched the original ... ...

The case for ‘The Witcher 2’

12.30.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

With The Witcher's arrival on Netflix, there's a renewed fervor for the medium-crossing fantasy series. There are, of course, the original Witcher books by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, as well as the video game series created by Polish developer ... ...