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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 ...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets an educational mode — complete with quizzes

In my review of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, I was blown away by the authenticity and level of detail in the game world. The game itself — well, it was fine. But the highlight was ancient Greece in all its classical splendor, and a new educational Discovery Tour mode aims to teach the history of that ...

Mobile gaming is a $68.5 billion global business, and investors are buying in

By the end of 2019, the global gaming market is estimated to be worth $152 billion with 45% of that, $68.5 billion, coming directly from mobile games. With this tremendous growth (10.2% YoY to be precise) has come a flurry of investments and acquisitions, everyone wanting a cut of the pie. In fact, over the last ...

‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ has tons of ambition, but it comes at some cost

06.13.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Watch Dogs: Legion has a weight problem. But let's talk about the game first. Its ambition is sky-high. After rebounding off of the first game to deliver a best-in-generation sequel in 2016, Ubisoft is back with a third one set in London and featurin... ...

Here are the trailers from Ubisoft’s E3 press conference

For a press conference that spent most of the first half on a single title (Watch Dogs: Legion), Ubisoft’s E3 press conference was surprisingly packed on the news front. We got a new subscription service, a TV show and even an upcoming film. As always though, games were the real focus here — and there ...

‘Mythic Quest’ is an Apple TV+ series from the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ creator

06.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Apple's mysterious TV+ service just added one more series, and it's from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney. Mythic Quest is a video game-centric comedy starring McElhenney as Ian Grimm (that's pronounced EYE-an Grimm), the ... ...

Ubisoft is launching a $15 a month subscription service in September

If you can’t beat ’em, launch your own service. Today at its E3 press event, Ubisoft announced that it will be joining the growing list of companies launching their own streaming service. UPlay+ will be up and running on September 3, priced at a lofty $14.99 a month. Ubisoft is also opening access to preorders ...

Netflix snags Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain

Netflix has snagged the distribution rights to Ubisoft’s adaptation of “Tom Clancy’s The Division” starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. Directed by David Leitch, the new movie will come with a screenplay from Rafe Judkins, who’s also penning and showrunning Amazon’s adaptation of the “Wheel of Time” series. The story is apparently set in the ...