Month: July 2020

Niko Partners: Esports generated $519 million in Asia in 2019, growth continues in pandemic

Niko Partners: Esports generated $519 million in Asia in 2019, growth continues in pandemic

E-sport generated $ 519 million in 2019 revenue in Asia, making it the world’s leading region for such revenue, according to a report by a market researcher Niko partners. Growth continues in 2020 despite the pandemic, although Niko does not have a precise forecast for this year. Overall, Niko found that Asia generated almost half …

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Sky: Children of the Light hits 15 million more downloads in a month with China, Android launches

Sky: Children of the Light hits 15 million more downloads in a month with China, Android launches

Thatgamecompany said his Sky: children of light The mobile game has surpassed 35 million downloads, including 15 million last month thanks to its launch on Android as well as in China. The touching game from the makers of Flower and Journey launched in July 2019 on iOS. The team released the Android version in April …

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Tens of millions of new players dived into EA games during the pandemic

Tens of millions of new players dived into EA games during the pandemic

CEO of Electronic Arts Andrew Wilson said today on an earnings call to analysts that tens of millions of new players have joined the company’s games since April. It’s a rare one-time change caused by the global health emergency that has left many in isolation at home, but the company believes many of the new …

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EA reports strong June quarter with revenue up 21% to $1.46 billion

Electronic arts today announced financial results that exceeded Wall Street expectations with revenue growing 21% to $ 1.46 billion for the first fiscal quarter ended June 30. The big game publisher released just two games in the quarter: Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, a remake of the real-time strategy series created by Westwood Studios in …

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Carnegie Mellon researchers use Twitch to collect sounds for AI research

Carnegie Mellon researchers use Twitch to collect sounds for AI research

Carnegie Mellon researchers designed a live broadcast video game to collect audio from players that will feed into a database for AI research. The team’s game, Rolling Rhapsody, is specially designed to be played on Twitch, and it instructs streamers to roll a ball across a map to collect “treasures” while viewers record their home …

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15,000 games removed from Apple's App Store in China ahead of registration deadline

15,000 games removed from Apple’s App Store in China ahead of registration deadline

Unlicensed mobile games are dropping like flies from the Apple App Store as China deadline for registration approaches on Friday. At the request of the Chinese government, Apple has phased out nearly 15,000 games since July 1, with more chances of disappearing when the August 1 registration requirement arrives, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad said …

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Tera: Battle Arena brings team-based action to the MMO's universe

Tera: Battle Arena brings team-based action to the MMO’s universe

En Masse Entertainment announced Tera: Battle Arena, a team brawler that will be available on PC later this year as a new mode for massively multiplayer online gaming. Tera was released in 2011. It stood out for its use of real-time combat, delivering faster action than most other online role-playing games. Battle Arena is all …

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Shadowlands looks to move World of Warcraft forward by learning from its past

Shadowlands looks to move World of Warcraft forward by learning from its past

World of warcraft is preparing for its next expansion, Shadowlands. After a lukewarm response from many players to Battle for Azeroth, Shadowlands seeks to restore goodwill between Blizzard Entertainment and its community. Part of that involves looking at what so many disliked about Battle for Azeroth, which included complaints about unpolished experiences like island expeditions …

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