Month: October 2020

Intel launches Iris Xe Max graphics chip with three laptop makers

Intel launches Iris Xe Max graphics chip with three laptop makers

Intel launched its Iris Xe Max graphics chip with three laptop manufacturers as customers. Acer, Asus and Dell are committed to launching thin and light laptops with Intel’s first standalone graphics chip. The standalone graphics chip uses the same microarchitecture as Intel Iris Xe graphics or integrated graphics in 11th Generation Intel Core mobile processors. …

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The RetroBeat: The Video Game History Foundation is on the hunt for source code

The RetroBeat: The Video Game History Foundation is on the hunt for source code

The video game industry is still young, but we already risk losing part of its history forever. This is why the Video game source project speak Foundation for the History of Video Games is so important. This project is a call to arms for the industry to locate and retain the original source code, art …

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Apex Legends hands-on -- Season 7's Olympus map and Trident vehicle bring big changes

Apex Legends hands-on — Season 7’s Olympus map and Trident vehicle bring big changes

Apex Legends gets a makeover next week as Electronic Arts’ Respawn Entertainment releases a new map dubbed Olympus, a Trident hovercraft you can use to travel on, and a new character. Season 7 is set to debut on November 4. I played it with a group of snipers yesterday via Origin on PC, and used …

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What small game studios need to know about security -- before they launch (VB Live)

What small game studios need to know about security — before they launch (VB Live)

Presented by Akamai Starting a new game studio means building the infrastructure of your dreams from scratch. Join our panel of technical and operational experts for help on how to start strong and prepare for scale, and listen to developers from other independent studios at this VB Live event! Sign up for free here. When …

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Call of Duty: Warzone hits 75 million downloads in less than 5 months

Activision Blizzard reports $1.95 billion in revenue for Q3 2020, needs to hire 2,000 people

Activision Blizzard today reported profits that exceed expectations. Its Call of Duty franchise continued to outperform last year, with people playing significantly more during the pandemic. The Santa Monica, Calif.-Based games publisher said its non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 was $ 1.95 billion, up 38% from $ 1.28 billion dollars a …

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Ubisoft's strong earnings benefit from live service games and back catalog sales during pandemic

Ubisoft’s strong earnings benefit from live service games and back catalog sales during pandemic

Ubisoft shared its results for the first half of its 2020-2021 fiscal year, with net bookings of $ 880.09 million (€ 754.7 million). This represents an increase of 8.5% over the previous year and 86% come from digital reservations on the Internet. Publisher Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six attributed the growth to the strength of …

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