Month: February 2021

Epic Games launches Fortnite Crew subscription for $12 a month

Ads are back in: Monetizing beyond subscriptions and transactions in gaming

Join Transform 2021 for the most important topics in AI and business data. Learn more. The rapid growth of direct-to-consumer streaming platforms proved that subscriptions are viable. Subscription options have seen a massive increase as the console, platform, and others in the industry have tried to capture people’s time by creating an experience that offers …

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Bayes raises $6 million for global esports data platform

The time for esports’ professionalization is now

As traditional sports and entertainment evaporate overnight amid the COVID-19 outbreak last spring, esports has become the Solution for stakeholders from many sectors to ensure that the fair takes place. This resulted in the injection of professional games into the mainstream social audience, providing hours of entertainment for a content hungry audience, while player bases …

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State of Play, Pokémon's Breath of the Wild, and an Elden Ring update | GB Decides 185

State of Play, Pokémon’s Breath of the Wild, and an Elden Ring update | GB Decides 185

Last week Nintendo delivered its first General Direct in over a year, and now other Sony’s and The Pokémon Company have followed suit this week with their own events. Editors Jeff Grubb and Mike Minotti talk about it and EA’s shift in focus in this week’s episode GamesBeat Podcast decides. Oh, and they play old …

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Balan Wonderworld understands America's infatuation with corn

Balan Wonderworld understands America’s infatuation with corn

But! We love the sacred stuff here in the United States. Now, of course, the harvest is important because it allowed humans to produce enough calories to fully colonize North America, and that’s great. But it’s also the main ingredient in high fructose corn syrup, which is in ketchup! Now, we finally have a game …

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The RetroBeat -- How World of Warcraft Classic will reignite the Burning Crusade

The RetroBeat — How World of Warcraft Classic will reignite the Burning Crusade

World of Warcraft greeted a wave of nostalgic fans with the release of Classic World of Warcraft in 2019. Now the first expansion of the famous MMO, Fiery crusade, is heading for a retro online game. Burning Crusade was first released in 2007. It added a new world, Outland, and two new playable races, Draenai …

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Connections and inspirations between science fiction, tech, and games

Connections and inspirations between science fiction, tech, and games

What happens when you pair a sci-fi writer, venture capitalist, and video game reporter? This was the premise of our last conversation on Oculus Venues and Zoom in a session titled “Science fiction, technology and games. “ I facilitated the hour-long session with an accomplished computer scientist and sci-fi writer Ramez Naam and Tim chang, …

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is giving the series a glowup in 2022

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is giving the series a glowup in 2022

It took generations of game releases, but Pokémon appears to be getting a major upgrade. The Pokémon Company revealed Pokémon Legends: Arceus in a video presentation today, and developer Usual game promises to innovate for the franchise when it launches in 2022. Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes place in a historical version of the Sinnoh region. …

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Final Fantasy VII Remake headlines PlayStation Plus lineup for March

Final Fantasy VII Remake headlines PlayStation Plus lineup for March

Sony revealed the free Playstation plus games subscribers can download in March. This includes Final Fantasy VII remake. It will be available from March 2. The Square Enix game is still relatively new, having debuted less than a year ago on April 11, 2020. That makes it a big deal, and it gives PlayStation Plus …

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