Embracer Group acquires The Lord of the Ring IP, Limited Run Games, Tripwire Interactive, and more

What you need to know Embracer Group is a holding company that owns multiple publishers and dozens of game development studios such as Aspyr, Saber Interactive, THQ Nordic, and more.  Embracer Group announced that it is acquiring The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit IP for an undisclosed amount.  Embracer Group is also acquiring […]

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The best games to play on the curved Samsung Odyssey Ark monitor

The Samsung Odyssey Ark is one of the most impressive gaming monitors ever announced. It’s huge and has incredible image quality while boasting features such as 2.2.2-channel built-in speakers, a 1000R curvature, and a highly-adjustable stand, just to name a few. There’s virtually nothing the Samsung Odyssey Ark can’t handle, given its bonkers specifications. Nevertheless, […]

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Disney and Marvel Games Showcase coming on September 9

What you need to know Disney and Marvel are holding a games showcase on Sep. 9, 2022. The showcase is being hosted by Blessing Adeoye Jr. of Kinda Funny.  This presentation will include new reveals for games like Marvel’s Midnight Suns, as well as a first look at the Marvel game from Skydance Media and […]

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Halo Infinite dev explains why modern games are more difficult to make

If you’ve ever wondered why video games are harder to create than they used to be, you’re in luck: 343 Industries’ Senior Community Manager, John “Unyshek” Junyszek, recently offered some insightful answers. Responding to an inquiry about why games take longer to develop but feel like they offer less content compared to previous generations of […]

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Microsoft says Sony’s concerns about acquisition are unfounded, will keep ABK games multiplatform

What you need to know Microsoft is currently working to acquire Activision Blizzard, a deal worth almost $69 billion. Sony previously shared concerns it has over the acquisition with the Administrative Council for Economic Defense in Brazil.  Microsoft responded to these concerns, claiming that Sony is pushing back against the possibility of increased competition.  As […]

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iOS 16 Will Show Live Scores From NBA, MLB, and Premier League Games on iPhone’s Lock Screen

One of iOS 16’s most useful new features is Live Activities, which are essentially live notifications on the Lock Screen. The new feature will allow users to keep track of things happening in real time, such as the score of a sports game, the progress of an Uber ride, or the status of a food […]

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Netflix Games Engaging Less Than 1 Percent of Subscribers

Netflix’s mobile gaming platform has been engaging less than 1 percent of Netflix subscribers since its launch last November, according to new data from app analytics company Apptopia (via CNBC.). Included with every Netflix subscription, Netflix Games allows users to play a handful of games on their mobile devices. Games are released as individual apps […]

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The Future Games Show returns on August 24 with over 50 games in tow

What you need to know The Future Games Show is returning for the third time in 2022 as a part of Gamescom. Hosted by GamesRadar+ once again, the Future Games Show will feature over 50 games across announcements, premieres, and interviews. Publishers such as 505 Games, Team17, Prime Matter, Ravenscourt, and more will appear during […]

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EA sees solid Q1 results thanks to live service games

What you need to know Publisher Electronic Arts shared its financial results for FY23 Q1.  The publisher saw $1.78 billion in revenue for the quarter.  Live services accounted for 73% of net bookings for the last 12 months. The EA player network has grown to almost 600 million active accounts. Electronic Arts (EA) reported a […]

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US players spent less money on video games now than they did last year

What you need to know According to the NPD Group, spending on video games has fallen compared to 2021. Spending for Q2 2022 reached $12.35 billion in the U.S, a decline of $1.78 billion compared to Q2 2021.  The NPD Group cited a lack of new game releases and the rising costs of necessities like […]

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First Batch of Apple Arcade Games Removed as Developer Contracts End

Apple today removed 15 games from Apple Arcade, just over two weeks after it listed the first batch of titles set to leave the subscription service due to developer contract expirations. On July 18, Apple added a section to the Arcade area of the App Store titled “Leaving Arcade Soon” and listed the games that […]

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One of the best indie games of the past decade is now on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

What you need to know What Remains of Edith Finch first released back in 2017 on Xbox One, PC, and PS4.  The developers at Giant Sparrow have released a free current-generation upgrade, enabling Xbox Series X|S and PS5 players to run the game at 60 FPS.  Publisher Annapurna Interactive also announced several new projects.  What […]

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RimWorld for Xbox review: A masterful port that takes its place in the stars among Xbox’s best games

I’m in an airport cafe as I write this, knowing full well that I wouldn’t be able to focus if I was within reach of my Xbox. For the past few days, I have relentlessly, hopelessly, been obsessed with RimWorld — a sci-fi space colony survival simulator with some of the most rewarding sim gameplay […]

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Report: Rockstar Games has improved workplace culture, GTA 6 to feature female protagonist

What you need to know According to a report from Bloomberg, Rockstar Games has improved its workplace culture during the development of Grand Theft Auto 6.  The company is reportedly hiring more producers to avoid crunch, while not allowing “frat-boy” or abusive behaviors.  Grand Theft Auto 6 will also reportedly feature a pair of protagonists, […]

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Xbox Chaturdays 73: New platform features and will Xbox charge $70 for games? with Samuel Tolbert

For Episode 73 of Xbox Chaturdays, we we’ll be joined once again by Windows Central’s very own Samuel Tolbert. We’ll be diving into Discord finally making its way to Xbox, the Game Pass titles heading to the service for the remainder of July, Ubisoft’s delays and cancellations, our impressions of the Saints Row reboot and […]

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora delayed to 2023-24, four other Ubisoft games canceled

Update, July 21, 2022, at 12:15 p.m. CT: Ubisoft has reportedly canceled four in-development games, including Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline What you need to know Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming first-person adventure game from Ubisoft set in the cinematic Avatar universe. As part of Ubisoft’s FY23 Q1 earnings report, the […]

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Apple Explains What Happens When Games Are Removed From Apple Arcade

Apple today published a new support document that clarifies what happens when games are removed from its Apple Arcade subscription service. Apple said that users who download a game before it is removed from Apple Arcade can continue to play the game for “at least two weeks after.” Users who launch an Apple Arcade game […]

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Games Leaving Apple Arcade Soon Won’t Be Playable

Apple recently added a “Leaving Arcade Soon” section to its Apple Arcade App Store service, signaling that approximately 15 games are going to be removed from ‌Apple Arcade‌ at some point in the near future. Apple did not provide details on why the games are leaving or what happens to the games downloaded onto the […]

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New App Store Section Reveals 15 Games Leaving Apple Arcade Soon

Apple Arcade is set to lose 15 games in the near future, according to a new section in the Arcade area of the App Store titled “Leaving Arcade Soon.” The following games are listed in the new section, which allows Arcade subscribers to download the games while they are still available, without specifying when they […]

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June 2022 NPD: Elden Ring joins top 10 best-selling U.S. games of all time

What you need to know The NPD Group shared details on the results for June 2022. According to the report, Elden Ring was the best-selling game of the month.  Elden Ring is now one of the top 10 best-selling games in the U.S. of all time, by dollar sales.  The PS5 was the best-selling console […]

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