Tag: PC Gaming

Deloitte: U.S. consumers piece together their personalized entertainment experiences

U.S. consumers piece together their personalized entertainment experiences from multiple sources, according to Deloitte’s 13th edition of the its Digital Media Trends survey. Consumers have access to a dizzying array of digital media sources, and so they are taking their entertainment into their own hands to access their favorite content. One of the big growth […]

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Danny Bilson to lead USC Games into the interactive future

The University of Southern California has a reputation for running great undergraduate and graduate programs in game design. And today, it will take a big step to unifying its film and computer science game programs under the leadership of Danny Bilson. Bilson was named chair of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media & Games […]

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Discord empowers devs to turn community servers into stores

Discord is a social network first. While the platform has a store and subscription service, it recognizes that most people come to it for communications. But now the chat/voice service, which raised $150 million in December, is adding in commerce options where they make sense: developer- and publisher-owned game communities. Discord added verified servers in […]

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Steam Link Anywhere brings full on-the-go PC game streaming to Android

Valve announced some big news for Steam users today, introducing the new Steam Link Anywhere service. Building off of its namesake, Anywhere takes streaming your personal library to the next level by allowing you to play on a client device outside of your local network (which was one of the weakest points of Steam Link […]

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Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows interview — Assembling the League of E.V.I.L. on April 9

Hearthstone kicks off the Year of the Dragon with the Rise of Shadows on April 9. This is the first expansion of this Standard year rotation, and it’s bringing together a bunch of bumbling baddies in what’s a Blizzard Entertainment first — a year-long storyline for Hearthstone, and it’s own take on DC’s Legion of […]

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Microsoft: Consumer AR’s path is ‘measured in years’

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: This is a device for the enterprise. If the multiple demos from business partners didn’t make that known, the $3,500 price tag certainly did. But consumer AR is an increasingly popular topic. We can all see a future where cheaper […]

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Carolyn Petit interview — A good reception for Queer Tropes in Video Games series

Surprisingly, Carolyn Petit didn’t get a lot of hate this week. Petit was out in front as the host of Queer Tropes in Video Games, a new video criticism series from Feminist Frequency. The three-part miniseries examines the depiction of queers in games, much like Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games […]

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GB Decides 112: Anthem has destroyed 99.9% of all PS4s

On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, co-host Jeffrey Grubb has never played World of Warcraft, but he has played House Party and Left Alive. Fellow co-host Mike Minotti, meanwhile, has finished up Tales of Vesperia. In the news, Valve is having communication issues. Also, Anthem has blown […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 9 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with nine bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18348 (made available to testers on March 1) to build 18351. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half […]

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Creative Super X-Fi Amp review — Holographic audio

The world is unfair for consumer-audio companies. Televisions and displays get all of the headlines and attention, but the audio-technology space is arguably more interesting at the moment. While the jump to 4K has some perks, it’s not a noticeable improvement in a lot of real-world scenarios. Meanwhile, Creative has […]

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Minecraft Marketplace January 2019’s 10 most downloaded creations

After a huge December, the Minecraft Marketplace quieted down in January. But a slow month for the in-game store is now 4.56 million downloads. That’s down from 10.8 million in December, but it’s flat compared to November’s 4.57 million. The Minecraft Team and its community didn’t have too many new […]

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Perfect Team is an ace for Out of the Park Baseball

Out of the Park Developments makes some of the most beloved and hardcore sports-management sims. Its fans come back year-after-year for its signature spreadsheet action. But a couple of years ago, the studio spotted an opportunity to grow its audience and its revenues in the live-service space. In the fall, […]

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Sonic has two eyes, and I must scream

We’ve seen his silhouette. We’ve seen his splayed legs. Now, it’s time to gaze long into the eyes of Sonic the Hedgehog. For his eyes gaze also into you. After months of anticipation and night terrors, Paramount Picture’s version of Sonic the Hedgehog leaked online today. Branding company Hamagami/Carroll, Inc. […]

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game gets its first expansion with Crimson Curse

CD Projekt Red today announced Crimson Curse, the first expansion for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. It launches March 28. Gwent had its official release last October on PC, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions following in December. Gwent started a side game inside the 2015 hit role-playing game […]

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Apex Legends passes 50 million players in a month

The official Apex Legends Twitter account revealed today that the battle royale game has reached 50 million players since its February 4 launch. Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s free-to-play, which gives it an advantage when it comes to reaching a large audience. Still, […]

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How Roblox is moving ahead with its digital civility initiative

Roblox has more than 80 million monthly players on its Lego-like virtual world platform for teens, and it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the fun. That’s why the company is moving ahead with a digital civility initiative, which is meant to improve online safety and to start reducing […]

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Nvidia and AMD are shipping fewer GPUs as retailers sit on inventory

Nvidia and AMD are still dealing with the fallout of the cryptocurrency fad of 2017. The video-card companies rushed to fulfill demand in early 2018 just as the market for crypto mining was about to collapse. And that has left the supply chain flooded with graphics cards, according to intelligence […]

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GamesBeat Decides 111: Seeing into the future

The video game industry is closing up shop after another wild week, and now it’s time to read books and speak to our families. But first, you know we gotta wrap up everything that happened with the GamesBeat Decides podcast. On this week’s episode, co-host and PC gaming editor Jeffrey […]

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Riot Games hires chief diversity officer in wake of sexism scandal

Angela Roseboro is taking on a big task as the chief diversity officer at Riot Games. She joins Riot from Dropbox and comes in the aftermath of a scandal that revealed a sexist culture at the League of Legends game publisher and esports company. Riot Game was hit with the […]

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Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links hits 90 million downloads

Konami announced today that Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links has reached 90 million downloads on PC and mobile. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel is a free-to-play digital card game. It released in Japan in 2016, with a worldwide rollout following in 2017. Duel Links has become a healthy source of revenue for Konami. According to […]

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The DeanBeat: Chasing the fun in ‘Fortnite killer’ Apex Legends

Against all odds, Respawn Entertainment‘s Apex Legends has become one of the most popular games in the world. It had a surprise launch just 25 days ago, but it surpassed 25 million users in its first week. It was late in the crowded first-person shooter battle royale genre, which boasts […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Emoji 12.0

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Emoji 12.0. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18841 (made available to testers on February 20) to build 18845. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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