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Going back to school? The Switch is your destination for RPG-powered procrastination

As the new school year starts, a fresh cohort of students will soon be hard at work finding ways to avoid writing papers and watching lectures they...

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Netflix adds ‘Heads Up!’ to its games roster with decks based on its hit shows, including ‘Stranger Things’

Netflix is expanding its roster of games with the addition of “Netflix Heads Up!,” an exclusive version of the popular mobile game, the...

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Game firms request India PM Modi ‘uniform and fair treatment to all’ following BGMI ban

A group of game companies in India has requested Prime Minister Modi to offer a “uniform and fair treatment” to all following ban on Krafton’s...

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Twitch founder Justin Kan: Web3 games don’t need to lure players with profit

Play-to-earn isn't a sustainable model, but crypto gaming still has appeal beyond it, Fractal and Twitch founder Justin Kan said

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Less than 1% of Netflix’s subscribers want to play its mobile games

Netflix games have been downloaded 23M, and there are 1.7M daily users. So less than 1% of the streaming giant’s subscriber base are interested in...

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Dystopian document thriller game Papers, Please is now available on iPhone and Android

Papers, Please takes place in the fictional communist state of Arstotzka, where you play as a border control agent who is faced with numerous moral...

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TikTok begins pilot testing HTML5 mini-games with a handful of partners

TikTok wants to determine its users’ appetite for mobile gaming with the launch of “mini-games” that can be played inside the...

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Netflix emulates life flashing before your eyes with its new ‘Before Your Eyes’ mobile game

Netflix released its July slate of mobile games yesterday, adding a range of new titles. One game, in particular, called “Before Your Eyes,” uses...

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The New York Times is turning Wordle into a board game

The New York Times is turning the popular online word game Wordle into a board game by teaming up with toymaker Hasbro. The media firm said Thursday...

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U.S. App Store revenue from non-game apps just topped games for the first time

A major shift in the U.S. app economy has just taken place. In the second quarter of this year, U.S. consumer spending in non-game mobile apps...

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Japan’s gaming blockchain builder Oasys raises $20M in private token sale

Veterans from the established gaming world are flocking to web3. Whether they do it out of a fear of missing out or genuine belief in blockchain...

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The company behind Pokémon Go, Niantic lays off 8% of staff and cancels 4 projects

Pokémon Go developer Niantic is running into trouble as it builds “the real-world metaverse.” Like so many other tech companies facing...

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Cozy houseplants and self-care: how one startup is reimagining mobile gameplay as a healing activity

Mobile well-being apps were on track to top a billion downloads last year, while leading meditation app Calm alone pulled in $118.2 million in...

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Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queens Gambit,’ ‘Shadow and Bone’ and more

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to...

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Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The...

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Meta brings game development platform Crayta to Facebook Gaming’s cloud streaming service

Meta announced today that it’s bringing Roblox-like Crayta, a game development platform that lets you build and play games with your friends in...

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Perceptron: Risky teleoperation, Rocket League simulation, and zoologist multiplication

In this week's Perceptron column, we look at a Rocket League-playing AI system and a study investigating the risks of teleoperating robots.

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Netflix is adding four more games this month, including ‘Exploding Kittens’

Netflix has announced four more games that are launching on its platform this month, including a new Exploding Kittens game that is based on a...

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Niantic transcends Discord to build Campfire, an AR social app, and unveils Lightship VPS

Since the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, players have been coordinating meet-ups in-game raids and battles on platforms like Reddit and Discord. This...

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Take-Two completes $12.7B acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga

Take-Two has completed its $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga, the company announced on Monday. Under the terms of the merger...

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Meta begins testing optional end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app

Meta is testing end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app, the company announced in a blog post. With the rollout of this test, the company...

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Fall Guys is going free-to-play, coming to Switch and Xbox on June 21

Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store on June...

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Sony confirms its new PlayStation Plus tiers will launch on June 13, reveals list of games

Sony announced today that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tires will launch in the United States on June 13th. The new PlayStation...

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Nintendo says it now has more than 100 million annual playing users

Nintendo has revealed that it now has more than 100 million annual playing users. The company shared the new milestone as part of its fiscal year...

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Crypto gaming is growing, but can it reach people outside of the web3 world?

Some crypto games are considering the free-to-play model as a way to help new gamers enter the often gated crypto gaming market, which is known for...

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IMDb launches new interactive gaming app ‘What to Watch’ on Amazon Fire TV

Searching for something to watch can often feel like a chore. Today, IMDb will launch a free IMDb What to Watch app for Fire TV, exclusively to users...

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Why Axie Infinity’s co-founder thinks play-to-earn games will drive NFT adoption

As we’re almost halfway through 2022, a question stands: Is Axie holding up to its hype?

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Xbox mobile app rolls out new stories feature for sharing game clips, screenshots and more

Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow players to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories, the company announced this week. Players can...

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