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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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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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Play now, pay later: Halliday bags $6M seed round led by a16z

Halliday raises seed funding for BNPL in the metaverse, allowing gamers to pay for virtual assets and NFTs over time

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Samsung brings Amazon Luna games to its smart TVs and monitors

Samsung announced Wednesday that it’s bringing more than 250 games to the Samsung Gaming Hub through the Amazon Luna streaming-based gaming...

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Playstudios launches blockchain gaming division and $10M web3-focused fund

Playstudios, a publicly-traded mobile gaming platform and developer, is venturing into the web3 world with a new blockchain division and investment...

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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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Sports community platform Stadium Live raises $10M to expand its digital world for Gen Z

Today, digital world maker Stadium Live Studios, Inc. announced its $10 million Series A funding round to continue its mission of bringing fantasy...

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Roblox beefs up its developer tools as it looks to a future beyond games

Roblox CTO Dan Sturman talks about how the company is building tools for developers, the challenges of building a tech stack for the masses and...

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Facebook Gaming now lets creators turn their live gameplay clips into Reels

Facebook Gaming is rolling out a new “Clips to Reels” feature that allows creators to turn their live gameplay clips into Reels. Facebook...

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Discord’s new Xbox integration will let you send voice chats to your console

Xbox is adding support for Discord voice chat, bringing a reliable, well-loved universal chat app to Microsoft’s gaming console, albeit in a...

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As regulation heats up, will gaming studios’ gamble on loot boxes pay off?

Loot boxes, a way for players to receive random in-game rewards in exchange for real money, have been disparaged for a while now, and they’re now...

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Sony is launching new loyalty program ‘PlayStation Stars’ to reward gamers

Today, Sony introduced a new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars that will give gamers loyalty points and rewards. The program is free to join...

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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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Nintendo acquires CG animation studio and renames it Nintendo Pictures

Nintendo has entered an agreement to acquire CG animation company Dynamo Pictures in order to develop visual content using Nintendo IP. The gaming...

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Gaming-focused UnCaged Studios raises $24M to build good crypto games

UnCaged Studios, a web3-focused gaming studio, has raised $24 million in a Series A equity funding round to continue growing the crypto gaming...

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Crypto gaming firm Cauldron raises $6.6M to build ‘Pixar of web3’

A number of crypto gaming firms have ramped up production in the past year with hopes of revolutionizing the growing industry. Adding to the list is...

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Samsung’s cloud gaming hub brings Xbox, Twitch and more to newest smart TVs

Samsung announced yesterday that it is bridging its hardware and software for a better gaming experience, bringing the Samsung Gaming Hub to its 2022...

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Activision Blizzard shareholders reject board seat for employees

As Activision Blizzard faces numerous sexual harassment lawsuits and investigations, employee activists have rallied to get a seat on the company...

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Immutable launches $500M fund to boost web3 gaming adoption

The crypto gaming industry is continuing to grow in popularity as more capital is deployed in the space and traditional Web 2.0 gaming studios look...

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Crypto founders face falling valuations, pulled deals amid market volatility

VCs are playing with web3 founders’ hearts, wallets and valuations as the market shifts to a VC-friendly landscape

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Sony launches its new game subscription service PlayStation Plus in North and South America

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that gamers from North and South America can now explore the newest version of its PlayStation Plus...

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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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Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord

Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today...

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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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Solana launches $100M investment and grant fund for South Korean web3 startups

Solana Ventures and Solana Foundation have set up a $100 million investment and grant fund to deploy capital into South Korean web3 startups.

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Amazon is launching an invite-based ordering option, starting with the PS5 and Xbox Series X

Amazon is launching a new invite-based ordering experience for high-demand, low-supply products. The company told TechCrunch that the purpose of the...

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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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