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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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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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Wake up, new Pokémon just dropped

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, coming to Nintendo Switch in November, just does not miss with the new Pokédex entries

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How did this tiny startup put live, moving, people into a full-blown 3D landscape, instantaneously?

Jumping into a flatpacked, chipboard room wasn’t my usual experience of the UK’s legendary Glastonbury Music Festival. But here I was, doing...

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Pokémon Go’s new ‘daily adventure incense’ will make you take a 15-minute walk

Some users have reported spawns of legendary Pokémon, like the Galarian forms of Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres.

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Minecraft says ‘No F-ing Thanks’ to NFTs

"We have no plans of implementing blockchain technology into Minecraft right now."

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Sony officially owns Bungie now

The ink is dry on Sony’s acquisition of Bungie, the gaming company that created sci-fi hits Halo and Destiny. Both companies announced the news...

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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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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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‘Elden Ring’ game maker Bandai Namco says hackers may have stolen customer data

The gaming giant said it detected “unauthorized access” to its systems on July 3.

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What if Nintendo released a Switch Pro haha jk unless?

We wanted a new Nintendo Switch. Instead, we got a Splatoon OLED device.

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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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Meta adds voice controls for Horizon Worlds, which defaults to live chat with strangers

Meta might soon want everyone to hop into its playful virtual realms, but some users are set up for a shock. In the service of pushing people to...

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‘Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’ will release on November 18

The ninth generation of Pokémon will be the first with multiplayer functionality and an open world map.

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After buying Bungie, Sony goes all in on live service games

Sony plans to launch 12 different live service games, integrating technology and expertise from its acquisition of Destiny developer Bungie.

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OnlyFans founder makes crypto debut selling influencer trading cards

Zoop, built on the Polygon blockchain, will allow users to trade NFT-based cards featuring their favorite influencers.

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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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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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Here are the games that were announced at the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase

"Ghostbusters VR," "Among Us VR," "NFL PRO ERA," and other games will come to the Meta Quest store this year.

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HBO Max backs ‘Minecraft’ movie with ‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa

It appears HBO Max is creeping up behind Netflix and Paramount+ with new gaming IP under its belt. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jason Momoa...

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Fortnite to feature Coachella-themed music and fashion items to celebrate the festival

Epic Games has announced the launch of Coachella-themed fashion item drops in Fortnite, which will be timed to correspond with the real-world music...

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Elden Ring made me a From Software believer

Elden Ring is the latest game in the storied tradition of punishing, mysterious titles by developer From Software, following fiercely-loved hits like...

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Meta to allow Horizon Worlds users to turn their avatar’s personal safety boundary off

After reports that women were already being groped and sexually harassed in Meta’s new VR spaces, Horizon Worlds and Venues, the company...

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A new main series Pokémon game is coming in late 2022

"Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" will arrive on Nintendo Switch later this year, marking generation nine of the Pokémon franchise.

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Blizzard is working on a brand new survival game that could define its next era

It might still be in the headlines every day for organizational chaos, union busting and being part of the biggest gaming acquisition ever, but...

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Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard, under the gun from investors over sexual harassment controversies and ongoing executive turmoil, has pulled the...

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Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but not on the App Store

Fortnite is back on iOS — well, kind of. Through Nvidia’s streaming game service GeForce Now, mobile users on iOS and Android will be...

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