Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter.
We don’t know… [Read more on VentureBeat]
So much for the enthusiasm around next-generation game machines.
Console and PC game revenues are expected to… [Read more on VentureBeat]
Known for its kid-focused tablet, children’s electronics company LeapFrog released a smart TV console aimed at encouraging child education through entertainment.
The device can host more than 100 games geared toward kids between… [Read more on Mashable]
Sales of U.S. video-game hardware and software rose 24 percent last month as shipments of new generation consoles outweighed a drop in… [Read more on Bloomberg]
Au début des années 1980, emboitant le pas des éditeurs anglo-saxons, la maison d’édition Gallimard décide de traduire les premiers tomes de ce qui va devenir un phénomène de société : les livres-jeux. 30 ans plus tard nait la version numérique : ni un jeu vidéo, ni une application mais bien…
Known as the Google of China, Baidu is following its US namesake, leveraging its dominance in… [Read more on Pocket Gamer]
Set-top box makers are adding more games to their systems. At E3, Sony responded by unveiling PlayStation TV for gamers who want access to high-quality games as well as streaming services and Sony’s library of original TV and movies. Should Amazon.com and Apple investors be nervous?… [Read more on The Motley Fool]
If you have a smartphone — or if you’ve ever used the Internet — you’ve probably heard of Candy Crush Saga. It’s a mobile game in which you line up pieces of colorful candy in rows to score points. The game is simple, but addictive.
According to the game’s maker, King Digital Entertainment, Candy Crush has more… [Read more on North Country Public Radio]
When people talk about the streaming video to TV market, the most common devices discussed are smart TVs and dedicated devices like Roku and Apple TV. But what gets overlooked are video game consoles. These actually comprise the vast… [Read more on Business Insider]
Tout est bon pour faire patienter les fans. La veille de la diffusion de la deuxième saison de sa série Orange is the new black, Netflix a mis en ligne un jeu vidéo inspiré de la célèbre application Flappy Bird. Intitulé “Feisty Chicken” (le poulet bagarreur), il reprend le… [Lire la suite sur Les Inrocks]
A new initiative by Nintendo allows players on Wii U, the company’s latest gaming console, to upload their… [Read more on Time]
Kabam, a world leader in free-to-play games for traditional players, today announced that it has partnered with Lionsgate, the premier next generation global content leader, to create a mobile game based on the… [Read more on Hollywood News]
“O’Gaming, c’est la blague qui est allée trop loin”. Celle de… [Lire la suite sur L'Express]
(Reuters) – Video game retailer GameStop Corp reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by growth in its mobile business and demand for new games consoles made by Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp.
GameStop’s shares rose as much as… [Read more on Chicago Tribune]
When kids play with iPads, parents aren’t happy because they see the youngsters disengaging from the rest of the world. As a parent, Pramod Sharma shared that view, and he did something about it.
Today, Sharma’s startup, Tangible Play, is unveiling a new… [Read more on VentureBeat]
It’s great to have a powerful PC gaming rig, but what if you want that same, high-fidelity experience on your crappy laptop? Well, with Steam In-Home Streaming, you now can.
Basically, Steam In-Home Streaming enables you to play games on one device while another handles all the computing. Right now, you can use a Windows PC as a home computer to stream to any Mac OS X, Linux, SteamOS, or other Windows device on the same network. Valve claims… [Read more on VentureBeat]
You probably don’t care that The Cheetah Girls: Passport to Stardom for the Nintendo DS is going to lose its online functionality tomorrow — but so is Mario Kart DS, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and hundreds more.
The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service that ran online play and interactivity on the Wii and DS systems is coming to an end tomorrow. That means no multiplayer… [Read more on VentureBeat]
Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.
Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will… [Read more on Portland Press Herald]
Publisher Electronic Arts is giving away free in-game currency for its mobile driving sim Real Racing 3 on iOS (as first spotted by news website 148 Apps). Fans need to simply visit EA’s promotions page and click a button. EA will email out a code that players can redeem for $2 of in-game gold.
This is one of the first examples of an App Store code that gets customers… [Read more on VentureBeat]
Social media and on-demand kid’s content producer TransGaming will soon be available on even more connected devices and smart TVs.
The Toronto-based company reports its GameTree TV service will be included on Panasonic’s VIERA TVs with Internet Apps capability.
Through its partnerships with many major TV manufacturers, TransGaming’s GameTree TV service provides entertainment content, gaming activities and… [Read more on Media Caster]
Grâce à Twitch, il existe un moyen simple pour les passionnés de jeux vidéo de partager leurs parties avec la communauté des aficionados, et surtout, de se regarder jouer les uns les autres.
Une arène virtuelle
Twitch est un service de streaming et de VOD pour les jeux vidéo. Chaque mois, plus d’un million de joueurs publient des vidéos de leurs… [Lire la suite sur Bilan]
Microsoft is changing the way subscribers of its premium service will get free games, and this might turn out positive for you, publishers, and Microsoft.
Games with Gold is coming to Xbox One in June. Customers that subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service will have the opportunity to get physics puzzler Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and third-person shooter Halo: Spartan Assault at no additional charge during that month. Unlike for the Xbox 360, however, gamers will lose access to those releases if they cease their subscription to Xbox Live. This is how PlayStation Plus works for PS3 and PS4 — and Microsoft wants to start offering comparable games on Xbox One.
We asked Xbox marketing chief Yusuf Medhi if Microsoft was changing to Sony’s way of doing things so that it could… [Read more on VentureBeat]
Microsoft might soon join the myriad competitors that don’t require customers to overcome a paywall in order to watch Netflix and Hulu Plus.
Microsoft will soon announce that an Xbox Live Gold membership will no longer be required for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners to access Netflix and Hulu Plus, Arstechnica is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company’s plans. To make up for the change, Microsoft might decide to… [Read more on C|Net]
Getting rewarded for anything is easily appealing, especially when it’s for spending money or doing activities one would do anyways such as playing games or streaming videos. And this is exactly what Swagbucks has built its profitable business on.
Today, the company is announcing that… [Read more on VentureBeat]