League of Legends earned publisher Riot Games $1.6 billion in revenue last year, but a public debate between community leaders is shedding light on how the game’s competitive players are financially vulnerable. Arguing over who deserves blame, Riot Games’ co-founder and a prominent League of Legends team owner are…
YouTube’s system for dealing with copyright claims is famed for giving users huge headaches. But things are about to change, big time.
Services that sell game-breaking cheats are no secret; many multiplayer games, from Counter-Strike to GTA V, have their share of dishonest players. And, as it turns out, the people providing these cheats are rolling in the dough.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood can often be found on the charts for popular mobile games. That is to say: it’s likely making a lot of money.
Today, more people than ever before are playing video games...but most people still don’t actually understand how games are made. Even for hardcore game aficionados, game development remains fairly shrouded in mystery.
Children’s console games have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the motion controlled mini-game bundles and second rate movie tie-ins. In their place we have experienced and talented developers working with budgets the size of blockbuster movies.
Here, via veteran game designer Ron Gilbert, is a detailed look at the budget for the upcoming point-n-click adventure Thimbleweed Park.
Have you encountered a bug, glitch, or hack while playing Steam’s hottest new dinosaur game? You might be sitting on $100.
The biggest fighting game of the year is around the corner, and things are already heating up as top players put “bounties” on other people’s heads. Or in this case, their own head.
Last night, the Steam Community Market suddenly started valuing items at exactly the same rate in Indonesian rupiahs and U.S. dollars, meaning that an item that cost $1 also cost a single Rupiah. Normally, a dollar is worth 13,000 rupiahs. Ruh roh.
Steam isn’t free anymore. If you’ve been living under a rock (or in a cramped car, like I have for the past few days), you’ll be interested to know that Valve is now walling off certain Steam features until you’ve spent at least $5 in the store. The reason? To curve spamming and scamming. Read more over at Kotaku UK.
Talking about a game in a Steam review, broadcast, curation, Greenlight upvote, or even forum post? If it's a compensated promotion of any sort, all Steam users—yourself included—are now required to publicly disclose that info.
Hello. My name is Yannick, and I have a problem. It's called spending money in League of Legends.
Nintendo launched a new affiliate program yesterday for YouTubers that, on paper sounds like a good thing. It's a way to let YouTubers make money off their Nintendo-related videos on YouTube, after all. But if you look at the finer details, things don't look so great.
Dying Light is a game with a lot of loot and a lot of grinding. If you're looking for an easy way around its loot grind to maximize your time spent killing zombies for fun and fun alone, fear not: players have uncovered a handy exploit to do just that.
When 22-year-old Nate Danziger booted up Cordial Minuet, he wasn't sure what to expect. Cordial Minuet, a psychological puzzler from designer Jason Rohrer, asks people to use their own money. You only need a few dollars to start, but it's still real money! Danziger discovered Cordial Minuet because he loved The Castle…
Ten hours into Assassin's Creed: Unity, I'm having difficulty finishing up memory sequence 6. That's just about the middle chapter of the game. I think my character is too weak. His armor isn't strong enough. Neither are his weapons.
Apple's latest iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus have yet to get released in China. That said, many Chinese already have purchased the phones from foreign markets—purchases where China makes no money off the sales tax. Now, Chinese customs is looking to crack down and cash in.
Wow, you guys sure do like to spend money on games!
The Wii U has taken roughly $300 from your wallet already, but chances are you've purchased more than a few games for Nintendo's newest home console. Just how much money depends on who you are.