Boxing management tycoon Punch Club hit the top Steam charts at launch, marking it as a game that did well on the digital storefront. Even so, the number of people who pirated the game vastly overshadows the number of people who actually bought it.
Here’s an interesting nugget of League of Legends eSports information: GameSpot interviewed a bunch of North American pro players and found that an overwhelming majority would prefer the League Championship Series (LCS) format be changed to best of two games, rather than best of one. I think they all have a point.
QUOTE | "It's outright embarrassing how totally unrepresented many of the industry's biggest players are in the mobile arena." - Jeferson Valadares, Bandai Namco's head of mobile, talking about how traditional game publishers need to get busy making mobile games.
Just an hour ago, almost a million people were playing Minecraft, Mojang's Nathan Adams said on Twitter:
Now that the end of the year is here, everyone is starting to declare their "game of the year"—and Metacritic has now thrown its hat into the ring.
Dragon Age Inquisition is a big game. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. In a chat with some people on the dev team though, they started to give me an idea...
According to a thread on Smash Boards, a Gamefaqs user has found all 437 available tracks in Smash Bros. Wii U. The full track list and the stage each song can be played on is listed below.
Smash Bros. for Wii U has a "World Status" mode, which lets you watch a ticker of random statistics collected from players. These include total number of hours played, total number of Kos people have gotten, and the total distance the Sandbag has been launched in home run contest. All of this is show on a nice global…
If you include all of the race and gender choices for your protagonists as well as all the decisions you can have them make, then there are 300 different options. Most of them are pretty minor, but it leads to more than 1,427,247,692,705,959,881,058,285,969,449,495,136,382,746,624 different possible world states for …
Sweden's government has turned its eyes to the portrayal of women in games and gender issues. Swedish news site, The Local, reports that the Nordic country has issued a $36,672 (272,000 kronor) grant to research gender issues in Swedish games.
On November 2nd, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One console would see a temporary $50 price cut. The move was a clear attempt to bolster sales going into the holiday season... and it looks like it's paid off.
In a new report from the Entertainment Software Association, the organization found that the games industry is growing far, far faster than the economy at large.
Blizzard announced Overwatch today, it's first new franchise in more than 17 years. Children born when Starcraft came out (yeah Starcraft was their last new game) will graduating high school soon. If that wasn't enough for you, here are 17 big things in the world/gaming that have happened since 1997.
Diamonds are the second rarest material in Minecraft. You can mold them into the most durable tools and weapons, or just make a copy of the Statue of Liberty. If you've tried looking for them for any length of time, though, you know the material can be frustratingly rare. In fact, it's even scarcer in Minecraft than…
They could have had 55, but no.
The compilation also has 4,500 gamerscore – a new record for any Xbox title.
The past decade or so game budgets have ballooned and now often rival those of an average Hollywood movie, and according to AllTime10s, these are the most expensive of the bunch.
I haven't really dressed up for Halloween since I was a kid. Last year, I just grabbed my judo gi and pretended to be some kind of zombified martial artist. The year before, I wore a headcrab hat one of my roommates got me a few years back… and pretended to a headcrab zombie. You can see the trend.
Yesterday evening Facebook was was down for a little over 30 minutes. In that time, the company lost somewhere in the ballpark of $854,700 in revenue. That figure's based on a revenue report for last quarter. The company's total takings from July to September? $3.2 billion.