Tencent to double down on its child protection measures as China’s crusade against gaming addiction continues
China has no plans to ease its regulations aimed at protecting minors from gaming addiction. Tencent has already expressed its readiness to help the government in the new phase of this protracted fight.
Netmarble ends 2022 with net loss of $714 million, with Marvel Contest of Champions still its top-grossing game
Netmarble has joined other game companies struggling with declining financials. The South Korean mobile developer and publisher has ended the last year with huge net losses despite a modest increase in revenue.
Fan releases Fallout 1 open source project allowing players to install original game on mobile devices
Even two decades after its launch, the original Fallout has a large fan base around the world. There is now a new open source project that allows players to run the classic game on their phones natively.
Hogwarts Legacy breaks into top 10 Steam titles by concurrent players, becomes biggest HP game launch of all time
Hogwarts Legacy is having a massive launch both in terms of sales and player count. The latest game based on the Harry Potter franchise has already become one of the most played titles on Steam of all time.
How to turn morality into game mechanic using Dishonored, Rimworld, and Crusader Kings as examples
Morality is a great tool for game designers that adds depth and complexity to player decisions. So how do we transform morality into game mechanics? Let’s take a look at a few games that have done this well.
How Captain Mathius’ transformation scene was made in Dead Space remake — explained by EA Motive
The Dead Space remake not only carefully recreates the original game, but also uses modern technologies to breathe new life into certain scenes. Here is how EA Motive reworked the famous transformation sequence.
FFXIV operator Shengqu Games rumored to be Blizzard’s new partner in China. But company denies reports
Blizzard is yet to announce its new Chinese partner following its split with NetEase. However, new rumors allege that the company may strike a licensing deal with Shengqu Games, the local operator of Final Fantasy XIV.
Join Amazon Web Services’ exclusive workshop on improving key game metrics at WN Belgrade’23
Amazon will hold a special workshop at the upcoming WN Belgrade’23 conference. The talk, aimed at a non-technical audience, will guide attendees through the different stages of a game’s lifecycle and provide insights into monetization, retention, and other metrics.
UK regulator offers Microsoft to take Call of Duty out of equation in Activision Blizzard deal
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its provisional findings as part of its in-depth investigation into Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The regulator proposed a few remedies such as excluding Call of Duty from the $68.7 billion deal.
Bobby Kotick: UK could become Death Valley if it doesn’t approve Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has commented on the industry’s most discussed acquisition. He thinks that the UK risks turning into Death Valley if the Microsoft deal is eventually blocked.
Why Apex Legends Mobile got shut down despite being EA’s sixth highest-grossing mobile game in 2022
When announcing the shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile, Electronic Arts stated that it no longer lived up to the bar for quality. The reasons, however, must be more complex given that the game has been one of the highest performing titles in the company’s mobile portfolio.
Activision Blizzard posts record quarterly bookings on Blizzard’s strong growth and Call of Duty blockbuster sales
Activision Blizzard has released a financial report for the fourth quarter ended December 31. Although the company’s profits have declined, its bookings have reached new heights thanks to the strong performance of its top-tier franchises.
Microsoft’s chances of clearing Activision Blizzard deal in US and Europe to fade away if UK watchdog decides to block it
Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard is still under regulatory pressure in both the US and Europe. And a recent report claims that the Redmond-based company expects the UK agency to oppose the record-breaking deal.