All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gaming’

New YouTube Gaming Site/App Coming This Summer

YouTube announced on Friday that it will launch YouTube Gaming this summer. This is a whole new app and website for gaming, which appears to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy, but is now owned by Amazon. Amazon completed its acquisition of Twitch last September, buying it for $970 million. Google had been in talks …

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Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a lawsuit against the BBC, saying its …

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YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback

A couple months ago, reports emerged saying YouTube was going after Twitch, in that it wanted to make YouTube Live a premier destination for video game streaming. When asked for comment, YouTube famously sent out a GIF of a girl shrugging, as if to say who? us? I dunnooooo? Also as if to say we now respond to press inquiries …

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Nintendo Is Finally Going to Make Smartphone Games

By the end of this year, you’ll be able to play a Nintendo game on your iPhone. Wading into a market its always been wary of, Nintendo is finally going to start producing smartphone games. The first one should be out by the end of 2015, and the company says it plans to make a total of five by March …

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Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video games will see an even bigger increase going $2.00 to $3.00. “With new-release movies for $1.50 a day, Redbox remains …

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Internet Archive Launches Internet Arcade

The Internet Archive at archive.org, which has given us great things like the Wayback Machine, has launched the Internet Arcade, a web-based library of arcade games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. You can play these for free right from your browser. There’s like 900 of them beginning with The Three Stooges in Brides is Brides. We’re talking Pac-Man, Tiger-Heli, …

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Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on Colbert

For years now Anita Sarkeesian has been under attack. As a blogger Sarkeesian writes Femenist Frequency, a blog and video series dedicated to examining the representation of women in pop culture. Her work often focuses on touchy subjects within subcultures, making her a target of frequent threats and hate speech online. Now Sarkeesian is at the center of a months-long …

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Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how he’s celebrating: The actual founders are leaving the company, but Mojang says most of the team will probably stay on …

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World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of contributing to delinquency of a minor. They were sentenced to five years and …

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Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video game streaming company Twitch. Variety reports that it’s an all-cash offer, and is expected to be announced imminently. The Wall …

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Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted to a data breach. The PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month, slowly coming back online in mid-May. A …

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Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

The much-anticipated Mario Kart 8 hit stores yesterday, and it’s already seeing tons of high praise. The latest installment, which is only available on the Wii U, includes 32 racetracks (16 new, 16 repurposed classics), 30 different drivers, and 26 vehicles to choose from. This 8th version of the game most definitely expands the Mario Kart universe, including new items …

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