Microsoft In Talks to Purchase Discord

Shortly after reports that Discord was investigating a sale, a new report says that Microsoft has emerged as a front-runner in the discussions.

Discord Exploring Sale for $10 Billion

Discord is exploring a possible sale for $10 billion, as gaming and communication take on greater importance.

Google Backs Out of Game-Making, Shuts Down Stadia Game Studios

Google is backing away from making games for its Stadia gaming platform, shutting down the involved studios.

Opera Acquires YoYo Games, the Company Behind GameMaker

Opera has announced it has acquired YoYo Games, the company behind GameMaker.

Microsoft Buys Smash.gg to Boost Xbox

Microsoft has bought Smash.gg, the site dedicated to building “active esports scenes around the games people love to play.”

Microsoft Buys Game Maker ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, one of the largest, privately-held game developers and publishers in the world.

Discord Pivots to Chat, Downplays Gaming

Discord is working on repositioning itself as a chat platform, rather than a gaming messaging platform.

Akamai Throttling Game Download Speeds to Ease Network Congestion

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Akamai has announced it’s going to start slowing down video game downloads during peak times.

Coronavirus: Social Games Replacing Hanging Out

As the coronavirus forces people to forgo hanging out in person, social gaming is gaining in popularity.

Microsoft Sees Amazon and Google As Primary Xbox Competition

People love rivalries. Apple vs Microsoft, Ford vs Chevy, Patriots vs the Bills and Xbox vs PlayStation are just a few of the greats. According to Protocol, however, the Xbox vs PlayStation rivalry may be nearing its end as Microsoft’s…