Netflix Buys Night School Studio, Creator of Oxenfree

Netflix has purchased Night School Studio, its first game studio, as the company expands from streaming into gaming.

Dell Cancels Some Alienware Shipments to Certain States

Alienware customers in specific states are in for a disappointment, as Dell is cancelling some shipments.

Twitch Rolling Out Threaded Chat Replies

Twitch is rolling out threaded chat replies, in an effort to help individuals better communicate in chaotic chat threads.

Discord Ends Buyout Talks With Microsoft, Will Go Public Instead

Discord has ended talks with Microsoft — over the latter attempting to buy the chat platform — and will focus on going public instead, according to reports.

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…

5G To Enable Much Higher Performance Games, Says Zynga CEO

5G is going to be a real tailwind for growth in mobile, says Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau. It’s going to enable much higher performance games. They’re going to be able to bring more people into a gaming experience.

Apple Rumored to Be Releasing a Gaming Mac Next Year

According to a report by the Economic Daily News, Apple may be releasing a gaming Mac at next year’s WWDC event. As BGR comments, the Economic Daily News has a pretty spotty track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s…

Microsoft’s Mixer Still Lags Behind Amazon’s Twitch Despite Growth

According to StreamElements year-end report, Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service grew some 149 percent in 2019, yet still lagged far behind rival Twitch. Amazon’s Twitch has long dominated online game streaming, with 1,256,000 average concurrent viewers. Over the last couple of…

Eventually, You Won’t Know What’s Real or Not in Computer Games

“We’re going to reach a point where you won’t be able to tell the difference between what’s created in the computer and what’s real,” says Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. “That doesn’t mean we’ll do it for all of our games. This promise of taking certain titles, like basketball, and making it truly look like live-action is pretty close now.”

Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone

Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled their Stadia game streaming platform at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco today. Stadia is designed to bring high-end gaming to Chrome and other devices and aims to eliminate the many barriers to gaming.

‘Ninja’ Tyler Blevins Could be First $10 Million a Year Fortnite Gamer

The best Fortnite player in the world, ‘Ninja’ Tyler Blevins, says he currently makes more than $500,000 a month and may just become the world’s first $10 million a year gamer.