Tag: console gaming

Culture & Gaming

GameMaker Studio 2 gets an education edition

YoYo Games has launched an educational edition of its cross-platform 2D game engine GameMaker Studio 2. The Windows and Mac game engine is now available in a convenient education package. Under the terms, any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions or commitments and…

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Overwatch: Ranking its first year of seasonal events

Overwatch has found a fantastic way to keep players engaged … and to keep taking their money. Five times in the past year, the team-based shooter has launched special events. Each one last for a couple of weeks and introduce new cosmetic items that players can unlock via loot boxes while the event is happening. Each one also…

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Why LawBreakers is heading to PC and PS4 instead of Xbox One or Switch

Xbox One and Nintendo gamers are going to miss out on Cliff Bleszinski’s new game — at least at launch. LawBreakers, a new character-based shooter (think Overwatch), is going to launch on both PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4 later this year. It doesn’t have an official release date, but it is currently in beta testing on…

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Elgato’s Stream Deck is powerful enough to replace expensive broadcasting tools

Livestreaming video games is a big enough business now that companies have started making products to cater specifically to those creators, and that is leading to more bespoke tools that should lead to a higher level of polish on sites like Twitch and YouTube. Above: You can customize your Stream Deck with images and functions….

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Destiny broke my heart. But I’m ready to open up to Destiny 2

I like Destiny, but I don’t love it. I’m hoping I’ll love Destiny 2. Bungie recently revealed a ton of details about the online shooter, which is coming out on September 8 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (a PC version is also coming, but Bungie isn’t being specific about when it will release). The…

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Why Destiny 2 is on Blizzard’s launcher, not Steam

ANALYSIS: Destiny 2 is coming to PC … eventually, but it’s not coming to Steam. But this doesn’t signify that Activision Blizzard is preparing to battle Valve over selling third-party games. Bungie unveiled Destiny 2 yesterday , and the blockbuster game studio revealed that the PC version of the sci-fi cooperative shooter is due out on…

Tech

April 2017 NPD: Nintendo and Persona dominate gaming with big sales

Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart powered the gaming industry in the United States to another upswing in spending last month. U.S. consumers spent $636 million on video games and related hardware and products in April, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That’s up 10 percent year-over-year from $577 million. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and…