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Sci-fi sandbox game Planetoid Pioneers debuts on Steam Early Access

Planetoid Pioneers is a sci-fi sandbox game where you visit little “planetoids” and explore the physics-based environments. It is debuting today on Steam Early Access on the PC. The game from independent developer Data Realms is sort of like Minecraft in space, and it is counting on users to help make the game into a […]

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GamesBeat weekly roundup: Rockstar’s new lawsuit, and Titanfall 2 announced

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! This time, the PlayStation 4 outsells the Xbox One (again), someone puts Flappy Bird on an e-cigarette, and we review anticipated games like Dark Souls 3 and Bravely Second: End Layer. Happy reading, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: The narrative of the […]

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March 2016 NPD: Ubisoft, Nintendo shake up sales chart with The Division, Zelda

Gamers aren’t spending more than they did last year, but that’s only because many of them already have the latest hardware. New video game products generated $964.1 million in sales at United States retailers in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That is relatively flat from $968.4 million in spending during the same […]

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PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One in March

Sony’s console continues its sales streak. PlayStation 4 was the top-selling new gaming console at United States retailers last month, according to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group that Sony Interactive Entertainment provided to GamesBeat. PS4 has outsold the competition for 13 of the last 15 months. The Xbox One came out on top […]

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ASO master class: Get up to 40K app downloads for free and other growth hacks (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: You could spend $10K to drive paid traffic and get some users — or you can growth-hack and land 40,000 downloads in just a few days. What’s the secret? Join top ASO gurus for this free half-hour master class in getting your app ranked, fast. Register here for free. “There’s this notion that you build […]

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Apple App Store and Google Play downloads grew 8.2% in Q1 thanks to games

Mobile is still growing, and gaming — as with nearly every emerging consumer technology — should get most of the credit. People downloaded 17.2 billion apps from the iOS and Android app markets in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new report from intelligence firm Sensor Tower. That’s up 8.2 percent over the same […]

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GamesBeat Summit will examine what investors seek from game startups

We’re happy to be adding four new speakers on our Deals roundtable on game investments for the second annual GamesBeat Summit 2016, an event that’s set for May 3 and May 4 at the scenic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California. The speakers include Dan Fiden, chief strategy officer at Beijing-based FunPlus, which recently set up a $50 […]

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War Dragons launches on Android with new ad from Beavis and Butt-head animator

Your mobile game ad doesn’t always need to rely on a celebrity. War Dragons announced today that it has launched for Android, one year after the mobile strategy game released for iOS. Developer Pocket Gems is also launching a new ad for the game from animator J.J. Sedelmaier, who has worked on mainstream successes Beavis and Butt-head […]

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Supercell’s Clash Royale on pace for $1B year after $110M debut last month

Supercell knows how to make money. The mobile publisher earned $80 million from it’s newly released head-to-head strategy battler Clash Royale last month, according to industry-tracking firm NewZoo. That figure does not include the 30 percent that Supercell gave to Apple and Google, which would put the game’s total monthly revenues closer to $110 million. […]

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Magic Leap acquires Israeli security firm NorthBit

When you’re messing with reality, you’re probably going to want a decent security system. Augmented reality company Magic Leap has acquired the Israeli-based NorthBit to help increase its security, via Geek Time. Augmented and virtual reality could become a $120 billion market by 2020, according to tech adviser Digi-Capital. AR could have multiple uses, from gaming to […]

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Outlyer Technologies’ Advrtas brings ads to virtual reality

Virtual reality is the next frontier for … advertising. Outlyer Technologies is announcing its Advrtas platform today, which enables the creation of interactive ads in virtual reality. The ad technology enables the development and distribution of fully interactive 360-degree advertising. Since VR is expected to be a huge new gaming, media, and entertainment platform, the […]

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Loook studio will make mixed reality apps for Microsoft HoloLens

EXCLUSIVE: Inspired by Microsoft’s HoloLens holographic glasses, the founders of Loook are announcing today that they are creating “mixed reality” apps that blend holographic animations and the real world. Seattle-based Loook is the brainchild of Sébastien Motte, former head of Xbox first-party business development, and John Howard, former creative Director on Microsoft HoloLens for partnerships with NASA, Autodesk, and […]

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Kangaroo Pro is a $199 Windows 10 PC with a little less portability, a lot more ports

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, a $199 Windows 10 portable PC that is meant to be much more capable than the original Kangaroo. The Kangaroo Pro is available on Newegg, Amazon, and InFocusDirect.com now, and will go on sale at the Microsoft Store later this month. When the Kangaroo debuted in October […]

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Naked Labs’ home fitness scanner captures your entire body in 3D

Naked Labs is unveiling what it calls the world’s first 3D Fitness Tracker. It’s scans your entire body using a mirror and a scale, capturing your weight and the outline of your body. It uses that information to calculate your percentage body fat, and it shows you if those trips you’re making to the gym […]

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Blizzard is fending off a potential Lizard Squad cyberattack that’s affecting Battle.net

You may have trouble getting your Hearthstone on. Blizzard acknowledges it is dealing with a distributed denial-of-service attack that is preventing some people from getting online with the publisher’s Battle.net services. We are currently monitoring a DDOS attack against network providers which is affecting connections to our games. https://t.co/YsDZ0CYdFX — BlizzardCS (@BlizzardCS) April 14, 2016 […]

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Microsoft on causing Oculus Rift delays: ‘This is false’

If you preordered the Oculus Rift headset, you might still be waiting for it — but that’s not because of the Xbox One controller. Microsoft has debunked allegations that it is responsible for the delays customers are experiencing with their Oculus Rift headset orders. Yesterday, a post on Reddit from someone claiming to have “insider” status at Oculus […]

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Twitch’s Kathy Astromoff will share developer success strategies at GamesBeat Summit 2016

We’re happy to be adding Kathy Astromoff as a lightning talk speaker for the second annual GamesBeat Summit 2016, an event that’s set for May 3 and May 4 at the scenic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California. Astromoff is vice president of developer success at Twitch, the largest game livestreaming video platform and community for gamers. She has […]

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets Mojang’s Realms online multiplayer service

Minecraft owes a lot of its popularity to its openness and depth. Players can do things like run their own servers or install all kinds of mods. But that also introduces a level of complexity that a lot of fans struggle to overcome. Mojang is ready to do something about that for its players on […]

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Lucid VR raises $2.1M for 180-degree virtual reality camera

Lucid VR has raised $2.1 million and it has partnered with Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron to make its LucidCam 180-degree virtual reality camera. The pocket-sized LucidCam captures 3D VR video, pretty much as your eyes see the world. The company hopes to make its mark as virtual reality becomes a $30 billion industry by 2020, according […]

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Virtual reality justifies those ludicrous 17-inch ‘portable desktops’

Gaming laptops are a consumer-electronics category that don’t make a whole lot of sense anymore. They’re expensive, bulky, and hot as hell. That’s why companies like Razer are rethinking these products. But the age of virtual reality is starting to reveal some new reasons to own a massive laptop with insane graphics capabilities. Soon after getting the […]

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Grand Theft Auto studio says former director’s lawsuit is ‘without merit’ and ‘downright bizarre’

Rockstar Games is now defending itself in the public as well as in court. The Grand Theft Auto developer has responded to a lawsuit from the game’s former director Leslie Benzies by filing a countersuit of its own and providing GamesBeat with a statement about the case. Benzies’ complaint is asking publisher Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar […]

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GTA: Online ‘has generated at least $500M in revenue’

Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games is notoriously cagey about sharing the details of its operation, but a pair of lawsuits may force many of those secrets out into the open. For example, we now have an idea of how lucrative GTA V’s online mulitplayer mode is for the company. GTA: Online has brought […]

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