Chip Shortage Forces AMD to Pivot Away From Budget Processors
As the semiconductor industry reels from shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, AMD is struggling to meet CPU demand. The company is responding to the crisis by prioritizing high-end CPUs and GPUs for the commercial market rather than budget chips for PCs. Speaking at an investor event hosted
Ubisoft Puts Free-To-Play Games Under the Spotlight
The company behind the Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry franchises, Ubisoft, announced on its full-year earnings call on May 11 that it’ll focus on the launch of free-to-play games and rely less on premium AAA games. The publisher called for a free-to-play push as part of the company’s “finan
Video Games Are the World’s Largest Entertainment Industry
With nearly $180 billion in 2020 revenue, the video game industry surged well past pre-COVID-19 estimates for the movies and the sports industry combined. According to IDC, the mobile gaming sector saw the most considerable growth in 2020 (24% without ad revenue). Console earnings rose by 19.6%,
Sony Partnering and Investing in Discord
Sony has unveiled its plans to bring popular chat application Discord to PlayStation consoles. The Japanese tech giant has got its eye on the immensely popular gamer-focused app, shooting down the rumors about Microsoft acquiring Discord. According to an official announcement by Jim Ryan, Preside
Epic Games Spent More Than $1 Billion on Exclusive Deals and Giveaways
In the war of the storefronts, you either win by default because you’re Steam, or you need to pay a hefty sum to come on top. That sum? About $1 billion, which is how much Epic Games has spent so far securing exclusive rights to some of the top PC games. There was never any doubt that Epic Game
These Are Your Free PlayStation Plus Games for May 2021
PlayStation Plus subscribers can now get their hands on a new batch of freebies. Some big titles are up for grabs this month, so don’t cancel your PS Plus just yet. Following its recent practice of giving away three games instead of two per month, Sony has once again brought PS Plus subscribers
Microsoft Fixes Gaming Problems With Latest Windows 10 Update
Following multiple gamer reports that a recent Windows 10 update had introduced performance issues in games, Microsoft has released an official fix in the latest Windows update. Supposedly, updates KB5000842 and KB5001330 caused several players to experience degraded performance in games, includi
Sony Patents AI to Play Games for You
According to a newly published patent, Sony is looking to harness artificial intelligence to assist players with several gaming tasks, including the creation and control of characters in games. "The method includes monitoring a plurality of game plays of the user playing a plurality of gaming ap
Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard
Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch game director, is the latest high-profile name to leave Blizzard Entertainment. Aaron Keller, assistant game director for Overwatch and one of the founding members of the Overwatch team, is set to take over his position. Kaplan worked at Blizzard for 19 years as a director
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