Gaming

Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscription without any waiting list. Shadow is a gaming PC in the cloud for a monthly fee. The company has been running thousands of computers […]

Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Late last week, Call of Duty: WWII launched. The title marks CoD’s return to boots-on-the-ground gameplay for the first time in three years. For folks who have played Call of Duty since the beginning, this is a welcome return to the game they fell in love with. Soldiers appear more human, instead of looking like […]

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

Pip is a retro games console for kids to learn coding

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been incredibly successful at sparking all sorts of creativity via its low cost microcomputers, which arrived in the market back in 2012. Its core electronics are also indirectly responsible for UK-based learn-to-code startups like Kano and pi-top, which have built devices and VC-backed businesses atop Pi. Well here’s another UK […]

Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

At last month’s Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitch’s annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow their online channels and make more money. Two of those tools — Achievements and Stream Summary — are today going live, the company announced this afternoon. […]

Gaming firm Razer surges 41% following Hong Kong IPO

Gaming firm Razer surges 41% following Hong Kong IPO

Razer has continued a winning streak of IPOs from Asian companies after its share price closed 41 percent up on its first day of trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company, which makes accessories for PC gamers, laptops and is preparing to sell its first smartphone, raised $529 million from the sale of 1,063,600,000 shares. […]

HBO launches Soderbergh’s choose-the-order storytelling app and show Mosaic

HBO launches Soderbergh’s choose-the-order storytelling app and show Mosaic

What if a mystery TV series let you decide to follow one character’s story to the end, or jump between characters as the action unfolds? That’s the idea behind Mosaic, a 3-year, $20 million project by the acclaimed director of Traffic and Ocean’s 11, Steven Soderbergh. Today, HBO launches the Mosaic app for iOS and […]

Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year

Nintendo may make as many as 30 million Switches next year

Rumors in early October had Nintendo more than doubling production for the highly successful Switch in order to meet what will almost certainly be crushing demand during the holidays. The company may be planning even higher volumes for next year — perhaps as many as 30 million consoles. Citing sources with direct knowledge of the […]

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