Tag: Gaming

Tech

This hidden gem of a game will make you want to hug your grandpa

The elderly rarely feature as the protagonist of a video game. I mean, it’s hard to imagine a kindly old man blasting aliens or chainsawing zombies. But the peaceful, gorgeous, easy-to-play iOS title ($4.99, also available on Google Play and Steam ) Old Man’s Journey will make you rethink the kind of stories that games…

Tech

Labeling loot boxes as 'gambling' isn't just dangerous for EA. It's dangerous for gamers, too.

It’s possible for “Loot boxes can be bad in video games” and “Loot boxes are not actually a form of gambling” to both be true. On Tuesday, Chris Lee, a member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, posted a video on YouTube addressing “predatory practices at Electronic Arts and other companies.” His issue: loot boxes, and…

Culture & Gaming

Belgian Gaming Commission Decides Battlefront II-Style Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Wants Them Banned

Electronic Art’s Star Wars Battlefront II, one of the biggest video game titles of the year, debuted to disaster in recent weeks after both consumers and the gaming press revolted against the $60 game’s reliance on microtransaction-fueled, pay-to-win loot boxes. At launch, the title prevented players from accessing… Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

Start Ups

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…

Mobile

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just hit iOS and Android a day early

 No doubt hoping to get a jump on that holiday traffic, Nintendo’s latest mobile opus, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has hit iOS and Android a day ahead of schedule. The latest installment of one of the game company’s most adorable franchises was first announced this time last month. In spite of some skepticism, early looks…