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Stefanie Fogel

bytz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Stefanie Fogel

7 Dec 2018 | 11:00 AM

‘Fortnite’ was the most talked about game on Twitter in 2018

Now that 2018 is ending, Twitter is sharing some of the topics that got people talking this year, including the most-tweeted videogames in the US.

Epic Games’ popular battle royale title Fortnite tops the list most-tweeted videogames in the US. — AFP
4 Dec 2018 | 3:37 PM

Xbox gaming revenue exceeded US$10bil in fiscal 2018: Microsoft

Microsoft’s gaming revenue exceeded US$10bil (RM41,51bil) in fiscal 2018 (which ended June 30), and Xbox Live had more than 57 million monthly active users, the company said during an annual shareholders meeting on Nov 28.

29 Nov 2018 | 6:30 AM

Over a dozen smartphone games removed from Google Play for installing malware

Google recently removed 13 driving-themed games from the Play store because they contained malware. They were downloaded more than 560,000 times, according to ESET malware researcher Lukas Stefanko.

Stefanko first warned people about the apps on Nov 19. All of them apparently come from a single developer named Luiz O Pinto. — Dreamstime/TNS
20 Nov 2018 | 10:00 AM

‘Stardew Valley’ makes US$1mil in three weeks on mobile

Critically-acclaimed indie farming simulator/role-playing game Stardew Valley is having a great first month on mobile. It’s grossed US$1mil (RM4.18mil) after only three weeks on iOS, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.

Stardew Valley first released on PC in 2016 and has reportedly sold over 3.5 million copies across all platforms since. — AFP Relaxnews
6 Nov 2018 | 5:30 PM

Epic Games is working on controller support for Fortnite mobile

Epic Games is working to enable controller support on the iOS and Android versions of its hugely popular battle royale game Fortnite.

Epic Games is hoping to enable controller support for the mobile version of Fortnite. — KHOR SOW YEE/The Star
15 Oct 2018 | 8:30 AM

Nearly half of all ‘power gamers’ are parents, third are women: study

A new study highlighting the changing demographics of gamers over the last decade confirms something many of us already knew – videogames are now mainstream and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to describing the gaming community.

Women account for 33% of power gamers, while Hispanics and African Americans account for 19% and 14%, respectively. — AFP
1 Aug 2018 | 7:30 AM

The Android version of ‘Fortnite’ might not arrive via Google Play: report

Epic Games’ hugely popular free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite is launching on Android soon, but when it does it might not be on available on Google Play.

25 Jul 2018 | 9:30 AM

Despite strong Oculus Go sales, VR fever is cooling: analyst

Virtual reality headset shipments are up thanks to Oculus Go, but VR fever in general is cooling, according to market intelligence company SuperData.

25 Jul 2018 | 6:30 AM

Fallout 76 closed beta happening this October

Bethesda’s upcoming online role-playing game Fallout 76 will hold a closed beta in October, according to a post on the Bethesda.net forum.

19 Jul 2018 | 10:30 AM

Worldwide mobile game spending grew to US$26.6bil in first half of 2018: analyst

Mobile games spending grew 19% in the first half of 2018 to an estimated US$26.6bil (RM107.88bil) worldwide, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.

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