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This year's nominees for the fan-voted Game Awards, taking place Dec 10, have been announced, with a trio of buzzy titles leading the pack.
eSports facilities providers have long been searching for the right business model – a feat made more challenging by Covid-19. Now one eSports company is following the likes of Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc into subscriptions.
What if you had a video game that featured an image of you? Video game publisher Epic Games is increasingly focusing on capturing facial expressions.
China now has more gamers than the entire populations of the US, Japan, Germany, France and the UK combined. Mobile games accounted for nearly three quarters of the sector’s total revenue, raking in 50.8 billion yuan.
A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.
PUBG Corp, a subsidiary of a South Korean company, said on Nov 12 it will launch a new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile game in India after the previous incarnation from a Chinese publisher fell foul of national-security rules.
The PlayStation 5 does not have a release date in China yet, but scalpers are already accepting pre-orders for for US$1,500 to US$2,000. Consoles are not nearly as popular as PC or mobile gaming in China, but avid gamers are eagerly awaiting Sony’s next-generation device.
Apple Inc kicked off its transition away from Intel Corp chips on Nov 10, revealing the first Mac computers with a main processor designed in-house by the iPhone maker.
The US$60 video game dates back to at least the 1990s. Rarely has a game exceeded that price threshold in the three decades since, even as inflation drove the dollar’s value to nearly half of what it was in the days of the Super Nintendo.
The upcoming release of a ninth generation of video game consoles by Sony and Microsoft is set to be a sales slam dunk with consumers seeking entertainment during pandemic confinement, but could it also be their swansong as the habits of gamers change?