Video game stocks slide after Trump implicates games in mass shootings

Shares of major video game companies fell sharply on Monday following President Donald Trump’s speech addressing mass shootings in Texas and Ohio in which he implicated violent games as a reason for the attacks. Electronic Arts and Take Two Interactive declined about 4%, while Zyngadropped 5%. The stock of Activision Blizzard, which publishes the Call of Duty series, fell by more […]

One Of 2018’s Best PC Games Is Coming To PS4, Xbox One, And Switch

Sega has announced it is bringing one of its best PC games of 2018 to consoles. Two Point Hospital, the spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in “late 2019.” The game will come to those platforms both physically and digitally, and the new versions will include all the updates […]

National Video Game Day 2019: 5 Classic Video Games That Take You back to the 90s

On July 8, the world witnessed National Video Games Day (or National Videogame Day). The obscure ‘holiday’ is one of two National Video Game Days that gamers across the world observe (the other is on September 12). The first mention of National Video Games Day appears in the 1991 edition of Chase’s Calendar of Events […]

Anti-loot box bill poses a real threat to sports video games

If passed in anything close to its proposed form, Sen. Josh Hawley’s anti-microtransaction legislation will punish, if not obliterate, a staple genre of video gaming for offenses it never really committed. That may be fine with you. You may not like sports or their games, you may hate Electronic Arts because everyone else does. But this is the […]

Oculus Quest launch games pricing: Only 1 is over $30

Facebook provided the prices planned by developers for their May 21 launch on Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest is the $400 all-in-one VR system from Facebook which ships with a pair of intuitive hand controllers. There are more than 50-plus titles planned for launch and the games selected represent Facebook’s effort to curate a high-quality console-like experience […]

PUBG Mobile Ban: Iraq Government Bans Online Games Including PUBG Over Threat to National Security

Iraq parliament has now banned several popular online games, including the biggest of all time, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The government says these games are harmful to society and a potential national security threat. Oil-rich Iraq has suffered for decades under the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein and U.N. sanctions, the 2003 U.S. invasion and […]

With $600 Mn GTV And 20 Mn Users, Junglee Games Gears Up For The Unicorn Status

The period between 2012-2013 was a turning point for Indian online gaming industry in many ways. It was in 2012 when gaming startups such as Nazara Technologies, Octro, Dream 11 and 99 Games were getting ready to raise their Series A and above funding. Being the first movers, these players already had a vision for […]

China’s new regulations outlaw blood and poker… in video games

China’s uneasy relationship with the video game industry became even more thorny last week. New regulations from the government — who must approve all new games within the country — won’t be approving any games that feature blood, card games, or palace intrigue. Any game company that wants to sell their product in China needs […]