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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Games Inbox: Funny video games, Apex Legends decline, and Ghost Giant love

The morning Inbox imagines what it would take for a Microsoft and Nintendo team-up, as one reader learns about Japan’s favourite game. To join in with the discussions yourself [email protected] No laughing I recently finished Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and would say that I very much enjoyed it. I’d have to really given how long it […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Again Appears in Hands-On Video, Official Protective Cases and Covers Leaked

We are just a day away from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked launch event where the Galaxy S10 series will make its grand debut, but there is no stopping the torrent of leaks. The Samsung Galaxy S10 has yet again surfaced online in an alleged hands-on video alongside the Galaxy S10+, giving us a glimpse of their […]

Huawei Mate 20 series get more video teasers, AnTuTu score pops up

Huawei just can’t stop teasing the Mate 20-series and the last three videos focus on the brand new 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC that powers the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Earlier, the company made a bold claim that its in-house chip is more powerful than Apple’s A12 Bionic. And according to the leaked AnTuTu score sheet, it […]

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calling Out on Android Beta, Reported to Be Out on Windows Phone

WhatsApp is rolling out group video and voice calls on WhatsApp for Android beta and the feature is accessible in the latest updates – namely, v2.18.189 or v2.18.192. This development comes about a month after select Android beta and iOS users reportedly received the group calling functionality back in May in version 2.18.52 for iOS and version 2.18.145 for Android […]

Instagram Launches IGTV Long Video App to Take on YouTube, Now Has a Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger. Instagram, which had […]