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 […]

Adobe Spark Post Android App Released in Beta, Adobe XD Gets June Updates, and Project Rush Video Editing App Launched

Adobe Spark Post, the graphics design app, has now been released on Android, years after it made its debut on Apple’s iOS platform. Adobe on Tuesday announced the arrival of its Spark Post app to the Google Play Store, albeit currently in beta. Apart from Spark Post, the company also announced the June 2018 update for Adobe […]

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video May Be Forced to Fund European Content Under New EU Rules

Online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video could be required by countries to help fund European films and TV shows under a preliminary deal struck by EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday. The new law extends the European Union’s broadcasting rules to online video services and includes a quota of at least 30 percent for European […]