HTC targets first standalone Vive headset at China

Matthew Handrahan Editor-in-Chief Thursday 27th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Companies in this article htc HTC is partnering with Qualcomm on a standalone VR headset for the Chinese market, which will use Viveport as its official content platform. The new headset will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chip technology, a mobile processor that […]

“There’s just no money in it anymore”

Brendan Sinclair Senior Editor Thursday 27th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share There’s a symmetry to Minor Key Games. Founded in 2013 by twin brothers David Pittman and J. Kyle Pittman, the studio has made a name for itself making two different types of games. David has made a trio of 3D first-person […]

Live services power EA to Q1 growth

Brendan Sinclair Senior Editor Thursday 27th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Companies in this article Electronic Arts Electronic Arts released its results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2018 (the three months ended June 30), touting the effectiveness of its live services approach in driving revenue from games long after launch. […]

Tencent buys 9% of Frontier Developments

Matthew Handrahan Editor-in-Chief Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Companies in this article Frontier Developments Tencent Tencent has acquired a 9% stake in Frontier Developments, in a deal worth �17.7 million. The Chinese company has purchased 3.37 million newly issued ordinary shares, which will be admitted for trading on the AIM […]

AltspaceVR to close after lack of investor interest

Matthew Handrahan Editor-in-Chief Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share AltspaceVR, one of the pioneering social spaces in virtual reality, has been forced to close down due to its parent company being unable to find investment. The California based startup was founded in 2014, but it didn’t release its VR social space […]

Pokemon Go Fest attendees sue Niantic

Brendan Sinclair Senior Editor Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Companies in this article Niantic Niantic can’t put last weekend’s Pokemon Go Fest behind it just yet. According to Polygon, a number of attendees have filed a class-action lawsuit against Pokemon Go developer Niantic over the botched event, where CEO John […]