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. […]

Grand Theft Auto V’s endless success is the story of an era

Rob Fahey Contributing Editor Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Companies in this article Rockstar A lot of exciting things have happened in the games industry since 2013. That time has seen the mobile game space rise to maturity; it’s seen Sony return to console dominance with PS4, and Nintendo bounce […]

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 […]

Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler to step down this year

Matthew Handrahan Editor-in-Chief Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler will step down later this year, and the crowdfunding platform has put out a public call to find his successor. Strickler founded Kickstarter with Perry Chen and Charles Adler in April 2009, but work on the platform started […]

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 […]

Danny Bilson to run USC film school’s games division

James Brightman Editor, North America Friday 28th July 2017 Share this article Recommend Tweet Share The University of Southern California is one of the top game design programs in America, and the educational institution is aiming to take its program to the next level with new leadership from former THQ executive Danny Bilson. As reported […]