Facebook beats Q1 2019 profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty

Facebook blew away Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter, and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators.Read More

Overwatch’s new Workshop will let players make their own game modes

Blizzard announced Workshop for Overwatch today, a new feature will let players create their own game modes.Read More

Meet the great and the good of the games industry next month at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle

In case you’d missed it, Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle is next month! On May 13th and 14th, more than 500 games companies will be represented at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, covering the entire games industry from students and lone developers to investors, big studios, publishers and global megabrands. Speaking of big names, here are a few […]

King of Avalon and Guns of Glory rake in over $1.3 billion in revenue for Funplus

Chinese mobile MMO developer Funplus has earned over $1.3 billion in revenue with only two games. Games operations head Oren Bennet revealed in an interview with GamesBeat that between King of Avalon’s $721 million and Guns of Glory’s $510 million in revenue, the firm is bringing in the billions. Unusually for a Chinese mobile MMO developer, […]

Star Trek Fleet Command is making a stellar $10 million in monthly revenue

Scopely’s stellar strategy game Star Trek Fleet Command is earning over $10 million in monthly spending. Sensor Tower reports estimates that the title passed this monthly milestone in March, after achieving over $40 million in worldwide spending across Android and iOS. The $10 million earned in March represents a five per cent increase over the […]

Chinese activists 996.ICU blast Tencent and NetEase for intense overtime policies

A growing movement in China is challenging games and tech companies for their harsh overtime policies. The 996.ICU movement is trying to take on what appears to be a growing trend of companies enforcing “unofficial” workdays of 9am to 9pm – a practice that risks employee health and can send workers to an intensive care […]

Tencent’s Perfect World was the top grossing mobile game globally in March 2019

Tencent’s Perfect World was the top grossing mobile game worldwide in March 2019, according to SuperData Research. Following this in second was the Chinese publisher’s other big earner Honor of Kings before King’s Candy Crush Saga claimed bronze in third place. Niantic’s Pokemon Go and Supercell’s Clash of Clans rounded out the top five for […]

Qualcomm partners with Tencent and Vivo to create new AI game experiences on mobile

Technology firm Qualcomm has joined with Tencent’s Honor of Kings studio, Tencent AI Lab and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo to create a new AI initiative for mobile games. Named Project Imagination, the initiative will use Qualcomm’s fourth generation AI engine among other technologies before being powered outside of the cloud through Vivo’s iQOO smartphones. Utilising […]

European Esports Federation set to be formed with 12 countries

A European Esports Federation will be formed after 12 representatives from different nations met in Berlin to discuss the initiative. As reported by The Esports Observer, the “Berlin Declaration” was mutually supported by all attendees, with the document stating that the planned non-profit organisation will be completely independent of any third-party or private entity. From […]

Here is who is working on Google's Stadia games streaming platform

After years of rumours and hiring, Google finally announced its Stadia streaming platform at GDC last month. The keynote event focused primarily on the technology side of things, an impressive-sounding combination of Google tech that is great in theory but could well suffer in real-world conditions. Missing from the announcement were details about what business […]