Gaming

Ubisoft announces game purchase transfers from Google Stadia to PC

Yesterday, Google delivered some jarring news when it announced that it was shutting down Stadia, its cloud game streaming service. While the company pretty much answered all the questions one could have about the news, some were in shock, while many industry insiders knew that it was coming at some point. While it's unfortunate, there...

Twitch tests Elevated Chat, a new way for members to be heard

When it comes to platforms like Twitch, creators and their audience are extremely important. That's why it's in a service's best interest to cater to a creator by offering new features and ways to make money. For a limited time, Twitch is enabling Elevated Chat, giving audience members a new way to express themselves in...

If Google wants to be taken seriously, it needs to find ways to assure users it won’t kill new products

Google Stadia is dead, and the funeral is on January 18th, 2023. For now, it's a walking corpse that users can continue to play on to finish out their games... and then it'll be gone. Forever. Users will take little solace in the fact that at the very least, they'll get all of the money...

PlayStation Stars is now live in Asia, rolling out to other regions in October

Back in July, Sony announced its new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars. The free program offered chances to earn rewards by completing campaigns and activities. Now, the program is officially launching, first going live in Asia, then rolling out to other regions in October. If unfamiliar with the new loyalty program, PlayStation Stars is a free...

Dbrand’s clever feature compromised the launch of its original Steam Deck case

The Project Killswitch Steam Deck case by dbrand was revealed at the top of the month. While it was supposed to receive a wide release a day ago, the company suddenly brought things to a halt without an explanation. dbrand made this announcement via Twitter and immediately received criticism for the last-minute pull. Thankfully, the...

Google Stadia is shutting down

It was nearly three years ago when Google formally launched Stadia, a cloud gaming service accessible on most products that had an internet connection. Today, Google announced its plans to wind down the service and permanently shut it down. Despite being a great service, the main reason for the shutdown was that it was not...

Valve’s Steam Deck Client update brings controller tweaks, bug fixes, and more

After delivering an update last week, Valve is back at again, dropping not one but two new updates for its Steam Deck console. The updates hit beta and preview channels, bringing new bug fixes and also tweaked controller settings, which should give users an improved experience. As mentioned before, Valve delivered two updates today, with the...

Netflix launches game handles for its mobile games

With increased competition, Netflix has found ways to diversify itself from the likes of Disney Plus, HBO Max, and other streaming services. Last year, it began to pivot its strategy, offering subscribers more value from its plans by adding access to mobile games. Unfortunately, not many were keen on the idea, but the company still...

E3 2023 will take place from June 13 to June 16

After announcing its plans to hold a physical E3 event in July, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced new details about the event, which will take place from June 13 to June 16 in Los Angeles, California. Like years prior, E3 will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will take place over...

Valve replaces Steam’s stats page with new real-time and weekly Steam Charts

Valve recently rolled out a new beta update for the Steam Deck with a host of bug fixes and improvements. Along with the beta update, Valve also replaced the old stats page on Steam with a new feature called Steam Charts. The new Steam Charts section highlights the most popular games on Steam with real-time and...

Google’s new adventure game introduces you to the civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica

Google Arts & Culture's new adventure game, The Descent of the Serpent, introduces you to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. Developed in partnership with Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology, the game takes you on a quest to recover 20 precious artifacts through a multi-level maze of jungles, mountains, coasts, and caves. The Descent of the Serpent first...

Steam Deck gets a new beta update that fixes issues when the console is docked

The Steam Deck has been having a pretty good run. Not only has Valve managed to ship pre-orders at a feverish pace, the company has also managed to offer plenty of support on the software side of things. Today, the company has announced a new Steam Deck beta update, bringing improvements to the console when outputting...