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Why Opening Loot Boxes Feels Like Christmas, According To Game Devs

Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

"Game of Thrones" fans still have a single, burning question about that scene in "Beyond the Wall"

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 6, titled "Beyond the Wall." SEE ALSO: Did you catch Daenerys' 'Terminator' moment in 'Game of Thrones'? Never mind the Night King performing an Olympic javelin stunt and kill.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

"Cuphead" is like no video game I have ever seen

"Cuphead" is like no video game I have ever seen.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

4 sports enthusiasts who overcame astigmatism for the love of the game

Acing your game requires dedication, hard work, and a vision for the future. But when an issue like astigmatism threatens to literally cloud that vision – with discomfort, eye strain, and headaches – it’s time to look for a solution.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

Samsung launches Bixby in 200 countries, UK and Australia included

It seems like yesterday when Samsung announced the launch of its smart voice assistant, Bixby — OK, I jest, it was ages ago. But after several delays, we can now finally say Bixby is globally available, as Samsung just announced its launch in m.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News36 min. ago

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook, says eMarketer

 Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults which is contributing to generally slowing growth for the platform, according to the latest projections from research firm eMarketer. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News44 min. ago

Vote for the Winner of IGN"s People"s Choice Awards

As Gamescom 2017 opens its doors, we want you to tell us who you think is best in show. It's that time again. Gamescom 2017 is officially underway and we'd like you to decide which game is the very best from this year's show. VOTE NOW It's Game.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Steam sales and deals: the best PC game bargains for 2017

Your personal guide to the best deals to be had on the Steam Store. Update: Right now on the Steam Store, Rockstar has dropped the prices on some of its best known titles. For more info, check out the 'deal of the moment' section belo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy S9 could adapt to your needs with modular accessories

A new rumor suggests the Galaxy S9 could have a modular design, letting you add accessories similar to Moto Mods. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is likely to be packed full of innovation, but according to a new rumor it might take inspiration from some.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

6 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore A Redmi Phone In Today’s World

Redmi Phones; The makers of the Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, and the Redmi Note 4 has changed the way users shop for smartphones in India and around the world. The reason being, Redmi could get to the market the perfect union of reasonable pricing and state of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Soft-World sees 94% of 2Q17 sales from MyCard

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has revealed 94% of its second-quarter 2017 revenues came from MyCard, its platform for purchasing credit points......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

China market: Online advertising in 2Q17 reaches CNY74.10 billion, says Analysys

Online advertising service providers in the China market generated revenues of CNY74.1 billion (US$10.8 billion) in second-quarter 2017, increasing 17.8% sequentially and 16.8% on year, according to Analysys International......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

AUO, Innolux TV panel shipments to remain steady in 2H17, says report

Shipments of TV panels by AU Optronics (AUO) and Innolux will remain steady in the second half of 2017 thanks to demand from China-based TV vendors, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Star Fox 2 Is a 21 Year-Old Technological Marvel

Last seen in 1996, Star Fox 2 was cancelled by Nintendo until resurfacing as a bonus game in the SNES Classic Edition. How is it? Though completed in 1996, Star Fox 2 was shelved for over two decades, until Nintendo decided to include it as a b.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 27 min. ago

eBay opens U.S. platform to Africa with MallforAfrica.com partnership

 Starting this week, products from select vendors in six African countries are available on eBay’s U.S. shopping site. The collaboration starts in style, with opening merchandise categories of fashion, art, jewelry, and clothing. Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 3 min. ago

DribbleUp soccer ball isn"t only smarter than an average ball, it"s cheaper too

Now available on Kickstarter, DribbleUp's smart soccer ball and app combo promise to take your game to the next level. And for a whole lot less than other smart soccer balls on the market, too! The post DribbleUp soccer ball isn't only smarter t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 43 min. ago

Walmart, like Amazon, considers a floating warehouse for drone delivery

Sounding no less wacky than when it was suggested by Amazon, rival Walmart is considering building a giant floating warehouse from which its drones can make deliveries to customers. The post Walmart, like Amazon, considers a floating warehouse for dr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 43 min. ago

Global 2Q17 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$13.22 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 8% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 19 min. ago

Galaxy S8 best-selling Android smartphones in 2Q17, says Strategy Analytics

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S8 was the world's best-selling Android smartphone in the second quarter of 2017. Combined shipments of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus reached 19.2 million units in the quarter, according to Strategy analytics......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 19 min. ago

Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology

Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon mobile chips, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 19 min. ago

Taiwan July export order value up on year, says MOEA

Taiwan received export orders totaling US$38.72 billion in July 2017, decreasing 4% sequentially but increasing 10.5% on year. It was 12th consencutive month that saw on-year growth, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News6 hr. 19 min. ago