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Riot Games and Konvoy Ventures back games publisher Carry1st in $6M Series A

Africa is the last frontier for basically anything. Mobile gaming is no exception. For a continent that is home to more than 1 billion millennials and Gen Zers, mobile gaming has never really picked up, despite the continent witnessing rapid economic.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchMay 4th, 2021

Sony faces lawsuit over alleged “monopoly pricing” of PlayStation downloads

Proposed class action says Sony's moves have increased prices for PlayStation games. Enlarge / A gift card like this goes less far because of Sony's monopolistic control of the PlayStation downloads market, according to a new lawsuit. In Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 1 min. ago

Apple took API tools away from Hulu for upgrading subscriptions outside the App Store

As the fight between Epic Games and Apple drags out in court, the game maker continues to paint an ugly picture of its nemesis. On Wednesday, it presented evidence showing that when Apple could not get Netflix to reconsider its idea of removing in-ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 33 min. ago

Yakuza spinoff Lost Judgment launching this fall, keeping real-time combat

Sega and RGG Studio have announced Lost Judgment, a sequel to 2018's Judgment. It features real-time combat, while Yakuza games will continue as turn-based......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

14 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to Paper Girls, we've put together a preview of the next batch of science fiction TV series being adapted from books......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

Ubisoft is expanding the Tom Clancy"s The Division franchise with new games, content, and a movie

Since 2016, Ubisoft's Massive studios has been working on "The Division," launching two games and an expansion in four years. With a community amounting to 40M members, the franchise's success can't be denied and now there's a clear path for future p.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News15 hr. 33 min. ago

Sony Game Boost trailer suggests more older games will receive PS5 improvements

The PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with most PlayStation 4 games, and Game Boost offers improvements such as higher framerates, resolutions, and HDR support—more so than what the PS4 Pro is capable of. Some of the games that take advantage of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News15 hr. 33 min. ago

Today’s best tech deals: New iPad Pro, Amazon devices, and more

Dealmaster also has deals on wireless headphones and lots of video games. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a nifty $50 discount on the new 11-inch Apple iPad Pro at Walmart, with the 128GB and 256GB versions of the pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Netflix publishes chilling new Stranger Things 4 trailer

Netflix has published a new trailer for the fourth season of hit sci-fi series Stranger Things......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits and more indies selected for Tribeca Festival

The Tribeca Festival will feature video games as official selections for the first time ever......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Stylus: When Good Design Powers Tech

The conversation always seems to be how tech is powering the modern world. “Stylus” is a series that instead looks at how good design is powering tech – and our daily lives - forward. We take a glimpse into the lives of small creators, and the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Metafy adds $5.5M to its seed round as the market for games coaching grows

This morning Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Call it a seed-2, seed-extension or merely a baby Series A; F.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Personal skin problems leads founder to launch skincare startup Nøie, raises $12M Series A

Inspired by his own problems with skin ailments, tech founder Daniel Jensen decided there had to be a better way. So, using an in-house tech platform, his Copenhagen-based startup Nøie developed its own database of skin profiles, to better care for.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Turkey’s Ace Games raises $7M to develop casual and ‘hyper casual’ games

Ace Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by a former Peak Games co-founder, has raised a $7 million Seed funding round led by Actera Group. Co-investment has come from San Francisco’s NFX. Former gaming entrepreneurs Kristian Segerstrale,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

From bootstrapped to a $2.1B valuation, ReCharge raises $227M for subscription management platform

ReCharge, a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million in a Series B growth round at a $2.1 billion valuation.  Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth and Bain Capital Ventures provided the c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to double down on K-12 education and its opportuniti.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Design Without Borders launches vlog to showcase creative projects

Dezeen promotion: Budapest exhibition Design Without Borders is launching an online video series to present the work of artists and designers from the region and beyond, in lieu of an in-person event for 2021. Read more Dezeen promotion: B.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised $110 million to help fund its expansion in Europe and into the United States. The Series B round, which far exceeds.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Suppliers to gear up for PS5 redesign

Suppliers including foundry TSMC are expected to kick off production for the redesign of Sony's PlayStation 5 (PS5) games console between the second and third quarters of 2022, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Witcher Game Developer Quits Company Over Bullying Claims

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The director of Witcher 3, the most successful video game by Polish publisher CD Projekt SA, resigned after he was accused of bullying colleagues, sending its shares to their steepest decline since.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021