Analogue says it’s making more Pockets — and going after bots and resellers

When high-end console maker Analogue opened up pre-orders for its beautiful Game Boy-inspired handheld, Pocket, the portable sold out almost instantly. The $199.99 device, which plays Neo Geo Pocket Color, Atari Lynx, and Sega Game Gear games in addition to multiple generations of Game Boy titles, was highly coveted but in short supply. People who […]

"I’m More Of A Fan Of Sony’s Strategy" – A Way Out Creator Josef Fares Talks Game Pass

Hazelight Studios chief Josef Fares says he prefers Sony’s way of operating as opposed to Microsoft’s, despite the latter’s highly-rated Xbox Game Pass. Sony and Microsoft have taken on different approaches in the gaming industry, with Sony sticking to traditional console dealings while Microsoft has been focused on gaming across multiple platforms and not so much […]

Activision Blizzard Has More Remasters Planned For 2021

It’s been revealed that Activision Blizzard doesn’t plan on slowing down with the remasters any time soon, with more unannounced projects likely releasing in 2021. This news comes from Activision Blizzard’s most recent earnings call (via Nintendo Life) where the company claims that it has more “remastered content” in the pipeline and hints that these […]

EVE Online Earns Two More Guinness World Records For The Massacre At M2-XFE

CCP Games recently announced that its community-driven space sandbox MMO EVE Online has been awarded two Guinness World Records stemming from a 14-hour battle that occurred on December 30 – 31, 2020. This brings the number of Guinness World Records that EVE Online has received to four. The two recent World Records awarded were for […]

Activision Bans 60,000 More Warzone Hackers And Promises To Do More To Combat Cheaters

Cheating has always been a problem in Call of Duty, but lately, it’s become a hot-button issue. That’s partially because there are more cheaters in Warzone–Call of Duty’s free-to-play battle royale mode–than ever before. And partially because that cheating problem has gotten to the point where streamers and influencers are starting to quit. Activision apparently […]

Detecting 10 times more bots and stopping fraud with behavioral biometrics

Bots and fraud occur in every app, and in every vertical, said Alon Dayan, Founder and CEO, Unbotify. “In games online, this is a several-billion-dollars problem,” he said. “In our data we see that between five to 15% of the users of online games are actually using bots.” Dayan joined Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer at […]

AOC Takes To Twitch Once More Over GameStop Stock Fallout

The GameStop stock plot thickens, with the latest development being a guest appearance by US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In light of recent events regarding the Wall Street trading of GameStop shares, AOC will talk stocks on Twitch tonight at 8:30pm EST. The GameStop situation is full of twists and turns, and worth reading up on. […]

Scalpers Acquire 2,000 More PS5s, Boast That It "Keeps Getting Easier Every Time"

A scalper group based in the UK has managed to acquire yet another 2,000 PS5s during today’s GAME restock, all of which will be sold on at highly inflated prices. Supply for next-gen consoles has been notoriously low as a result of the pandemic affecting several different parts of the sales process, including both manufacturing and […]

Here's how much more gaming you did due to COVID

It’s no surprise that the global pandemic has spurred a huge uptick in gaming, but we now have an idea of just how much more that might be. According to figures released from Valve, the parent company of online gaming service Steam, subscribers spent some 31.3 billion hours playing PC games in 2020. That’s a […]

More Abuse Allegations Come to Light in Brazilian Esports Scene

A series of posts on Twitter accusing the former League of Legends (LoL) coach and caster Gabriel “MiT” Souza of sexual assault, has caused a wave of similar charges from many women in the Brazilian esports community. The women were encouraged to share their stories of abuse by pro players and other industry personalities, in […]