3D Hosting Service Sketchfab Joins Epic Games

3D hosting service Sketchfab is now part of Epic Games. The acquisition gives Epic Games, makers of the Unreal Engine, a popular 3D asset hosting service and a major piece of the puzzle for an “interconnected Metaverse”, as the companies put it in a joint announcement. “We built Sketchfab with a mission to empower a […]

Cloud data analytics service Phocas raises $34 million to grow AI, global footprint

Phocas Software‘s cloud data analytics tools might be best known in Australia, where they’re used by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Fiskars Royal Doulton, and Burson Automotive to streamline employee access to key financial data, but the company is planning to become more aggressive globally in 2021. Today, Phocas announced that it raised $34 million to bolster […]

EA Play subscription service is now a part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft and Electronic Arts have made a deal to incorporate the benefits of EA Play into your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. If you pay the $15 per month for Game Pass Ultimate, you will now also get EA Play’s vault of games, early access to new EA releases, and more. This is all coming […]

Valve Changes Terms Of Services, Devs Can No Longer Promote Non-Steam Versions Of Games

The rules have changed on Steam so that developers can no longer promote or even mention non-Steam versions of their games. Steam gives developers an unmatched toolset for interacting with their fans. On Steam’s Community Hubs, you can find news pages, a Tumblr-style imageboard, forums, guides, and more. The vast majority of developers use these […]

Sega Fog Gaming service for arcades was their secret big reveal

The ‘huge scoop’ promised for Sega’s 60th anniversary has turned out to be a cloud gaming service for Japanese arcades. By now you’ve probably already seen the reveal of the Sega Game Gear Micro but that wasn’t the ‘huge scoop’ to ‘rile up the games industry’ that was previously promised by an overexcited Famitsu journalist. […]

Nintendo Switch Online Service Passes Another Milestone

Nintendo has released its financial earnings for the end of its fiscal year 2020. The previous quarter was a very successful one for the company; not only did the recently released Animal Crossing: New Horizons move more than 11 million copies in just 11 days, helping the Switch surpass 55 million units, but the Nintendo […]