Niantic worth Nearly $4 Billion and is in the Black

The developer of the game Pokemon Go, Niantic, has announced that it has raised some cash for operations to the tune of $245 million. The deal values the company at nearly $4 billion. Niantic CEO John Hanke says that the company is cash flow positive, but the new round of funding will help it “bunker …more

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The Division 2 Closed Beta Kicks Off Next Month

Fans of the Ubisoft game The Divison will be glad to hear that the private, closed beta for the next entry in the franchise starts next month. The Divison 2 private beta will start on February 7 and run through February 11. Access to the beta is guaranteed for those who pre-ordered the game. Ubisoft …more

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Motorola Razr Rumored to Return

Back in the day, the coolest phone you could have was the Motorola Razr flip phone. That phone was way before the smartphone craze started. A rumor is going around that Motorola is set to bring back the Razr as a folding device. However, it will cost a lot according to the rumor. The rumors …more

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Fortnite Rakes in Most Annual Revenue of Any Game in History

Woah. Neilsen’s SuperData estimates how much games make each year as a way to rank the titles and shed light on the success of games. Revenue earned is often something that game developers and publishers don’t share. According to the Nielsen data, Fortnite raked in a massive $2.4 billion in 2018 reports Deadline. That would …more

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Open World Star Wars Game Axed by EA

Sources who claim to be familiar with what is going on at EA are reporting that it has canceled the open-world Star Wars game that was in the works. The game was announced in 2017 and was being developed by EA in Vancouver. The Vancouver studio had taken over that game when Visceral Studios was …more

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NBA and Player’s Union License NBA 2K for $1.1B

Sports games are very popular for consoles and PC platforms. One of the most popular is the NBA basketball game NBA 2K from Take-Two Interactive Software. With the game being so popular there is huge money that goes into the licensing deals behind the game. The NBA and NBA Player’s Union have announced that they …more

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11 Million iPhone Batteries Replaced in 2018 by Apple

Apple was in big trouble a while back for throttling iPhones that had aging batteries without telling users. Part of its plan to get users back on its side was to offer a discounted battery replacement program. Apple has given some detail on how many batteries it replaced in 2018. Apple CEO Tim Cook says …more

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Take-Two Sued by Modern Pinkerton Agency over Red Dead II

If you pick a handful of western movies, odds are that a few of them would talk about the Pinkerton detective agency. Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar, has been sued by the modern incarnation of the Pinkerton agency called Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, owned by a Swedish firm called Securitas AB. The suit wants …more

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Rumor Says Apple’s AirPower Charging Mat is in Production

One of the Apple accessories that fans have been looking forward to is the AirPower wireless charging mat. Several of Apple’s gadgets can charge wirelessly, at the same time, if you have the charging device for them. That includes iPhones, Apple Watch, AirPods, and the AirPods charging case. The AirPower wireless charging mat has been …more

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Activision-Blizzard’s Stock Price Plunges Post Bungie Breakup

Last week we talked about the split between Activision and Bungie that saw Bungie keeping Destiny franchise rights. The folks at Bungie were pleased about the breakup and are looking forward to the future. Activision probably doesn’t feel as good about the breakup. Activision’s stock price has taken a 10% nosedive after the separation reports …more

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Amazon is Working on a Streaming Game Service says Rumor

A new rumor is making the rounds that Amazon is at work on a streaming game service. The service will reportedly send the game directly to the user devices without having to install any software or needing a console or powerful PC to run the content. This move will put Amazon directly in competition with …more

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Bungie Gets Custody of Destiny in Activision Split

Bungie and Activision have worked together for a long time, and one of the offspring of that union was the shooter Destiny. Bungie and Activision have parted ways, and Bungie will maintain full control over Destiny and Destiny 2 after the split. The split comes after years of friction between the two firms. Bungie announced …more

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Epic Games and Ubisoft Team to Skip the Steam Store

Game developers and publishers are tired of the fees that the Steam store charges to sell their video games and are looking for alternatives. Epic Games has an alternative store, and it has announced a big partnership with Ubisoft that will see some of the future PC gaming releases for Ubisoft titles land on the …more

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Alienware Aera 51m Laptop Can be Upgraded Down the Road

One of the big reasons that gamers build their own PCs, rather than saving money, is that they can upgrade their CPU and GPU whenever the need and budget allows. Typically when you buy a laptop the hardware it comes with is what you are stuck with, other than possibly upgrading storage and RAM. Alienware …more

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