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Game publisher, Activision-Blizzard to begin massive layoffs, 800 employees to be dismissed

Game publisher Activision-Blizzard announced that it will lay off 8% of its staff of 9,600 employees. This announcement was made during the company’s fourth-quarter...
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Microsoft is planning to bring Xbox Live gaming to Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and...

Microsoft is reportedly planning to bring Xbox Live cross-platform gaming features to PC, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. This news was first reported...

Introducing SCRIPT-8, an 8-bit JavaScript-based fantasy computer to make retro-looking games

Adding to the list of several fantasy consoles/computers is the newly-introduced SCRIPT-8, written by Gabriel Florit, a graphics reporter at the Washington Post who...
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Google DeepMind’s AI AlphaStar beats StarCraft II pros TLO and MaNa; wins 10-1 against...

It was two days back when the Blizzard team announced an update about the demo of the progress made by Google’s DeepMind AI at...

Per the new GDC 2019 report, nearly 50% of game developers think game industry...

The 2019 Game Developers Conference published the results of their seventh annual state of the industry survey two days ago. The report added two...

Unity updates its TOS, developers can now use any third party service that integrate...

Last week, a lot of drama had been going between Improbable and Unity, when Unity updated their TOS Clause 2.4 to restrict developers who...
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Valve plans to bring new events system and store discoverability feature to Steam this...

Valve, a US-based video game development company, shared a sneak-peek of eight new features and changes that it's planning to work on in 2019,...
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Amazon is reportedly building a video game streaming service, says Information

According to a report by Information, Amazon is developing a video game streaming service. Microsoft and Google have also previously announced similar game streaming...

Improbable says Unity blocked SpatialOS; Unity responds saying it has shut down Improbable and...

A fresh drama has emerged between Unity and Improbable. According to yesterday’s blog post by the SpatialOS creator, Improbable says that Unity has blocked...
Five developer centric sessions at IoT World 2018

CES 2019: Top announcements made so far

CES 2019, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas will go from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 11. However, the conference has...

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