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US Videogame Sales Reached $43.4 Billion in 2018

The U.S. video game industry generated a record $43.4 billion in revenue in 2018, up 18 percent from 2017, according to new data released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The NPD Group. “The impressive economic growth of the industry announced today parallels the growth of the industry in mainstream American culture,” said acting ESA President and CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis. “Across the nation, we count people of all backgrounds and stages of life among our most passionate video game players and fans. Interactive entertainment stands today as the most influential form of entertainment in America.” “2018 was another … Continue reading US Videogame Sales Reached $43.4 Billion in 2018

Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 Gets Launch Trailer

Square Enix External Studios and DONTNOD Entertainment are excited to share the launch trailer for Life is Strange 2 Episode 2. The second episode of Life is Strange 2 is titled ‘Rules’ and will release digitally worldwide this Thursday, January 24th, 2019, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam. Episode 2 picks up a few months after the events of the first episode, as Sean and Daniel are on the run from the police following the tragic incident in Seattle and the manifestation of a strange supernatural power. Things are getting tougher as the seasons have changed and the winter … Continue reading Life is Strange 2 Episode 2 Gets Launch Trailer

4 Cool Trends in the Development of Online Slots

Game developers are working harder now than ever before to create titles that engage players and immerse them in various worlds and narratives. In recent years, this task has become much tougher thanks to the rise of entertainment behemoths like Netflix and social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram. This has certainly been felt by slot game developers, who are also having to compete with popular video games like Fortnite, Call of Duty and PUBG. This has led developers to push the boundaries, and in recent months we have seen some build highly innovative features into their games. Here … Continue reading 4 Cool Trends in the Development of Online Slots

A Fishermans Tale Mind-Bending VR Game Now Available

In A Fisherman’s Tale, the mind-bending VR adventure game that launches onto PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets today, you will work with infinite, ever smaller and bigger replications of yourself to find your way out of a world where physics are utterly broken. What does it mean to be trapped inside a replica in an elusive virtual world? A Fisherman’s Tale is a journey of both introspection and extrospection, asking players to both reach inside and outside of themselves for answers. In A Fisherman’s Tale, players will: • Break more than a couple laws … Continue reading A Fishermans Tale Mind-Bending VR Game Now Available

Fortnite Software Cheat Being Sued by Epic Games

Fortnite, the global-hit strategy game has grown from strength to strength recently and whilst players try to advance through the tiers to get their hands on the very latest rewards and skins (in-game costumes), some YouTubers are taking things to extremes to be crowned victorious. Streaming games on YouTube isn’t new to just Fortnite; it’s been around for decades. YouTubers long for fame with live video content of how they’re progressing through games, which can bring its own rewards – big money rewards. The better you are at playing, the more subscribers you get and the more sponsors and money, … Continue reading Fortnite Software Cheat Being Sued by Epic Games

RIOT: Civil Unrest Simulator Game Launching in February

Merge Games Ltd., is set to release RIOT: Civil Unrest, a real-time riot simulation experience. Launching Feb 5 – 7, 2019 across PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, RIOT: Civil Unrest is a unique, thought-provoking experience that places you at the heart of some of the world’s most recent confrontations. Spread across four campaigns and over 30 individual scenarios, from Oakland in California to Tahrir Square in Egypt and Caracas in Venezuela, RIOT: Civil Unrest lets players control either the protestors or law enforcement in an effort to portray a balanced view of each event. Featuring some of … Continue reading RIOT: Civil Unrest Simulator Game Launching in February

Civ 5 Designer Jon Shafer’s At the Gates Rolling Out

At the Gates is an indie strategy game from Jon Shafer, designer of Civilization 5. You are a dark age lord building a kingdom to replace the crumbling Roman Empire – but it won’t be easy. Manage your clans, explore the landscape around you, harvest its resources, and build a mighty economic and military machine. At the Gates will be available on Steam, the Humble Store, and the official AtG website on January 23rd, 2019. The base price of $29.99 will be discounted 10 percent during launch week. Platforms: steam

Developer Shows off Exploration-Heavy RPG OUTWARD

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Nine Dots have released a new Developer’s Diary video for their hardcore fantasy adventure OUTWARD. This video showcases the variety and depth of not only the game’s environment, but also the mechanics of an undervalued and iconic piece of gear: the backpack. OUTWARD is a hardcore RPG that tempers fantasy elements with realism. The player must survive against natural dangers like hunger, disease, and the elements as well as monsters and brigands. This is where the backpack comes in; without the limitless inventory seen in other RPGs how will the player surpass the challenges that … Continue reading Developer Shows off Exploration-Heavy RPG OUTWARD

Graveyard Keeper Now Available on Steam

Build and manage a medieval graveyard while facing ethical dilemmas and making questionable decisions. Welcome to Graveyard Keeper, the most inaccurate medieval cemetery sim of the year. • Face ethical dilemmas. Do you really want to spend money on that proper hotdog meat for the festival when you have so many resources lying around? • Gather valuable resources & craft new items. Expand your Graveyard into a thriving business, go ahead and gather valuable resources scattered in the surrounding areas, and explore what this land has to offer. • Make business alliances. These dead bodies don’t need all that blood, … Continue reading Graveyard Keeper Now Available on Steam

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