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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is making THIS change ahead of Xbox One release date | Gaming | Entertainment

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is about to receive another major update ahead of its Xbox One release. And the latest update is quite a biggie, because Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is finally changing the loot system. Specifically, the team has noticed a bug in which items spawn more or less than intended. As part of the update, the spawn rate of the UMP has slightly decreased, while UZI spawn rates have increased. “Due to a bug, we’ve been …

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Demand for vintage gaming machine soars

It’s on like Donkey Kong. Millennials would not know this, but once there was a time when you didn’t need an engineering degree and the reflexes of a fighter pilot just to play a video game. Back in the ‘good old days’ what made video games so much fun, was that they were just difficult enough to be a challenge, yet they were also easy enough that the whole family could play. These fundamental principles …

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Facebook producing own TV series, gaming shows

Facebook has begun production of TV series and gaming shows that it plans to broadcast.  The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, hopes to start putting out episodes of its forthcoming series by the end of the summer. Facebook is said to be ready to spend up to 3 million dollars per episode – a budget which puts it at the upscale end of US TV production. Facebook has not identified …

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Nintendo Says Audience for 4K Gaming is “Too Limited”

Right now, the gaming industry is obsessed with 4K gaming. The PlayStation 4 Pro and the upcoming Xbox One X were both built specifically to take advantage of 4K displays. Though both Sony and Microsoft are heavily invested in 4K gaming, Nintendo doesn’t seem interested. The Nintendo Switch isn’t capable of 4K, and the company doesn’t seem to have a problem with that. In fact, Nintendo believes the whole 4K craze is too niche at …

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Diablo 3 Necromancer release date explained: PS4, Xbox One and PC COUNTDOWN till patch 2.6 | Gaming | Entertainment

The Diablo 3 Necromancer release date has been set for June 27, but won’t go live until patch 2.6 has been launched by Blizzard. This means that the new pack will be available for purchase on June 27, 2017, after maintenance has completed in your region. It appears that Blizzard will start releasing the DLC pack at around 5pm BST, as maintenance usually takes around an hour and is scheduled to begin at 4pm, BST. …

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Anaheim native Cody Altman wins League of Legends gaming crown – Orange County Register

Cody Altman has stood about 5-foot-8 since high school. The Canyon High alum and former football player learned from a young age that if he wanted to get playing time, he’d likely have to be tall and bulky. He was neither. He was bullied in middle school – barely reaching 5 feet – and as a center for his prep football team he only got in the game during garbage time. As the players around …

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ARK Survival Evolved Ragnarok explained, as latest PS4 and Xbox One update revealed | Gaming | Entertainment

ARK Survival Evolved Ragnarok was announced during E3 by Studio Wildcard and is already available to play on PC. It’s the first mod to be integrated into ARK as part of the ARK Sponsored Mods Program, and will be launched on PS4 and Xbox One. Wildcard have confirmed that they hope to launch the new map on consoles on July 4, however, plans can always change due to the lengthy certification process. But even if …

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Fill Your Vacation with a Gaming “Blast from the Past” on Pre-Owned Console and Gaming Bundles NYSE:GME

GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Summer is a great time to go retro with a gaming “blast from the past.”  As families and vacationers get ready for the Fourth of July, one of the great ways to keep families entertained during the holiday weekend (or during a summer vacation) is to grab one of GameStop’s “blast from the past” console and gaming bundles offering hours of fun for the summer, especially for …

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DeKay’s Final Five: SK Gaming reigns supreme at ECS Season 3 Finals, and EliGE emerges

SK Gaming claimed the title at the ECS Season 3 Finals, which included dynamic semifinal and final matches among the best Counter-Strike teams in the world. With SK back on top, and an emerging EliGE from Team Liquid, here’s a look at my final five observations from ECS Season 3. SK bounce back After a 2-0 loss to G2 Esports in the ESL Pro League Season 5 semifinals, SK Gaming showed tremendous resilience on Sunday. …

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DMG Invests in Super League Gaming

Courtesy of DMG Entertainment DMG Entertainment is launching a new eSports division and has invested in Super League Gaming, Variety has learned. The move comes as DMG has been diversifying in recent months, moving beyond backing movies and shows to invest in emerging media platforms such as virtual reality. DMG is best known for backing the likes of “Looper” and “Iron Man 3.” The new division is staffing up and sees the Super League Gaming …

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Don’t Discount Nintendo’s Mobile Gaming Plan: Jefferies Analyst (NTDOY)

Most investors are focused on the hugely popular Switch gaming console when it comes to Nintendo (NTDOY), but they should start paying more attention to its mobile gaming efforts, according to a Wall Street bull. At a time when many investors think the Japanese gaming company is basically abandoning the mobile market, Jefferies analyst Atual Goyal thinks it’s embarking on a evolving strategy in that important segment of the market. “Nintendo mobile game plan is …

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Sony should do more to boost cross-platform gaming

Halfway through 2017, gamers have a new console from Nintendo to enjoy, a high-end option from Microsoft to look forward to, and increasing interest in VR titles. With these advances in hardware, it seems silly that Sony is pedaling backwards with its decision to keep PS4 gamers away from enjoying cross-platform titles. Speaking to Eurogamer earlier this month, Jim Ryan, head of global sales and marketing for PlayStation, explained the company’s position: We have a …

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Xbox One X 4K update – Microsoft reveal is great news for original Xbox One owners | Gaming | Entertainment

Microsoft’s latest Xbox One X reveal is good news for owners of the original Xbox One and Xbox One S. Due to the inclusion of 4K assets, Xbox One X install sizes are expected to total 100GB for games like Forza Motorsport 7. The concern for Xbox fans is that these mammoth install sizes would trickle down to the Xbox One and Xbox One S. Fortunately, a Microsoft spokesperson told Stevivor that this wouldn’t be the case. …

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[Podcast] Analyse Asia 190: Nintendo & smartphone gaming in Japan 2017 with Serkan Toto

Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community. Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Japan, joined us in a conversation to discuss Nintendo’s progress and the smartphone gaming space within Japan in 2017. We began with a conversation on Nintendo’s recent forays with mobile gaming, the surprise …

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Nintendo: Doubling Down on Mobile Gaming

Nintendo’s (7974.JP) mobile gaming business has been playing second fiddle to Switch in recent months as the hit console powered shares of the Japanese gaming company to their highest level since 2008. But Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal urges investors to pay close attention to mobile gaming as Nintendo is doubling down on the business and making prudent changes to its mobile game plan: Learning from its experiences of the last 6 months, Nintendo mobile game …

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