Path of Exile sees 17% increase in player hours in 2020

It’s no surprise to Chris Wilson that Path of Exile players flocked to the online action-RPG during the pandemic. Grinding Gear Games keeps setting records for player hours, with the Echoes of the Atlas expansion bringing in more than any before it. Grinding Gear’s general manager delivered these nuggets and more on Tuesday while showing […]

NativeScript 8.0 launches with new Best Practices Guide

The latest version of the NativeScript framework is now available. NativeScript 8.0 features more streamlining of the core of the framework so that it can serve as a good foundation for future enhancements, as well as the release of a new Best Practices Guide. According to the team, the previous release last Fall, NativeScript 7.0, […]

Life is Strange maker Dontnod moves into third-party game publishing

Dontnod has given a nod to third-party publishing, as the maker of the Life is Strange series said it will start publishing games for other game developers. The first third-party publishing project is with Denmark’s PortaPlay. The two companies will co-produce an original game that meshes with Dontnod‘s own values. Those values are about creating […]

Amazon launches ML-powered maintenance tool Lookout for Equipment in general availability

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Amazon today announced the general availability of Lookout for Equipment, a service that uses machine learning to help customers perform maintenance on equipment in their facilities. Launched in preview last year during Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2020, Lookout for […]

Compare Top Cloud Computing Providers of 2021

Even with the popularity of cloud computing, a large portion of businesses still aren’t taking advantage of all that the cloud has to offer. From providing better access to your remote team to cheaper operating costs, cloud computing can make your business more efficient, more secure, and more collaborative. To make switching to the cloud […]

Atari creates divisions for gaming and blockchain, changes CEO

Atari has divided itself into two parts, with one division that will focus on games and another that will be focused on blockchain. The gaming brand will be called Atari Gaming, while the other will be Atari Blockchain. Fred Chesnais, former CEO of Atari, will become the head of the Atari Blockchain division, while Wade […]

Natural Language Processing Will Make Business Intelligence Apps More Accessible

Natural language processing (NLP) with business intelligence (BI) applications has been used sparingly but that may all soon change as speech recognition interfaces infused with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities become a lot more advanced. A recent report published by the market research firm Dresner Advisory Services notes that out of 41 business intelligence capabilities ranked […]

VideoCoin and Filecoin will power video NFT marketplace

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. VideoCoin and Filecoin will create a marketplace for videos with nonfungible tokens (NFTs), solving a major pain point for video authentication. The VideoCoin Network will start integration of its decentralized video processing network with Filecoin, which has a large and […]