Category Archives: GamesBeat

Ed Fries interview — From building games for the original Xbox to investing in gaming startups

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Without good games, the original Xbox would have crumbled in defeat before the gaming might of Sony and Nintendo. While Microsoft is […]

CD Projekt Red looks ahead to acquisitions, postpones Cyberpunk patch

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  CD Projekt Red wants to keep expanding. In an interview with Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita, CD Projekt Red chief executive officer Adam Kiciński explained […]

Josh Williams interview — How Forte raised $725M for a platform for blockchain gaming

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Forte raised $725 million on the expectation that it will provide the building blocks for triple-A game companies to make NFT games. […]

AnalogueOS turns Analogue Pocket into ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Gaming’

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Analogue Pocket is still coming soon. The FPGA-powered modernized Game Boy clone with a hyper-high-resolution screen has faced plenty of delays, but Analogue has spent that time polishing up the device’s new operating system, AnalogueOS. This interface […]

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is expensive and ‘mid’ | GB Decides 218

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  It was a busy week of video game news and releases, and the GamesBeat Decides crew is here to talk about all of that and more. Editors Mike Minotti and Jeff Grubb talk about the new Final […]

The Forgotten City publisher Plug In Digital raises $75M for indie games

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Independent games publisher and distributor Plug In Digital has raised $75 million to publish more games like The Forgotten City. Private equity […]

Sledgehammer Games invades the UK with new Call of Duty studio

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Sledgehammer Games has been dramatically expanding during its second decade as one of Activision Blizzard’s major Call of Duty development studios. And now it’s expanding into the United Kingdom with a new studio in Guildford, U.K. The […]

Battlefield 2042’s Hazard Zone mode is a twist on multiplayer squad combat

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  DICE and Electronic Arts showed off Battlefield 2042‘s third multiplayer mode, dubbed Hazard Zone, where players can engage in a new kind of squad combat. In this mode, up to 32 players in squads of four each […]

Kixeye shareholders sue Stillfront for $30M over earnout dispute

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Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Kixeye shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Stillfront Group over $30 million in a disputed earnout payment related to its acquisition. Fortis Advisors, a seller representative acting on behalf of Kixeye’s shareholders, filed the lawsuit today in […]

Riot Games will bring League of Legends World Championship to SF

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Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event.  Riot Games said the League of Legends World Championship will take place in-person in 2022 in San Francisco at the Chase Center […]