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GameStop reportedly discussing buyout with private equity firms – TechCrunch

June 19, 2018

Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity firms is Sycamore Partners and that GameStop has hired a financial advisor to help with the talks, though there’s no guarantee that a deal will come to fruition. Founded in […]

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‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization – TechCrunch

June 18, 2018

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of Diseases. The volume, out this week, diagnoses the newly minted […]

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Bet money on yourself with Proveit, the 1-vs-1 trivia app – TechCrunch

June 18, 2018

Pick a category, wager a few dollars and double your money in 60 seconds if you’re smarter and faster than your opponent. Proveit offers a fresh take on trivia and game show apps by letting you win or lose cash on quick 10-question, multiple choice quizzes. Sick of waiting to battle a million people on HQ […]

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Reflections on E3 2018 – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

After taking a year off, I returned to E3 this week. It’s always a fun show, in spite of the fact that the show floor has come to rival Comic-Con in terms of the mass of people the show’s organizers are able to cram into the aisles of the convention center floor. We’ve been filing […]

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Feast your eyes on these uniquely beautiful indie games from E3 – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

The AAA games on display at E3 this year have, as usual, an amazing array of beautiful, nearly photorealistic graphics — and while they’re amazing in their own way, I always find it fun to highlight a few games that take a totally different approach to their art. Here are a few that caught my […]

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Telemundo, Universal and TreasureHunt are launching a shootout game in time for the World Cup – TechCrunch

June 14, 2018

Just in time for the World Cup, Telemundo Deportes, Universal Brand Development and the startup TreasureHunt have launched a shootout game for the Instant Games platform on Facebook and Messenger. Telemundo Deportes is putting out the game in conjunction with its Spanish-language coverage of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. GOAL! SHOOTOUT (WHICH IS CLEARLY VERY EXCITING) lets […]

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This AR guppy feeds on the spectrum of human emotion – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

Indiecade always offers a nice respite from the wall of undulating human flesh and heat that is the rest of the E3 show floor. The loose confederation of independent developers often produces compelling and bizarre gaming experiences outside of the big studio system. TendAR is the most compelling example of this out of this year’s […]

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Netflix is adding an interactive ‘Minecraft’ story to its lineup, denies entry into gaming – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

Netflix denies a report that it’s entering the gaming market, but says it is expanding its lineup to include a new game-related, “interactive” narrative series called “Minecraft: Story Mode.” The new series will be the latest addition to its growing collection of interactive stories, which include kid-friendly titles like “Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout,” “Puss in […]

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Here’s what having the biggest game of the year looks like at E3 – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

For all of the beautiful photo-realistic titles shown off at E3 this year, for all the mind-bending storylines and beautiful art styles, it seems that nobody can stop thinking about Fortnite. The battle royale title has picked up users at break-neck speeds, announcing yesterday that it now has 125 million active users logging in and […]

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Check out this adorable Bluetooth controller for the Nintendo Switch – TechCrunch

June 13, 2018

8bitdo debuted a bunch of gaming controllers at E3 this week, but honestly, we only care about one. The Zero 2 is an adorable little Bluetooth controller that fits in the palm of your hand. It’s compatible with all sorts of systems, including desktop computers and Android devices, but the size makes it perfect for […]

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