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Chinese data breach exposes millions, specifically gamers

Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony will require developers to reveal loot box drop rates

Gamers are likely familiar with the concept of loot boxes (or crates). The in-game items typically unlock stylish new skins, helpful weapons, or even new characters. However, there has been a...
Switch Online brings classic 8-bit back

Genki just released a nifty portable Nintendo Switch dock

The Nintendo Switch is a novel gaming console. By allowing gamers to play at home on the big screen and then seamlessly take their console on the go, Switch unlocks a...
Ninja leaves Twitch, joins Mixer.video

Ninja to depart Twitch to become a Mixer streamer

On Thursday, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins shocked the streaming world by announcing that he had departed Twitch and would now exclusively host his live gaming broadcasts on Mixer. Blevins revealed that he’d switched...
MoGa Expo for mobile gamers is coming to Anaheim, California in August.

MoGa Expo is the expo ‘for mobile gamers, by mobile gamers’

Gamers have a wide list of available festivals to attend, and there is probably a festival for every type of gamer. To wit, there is even a festival “for mobile gamers,...
16-year-old wins 'Fortnite' championship, $3 million.video

A 16-year-old took home $3 million for playing ‘Fortnite’

Yesterday, Epic Games wrapped up its “Fortnite” World Cup Finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.  If hosting a “Fortnite” tournament at a tennis stadium where the U.S. Open typically...
Two new Nintendo Switch on the way

More Nintendo Switch users report Joy-Con drift as it becomes a serious problem

For the past few months, Nintendo Switch users have been reporting problems with the console’s detachable Joy-Con controllers. As time passes, more and more players are reporting a strange issue that...
Google Stadia Pro plan details and free game offeringsvideo

Google Stadia Pro plan will include a free game every month, starting with ‘Destiny...

Google’s long-awaited online gaming platform, Stadia, will arrive in November. Recently, Andrey Doronichev, director of product, gave some details about what the service will include. Some things, like the controller’s lack of...
Nintendo explores cloud accessibilityvideo

Nintendo begins exploring cloud service possibilities

To stay up-to-date with the evolution of video games and maintain their competitive edge, Nintendo is moving toward cloud technology. As the company’s executives stated during their annual shareholders meeting this year,...
Amazon develops 'Lord of the Rings' MMOvideo

Amazon will release a new ‘Lord of the Rings’ MMO game

It looks like Jeff Bezos is a true “Lord of the Rings” fan after all. Fans learned Wednesday that Amazon Game Studios is partnering with Leyou Technologies to develop a brand...
Is the future of gaming mobile?

4 reasons the future of gaming is mobile

These days, smartphones are practically game consoles in the palms of people’s hands. Whether in the back seat of an Uber, on the BART, or sitting on a plane going to...

Researchers find 8 vulnerabilities in Nest security cameras

As more Internet of Things devices go online every day, the overall security of home networks decreases. Unfortunately, that means many IoT gadgets are...