Star Wars: The Clone Wars Voice Actors Are Joining Battlefront II

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Voice Actors Are Joining Battlefront II

10:49pm, 17th October, 2018
During the mid-aughts there were a number of voice actors who became synonymous with the animated forms of Star Wars, especially The Clone Wars. Well, some of those actors who helped bring those characters to life from that era of the super popular property will be making the...
Soon You'll Be Able To Play Classic Sega Games In HD

Soon You'll Be Able To Play Classic Sega Games In HD

8:31pm, 17th October, 2018
Retro consoles are an in-thing right now. A lot of people love rekindling the classics that make up for a large part of their nostalgia when it comes to interactive entertainment. Sega has had several retro consoles make their way onto the market, but the latest attempt will allow you to play...
Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

3:23pm, 17th October, 2018
HTML5 almost ruined when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. It eventually ditched HTML5, rebuilt the apps natively, and Facebook became one of the most powerful players in mobile. Now Facebook is giving HTML5 another shot as a way to expand its Instant Games like Pac-Man and Words With Friends to the developing world through Facebook Lite, and to interest communities via Facebook Groups. Instead of having to download separate apps for each game from the Apple App Store or Google Play, Instant Games launch in a mobile browser. That keeps Facebook Lite’s file size small to the benefit of international users with slow connections or limited data plans. And it lets Instant Games integrate directly into Groups so you can challenge not only friends but like-minded members to compete for high scores. 90 million people each month actively participate in 270,000 Facebook Groups about gaming, and now they’ll see Instant Games in the Groups navigation bar next to the About and Discussion tabs. Facebook is also considering making games an opt-in feature for non-gaming Groups. In Facebook Lite, Instant Games will appear in the More sidebar so they’re not too interruptive. The expansion demonstrates how serious Facebook is about becoming a gaming company again. Back in its desktop days, the games platform dominated by devleopers like Zynga racked up tons of usage, virality, and in-game payments revenue for Facebook. That revenue declined for years after mobile usage began to dominate in 2014, but recently stabilized at around $190 million per quarter. Apparently someone is still playing FarmVille. in late-2016 to give people something to do while they’re waiting from friends to reply to their messages. Around the same time, — a Steam-like desktop software hub for mid-core gamers, though there’s been less news on that product since. Instant Games in mid-2017, and in March of this year. It’s since been options for developers to make building Instant Games a sustainable business. That includes making Instant Games compatible with Facebook’s playable ads that let developers lure in users from the News Feed. Facebook won’t actually be earning money from in-app purchases on Instant Games on iOS where it doesn’t allow IAP due to Apple’s policies, or on Android since it began forgoing its cut last month. It does take 30 percent on desktop though. But the bigger monetization play is in ads where Facebook is a juggernaut. With Instant Games on Messenger, Facebook’s desktop site via a bookmark, its new Fb.gg standalone gaming community app, and now Facebook Lite and Groups, the company is prioritizing the space again. That seems wise as gaming becomes more mainstream thanks to players livestreaming their commentary and phenomena like Fortnite. And with Facebook’s expansion into hardware with the Portal smart screen and a forthcoming TV set-top box, it will have more places than ever for people to play or watch others duke it out.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

1:37pm, 17th October, 2018
In this era of annualized mega-hits, it's not too often that a developer like Treyarch makes major changes to the formula of a tried and true series like Call of Duty. But did some pretty significant alterations pay off with Black Ops 4?
The Sims Is The Newest Game To Enter Augmented Reality

The Sims Is The Newest Game To Enter Augmented Reality

9:01am, 17th October, 2018
Electronic Arts has been awfully quiet when it comes to The Sims in recent times, other than releasing some expansion packs here and there. Well, it turns out that the next big entry in the series is an augmented reality update for a game that can be played through mobile devices.
The PS4 Message Bug Has Apparently Been Fixed

The PS4 Message Bug Has Apparently Been Fixed

7:14pm, 16th October, 2018
There was a malicious bug that had been affecting some PlayStation 4 owners when it came to opening up a message and having their system get bricked. It was a really annoying and frustrating bug for some gamers to encounter, but, thankfully, the nightmare of possibly opening up a message and...