Gaming

Silver Lake Invests $400 Million in Gaming Toolmaker Unity

Private equity firm Silver Lake has agreed to a $400 million investment in Unity Technologies, said John Riccitiello, chief executive officer of the gaming software maker. The investment values the San Francisco-based company, which makes development tools for video-game creators, at $2.6 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. Regulators still need to approve the deal, Riccitiello said. ... Read More »

Leaky Gaming Season Continues With Glimpse Of Mario-Rabbids Switch Crossover

A leaked image of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, which shows iconic Nintendo characters such as Mario and Princess Peach using what appear to be laser guns while the Rabbids characters dress up like Luigi, Peach and Yoshi. Image via Comicbook.com. The gaming internet was agog today over what appear to be leaked marketing images of an upcoming Super Mario ... Read More »

Bill to replace AG as gaming board counsel has Wednesday hearing

CARSON CITY — A bill that would provide separate legal counsel to the state Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission was introduced Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Assembly Bill 513 would establish the new general counsel for the gaming agency, replacing the attorney general’s office for legal work on most matters coming to the board and commission. ... Read More »

Battle Bay Launched by Rovio, a Naval Warfare MOBA for Android and iOS

Angry Birds creator Rovio has released its latest mobile video game – Battle Bay – and instead of aerial endeavours, this time around the company has chosen to take the sea route as its new title is all about ships. After being limited to certain regions earlier in a soft launch, Battle Bay on Wednesday was made available worldwide by ... Read More »

The PC Gaming Show returns to E3, but without AMD

Credit: PC Gaming Show Third time’s the charm, hopefully. After a marathon three-hour debut at E3 2015 and then being bullied out of its time slot by Ubisoft for E3 2016, PC Gamer‘s PC Gaming Show is back for a hopefully drama-free E3 2017—though a change in sponsors adds a juicy bit of intrigue of its own. This year’s iteration of ... Read More »

Acer Predator Triton 700, Predator Helios 300 gaming laptops launched Key features and price

Acer unveiled its Predator Triton 700 gaming notebook at its global press conference in New York. Acer Predator Triton 700 features an aluminum chassis, is 18.9 mm thin and weighs 2.6 kgs. It gets a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC support for connecting to an external monitor. The laptop will be available beginning August in North America starting ... Read More »

Roguevania Dead Cells comes to Steam Early Access on May 10

Hoping to channel elements of the Souls series, Metroidvanias and roguelikes, developer Motion Twin has set a date for the early access launch of Dead Cells. Coming to Steam on May 10, Dead Cells is hoping to make death “the new backtracking” and further develop the ‘roguevania’ genre. See what other PC games are on the horizon with our list ... Read More »

Bengaluru to host animation, gaming industry conference next month

The State government will hold a a three-day animation, games and visual effects conference in Bengaluru in a move to offer a global platform to students, artists and professionals. The Department of IT, BT and Science and Technology (ST) of the State has announced the launch of the Bengaluru GAFX Conference 2017 from May 12 to 14 at Hotel Lalit ... Read More »

This week’s highs and lows in PC gaming

  The highs James Davenport: Glutton mashing Bayonetta got a surprise release on PC this week and not only is the port quality great (it’s Durante approved!), it’s one of the best games I’ve played this year. Phil covered it all in his review, but I’ll recap here: The combat system is expressive and animated beautifully, the story is a ... Read More »

This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8 thread gaming to the masses

For the first time in a long time, you’re able to build a compelling 4-core, 8-thread gaming PC that’s overclockable without spending a small fortune, thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs. In recent memory, the only way to tick all the performances boxes was to spring for Intel’s highest-end Core i7 processors, and they aren’t cheap. (Don’t come at me, AMD FX ... Read More »