Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services

Microsoft is launching the public preview for the PlayFab multiplayer server platform, which helps game developers handle the backend requirements for online multiplayer games. Earlier this year, Microsoft bought Seattle startup PlayFab to integrate its live game operations business into the Azure cloud technology. And now some of that integration has happened, said Kevin Gammill, general manager […]


I played 'Red Dead Redemption 2' as a cowboy photographer – here are my favorite photos showing the insane level of detail in the game

Rockstar Games Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a universally-lauded video game that chronicles the end of the era of the gunslinging outlaw – and the bitter ending for those that thrived in that time. The narrative is compelling, the violence is omnipresent, and the game’s world of the Wild West is generally cold […]


Microsoft acquires Obsidian Entertainment, a premier role-playing game studio

After adding five studios this year, Microsoft’s shopping cart isn’t full yet, as the publisher announced the acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment, one of the top role-playing game development houses in the industry. Microsoft made the announcement from its X018 fan event today in Mexico City, where it also said it has acquired InXile Entertainment, another excellent […]


Tetris Effect review: The puzzle game of my dreams—literally

Enlarge / It’s here, and it’s beautiful. Enhance Games / Aurich Game details Developer: Monstars Inc., Resonair Publisher: Enhance Games Platform: PS4 (PSVR optional) Release Date: November 9, 2018 ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Price: $ 40 Links: Amazon | PlayStation Store | Official website Before I began playing this week’s new game, Tetris Effect, I found myself tempted to […]


Overwolf raises $16 million for game services in round led by Intel Capital

Overwolf has raised $ 16 million for its game apps and services in a funding round led by Intel Capital. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based Overwolf has created an overlay platform that enables developers to create game applications, modifications, or services that enhance the experience of today’s PC games. The deal follows an August announcement where Overwolf and Intel […]