Gears & Gadgets

Any Steam game can now use Valve’s low-latency, DoS-proofed networking

Enlarge massmatt Valve is opening up its latency-reducing, DoS-protecting network relay infrastructure to every developer using its Steamworks platform. A few years ago, large-scale denial-of-service attacks against game servers were making the news and becoming a frustratingly frequent occurrence in online gaming and e-sports. To protect its own games, Valve has for a number of […]


Google launches app campaign features to help mobile game developers grow their business

Google is unveiling new advertising campaign features that will enable mobile game developers to grow their business. The new tools target everything from pre-launch registration campaigns to post-launch player retention, and the company plans to tout them next week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Sissie Hsiao, vice president of product for mobile […]


Xbox ousts PlayStation to dominate game industry TV spend in February

Thanks to a big outlay during the Super Bowl, Microsoft’s Xbox has overtaken the gaming industry’s longtime spend leader PlayStation. Xbox accounted for over half (53.6 percent) of gaming industry TV spend last month, while longtime chart-topper PlayStation accounted for a measly 5.4 percent. GamesBeat has partnered with, the TV ad measurement and attribution […]