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‘Fortnite’ competitor ‘Apex Legends’ is losing steam, highlighting questions of content and crunch

A mere 13 weeks ago, “Apex Legends” burst onto the video-game market in overwhelming fashion, piling up players and establishing itself as a true threat to topple “Fortnite” as the world’s predominant gaming title. But the momentum has slowed substantially as the game’s developer, Respawn, has struggled to keep players engaged with fresh in-game content. […]

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 […]

Mobile

Vainglory goes cross-platform on mobile, Steam, and Mac

Super Evil Megacorp kept its promise to players as it announced today that Vainglory, the company’s mobile-based multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title, is now cross-platform across mobile, Windows via Steam, and the Mac. Kristian Segerstrale, CEO of San Mateo, California-based Super Evil Megacorp, said in an interview with GamesBeat last December that players in any of the […]