Categories for Games & Toys

New Study Shows Pokémon GO is Used Twice as Much as Facebook

July 25, 2016 5:42 pm  | Comments: 4 | Views: 17365
On Friday the analytics company 7Park Data released data that revealed people are spending a significant more time playing Pokémon GO—the latest gaming phenomenon from Nintendo—than they are on Facebook, YouTube or Snapchat. 7Park Data’s new report shows that during its first week, Pokémon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing the insanely popular… View Article

Amazon Plans to Expand Their Retail Presence & Add More Amazon Prime Benefits

May 18, 2016 9:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 34733
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article

Microsoft Closes Two Studios and Ceases Development on Popular Game

March 8, 2016 3:22 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4992
Owners of Microsoft’s gaming console Xbox One were left in the lurch today ,when Microsoft announced they were ceasing development on the long awaited co-op RPG, Fable Legends, as well as considering closing Lionhead Studios. Lionhead Studios rose to greatness in 2004 when it released the Xbox RPG, Fable, and went on to release two… View Article

YouTube’s Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million A Year

June 30, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 2 | Views: 11282
Felix Kjellberg doesn’t play a very convincing megastar. The seemingly modest Swede avoids the spotlight, has no entourage and is uncomfortable with success. But put Mr. Kjellberg in front of a Web-camera and he transforms into PewDiePie, by far YouTube’s biggest draw. He has built a base of 27 million subscribers using a decidedly unorthodox… View Article
Industrial Toys Raises $5M From Accel To Build Tablet Games For Serious Players

Industrial Toys Raises $5M From Accel To Build Tablet Games For Serious Players

May 5, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4675
Industrial Toys, the tablet and mobile gaming startup led by Bungie Studios co-founder Alex Seropian (Bungie was behind the enormously successful Halo franchise), is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners. Accel’s Vas Natarajan, who’s joining the Industrial Toys board, said that when there’s “a big platform shift” in gaming,… View Article
3 Indie Games From PAX East You Need to Know About

3 Indie Games From PAX East You Need to Know About

May 2, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4613
Gods Will Be Watching Games inherently require decision making, but unlike most, Gods Will Be Watching forces you to make difficult choices during dire situations. Imagine that you’re the leader of a small team that’s stranded in the middle of a toxic landscape. You could potentially survive on your own accord, but you’re ultimately responsible… View Article