PS4, Xbox AND Nintendo Switch treated to new games from Apex Legends developers?

It looks like Respawn Entertainment – the developers behind Apex Legends – is launching two new games this year. Both are expected to arrive on PS4 and Xbox One, but there are also growing hopes that a new game might reach Nintendo Switch too. It was recently announced by EA that Respawn is in charge […]

Facebook “weaponized“ user data, app developer’s new lawsuit claims

Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018, in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images) In recent weeks, a dust-up between the maker of a forgotten Facebook bikini app and […]

JPMorgan is poaching developers who work on video games like Fortnite — and they say it’s ‘actually been very easy’ to lure them away (JPM)

Fortnite/Epic Games JPMorgan Chase co-president Gordon Smith said the bank is having no trouble competing for top tech talent to fuel its $ 10.8 billion digital ambitions. Smith said a number of software developers the bank has hired come from the video game world. How does JPMorgan get programmers to ditch Fortnite for mobile banking? […]

What developers say Apple needs to do to make the Apple TV a gaming console

Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and remote. (credit: Samuel Axon) As we observed in our review last year, the Apple TV 4K has so much potential for gaming. Its hardware is actually pretty powerful given the type of device it is. It shares development tools and infrastructure with one of the most successful gaming […]

Twitter bug sent some DMs to developers for over a year

A bug in one of Twitter’s APIs may have caused unauthorized developers to receive some users’ direct messages and protected tweets. Twitter says it hasn’t yet discovered evidence that a developer actually received such data, nor does it believe that such information was misused, but can’t say for sure that it didn’t happen. We haven’t […]

Google Play’s Indie Games Accelerator Looks To Help Independent Developers Grow

Budding Android developers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam can apply to take part in Google Play’s Indie Games Accelerator Program, a program designed to help independent developers grow their business, gain valuable development skills, and learn about leading and managing their teams. Using workshops, mentorships with skilled mobile developers, and […]

Google doesn’t dispute claims that third-party developers may read your Gmail messages

ANALYSIS: Another week, another data privacy brouhaha. A Wall Street Journal report on Monday reveals that third-party developers have been reading Gmail users’ emails. According to the WSJ, a number of companies admitted their engineers have read thousands of email messages for reasons such as training machine learning systems. The controver…Read More