PC gamers like using controllers more than you might think

While PC gamers enjoy many benefits over using a console, the latest Steam stats released by Valve show there’s a shared appreciation for one thing: console gamepads. According to Valve, since 2015 when it released an update allowing players to map gamepad inputs to any combination a game understands, over 30 million of its players […]

Gamers from across the eSports industry are paying tribute to the victims of the Madden shooting in Jacksonville

Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images Several prominent gamers and eSports leagues mourned the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooting occurred during the first event of the Madden eSports season. The shooting could prompt a re-evaluation of security measures at the growing number of eSports tournaments. The gaming community reacted […]

Xbox One Sign In error: Xbox Live status down for many gamers

UPDATE ONE: Microsoft has provided an update on tonight’s sign in issues, which are affecting all major platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox on Windows. “Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems signing in to Xbox Live. Stay tuned, and thanks […]

‘Fortnite’ video contest asks gamers to make their own superhero movie

Consider yourself a budding director? Epic Games is inviting all Fortnite Battle Royale players to participate in an original filmmaking challenge. It involves using the Replay system to create a blockbuster-worthy highlights reel featuring Season 4’s heroes, and promises a tempting line-up of rewards for successful applicants. Fortnite‘s 5th season might begin on July 12, […]

Buff launches blockchain loyalty program for gamers

Buff has started a blockchain-based loyalty program for gamers, and it has teamed up with Overwolf, a company that makes it easy to add new features to games via overlays. Israel-based Buff is preparing to launch its Buff Coins cryptocurrency later this summer. The company has created a loyalty program which can give real-world rewards […]

Gamers involved in December’s “swatting” death just got indicted

Enlarge / This screenshot from local television station KWCH Channel 12 shows Barriss at a recent court appearance. (credit: KWCH Channel 12) Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against three men involved in the December death of a Kansas man, Andrew Finch. Finch was shot by police officers after one of the defendants, Tyler Barriss, made […]

Niko Partners: Hardcore PC gamers in China play 42 hours a week

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese gamers are pretty hardcore, and the most hardcore are the PC gamers who play an average of 42 hours a week, according to a survey by market researcher Niko Partners and partner Quantic Foundry. The survey captures the characteristics of Chinese gamers and who they really are, said Lisa Cosmas Hanson, general manager of […]

Intel aims 8th Gen Core i9 processors at mobile gamers and content creators

Intel is unveiling its 8th Generation Intel Core i9 processor for laptop computers, and it is targeting it at mobile gamers, virtual reality fans, and content creators. The new chip offers “enthusiast level” performance, and it is the fastest laptop processor that Intel has ever built. The chips are aimed at fueling the growth of […]

Unity lets developers use Kin cryptocurrency to reward gamers

Game engine creator Unity Technologies has teamed up with messaging app company Kik to enable game developers to use Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency to reward players. Kik joined the crypto bandwagon in September, raising almost $ 100 million from the sale of its tokens, dubbed Kin. And now Kik, through the Kin Ecosystem Foundation, is signing […]