Gaming

China’s Tencent Holdings launched a NOK 1.33 billion ($148 million) bid for computer games maker Funcom on Wednesday, sending the Oslo-listed firm’s shares sharply higher. The board and management of Funcom unanimously supported the all-cash bid of NOK 17 per share, a 27 percent premium to Tuesday’s closing price of NOK 13.35, the companies said in a joint
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Realme 5i launch in India was certainly the biggest piece of news this week, with the Oppo spin-off brand bringing a new budget smartphone featuring a quad rear camera setup to the country. The company also launched the Realme X50 5G in China this week, while unveiling the Realme C2s in Thailand. Other major news
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Microsoft says it has developed a technique to detect online predators who try to groom children for sexual purposes using the chat function in multiplayer video games. The tech company, which makes the Xbox gaming system, announced Thursday that it’s sharing the tool with nonprofit organizations and other gaming and messaging service developers. Nicknamed “Project
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At CES 2020, Dell has introduced a range of devices and software for gamers. The company announced the new redesigned Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition) laptop that comes with a dedicated “Game Shift” macro key that allows one key quick launch of game-ready settings. It also introduced the new Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF)
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If the 2000s was the decade where modern technology really started showing its usefulness to the regular consumers, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the 2010s can be described as the one where technology not just turned omnipresent, but the consumers really became dependent on it. It is not that all the interesting
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Facebook Gaming has released two new games titled Pokemon Tower Battle and Pokemon Medallion Battle on its Instant Games platform. Pokemon Tower Battle, now available worldwide, is a unique take on the Pokémon franchise where players compete by stacking Pokémon against one another to create the tallest Pokémon towers. As players discover, catch and level-up
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More than 45.2 million livestreams displayed the real-time action from The Game Awards earlier this month. The figure marks a 73 percent increase for the annual awards show, and demonstrates the continuing rise in interest around the world of video games. Viewership of livestreams is calculated differently than TV ratings, with the former counted by the
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