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Why-you-should-care-about-developing-on-blockchain

Why you should care about developing on blockchain


Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by

Blockchain should be a core component of your toolbox as a Python developer. Why? Because Python’s smooth syntax and robust libraries go hand-in-hand with the secure and powerful technology that is blockchain. Let’s explore how Python developers can benefit from learning how to build on a blockchain. We will unpack the learning curve, the core components of ...


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Mobile game store launching from Microsoft in 2024


Monday, May 13, 2024 by

Months on from its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has revealed plans to launch its own mobile game store, with content including Minecraft and Candy Crush set to be available on the platform. Per Xbox president Sarah Bond, the store will be an alternative to the Apple App Store and Google Play, with its launch allowing Microsoft to break away from the res...


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ATT user opt in insights from AppsFlyer


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 by

Since the rollout of Apple's App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in April 2021, the landscape of user privacy and advertising in apps has significantly evolved. As of Q1 2024, there's a noticeable increase in user opt-in rates, with 51% of gaming app users and 46% of non-gaming app users consenting to tracking, reflecting rises of 10% and 3% respectively. Alongside ...


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Epic Games defeats Google in court


Thursday, April 18, 2024 by

In a twist that sounds straight out of a high-stakes courtroom drama, Epic Games has thrown down the gauntlet with a bombshell injunction proposal aimed at shaking up Google Play's entire rulebook. This comes hot on the heels of their David-versus-Goliath victory over Google in December, where a U.S. jury cast the tech behemoth as the big bad monopoly wolf of Androi...


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Playground gaming integrated into Le Monde daily newspaper


Tuesday, March 26, 2024 by

kr3m is broadening its global outreach with the launch of a new, exciting project. The company's online gaming platform, "Playground," has been integrated into the digital services offered by Le Monde, the premier daily newspaper in France. This partnership represents kr3m's inaugural foray into markets beyond German-speaking countries, signaling the b...


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Publisher Portal for in game audio ad monetization from Odeeo


Tuesday, March 26, 2024 by

Odeeo has launched its new Publisher Portal which gives games publishers access to industry first comprehensive features, such as analytics and reporting tools previously only available for traditional display and video ads, including impressions, revenue and engagement rates. Previously across the in-game audio ad industry, publishers had limited control over ad pla...


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Epic Games defeats Apple in court


Tuesday, March 19, 2024 by

Apple’s iron-clad grip on its developer program may be losing its hold. Every day, Apple turns away hundreds of developers trying to enter their program. However, Epic Games wasn't folding to Apple. "Epic Games has entertained and benefited millions of users with Fortnite, Genshin Impact, and other games. Their application to have their flagship store on ...


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Vision Pro app count up to 196 apps


Monday, January 29, 2024 by

New data from Appfigures suggests that Apple's Vision Pro mixed reality headset is facing a lukewarm response from app developers. As of the latest update, the Vision Pro's app store boasts just over 150 apps specifically designed for the device, a small fraction compared to the vast app store catalog of 1.8 million apps. It's important to clarify that th...


Most-popular-digital-gaming-store-in-US-is-Amazon-says-Statista

Most popular digital gaming store in US is Amazon says Statista


Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by

A recent survey from data company Statista claims that Amazon is the most popular digital gaming store among United States gamers. The survey was conducted among 5,111 individuals who play video games and have spent money on digital purchases. The survey, which allowed multiple answers, asked the respondents "Where have you spent money online on digital video games...


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E bike software Starmatter launches from Verge Motorcycles


Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by

The Starmatter platform announced by electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles is shaking up the entire vehicle industry. Starmatter offers automatic over-the-air updates (OTA), allowing Verge customers to access new functions and improvements for their motorcycles. In addition, the platform includes capabilities to utilize artificial intelligence and machine le...


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Adobe metaverse innovations and integrations


Wednesday, March 16, 2022 by

Adobe unveiled new innovations and integrations across Adobe Experience Cloud that empower brands to succeed in the metaverse and drive personalization to make the digital economy personal. Advanced AI Features: Driving growth requires business-changing customer insights that can power personalized experiences. Artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in Adobe Exp...


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Apple gaming studio predictions for 2022


Monday, December 20, 2021 by

If Apple were a person, it would seem they are (still) living on top of the world. Still flush with cash, flexing those privacy muscles with the final rollout of iOS 14.5 and then benching more with iOS 15, and up 29% year over year. But like a senior year quarterback with three championships already to their name, expectations are high and when they’re not m...


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GDC 2021 event lineup


Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by

Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), have revealed a new structure for virtual and physical GDC events for the rest of 2020 and 2021, which are continuing to evolve due to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the inability to meet in person for the near future, organizers are expanding multiple aspects of its program. GDC 202...


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Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing


Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by

The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content. The first country wh...


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Gaming industry trends released ahead of GDC 2019


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by

The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the seventh annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2019 in March. The survey compiles responses from nearly 4,000 game developers and reflects that nearly half of game developers support game industry unionization, as well as uncertainty around Steam...


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Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by

CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...


Fortnite-to-finally-release-for-Android!

Fortnite to finally release for Android!


Monday, July 30, 2018 by

Over one year from its a initial launch data, and nearly half a year from its iOS launch, Fortnite has finally announced the list of Android devices that will also soon support the popular video game. A full list of supported platforms is provided at the bottom of this article, but suffice it so say that a majority of newer Google, Huawei, Sony, Samsung, and Motorola ph...


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Unreal Engine Marketplace says it will take less developer revenue


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

Epic Games has just made a sweeping change to the Unreal Engine Marketplace, whereby creators on the store will now receive 88% of their product sales, "an increase from the common 70% / 30% split of other digital stores." The Unreal Engine Marketplace is a store targeting the Unreal Engine community, and enabling game developers to purchase digital co...


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Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


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GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


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GDC 2018 is better than ever


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicked off its 32nd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Adding to GDC’s lineup of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions and networking events, GDC 2018 will feature the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire, which will be presented by speakers including Supercell’s C...


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Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support


Friday, September 1, 2017 by

Google has announced ARCore, bringing augmented reality (AR) functionality to Android smartphones. Developers can immediately get started with Google’s developer preview of ARCore, which also includes Unreal Engine support. ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to make compelling AR experiences without the need for any add...


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Epic Games awards new Unreal Devs with $5M


Friday, August 25, 2017 by

Epic Games has announced the latest round of Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million initiative that awards developers with no-strings-attached funding for their valuable contributions to the Unreal Engine community. Spanning a wide array of projects, including video games in development to the work of diligent community supporters, 15 recipients are receiving a total exceeding...


What-we-learned-at-GDC-2017,-and-dates-for-GDC-2018-announced

What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced


Monday, March 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking, learning and inspiration. In total, the conference hosted more than 26,000 professional attendees, 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and ...


Robo-Recall-is-now-free-on-Oculus-Touch

Robo Recall is now free on Oculus Touch


Monday, March 6, 2017 by

During their annual “State of Unreal” session at GDC 2017, Epic Games announced that their fully featured virtual reality shooter, Robo Recall, is now available for free on Oculus Touch! In a surprise move, Epic also revealed the Robo Recall Mod Kit, a native mod editor for the game in which new maps, characters and weapons can be added to the full game experience. The ...


Game-Developers-Choice-Awards-game-of-the-year-goes-to..

Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..


Friday, March 3, 2017 by

Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ...


Watch-the-new-Epic-Games-Unreal-Engine-4-video

Watch the new Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 video


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by

The new Unreal Engine video highlights some tools such as photo-real character rendering, professional grade cinematography, high-performance VR at 90 FPS, access to the full editor in VR, lighting and editing via the Sequencer cinematic tool, flexible post-processing, Blueprint visual scripting, the visual Material Editor, GPU-accelerated particle simulations, full C++...


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Unreal Engine brings virtual character to life onstage


Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by

Doors opened in London for The Royal Shakespeare Company’s bold new production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in collaboration with The Imaginarium Studios and Intel. For the first time in history, a digital character driven by live motion capture performance will be featured onstage in a major classical production - and it’s all rendered in Unreal Engine, Epic Ga...


Oculus-Connect-3-announcements-recap

Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

A quick recap of the news Oculus announced during this morning’s keynote at Oculus Connect 3. - Touch Launch: You can pre-order Touch starting October 10 for $199 and it ships December 6. All pre-orders come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken. Touch comes with an additional sensor and a connector for Rock Band VR. Oculus has also created a room-scale opti...


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VR Funhouse Source Code Just Released By NVIDIA


Thursday, September 1, 2016 by

Calling all VR developers! NVIDIA and Epic Games just announced the release of free mod tools for NVIDIA’s Unreal Engine 4-powered VR Funhouse. With the launch of the VR Funhouse Mod Kit, NVIDIA’s innovative carnival game for HTC Vive now supports mods, giving the community an incredible sandbox of possibilities to extend the VR Funhouse experience. VR Funhouse is ...


Epic-Games-Awards-$75,000-in-Grants-to-Five-Game-Developers

Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers


Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by

Five game development teams have recently been awarded Epic Games Unreal Dev Grants totaling $75,000. The grant program was created in February 2015 by Epic to offer a $5 million fund to aid in developer success with no-strings-attached financial assistance. So far Epic has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to Unreal Engine developers. The latest recipients include:...


Epic-Games-Awards-$150,000-in-Unreal-Dev-Grants

Epic Games Awards $150,000 in Unreal Dev Grants


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by

Epic Games has awarded a new round of Unreal Dev Grants to a range of projects built with and for Unreal Engine 4. The recipients are detailed below, and more information on the grant program is available at unrealengine.com/unrealdevgrants. Awesome 2D GamesSpartan is a 2D platformer featuring “old school, tough as nails gameplay with pixel perfect controls,” ...


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Epic Games Announces Educational Recipients for Unreal Dev Grants Program


Thursday, September 10, 2015 by

Epic Games has announced the first round of the academic and educational category recipients of its Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million program Epic launched earlier this year to provide funding to developers of promising early-stage projects. The academic and educational category provides grants for class projects, engine extensions, curricula, tutorials, or any other...


Unreal-Engine-4.9-Release-Offers-Game-Developers-129-Improvements

Unreal Engine 4.9 Release Offers Game Developers 129 Improvements


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by

Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 offering 129 improvements to its gaming engine which is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Improvements span across PC, mobile, console and VR.For mobile devices, new additions include...


What-is-New-in-the-Recent-Release-of-Visual-Studio-2015

What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Microsoft just released the highly anticipated Visual Studio 2015 just in advance of the impending Microsoft 10 release. Here is a rundown on what’s new for VS 2015:Cross-platform mobile device support - Android, iOS, and WindowsOut of the box, Visual Studio allows developers to use web technologies to build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows us...