Sid Meier warning
Speaking to the BBC on the 30th anniversary of his legendary Civilization game, US developer Sid Meier warned that if major companies continue to focus on monetisation or other things that are not gameplay-focused, they risk losing the audience.
It turns out that computer game’s companies are collecting shedloads of psychological data on players and there is concern about its use.
Holding off on game licences
China is continuing to hold off from issuing new game licenses to app developers, in regulatory inaction that has led to the shuttering of around 140,000 small game studios and related companies in the country.
2022 is the year of Linux on the desktop
After years of complaints that the reason people had to stick with Windows was there were no games for Linux, Steam has released figures which say that 75 percent of the top 1,000 games run on Linux now, and the figure is even higher, at 80 percent, for the top 100 games.
DRM software breaks Valhalla
Intel has posted a release that the hybrid CPU core architecture on Alder Lake can be incompatible with certain games, specifically some protected by the anti-piracy DRM software from Denuvo.
Should see them through winter
The Finance Committee of the German Bundestag has decided to spend 50 million euro to promote computer game development in Germany.
Content and comms pay off
The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6 percent over last year.
Must have been playing halo
Young people who play video games, including violent titles, display more developed moral reasoning skills than their non-gaming peers, a study has found.