Day: January 14, 2019

Steam TV will expand to support “all games” – which sounds like competition for Twitch
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Steam TV will expand to support “all games” – which sounds like competition for Twitch

As you might expect, Valve continues to have big plans for Steam, and the company has detailed some specific features to expect in the near future. Those include expansion into China, the long-awaited UI rework, and machine learning to help you find new stuff on the store. One of the most interesting of the eight new features outlined here is an expanded role for Steam TV, which makes it sound like Valve is building a Twitch competitor. read more

Orange Shirt Kid entered a contest to get into Fortnite – now his mom is suing Epic
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Orange Shirt Kid entered a contest to get into Fortnite – now his mom is suing Epic

Epic’s now the target of another lawsuit over Fortnite dances, but this one is a bit different from those we’ve noted so far. The Fortnite fan known as Orange Shirt Kid entered a contest to get a dance into Fortnite, and outpouring of support from the game’s community saw Epic eventually put his moves in the game as ‘Orange Justice.’ Now his mother is suing the company for ripping off the dance. read more

Square Enix Reveal Kingdom Hearts 3 January Update Plans; Epilogue and Memory Archive Videos Added Before Launch
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Square Enix Reveal Kingdom Hearts 3 January Update Plans; Epilogue and Memory Archive Videos Added Before Launch

It is kind of a weird feeling when you realise Kingdom Hearts III is just two weeks away from its official release, after all these years. Game Director Tetsuya Nomura explained the game engine change during development was the main reason Kingdom Hearts III took so long to develop. He clarified it was a decision from the “higher-ups” and the development team had to train and adapt to the new engine before continuing development. read more

AMD CEO Believes Consumers Don’t Realise Ray-Tracing’s Importance Today ‘Because the Other Parts of the Ecosystem Are Not Ready’
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AMD CEO Believes Consumers Don’t Realise Ray-Tracing’s Importance Today ‘Because the Other Parts of the Ecosystem Are Not Ready’

The CES 2019 provided developers and studios a platform to showcase their latest technological powers, and innovative features. AMD is enjoying a very productive CES, with several exciting announcements, including AMD’s new 3rd Generation Ryzen processors, Radeon VII graphics card, and partnering with Microsoft for their future platforms. read more