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US video game sales have record quarter as consumers stay at home

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” New numbers from NPD confirm what weu2019ve known for a while: The first quarter of 2020 was a very good one for gaming companies. The new report notes that sales hit a record $10.86 billion in the States between January and March of this year, marking a 9% increase ...

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CRV’s Saar Gur wants to invest in a new wave of games built for VR, Twitch and Zoom

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” Facebook today revealed its plans to celebrate the 2020 graduates this week across both Facebook and Instagram. The series of events, starting today on May 11, will include the company’s previously announced plans to air a virtual graduation ceremony on May 15, featuring celebs like Oprah Winfrey, Awkwafina, Jennifer ...

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This Week in Apps: WWDC goes online, Android 11 delays, Facebook SDK turns into app kill switch

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of a person’s whereabouts, others, like Israel, use location and cell ...

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New studio Modern Games acquires Beasts of Balance

Modern Games is a new studio working to create games that combine physical and digital play. The company was founded by husband-and-wife team Justin and Amanda Kifer — serial entrepreneurs who previously launched companies including Citizen Local (acquired by MyLife in 2011) and Fidgetly, a fidget spinner company that also ...

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