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Fortnite rules Q1 streaming hours, but Apex places No. 2 and surpasses League of Legends

Fortnite rules Q1 streaming hours, but Apex places No. 2 and surpasses League of Legends

1 day ago   |   Venture Beat

Fortnite players streamed more than 23.9 million hours of gameplay in the first quarter, cementing Epic Games' position in most-streamed publisher.
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Ex-IGDA chief Jen MacLean joins Amazon Game Tech to run business development

Ex-IGDA chief Jen MacLean joins Amazon Game Tech to run business development

3 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Jen MacLean, former head of the International Game Developers Association, has joined Amazon Game Tech to run business development.
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Razer Core X Chroma is a new external graphics enclosure for $400

Razer Core X Chroma is a new external graphics enclosure for $400

3 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Razer is carving out a new niche in the graphics enclosure market with the debut of the 700-watt Razer Core X Chroma for $400.
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Code to Inspire trains girls to code and make games in Afghanistan

Code to Inspire trains girls to code and make games in Afghanistan

4 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Fereshteh Forough is a coder from Afghansistan. She set up Code to Inspire to enable girls to learn how to code and make games.Fereshteh ForoughFereshteh Forough
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The world of blockchain and games comes to GamesBeat Summit 2019

The world of blockchain and games comes to GamesBeat Summit 2019

4 days ago   |   Venture Beat

We're taking a deep dive into the sometimes confusing, yet ridiculously attractive world of blockchain and games during GamesBeat Summit, April 23-24 in LA.
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Ubisoft's Sam chat bot surpasses 1.6 million users and 10 million questions answered in a year

Ubisoft's Sam chat bot surpasses 1.6 million users and 10 million questions answered in a year

5 days ago   |   Venture Beat

A year ago, French video game publisher Ubisoft launched a chat bot named Sam to keep players engaged with games connected to their Ubisoft Club accounts. Responding to voice...
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International Mobile Gaming Awards continues to celebrate indies in its 15th year

International Mobile Gaming Awards continues to celebrate indies in its 15th year

5 days ago   |   Venture Beat

The International Mobile Gaming Awards is now in its 15th year. We talked with Maarten Noyons about the global awards program.
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Twitch Sings lets streamers perform karaoke songs with audiences

Twitch Sings lets streamers perform karaoke songs with audiences

6 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Livestreaming service Twitch has launched its first game ever, Twitch Sings, which lets streamers perform karaoke songs with participation from audiences.
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Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports

Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports

6 days ago   |   Venture Beat

A panel at the National Association of Broadcasters show highlighted how esports broadcasts will differ from broadcasts of traditional sports.
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GamesBeat Summit: Amy Hennig, Tina Amini, and Stanley Pierre-Louis bring new perspectives

GamesBeat Summit: Amy Hennig, Tina Amini, and Stanley Pierre-Louis bring new perspectives

7 days ago   |   Venture Beat

Amy Hennig, Tina Amini, and Stanley Pierre-Louis will bring new perspectives in their talks at the GamesBeat Summit 2019 event.
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Missing 14-year-old Ohio boy found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm

Missing 14-year-old Ohio boy found dead, buried in shallow grave on farm

An Ohio boy missing for six days was found dead Friday morning, buried in a shallow grave on a farm. Read more ...

Kyrie Irving's balanced night puts Celtics in driver's seat

Kyrie Irving's balanced night puts Celtics in driver's seat

INDIANAPOLIS - Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 104-96 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in the... Read more ...

Not real news: A look at what didn't happen this week

Not real news: A look at what didn't happen this week

None of these stories are legitimate, even though they were shared widely on social media. Read more ...

California couple sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after children...

California couple sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after children testify about years of torture

The parents each spoke before the sentencing."I'm sorry for everything I've done to hurt my children," Louise Turpin said. Read more ...

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

BOSTON - Auston Matthews broke a scoreless tie in the third period, Kasperi Kapanen added another goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs hung on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Friday... Read more ...

No evidence school fight contributed to death of 10-year-old girl...

No evidence school fight contributed to death of 10-year-old girl, prosecutor says

The fifth grader from South Carolina died of natural causes following a fight at her elementary school. Read more ...

Avalanche finish off Flames in Game 5, advance to 2nd round

Avalanche finish off Flames in Game 5, advance to 2nd round

CALGARY, Alberta - Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 Friday night to advance to... Read more ...

Marlins end 4-game skid, top Nats 3-2 but fire hitting coach

Marlins end 4-game skid, top Nats 3-2 but fire hitting coach

MIAMI - The first run came home on an error. The lead was seized with a bases-loaded walk, and a hit batsman scored the other run. Read more ...

Jerry Nadler subpoenas Justice Department for full Mueller report

Jerry Nadler subpoenas Justice Department for full Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Friday subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation... Read more ...

Dietrich's pinch-HR lifts Reds over Padres in 11 innings

Dietrich's pinch-HR lifts Reds over Padres in 11 innings

SAN DIEGO - Derek Dietrich hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the San Diego Padres 3-2 Friday night. Read more ...