Video game junkie quietly builds $3 Billion payments powerhouse

Video game junkie quietly builds  Billion payments powerhouse

Aleksandr Agapitov is little known inside video gaming circles, let alone the business world. Yet his company is one of the leading players in the $135 billion video game payments industry, in which gamers spend real money to acquire virtual items. Xsolla, which Agapitov founded in 2005, allows video game producers to sell in-game digital … Read more

Epic Games Shows Off Next-Gen Graphics In Unreal 5 Engine

Epic Games Shows Off Next-Gen Graphics In Unreal 5 Engine

screenshot: The Coalition / Epic / Kotaku We’ve seen an eye-popping gorgeous tech demo for a not-real game that I totally wish was real. We’ve seen Keanu Reeves (’90s edition) alongside Keanu Reeves (modern-day edition). We’ve seen…a beard. But today, Epic Games presented by far the biggest look into its Unreal 5 3D creation engine, … Read more

Fortnite Leaker Reveals Upcoming Map Change

Fortnite Leaker Reveals Upcoming Map Change

AT Fortnite leaker has revealed an upcoming map change, which sounds like it will happen before the end of Season 2. The leak comes the way of prominent Fortnite leaker HypeX, who took to Twitter to reveal some of the changes players of the Nintendo Switch, mobile, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, … Read more

NC-based Epic Games pledges ‘Fortnite’ proceeds to Ukraine aid

Cary-based Epic Games has seen its valuation rocket since it released the video game “Fortnite.” Courtesy of Epic Games For two weeks, all net proceeds from the wildly popular online video game “Fortnite” will go toward humanitarian aid for people affected by the war in Ukraine, publisher Epic Games said. The announcement came Sunday as … Read more

Epic Games Store’s New Free Game Is a Highly Rated Horror Title

Epic Games Store’s New Free Game Is a Highly Rated Horror Title

It’s Thursday, which means the Epic Games Store has a new free PC game. This week, it’s a highly-rated horror game. As always, if you’re on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X, you’re out of luck with this freebie. It’s limited to the Epic Games Store, which means … Read more

Steam’s 2021 MAUs beat PlayStation, more than double Epic Game Store

Steam’s 2021 MAUs beat PlayStation, more than double Epic Game Store

Valve’s PC gaming platform Steam had more monthly active users throughout 2021 than the PlayStation Network, new data indicates. VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES PC gaming is on the rise and big-name publishers like Capcom, SEGA, Microsoft, and even Sony are bringing their games to the market. Steam is firmly at the top of the … Read more

Epic Games Leaves ‘Fortnite’ Online In Russia, But Is ‘Stopping Commerce’ There

Epic Games Leaves ‘Fortnite’ Online In Russia, But Is ‘Stopping Commerce’ There

Fortnite epic Epic Games is the latest major video game industry player to come out with a move against Russia in the midst of their invasion of Ukraine. But rather than a lengthy blog post, Epic Games posted a single tweet from their “news room” PR account explaining the move: So, in this case “stopping … Read more