As the cinematic run for Uncharted nears its conclusion, PlayStation Productions has to be happy with its first effort. According to The Numbers, the film has pulled around $339 million in ticket sales worldwide, making it the fifth highest grossing video game movie of all time. It’s unlikely to catch the likes of Warcraft or Detective Pikachu, but it could yet creep past The Angry Birds Movie, which sits at around $352 million.
Today we are delighted to announce a brand-new partnership between Xbox and the French Football Federation, making Xbox the Official Gaming Partner of the French Men’s and Women’s National Football Teams. At Xbox, our mission is to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet. Billions of people around the world […]
The company’s Nikeland metaverse proves a hit among Roblox players. Since the launch of Nikeland, a virtual world built by Nike inside the hit video game Roblox, the company has been visited by almost 7 million people from 224 countries. Here they could browse a digital store filled with Nike products and hang out with […]
There are many common misconceptions in the world of cryptocurrency trading and they often get in the way of new entrants to the market. These myths are perpetuated by less-than-charitable media coverage, technical misunderstandings in the public, and general fear that comes along with any new technology. Because we’ve seen the potential for this industry [...]
Weird Wednesday is a chance for us to dive into the stranger PC games and stories from the last few decades. This week, we take a look at developer Softie, Inc., one of the earliest examples of companies that made video game adaptations for various game shows including Family Feud, Double Dare, and Wheel of Fortune. It also created DOS platformers based on The Flintstones and The Jetsons.
Where the story gets weird, though, is with Softie, Inc.’s president, Arnold Zaler. Over several years, Zaler conned his way into millions of dollars through multiple business enterprises spanning from video games to, well, hot dogs. Some people called him the “Bernie Madoff of Denver” — a brilliant criminal who almost got away with innumerable riches.
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Very little information exists today about developer Softie, Inc. The company popped up around 1987, developed games for about five years, and disappeared without making ...
The following proposes a partnership between Horizon Worlds, a social virtual reality app from Facebook (Meta), and several major esports organizations. The objective is to demonstrate how non-gaming virtual worlds can build trust with and attract gamers through esports marketing. Here are some key takeaways: Today’s Metaverse is divided Competitive video games (esports) […]
Esports around the World is a series of profiles outlining the esports ecosystem in various nations globally. This edition looks at the United States of America (USA). Introduction The esports commercial market in the US is the second largest in the world, behind China, however the country leads when it comes to industry investment. Home […]