Zynga went public in 2011, and it grew quickly on the strength of social games like FarmVille. But it hit the skids in 2013, and it began going downhill. Frank Gibeau, a former Electronic Arts executive, joined as CEO in 2016, taking over from Mark Pincus, the original CEO, who replaced his own replacement, Don Mattrick, who was Gibeau’s former colleague from EA. (Did you follow all that?)
^ Skullder went to work there a 2nd time haha.
I had very mixed feelings when Apex Legends was announced. On one hand, Titanfall and its sequel are two of my favorite shooters, offering an incredibly fast, almost balletic sense of movement that made otherwise standard skirmishes feel fresh and alive. The idea of developer Respawn taking that to the battle royale genre and throwing in charming Overwatch-style characters was incredibly exciting. But there was one very particular aspect of the game that made me wary: you can only play it in teams. As someone who spends hours in Fortnite solo and hates the idea of voice chat with strangers, this was an instant turn-off.
It seems like every few weeks, some major publisher puts out an earnings call or press release trumpeting some ridiculously large number of sales for its latest big-budget blockbuster. This week it’s Take Two, which yesterday announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped 23 million copies since its October 26 launch last year.
Far Cry New Dawn is just over the horizon, and it’s vibrant take on a post-apocalyptic future marks the first time we’ve seen a direct sequel to a Far Cry story. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you up to speed on what’s happened in the 17 years since the bombastic finale of Far Cry 5.
Video game sales were particularly cutthroat last holiday, and it appears EA’s Battlefield V was one of the casualties. The publisher lowered the outlook for its revenue this quarter after revealing that its sales in the last quarter of 2018 “did not perform to our expectations.” While it didn’t explicitly blame BFV for the shortfall, that was undoubtedly the company’s flagship game — it otherwise relied on sports titles and the mobile-only Command & Conquer Rivals. The firm wasn’t shy about acknowledging “intense competition” as a factor.
People aren’t into revisionist history. They want Battlefield 1943.
Woman who makes £3K a month by live streaming herself playing video games has quadrupled her salary after quitting job as bingo caller – but claims she’s not taken seriously because men think she’s ‘beautiful’