Watch out Oculus – GameStop has confirmed that Sony’s PlayStation VR is coming this fall, in this week’s TPOI. Twitch also makes a big announcement as they schedule their next TwitchCon in sunny San Diego. Apple also takes a stand against a federal court order related to the San Bernardino shooter. Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of February 15
Author: Katherine Fan
Gaming is becoming more and more integrated into mainstream culture. Players and viewership are rising, and nothing can say that better than the phenomenal 2015 streaming platform Twitch had. Larger companies have taken note too as Amazon jumps into the game development sector with their newest game engine, Lumberyard. Yahoo is also joining in the fun as they start developing their own eSports vertical. Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of February 8
Following the highly anticipated release of Jonathan Blow’s The Witness, we finally dig into the outstanding first week numbers! In other major news, Glu Mobile looks to recover from a shaky 2015 financial report, while Blizzard’s Hearthstone shakes up the game with new game modes and more deck slots! Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of February 1
The video game craze shows no signs of stopping! This week, SuperData Research reported a total of $61.3 billion in digital-game revenue, EA chooses its own consumer event over E3, and Mortal Kombat is coming to TV through The CW. Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of January 25
Is 2016 shaping up to be the year of eSports? This week, studies show that eSports viewership is on the rise, Blizzard invests in competitive Heroes of the Storm, and a former Sony exec launches his first game on Kickstarter. Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of January 18
The world’s most famous YouTuber starts his own multi-channel network, Amazon Prime offers gamers a sweet discount on pre-orders and new launches, and ESPN launches their new eSports segment – all on this week’s TPoI! Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of January 11
Bouncing back from the brief holiday break, game companies have been leaping into action for an exciting 2016 year to come. MLG has been sold to Activision Blizzard who plans on using the eSports organization to build their media empire, and Oculus Rift launches pre-orders along with a hefty price tag. Steam Spy takes a peek back at 2015 and reveals some numbers behind Valve’s Steam success. Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of January 4
This week: new challengers approach the arena in Super Smash Bros., Riot Games gets bought by Tencent, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicks off to a great start! Continue reading TriplePoints of Interest – Week of December 14
Konami and Kojima stir up controversy at this year’s Game Awards, PlayStation makes big announcements for their future projects, and playing Super Mario 3D World gives our brains a boost in this week’s TriplePoints of Interest!
Move out of the way, Mickey Mouse! There’s a new crew speeding through to a TV near you, and it’s Mario and his gang! This week, Disney hops aboard the eSports hype train, the ‘Terran God’ retires, and Microsoft asks for your best HoloLens ideas.
This week: the 2015 Game Awards releases its list of nominees and controversial list of judges, a new Heroes of the Storm character sets out to change traditional MOBA mechanics, and Valve’s SteamOS scores some bad grades.