Roblox will give a handful of game developers $500,000 each to build its future

Roblox is announcing a wave of new funding for developers building the cutting edge of games on the platform. The company first introduced the Game Fund, a Roblox-flavored version of a creator fund, last summer and it initially launched with $25 million earmarked for...

Inside Tencent’s ambition to create a Triple A console game

Tencent, the biggest social networking and video games company in China, hasn’t really managed to scale its popular products in the Western mainstream. The behemoth’s international expansion for the most part has been achieved by investing in companies...

UK dials up scrutiny of Microsoft’s $68.7BN Activision deal over antitrust concerns

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion all-cash deal to bag gaming giant Activision Blizzard faces closer antitrust scrutiny in the UK where the country’s market watchdog has just announced it will move to an in-depth investigation — unless the pair submit...

How did this tiny startup put live, moving, people into a full-blown 3D landscape, instantaneously?

Jumping into a flatpacked, chipboard room wasn’t my usual experience of the UK’s legendary Glastonbury Music Festival. But here I was, doing my best to dance around and test out this crazy new way of putting myself into the so-called Metaverse. It turned out to...