How Apple Arcade Will Reshape the App Store

How Apple Arcade Will Reshape the App Store

Only 5.5 percent of games released in the App Store this August were paid, versus nearly 25 percent that same month five years ago.And revenue from paid games made up only 1.4 percent of overall App Store game revenue last month.

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

Also, audiences seem to really like Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Kristen Stewart would like to play a gay superhero.In news that is likely more surprising than It Chapter Two's box office take, Joker—the new origin story film about Batman's nemesis—won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend.

The Jeopardy! Master is Making a Better Trivia Game

The Jeopardy! Master is Making a Better Trivia Game

Jennings recalled winning the first Half-Truth test game he played with Garfield, after a year of development, and thinking, "Yes, exactly, this is how the universe should work.

Hollywood Tried to Save America with a Live Reading of the Mueller Report

Hollywood Tried to Save America with a Live Reading of the Mueller Report

The movie stars gathered at the Riverside Church in New York to read an adaptation of special counsel Robert Mueller's 448-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump's possible obstruction of that investigation written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Shenkkan.

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Isn’t the Next 'Pokémon Go.' Good

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Isn’t the Next 'Pokémon Go.' Good

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is currently the most downloaded free game on both Android and iOS. It’s not even the best-performing Harry Potter game in recent memory: A decidedly non-AR entry called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery racked up seven times as much revenue as Wizards Unite in its first four days after launch, when you compare the same markets.

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives

Facing the Ubiquity of Fortnite in Our Kids' Lives

Amos, the 8-year-old, explained that “the daily challenges reeeeally make you want to play it.” The kids at school are always talking about them, he said, and if you don't know what they are, you're not just not in on the joke—you're a fraud.

VR’s True Innovation Isn’t Technological, It’s Human

VR’s True Innovation Isn’t Technological, It’s Human

They're self-contained, so you're not attached by a cable to a computer or game console; they track themselves in space, obviating the external sensors required on earlier systems and freeing you to move about in VR just as you move in real life, with a range limited only by your physical environment; and they extend the headset's “six degrees of freedom” to the hand controllers as well, allowing for realistic use of virtual objects like swords and flashlights.

Jeopardy! Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's Absolutely Insane'

Jeopardy! Legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer: 'It's Absolutely Insane'

record-holder Ken Jennings says he is "just gobsmacked" by how James Holzhauer is playing the gameshow. In his 11-game run, James Holzhauer has dominated Jeopardy! He already holds the four highest-scoring games in the show’s history, and his $771,920 regular-season winnings surpass all but one player in the Jeopardy!

Devil May Cry 5 Is a Bitchin' Throwback to a Goofier Time

Devil May Cry 5 Is a Bitchin' Throwback to a Goofier Time

Devil May Cry 5 Is a Bitchin' Throwback to a Goofier Time Devil May Cry 5 feels like a relic, the way a band trying to sound like hair metal in 2019 might sound like a relic.

No Amount of Patches Could Make Anthem Fun to Play

No Amount of Patches Could Make Anthem Fun to Play

Anthem is reliant on the Javelins to succeed as a game: playing in those mechanical bodies has to feel empowering, and thrilling, and worth doing for hours and hours and hours.

14 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

14 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Nintendo Switch

To see the battery life, and adjust a few other settings like volume and brightness, hold down the Home button while playing a game.

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

'Fortnite' Season 7: A Civilian's Guide to How We Got Here

And with Season 7 arriving tomorrow, you'd be forgiven for having lost the thread along the way (or just wanting to know what your friends and/or relatives are talking about already).The GameplayFortnite: Battle Royale is a free-to-play game set on a large, varied island, seemingly abandoned except for the players fighting on it.

Apple Music Lands on Amazon Echo, as Apple Branches Out

Apple Music Lands on Amazon Echo, as Apple Branches Out

In this case, that means making one of the most popular music platforms in the US available on the most popular voice-activated speaker.“They’ve had an on again off again tussle over things like whether Kindle readers can read Kindle books on the iPad, and then years later it was whether you could buy Apple TV devices on Amazon,” says James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research.

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Reaches for Magic on the Shoulders of Indie Games

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Reaches for Magic on the Shoulders of Indie Games

But the idea of using deliberate slowness and inaccessibility bears a powerful resemblance to other corners of the gaming world.Red Dead Redemption 2's exploration is like Proteus, with its emphasis on dreamy, carefully paced exploration.

Watch This Artist's Sonic Robots Play Thumping Techno Music

Watch This Artist's Sonic Robots Play Thumping Techno Music

Instead, he calls on his army of sonic robots—a collection of small, motorized creations that click, clank, and whirr in an intricate mechanical symphony.Geist composes robotic electronic music, a burgeoning genre of electro jams that relies on hardware, not software, to engineer electronic sounds and beats.