Tag Archive: Entertainment

Gravity Well is a new AAA studio from the veterans of Respawn Entertainment

A new studio looking to the future.

What you need to know Gravity Well is a new independent studio founded by Respawn Entertainment veterans Drew McCoy and Jon “Slothy” Shiring. They are aiming to build a team around 80-85 people at peak, while still developing AAA games. Gravity Well is developing games exclusively for next-generation hardware and PCs.

Since its acquisition by Electronic Arts in 2017, Respawn Entertainment has been delivering critically-acclaimed games including Apex Legends and  [Read More…]

Archetype Entertainment is a new studio founded by BioWare veterans

There’s a new face on the scene working on a sci-fi RPG.

What you need to know Wizards of the Coast has opened a new game development studio. Titled Archetype Entertainment, this new division is heavily staffed with BioWare veterans. Some of the ex-BioWare staff working at Archetype include names like James Ohlen and Drew Karpyshyn. The team is working on a multiplatform science-fiction RPG.

A new studio i called Archetype Entertainment has been announced as a  [Read More…]

Vince Zampella will now lead DICE L.A as well as Respawn Entertainment

Big moves for the CEO of Respawn Entertainment.

What you need to know Vince Zampella is the CEO of Respawn Entertainment, a studio owned by Electronic Arts. Moving forward, Zampella will also be in charge of the DICE L.A branch. DICE L.A will likely be rebranded, while still being a separate studio. DICE L.A is also working on a new project.

According to an interview from the Los Angeles Times, Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn Entertainment,  [Read More…]

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe lays off “dozens” of staff

Dozens of employees were reportedly laid off during the PlayStation 5 information released recently.

What you need to know Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has reportedly laid off dozens of employees. These layoffs took place at the same time as the PlayStation 5 information that was recently released. Employees affected believe this is part of a reorganization that centralizes the different branches.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Sony has laid off “dozens” of employees at  [Read More…]

Google is getting into game development with Stadia Games and Entertainment

Alongside everything it announced about its new gaming platform Stadia, Google also announced it had created a new first-party studio of the same name that will focus on developing games specifically for the Stadia platform as well as work with external developers to help them integrate the Stadia technology into their games..

“Stadia will be a driving force defining the future of games and entertainment” — Jade Raymond

Actual concrete details about the studio such as its size  [Read More…]

How to make your PS4 fit in perfectly with your entertainment center

The first thing you’ll do after receiving a PlayStation 4 Pro is immediately take it out of the box and think about where it will go on your media center. How much space does it need? Should I get a wall mount? What will make it look better? You have plenty of options to make your PS4 Pro the perfect centerpiece to your media center.

Our top picks PlayStation 4 Pro ($ 400) Vansky LED Lighting Backlight ($  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Entertainment in the Smartphone Age

I want my phone to do everything, but that doesn’t mean I only want to use my phone.

There isn’t much your average phone can’t do these days. From communication to entertainment, research to shopping, it has never been easier for my phone to be my only computer. This week alone I have used my phone to write an article while on the exercise bike, finish Stargate Origins while waiting for my daughter to finish gymnastics practice,  [Read More…]

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus hands-on: A 10-inch tablet for entertainment

Lenovo rolled out the Yoga Tab 3 series last year at IFA, and this time around we’re being treated to the latest addition to the lineup, the Yoga Tab 3 Plus. The big change from last year’s Yoga Tab 3 Pro is the shift in hardware from Intel’s Atom x5-Z8500 to the Snapdragon 652.

The Yoga Tab 3 Plus retains the 10-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display, as well as the kickstand from last year’s models. The kickstand  [Read More…]

Check out Google Play’s best apps, games and entertainment of 2015

Google has posted a collection on Google Play of the best apps, games, movies, and more from 2015. The collection features content from all across Google Play, showing off the best apps and top-selling media for the whole year.

Topping the best games list are Agar.io, Walking Dead: Road to Survival, Fallout Shelter, Minecraft: Story Mode and more. Some of the best apps include Flipagram, Robinhood, HBO Now, and Retrace, among others.

From there, Google breaks down  [Read More…]

Google Play Store’s next major refresh will separate apps from entertainment

Google UI engineer Kirill Grouchnikov has offered a sneak peek at some upcoming changes to the Google Play Store on Android. Currently, the store puts apps and games on the same front page as movies, TV, music, and books. The refreshed store will feature two primary tabs, one for apps and games, the other for entertainment content.

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