Tag Archive: Lead


Here’s what we know about the new lead in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Get to know the next Assassin’s Creed protagonist.

Since finishing the story of Ezio, every Assassin’s Creed game has introduced a new leading character. The main character in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is named Eivor (pronounced AY-vor, per the game’s director). Eivor can be a man or a woman and is involved with a Viking settlement. You can customize Eivor to your liking with different tattoos, hairstyles, and war paint. The beginning of the game takes place in  [Read More…]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare again takes the lead for December 2019 NPD

Call of Duty is retaining the lead, with Star Wars on its heels.

What you need to know The December 2019 NPD report has been released. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the bestselling game of the month and on PlayStation 4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the second-bestselling game of the month. You can grab Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PlayStation 4 for $ 47 on Amazon.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information  [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…]

NBA 2K20 and Borderlands 3 lead the pack for September 2019 NPD

NBA 2K20 and Borderlands 3 turn in strong performances for a busy month.

What you need to know The September 2019 NPD data has been released. For this month, NBA 2K20 took the top position on PlayStation 4 and for the month as a whole. The Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console overall. You can get NBA 2K20 on PS4 for $ 50 at Amazon.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information on the top-selling games across  [Read More…]

Madden NFL 20 stays in the lead for August 2019 NPD results

Madden NFL 20 kept its #1 spot and Minecraft showed up for #2, while Control didn’t crack the top 20 games for the month.

What you need to know The August 2019 NPD data has been released. For this month, Madden NFL 20 retained the #1 spot on PlayStation 4 and for the month overall. The Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console overall. Madden NFL 20 is $ 51 on Amazon for PlayStation 4.

Every month, the  [Read More…]

Little changes lead to a big upgrade for the Fitbit Versa 2

Subtle changes in all the right places.

Last year’s Fitbit Versa stuck out as one of my favorite wearables of 2018. Following up on the chunky and expensive Ionic smartwatch, Fitbit went in a different direction with the Versa by creating something that was accessible to wrists and wallets of all sizes.

However, as strong as the Versa was considering it was just Fitbit’s second true smartwatch, perfect it was not. Inconsistent performance, missing features, and a  [Read More…]

The lead producer of Anthem is leaving BioWare

Ben Irving, the lead producer on Anthem and a veteran of BioWare, is leaving the company for an undisclosed new role

What you need to know Ben Irving, the lead producer on Anthem, is leaving BioWare after several years. Before working on Anthem, Irving worked on the different expansions and DLCs for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. Irving has accepted an offer from another gaming company, though it remains to be seen exactly where he’ll be  [Read More…]

Analyst: Roku increases its already-huge lead

Strategy Analytics says Roku had nearly 30% of all connected TV devices sold in Q1 2019.

What you need to know The analyst says there are more than 41 million Roku devices in use. Roku has a 36-point lead over the next highest piece of hardware — Sony PlayStation. That lead may hit 70 percentage points by the end of the year.

It’s a good time to be Roku. We’ve known it’s been the most popular streaming system  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million active users, increasing its lead on Roku

Roku reported 29.1 million users just last week.

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, up from the 30 million announced in January and widening the gap between it and Roku’s recently reported user numbers. The detail was given by Jen Prenner, Amazon’s Fire TV general manager and global head of Marketing, growth and engagement, during a panel at The Pay TV Show in Denver, Colorado.

Prenner noted that that the platform’s growth has  [Read More…]

Honor 8X and Nokia 7.1 lead the budget pack, but which one should you buy?

With a strong sense of what consumers of all types are looking for, Android Central’s experts offer the best smartphone buying recommendations.

Nokia 7.1

One of the best

$ 350 at Amazon

Pros HDR display offers better colors Excellent glass design Guaranteed Android One software updates USB-C Comes with US warranty and LTE radios Cons More expensive Snapdragon 636 is capable, but dated

The Nokia 7.1 is one of the best mid-range phones you can  [Read More…]