Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene leaves Krafton to form PlayerUnknown Productions
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene is leaving Krafton Game Union to form PlayerUnknown Productions. Krafton will have a minority stake in the new studio. Greene is best known as the creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, which... Read more
8 Practical Ways to Keep Instagram Ad Cost Under Control
According to Keith Baumwald, CEO of boutique consultancy Leverage Consulting, Instagram marketing ad expenses are often somewhat more than their Facebook equivalents. “You may be paying over $5 a CPM” (cost per thousand impressions) on Instagram with precisely focused advertisements, according to Baumwald. According to Timothy Masek, (senior growth... Read more
Twitch streamers plan protest Wednesday over harassment on the site
Your favorite Twitch streamer might be taking a break tomorrow. Getty Images #ADayOffTwitch is a one-day strike of the streaming platform by streamers, set for Wednesday. Their grievance with the company is what they see as its inaction when it comes to stopping “hate raids” and other forms of... Read more
Hurricane Ida: What It’ll Take for New Orleans to Restore Power
Two days after Hurricane Ida tore through, New Orleans and its surrounding area remain almost totally without power. Levees, floodwalls, floodgates, pumps, and other protections prevented massive flooding, but Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines into the city, plunging it and nearby parishes into darkness. Getting the lights... Read more
Humankind review: Culture clash | VentureBeat
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Humankind is my favorite type of game: a glorious mish-mash of mechanics from other standouts from its genre, all informed by a studio’s design and visual philosophy. This 4X game (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) takes... Read more
Sales Experience Platform Walnut Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding
Sales Experience Platform Walnut Takes the Next Step By Raising $15 Million in Series A Funding. Walnut, a newly released sales experience platform, recently attracted some major funding attention. The news is particularly noteworthy as Walnut has been in business for less than a year. Moreover, investors say that... Read more
5 exciting phones to look out for this year: iPhone 13, Galaxy S22, Pixel 6 and more
Technizo Concept in collaboration with LetsGoDigital Phone fans, start your engines. We’re anticipating some exciting new reveals this fall from Apple, Samsung, Google and more. Are we pumped for the iPhone 13? You bet. The Pixel 6‘s new design and Tensor chip? Absolutely. And Samsung may have recently Unpacked its new... Read more
Funimation’s Crunchyroll Acquisition Means Big Anime Is Here
Earlier this month, Funimation finalized its acquisition of Crunchyroll for $1.175 billion, merging the anime megaplexes of Sony and AT&T and setting the stage for industry upheaval. The era of Big Anime is officially here. Consolidation is the hottest trend when it comes to streaming services. Power players in... Read more
WD mingles flash memory and hard drive in a single storage device
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Western Digital has announced a new architecture that will combine the benefits of the speed of flash memory chips and the density of hard disk drives in a single product for enterprises and consumers. The... Read more
The state of Shang-Chi and the MCU
After a year of pauses and false starts, the Marvel machine is humming again. When we last saw the Avengers, in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, they had just defeated Thanos. Empowered by the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos had snapped away half the galaxy’s population — but in a mortal sacrifice, Iron... Read more