• Playstation Games May Have Ads Playstation Games May Have Ads More recently, there was news that Microsoft is going to add advertising to its game content, as Sony is now going to do it. According to the Insider news outlet, it could happen as early as this year. True, advertising will appear only in free games for the Japanese platform. With this monetization, Sony wants to motivate developers to create free content. At the same time, it has not yet been decided whether the company will keep part of the income for itself. Insider notes that the ads will be sold through a private marketplace and will fit into the context...
    • Apr 25, 2022
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  • Snapchat Improves Parental Control Snapchat Improves Parental Control Snapchat finally introduces the recently announced parental control features. Now the social media platform doesn’t allow adults to add teenage users to their lists of friends if they haven’t met in real life. But what are the reasons for this change?  Security First  After the update, adults can’t add teenagers ages 13-17 years old to their lists of friends via the Quick Add section to ensure that adults don’t try to connect with teenagers they don’t really know. The reason for the update is not a secret too. Snapchat says that the change is called to fight drug dealers who use Snapchat...
    • Jan 22, 2022
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  • Action Mobile Games Revenue Growth Jumps Action Mobile Games Revenue Growth Jumps The recent mobile gaming industry report by Sensor Tower indicates an almost 70% surge in action mobile games player spending over 2021. Total spendings in action mobile games during 2021 reached more than $966 million. The most popular sub-genre was “Open World Adventure,” and it grossed over $418 million in player spending. It means that the spending grew over 3,5 times higher than they were in 2020. Such a surge is due to the release of Genshin Impact and the emergence of similar new titles by popular developers.  More Action The growth of the action genre on mobile looks even more impressive...
    • Jan 20, 2022
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  • They All Leave Xbox Game Pass! They All Leave Xbox Game Pass! The time has come to take stock of January as it was a great month for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Microsoft was very generous when adding Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Outer Worlds, and Spelunky 2 to the list. Nine more big titles are coming to Game Pass on January 31, but 4 titles are also leaving the platform the same day.  Say Goodbye The list of January leavers includes: Nowhere Prophet – a roguelike game with deck-building mechanics by ​​Sharkbomb Studios; Cyber Shadow – a classic side-scrolling platformer shooter with 8-bit style graphics by Mechanical Head Studios; Xeno Crisis – a retro-styled isometric arena shooter by Bitmap...
    • Jan 18, 2022
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  • How to Choose the Best Devices to Use with Google Home How to Choose the Best Devices to Use with Google Home Google Home is slowly making its way into millions of houses and apartments. It’s so seductive to control your lights, vents, curtains, vacuums, and whatever with voice commands, with just one device to rule them all. It may be your phone or a specialized home speaker, or a dedicated tablet. But, well, if you have an Android phone, you can control your smart devices from it. The problem is how to choose the best devices for Google Home integration. Best in the Nest Compatibility is the key. Though all the certified devices are supposed to be compatible with Google Home, things get...
    • Nov 21, 2021
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  • Roblox Patch Notes: Fixes, Updates and New Features Roblox Patch Notes: Fixes, Updates and New Features It was just patched Roblox for the first time in a while. There are many changes, fixes, and new features, so let's go over the highlights. Gameplay Was added a ton of new games and features to the Crafting section of the Catalog. You can now find hundreds of new games and features to play with. Check out the latest Mini Golf game. It's enjoyable. There's also a bunch of new games in the Destructibles section of the Catalog. You can now break barrels, signs, and more. Many fixes were made to existing games, including fixing the bug where you could get stuck in...
    • Jun 17, 2021
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