Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision/Blizzard/King/Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. as spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last week and sheds some light on … Read more

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

To help its users work easier and faster on their favorite devices, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams app optimized for the Mac lineup with Apple silicon. The company said it is rolling out a production-grade universal binary version of Teams, which means it will run … Read more

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the call of duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that … Read more

Gizmodo’s Wackiest Gadgets of 2002

Gizmodo’s Wackiest Gadgets of 2002

DataPlay: The futuristic optical disc format that time forgot In the early 2000s, there were serious efforts to find the next technological breakthrough that would succeed the CD. One of those was the DataPlay, a miniaturized version of a CD with a 32mm diameter. Why use DataPlay instead of CD? For one, it could store … Read more

Xbox And PlayStation Game Spending Is Falling, What’s Going On?

Xbox And PlayStation Game Spending Is Falling, What’s Going On?

Horizon Forbidden West Guerrilla It has not been the best of news for either Microsoft or Sony this quarter, as while some metrics are ticking up, overall, a pretty clear picture is being painted. Game spending is down, unusual in an industry that has never been more popular and was projected to keep growing year … Read more

Here’s what Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft has to say on hacking tool used on Windows

Here’s what Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft has to say on hacking tool used on Windows

An Austrian firm which Microsoft said created malicious software that was detected on the computer systems of some of its clients in at least three countries, has said its spying tool “Subzero“was for official use in EU states only. Microsoft said the firm, DSIRFhad deployed the spying software, or spyware, capable of accessing confidential information … Read more

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

‘Save Minecraft!’  Cry Fans As Mojang Moderates Private Servers

Image: Mojang/Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up to moderation and … Read more

Facebook Tries Buying App, Gets Sued For Over VR Monopoly

Facebook Tries Buying App, Gets Sued For Over VR Monopoly

Image: Within It’s been a very bad year so far for Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, in ways extremely unique to being one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Despite still making almost $7 billion in profit in recent months, TikTok is eating its lunch, the stock price is in shambles, … Read more

Microsoft catches a european malware – Subzero

Microsoft catches a european malware – Subzero

Microsoft’s Threat intelligence center (MSTIC) and Security response center (MSRC) have spotted a private-sector offensive actor (PSOA) using multiple 0-day exploits in Windows and Adobe targeting European and Central American users. Creating malware using 0-day exploits is quickly becoming a highly profitable business, we have seen the trend with companies creating Pegasus and Predator spyware … Read more

Booting Up Your Xbox Series X/S Just Got A Little Quicker

Booting Up Your Xbox Series X/S Just Got A Little Quicker

Xbox Series X/S Boot Times The Xbox Series X/S already boot up incredibly fast, but it turns out they could go even faster. Microsoft is now testing a shorter startup animation to let players take advantage of that speed and get precious seconds of their life back. It’s a modest improvement in the grand scheme … Read more