Sipher raises $6.8M for PC-based blockchain game World of Sipheria

Sipher has raised $6.8 million to build World of Sipheria, a multiplayer dungeon PC game based on blockchain technology. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based Sipher hopes to unify blockchain tech, great artwork, storytelling, multiplayer gaming, and decentralized financial technologies. The vision is to create an expansive world that will attract and keep the player base engaged for years to come as new worlds, characters, and factions are introduced. But rather than based on humans, the characters in the game are all animals.
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Electric Gamebox opens second U.S. location in Texas theater

Electric Gamebox today announced a partnership with San Antonio-based theater chain Santikos Entertainment. It’s opening its second U.S.-based gaming concession stand in the theater’s Cibolo location. The company’s titular gameboxes are interactive digital rooms with touchscreens, projection mapping, and surround sound. Groups of two to six can play games together...
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Admix raises $25M for in-game advertising as brands seek gamers

Admix has raised $25 million to build its platform for in-game advertising. The timing is good because brands continue to target lucrative consumers who increasingly play games. The London company’s In-Play ads can insert advertisements in the landscapes of games, such as billboards in racing games. Admix hopes this is...
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Subspace will launch its parallel and real-time internet for gaming and the metaverse

Subspace is officially launching its parallel and real-time internet service for gaming and the metaverse on November 16. In the past couple of years, Subspace has built out its parallel network using its own networks and hardware as well as partnerships with providers of dark fiber, or some of the excess capacity for the internet. And now it is rolling out its self-serve network-as-a-service in a few weeks. The network lets developers — such as the makers of real-time games — deliver real-time connectivity for their users.

Dice Game Summit 2022 returns to Las Vegas with ‘Better Together’ theme

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) today announced registration for the annual Dice Game Summit is open. The event will run from February 22 to 24. The 2021 Dice Summit in-person event was canceled due to health concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic. The AIAS confirmed in June that the next event would be in-person once more. Attendees can now register to attend the event, which will be held at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay resort.

Xbox Reportedly Developing a Wu-Tang Clan Themed RPG

Microsoft is reportedly developing a new video game based on the Wu-Tang Clan. That's right, the infamous hip hop group that brought us RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and more east coast music icons will feature heavily in a new action-RPG, according to Windows Central. Windows Central's reporting was reinforced...

Warner Bros Developing Super Smash Bros.-Style Crossover Brawler

A rumor on the GamingLeaksAndRumors subreddit alleging the development of a Smash Bros.-style Warner Bros. crossover platform fighting game has been confirmed by GamesBeat’s Jeff Grub on twitter. Warner Bros. Fighting Game Details. The original reddit post also mentioned that Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm were working on the game, but...
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Shaggy, Gandalf, & Batman Will Reportedly Throw Down in Multiversus, a Smash-Like WB Fighter

Warner Bros (WB) is working on a Super Smash Bros-inspired crossover fighting game called Multiversus, with characters like The Lord of the Rings‘ Gandalf, Scooby Doo‘s Shaggy, and Batman set to appear as playable characters, according to a report from GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb. Rumors that the media giant is working on a character-driven platform fighter have been making the rounds for the last few days, with one suggesting that Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is behind the game’s development. However, GamesBeat refutes that NetherRealm is developing the game.

Rumoured Wu-Tang RPG sounds like hip-hop Diablo

An action RPG inspired by the lore and music of the Wu-Tang Clan music group is reportedly in development for Xbox. That information comes from the Xbox Two podcast, having been verified on the GamesBeat podcast by reporter Jeff Grubb. On Xbox Two, host Jez Corden told viewers that "it does seem that there is a Wu-Tang Clan game in development that uses Wu-Tang Clan lore."

A Warner Bros. platform fighter is reportedly in the works

Nickelodeon may not be the only brand moving in on the platform fighter genre. New reports are saying a Smash-alike is in the works at Warner Bros., though one noted fighting game studio is reportedly not handling it. A thread on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit initially pointed to a new crossover...

Wu-Tang Clan Action RPG In the Works, According To Insiders

The in-development fantasy action RPG will be similar to Minecraft Dungeons, use “Wu-Tang Clan lore”, and feature a soundtrack by the hip-hop legends. According to Jez Corden of the Xbox Two Podcast, studio Brass Lion Entertainment is developing an RPG centered around the infamous Wu-Tang Clan. These claims have been doubly confirmed by Jeff Grubb of GamesBeat.

Notorious Studios - New Video Game Startup From Former World of Warcraft Developers

Notorious Studios is a new video game startup company headlined by former World of Warcraft developers, including co-founder Chris Kaleiki, who left Blizzard after thirteen years in November 2020. The new studio has been named for the 17 year old gaming guild which many of the developers play together in, and will be focused on building the next great multiplayer RPG game world. While not ready to discuss their first project, their announcement hints that it will be MMO-like, including third person multiplayer gameplay, core RPG fantasy, and have a strong combat focus.

Rumor: Wu-Tang Clan RPG is Coming from Microsoft

A new rumor suggests a Wu-Tang Clan RPG is coming from publisher Microsoft, with the iconic hip hop group of the same name as the key inspiration. The new Wu-Tang Clan RPG rumor comes from a new Nvidia database leak that revealed a host of codenames for internal projects – one of which being codenamed “Shaolin.” Both Windows Central and GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb have confirmed the codename is for a new Wu-Tang Clan game.
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Rumor: Smash Bros.-like WB fighting game with Batman, Gandalf, Shaggy in development

Okay, this is the most ridiculous-sounding thing, but there’s a good chance that at least some of it is legitimate. A Reddit user using a throwaway account has posted to r/GamingLeaksAndRumours claiming that Warner Bros. (WB) has a crossover platform fighting game in development using various IP, including characters as extremely bizarre and diverse as Batman, Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, Shaggy from Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Fred Flintstone, Mad Max, Johnny Bravo, and maybe possibly Harry Potter and/or Ron Weasley. Also, characters will allegedly fight as un-clarified tag teams of some sort. So in other words, there is allegedly a WB platformer fighting game like Super Smash Bros. in development.

Report: Super Smash Bros clone featuring Warner Bros IP may be in the works

Just recently, the enormously popular Super Smash Bros series received some unlikely competition in the form of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Although the game lacks the polish and budget that Smash Bros boasts, its surprisingly solid mechanical core has led to many players, including competitive Smash players, welcoming the title with open arms. According to a recent Reddit post, it may seem that Nickelodeon and Slap City developer Ludosity weren’t the only ones who thought of a zany platform fighter with licensed characters. This Reddit post alleged that Warner Bros has started work on a Super Smash Bros clone featuring its established IP some time ago.

Ex-WoW devs form Notorious Studios to build MMO-adjacent multiplayer RPG

Even before the recent scandal, Blizzard has seen one hell of an exodus of top-tier talent over the last few years. (“Our mentors are leaving in droves” was 2020.) The only good news to come of that is the fact that many of these folks are staying in the industry and crewing their own studios.

Xbox Wu-Tang Action-RPG Reportedly In Development

Xbox is reportedly working with a third-party studio to develop an action-RPG, with a soundtrack made by legendary hip-hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. The four-person co-op action game is said to feature an anime aesthetic and would be developed by Brass Lion Entertainment. The report comes from Windows Central and the...