Roblox jumping into ads in effort to diversify beyond virtual goods

Roblox has built a userbase of over 52 million people by providing a gaming and entertainment platform that’s mostly been targeted at kids. Now the company wants advertisers to join the party. As part of its annual developer conference on Friday, Roblox is announcing plans to debut ads next year, marking the company’s first significant … Read more

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

Sony unveils Inzone PC gaming gear as it looks beyond the PS5

Sony’s new PC gear will help it expand its reach in gaming beyond PlayStation. Sony Sony is launching its own range of gaming-focused computer monitors and headsets, hoping to tap into the lucrative high-end PC gaming market as it looks beyond its main PlayStation console brand. Called Inzone, Sony’s PC gaming lineup features two monitors. … Read more

Sony Debuts Inzone PC Gaming Headsets and Monitors

Sony Inzone headset and monitorPhoto: Michelle Ehrhardt/Gizmodo Sony is expanding its gaming footprint beyond the console with a family of monitors and headphones debuting under a new brand called “Inzone.” To be clear, these are not Playstation products. They are meant for both console and PC gamers, Sony’s “Pulse” headset, which was made exclusively for … Read more

OpenAI Taught an AI to Play Minecraft

Photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) Chess, Goand now—Minecraft. Artificial intelligence models have added a new victory to their gaming kill list. Using a mix of unlabeled Minecraft videos and a small dataset of ones labeled by contractors, artificial intelligence company OpenAI was able to train a neural network to competently play Minecraft—a milestone for the … Read more

Hideo Kojima Appears During Xbox Stream To Tease Announcement

Screenshot: Xbox / Kotaku Today, during Microsoft’s large Xbox and Bethesda video game showcase event, well-known game director and cinema lover Hideo Kojima appeared to announce he’s working with Xbox on his next game, and uh…hmmm… Microsoft spent nearly an hour today showcasing countless trailers and teasers for a laundry list of video games, most … Read more

Microsoft Claims 50 Games Coming To Xbox In 2022 And 2023

Microsoft aired this graphic during its annual Xbox press conference.Screenshot: Microsoft / Kotaku Six months into the year, Xbox’s release calendar is looking slim. Fresh off the heels of an absolutely banger 2021Microsoft hasn’t released a single first-party tentpole in 2022. But that’s all set to change, Microsoft assured viewers today during Its big splashy … Read more

Best Budget Laptops for Minecraft

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2Photo: Phillip Tracy/Gizmodo Buying a laptop for a kid isn’t easy. Review sites (even this one) tend to focus on flagship devices and those with unique features rather than basic budget products. That’s partly due to reader interest, But also because vendors don’t like sending us cheap, low-margin devices they don’t … Read more

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Say They’re Unsubscribing, For Now

Image: Microsoft Typically, when Game Pass starts trending, it’s either because it scored a killer game or some influencers concocted a viral “joke” that ultimately does nothing other than hand a $2 trillion corporation two days of free marketing. Over the past few days, however, Microsoft’s games-on-demand program started trending for another reason: Players say … Read more

New Xbox Patent Sounds Cool For People Buying Games On Disc

Photo: Luke Plunkett Microsoft have applied for a patent that, while not a perfect solution for every gripe you may have with modern consoles and digital ownershipmay nevertheless be a great step forward for anyone who has a catalog of games they own on disc but have bought (or are thinking of buying) a digital-only … Read more