Gaming

Zynga Unveils ‘Disco Loco 3D’ Game Exclusively for TikTok

Zynga Unveils ‘Disco Loco 3D’ Game Exclusively for TikTok

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.com Troy Warren for CNT #Gaming The single-player endless runner will be the first HTML5 title from an official game studio partner to debut on the video-sharing platform. Mobile gaming giant Zynga unveiled on Monday that its music and dancing-themed game Disco Loco 3D is entering soft launch in select markets exclusively for TikTok. Disco Loco 3D is a single-player endless runner game where players collect their own dance moves while challenging their friends and followers and avoiding obstacles on an increasingly challenging catwalk. As well as dancing to funk music, players can enter “fever mode” and use their dance moves to swipe…
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The Independent Gamer: Interactive Thriller ‘Twelve Minutes’ Launching on PlayStation and Nintendo Consoles

The Independent Gamer: Interactive Thriller ‘Twelve Minutes’ Launching on PlayStation and Nintendo Consoles

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Gaming Elsewhere, U.K.-based publisher and Italian studio LKA are releasing their first-person psychological horror 'Martha Is Dead' on consoles in February 2022. The Independent Gamer is a curated roundup of news from indie gaming, landing here every other Friday. Interactive Thriller Twelve Minutes Launching on PlayStation and Nintendo Consoles Luis Antonio’s Twelve Minutes, an interactive thriller starring the voices of Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy, is set to launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7 (it released in August on Xbox systems). The game, which is published by…
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Game Awards Creator Geoff Keighley Looks Ahead to December’s Ceremony: “There’s Not a Frontrunner”

Game Awards Creator Geoff Keighley Looks Ahead to December’s Ceremony: “There’s Not a Frontrunner”

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Gaming Keighley, who executive produces and hosts the video game event, teases what is to come at the in-person, vaccinated only occasion and talks about how global the industry has become. Looking ahead to The Game Awards next month, host and executive producer Geoff Keighley recognizes that its been a unique year for video games. “It’s anyone’s game this year,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter, adding that because “there’s “not a frontrunner” for ‘game of the year,’ the nominated titles — Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village —  have…
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Streamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop Renews Deal With YouTube Gaming (Exclusive)

Streamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop Renews Deal With YouTube Gaming (Exclusive)

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Digital  #Gaming The gamer boasts over 3 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform, where he streams a variety of titles from 'Warzone' to 'Among Us.' Streamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop has renewed his exclusive deal with YouTube Gaming. Dunlop, 27, a former esports commentator turned content creator, boasts 3.47 million subscribers on the platform where he streams popular games including Warzone, Grand Theft Auto, Cyberpunk 2077, Breath of the Wild and Among Us. He also hosts a second channel with Apex Legends content and more. “YouTube is the place where every online creator wants to be,” Dunlop tells The Hollywood Reporter. “One…
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The Independent Gamer: Narrative Adventure ‘Road 96’ Recognized at Indie Live Expo

The Independent Gamer: Narrative Adventure ‘Road 96’ Recognized at Indie Live Expo

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Gaming New releases include VR puzzler 'Gravitational' from Brazilian studio Electric Monkeys and roguelite village builder 'Kainga: Seeds of Civilization' from solo developer Erik Rempen. The Independent Gamer is a curated roundup of news from indie gaming, landing here every other Friday. Indie Live Expo Winter 2021 Spotlights 500 Titles From Around the World The Indie Live Expo winter showcase saw adventure game Road 96 — from French developer Digixart — win the grand prize, with additional prizes given to action-adventure Death’s Door for best “game feel” award, social deduction game Among Us for most “stream-friendly” award, 2D…
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Weta’s $1.6B Deal With Unity: How It Will Work

Weta’s $1.6B Deal With Unity: How It Will Work

BY CAROLYN GIARDINA | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Business #Gaming The sale of the 'Lord of the Rings' helmer’s tech division to Unity is viewed as a shrewd move for the publicly traded firm to make gains in the rapidly evolving area of virtual production: "The space is exploding." On Nov. 9, publicly traded tech firm Unity — maker of the Unity real-time game engine used in production from games to movies — surprised many in Hollywood when it unveiled a deal to acquire the tech assets of Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital for $1.6 billion. This included roughly 275 engineers, a…
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‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Looks Back on Developing the Series

‘Squid Game’ Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Looks Back on Developing the Series

BY BEATRICE VERHOEVEN | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment  #Gaming The writer-director of Netflix’s global phenomenon (and most-watched show) reveals the origins of his dystopian satire. Writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk first came up with the idea for Netflix’s limited series Squid Game in 2008, but it would take him 10 years to see it come to fruition. Thirteen years ago, the South Korean filmmaker was told his script (at the time feature-length) was too unrealistic and violent to be commercially viable. Putting all his efforts into his script left him broke, so he had to lay it to rest to focus on other…
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How Epic Games Built ‘Fortnite’ Rift Tour for Gamers and Ariana Grande Fans

How Epic Games Built ‘Fortnite’ Rift Tour for Gamers and Ariana Grande Fans

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #gaming This latest incarnation of the concert experience aims to take virtual events to new fantastical heights and features easter eggs for enthusiasts of the battle royale game and Grammy-winning artist. Epic Games is smashing the virtual concert glass ceiling with its latest Fortnite event, the Rift Tour. Starring Ariana Grande, this glittery, rainbow-infused musical journey follows last year’s “Astronomical,” a mind-bending, out-of-this-world audio adventure that brought rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld to life in a colorfully trippy eight-minute set. The latest concert experience realizes Grande’s classic bubblegum feminine aesthetic through five inspired locations, along with customized outfits, items,…
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The Independent Gamer: ‘Skatebird’ and ‘Garden Story’ Arriving This Summer

The Independent Gamer: ‘Skatebird’ and ‘Garden Story’ Arriving This Summer

BY TRILBY BERESFORD | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT Elsewhere, the character-driven RPG 'Wildermyth' is available on Steam. The Independent Gamer is a curated roundup of news from indie gaming, landing here every other Friday. Action Sports Game SkateBIRD Heading to Consoles and PC in August From Seattle-based developer Glass Bottom Games, sports game SkateBIRD invites players to drop into micro skateparks that turn everyday objects into bird-sized obstacles. Players can choose from over 30 species of birds, such as a pigmy parrot or a tiny hawk, and customize characters with different wardrobes. “SkateBIRD is a game about doing your best,” said Megan Fox, founder of…
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