User-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft are in ‘good position’ during pandemic

Game studios have been in a unique position since the beginning of the pandemic. Many other industries have faced huge hardship, with local governments ordering nonessential business to close in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The game industry, especially the owners of user-generated content platforms like Roblox and Minecraft, are in a good […]


Virgin Media breach disclosed details about adult content and gambling habits

British telecom provider Virgin Media experienced a data breach that allowed unauthorized access to highly personal information about hundreds of customers. “We recently became aware that one of our marketing databases was incorrectly configured which allowed unauthorized access,” Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media said in a statement. “We immediately solved the issue by shutting […]


Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — Think globally, act digitally

GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. Previous chapters can be found here.  To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: […]


Unwrapping the secrets of seasonal content

The holiday season is imminent, and it’s another marker in the year where retailers, service providers, and other industries tailor their offerings to fit in with the seasonal holidays. But why exactly is seasonal content so important, especially for mobile games? In short, it can boost session lengths, retention, and monetization because it gives players […]


Disney+’s The Mandalorian joins a long list of fake HDR content, analysis finds

Enlarge / Pedro Pascal stars as the Mandalorian. YouTube/Disney Plus High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the most notable new display technology for rich-media consumption since high definition, but judging from some implementations of it, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. YouTube channel HDTVTest is known for doing quality analysis of the HDR implementations in popular media […]