Blizzard acquires Spellbreak studio Proletariat to bolster World of Warcraft

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more. Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Spellbreak maker Proletariat to beef up the staff on its massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. Under the deal, Boston-based Proletariat will … Read more

Square Enix announces life simulation RPG HARVESTELLA for Switch, PC

■ Story Our story takes place on a planet where four giant crystals exist, known as the Seaslight. The Seaslight govern the seasons, and all life receives their blessings. Yet, catching everyone unaware, the Seaslight start behaving abnormally. As the seasons change, “Quietus” begins to visit in the interim between seasons. Quietus—the season of death. … Read more

The best Mac accessories – 9to5Mac

As I’ve overhauled my setup in the last few weeks in conjunction with the new Mac Studio, I’ve used this as an opportunity to add some new accessories as well. This includes a new OWC Thunderbolt Dock, a nifty Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad accessory from Twelve South, and more. Head below for the details. … Read more

Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn’t Crunching

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) At an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Xbox addressed the growing employee concerns about labor conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company, ZeniMax. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio was not crunching, and that it was “unfair” to attribute crunch culture … Read more

Arm introduces second-generation Armv9 processors, plus a ray-tracing GPU

After debuting the brand-new Armv9 architecture last year, Arm has just announced the second generation of Armv9 CPUs, spearheaded by the new Cortex-X3 flagship CPU, alongside the Cortex-A715 and a revised Cortex-A510. Additionally, the company introduced its first-ever flagship GPU, the Immortalis-G715, complete with support for hardware-level ray tracing. These new components also power Arm’s … Read more

iPhone 14 Production to Begin Soon as Foxconn Starts Annual Hiring Spree

Foxconn has commenced its annual seasonal hiring spree in preparation for iPhone 14 production, according to the South China Morning Post. The report claims that Foxconn is offering a 9,000 yuan bonus (around $1,300) to new assembly line workers who stay on the job for more than four months after being hired at its factory … Read more