For startup Roblox, it pays to play with digital toys.After closing a $150 million round of series F funding, Roblox is now valued at $2.5 billion, the company said Wednesday. This isn't the first big valuation for a open world game platform geared to kids -- in 2015, Microsoft bought Mojang, maker of popular kids' game Minecraft for $2.5 billion. "We think of this in terms less of a big number and more in terms of an emerging category for human interaction and co-experience," said David Baszucki, Roblox's founder and CEO. Roblox, which was founded in 2004, is a platform where you can create your own games or join ones others have made. Roblox's avatars look a little like LEGO minifigs. There are more than 70 million monthly users, and users log about 900 million hours of engagement each month, according to Roblox's website. The funding round was led by Greylock Partners and Tiger Global with Altos, Meritech and Index Ventures also participating. Baszucki said plans for the future are, … [Read more...] about This kids’ gaming platform may be the next Minecraft
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VIDEO GAMES that let you spend money on virtual items like loot boxes are being named and shamed by a Wikipedia-style website dubbed "Microtransaction.zone". The controversial practice has been slammed by watchdogs for "normalising gambling for children" amid the rise of Fortnite, a free-to-play game that makes a fortune from in-game purchases. In April alone, Fortnite raked in a jaw-dropping £222million through microtransactions, which mainly revolve around the game's virtual currency (known as V-Bucks) that you can buy starting from £7.99. But it's not alone. These sort of money-grabbing schemes have become the norm on video games across PC, consoles, and mobile. And Microtransactions.zone lists all of the worst offenders. The site is relatively simple to browse: you can either flick through games listings page-by-page or search for the one you or your child plays. What is Fortnite Battle Royale?If you're new to the game, here's what you need to know Fortnite Battle Royale … [Read more...] about Cash-hungry games REVEALED – this website lets you see the money-grubbing games your kids are playing
Game consoles have never really played nicely together. In the past, the reasons for this were largely hardware-related, with consoles built on different hardware architectures. This most recent generation of consoles saw a huge change in this limitation by using nearly identical processors, paving the way for a world in which crossplay gaming was actually possible. Great news, right? So, why isn't it happening? We've had several games come out in the last year with cross-play support for Xbox and PC as well as PlayStation and PC, but for some reason, PlayStation and Xbox cross compatibility doesn't happen. If I can play Fortnite on my phone with people on consoles and PC, why can't the consoles play nice with one another? "You should ask Sony" With Rocket League, Minecraft, Fortnite, and several others arriving everywhere over the last year, the lack of cross-play between PlayStation and the other consoles have become obvious. Nintendo and Microsoft seemed to have figured it out, … [Read more...] about Why don’t Fortnite and other PlayStation 4 games play nice with Xbox?
While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to cook dinner, they're also great at keeping your kiddos busy. The Alexa skills catalog is full of helpful third-party software, including skills for kids and plenty of games to keep children entertained. And it's not all just mindless fun -- there are plenty of educational games to boot.Below are 20 Alexa games you should try with your kids. Now Playing: Watch this: Alexa, shall we play a game? 8:16 Lemonade StandLemonade Stand is a voice-only take on one of the first computer games by the same name. Alexa will tell you the (in-game) weather forecast for the day. The player then manages the lemonade stand by using their money to buy cups of lemonade and advertisements for their lemonade stand.Panda RescueIn Panda Rescue, you are a carer and your job is to take care of an orphaned baby panda. Answer questions and make … [Read more...] about 20 kid games to play with your Alexa speaker
posted on 29 Oct 2012, 16:47 4 1. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011) Looks awesome!!! My kid loves all the Angry Birds... I'm getting it!!! posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:40 4 4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4594; Member since: 07 Mar 2012) For your kid or for yourself? :D posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:57 3 5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011) Yeah, you got me there...lol posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:38 1 2. Stuntman (Posts: 841; Member since: 01 Aug 2011) I want to be able to use the dark side's lighting attack. posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:38 0 3. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012) Look like a game, Woop wooop, I'll pass ;P posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:01 2 6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012) I love angry birds! and star wars! perfect match !!! posted on 29 Oct 2012, 23:14 1 7. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012) Angry Luke!!! posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:56 1 8. ilia1986 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Here’s the first look at the game play of Angry Birds Star Wars