Valve’s ‘Artifact’ Sees Massive Player Drop

Valve’s ‘Artifact’ Sees Massive Player Drop

The concurrent player count for “Artifact,” Valve’s compelling, though questionably costly collectible card game, seems to have bottomed out well below its more than 60,000-player launch count just two weeks ago, according to Steam Charts. The game, which launched on Nov. 28,…

Game Director Sakurai on ‘Smash Ultimate’s’ Development, Possible Sequel

Game Director Sakurai on ‘Smash Ultimate’s’ Development, Possible Sequel

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” game director Masahiro Sakurai thinks it’d be fine waiting 10 years for another “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” title, according to a recent interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu (helpfully translated by Source Gaming). He’s kidding, of course. Mostly. Sakurai…

‘Bumblebee’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

‘Bumblebee’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Bumblebee.” Ads placed for the sci-fi/action film…