• Monster Hunter: World is Steam's biggest new game launch of 2018

    6 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Monster Hunter: World finally debuted on Steam today for $60, and it already has more people online playing it at the same time than any other new release so far this year. The fantasy hunting simulator debuted for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January, and publisher Capcom has spent the last seven to eight months getting the PC port ready. And it...
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  • Here's how Aldi grew from a corner store in Germany to one of the biggest supermarket chains in the world

    Here's how Aldi grew from a corner store in Germany to one of the biggest supermarket chains in the world

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    Aldi has thousands of stores around the world. It's known for its no-frills store design and extremely low prices.
    Aldi started as a family-owned grocery store in Germany in the early 1900s.
    Now, Aldi has over 1,600 stores in the United States and thousands more globally. It's on track to become the third-largest grocery chain in the US by store count by 2022.
    Here's how it became such a massive chain.
    Aldi, the grocery giant known for its super-discounted prices, didn't always have the massive following it does now.
    Aldi - short for Albrecht Discount...
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  • Alto.io lets devs build blockchain items for games on Hedera Hashgraph

    Alto.io lets devs build blockchain items for games on Hedera Hashgraph

    6 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Alto.io wants to get consumers to start embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain in a bigger way. So the company announced it will support the Hedera Hashgraph platform with its own application that makes commerce possible. Alto.io has created a tool, the Alto Forge, that enables game and app developers to mint non-fungible, fully tradeable crypto i...
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  • Quizizz raises $3 million and surpasses 10 million users

    Quizizz raises $3 million and surpasses 10 million users

    6 days ago - By Venture Beat

    Quizizz has built a learning platform that helps teachers turn homework and tests into self-paced games. And the company has raised $3 million in funding and surpassed a big milestone with 10 million active users. Nexus Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors. India-based Quizizz combines game-design elements with...
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  • The world's biggest chat platform for gaming is taking aim at Steam, the world's biggest gaming storefront

    The world's biggest chat platform for gaming is taking aim at Steam, the world's biggest gaming storefront

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    The world's largest chat platform for gaming, Discord, has over 150 million users.
    On Thursday, the company announced a new digital storefront for games - a major move aimed at taking on the biggest game store in the world, Steam.
    Discord's store is limited to start, with only a small handful of games from a few publishers.
    With over 150 million users, Discord is the world's largest gaming chat platform.
    Though the service is used by lots of different groups, the focus for Discord is gaming: It offers both text and voice chat. On Thursday morning, that service expands into an entirely new...
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  • Discord is launching a game store

    Discord is launching a game store

    6 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Just a few weeks back, Valve moved into Discord's turf a bit with a dramatic overhaul of Steam's chat system .
    Today, Discord is returning the favor by playing with the idea of selling games through its namesake chat platform.
    The company says it'll launch a beta of the game store later today, though it'll initially be limited to a small slice of its userbase. More specifically, the beta will roll out to just 50,000 users from Canada at first.
    It'll be dabbling in game sales on two fronts: they'll directly sell some games, while other games will be added perks for its Discord Nitro...
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