Extra Crunch roundup: Livestream e-commerce, growth marketing interviews, CEO for a day – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 15 minutes This year, livestream viewers in China are projected to spend more than $60 billion on digital shopping experiences that let them interact with influencers in real time. Promoting everything from cosmetics to food, social media stars use Taobao, TikTok and other platforms to livestream products and take questions from the audience. On Taobao’s Single’s Day … Read more

Meet the Actor Behind Some of Your Favorite Video Game Voices

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even if you don’t recognize Troy Baker’s name, active gamers will likely recognize the sound of his voice. Breathing life into disparate characters like Agent Jonesy in Fortnite to Joel Miller in The Last of Us, few people in the industry remain as booked and busy as Baker. One of his breakthrough acting roles came … Read more

Feature: Introducing Chrono Faction, A Premium Collectible Card Game Coming To Switch

Reading Time: 12 minutes © Mojo Bones In May we shared a tease from developer Mojo Bones for its next release, Chrono Faction. Heading to Switch, it’ll be the studio’s first project on Nintendo hardware since the enjoyable Siesta Fiesta on 3DS way back in 2013. It’s a very different game, however, as it’s a CCG (collectible card game) … Read more

Feature: thatgamecompany On Sky: Children Of The Light And Seeking Humanity’s ‘Brighter Side’

Reading Time: 29 minutes © thatgamecompany The Switch eShop had a notable recent arrival, with thatgamecompany making its Nintendo debut with Sky: Children of the Light. It’s a studio that achieved notable acclaim in a period of PlayStation exclusivity, with titles such as Flower and Journey setting high standards in artistry and emotional impact. After Journey, however, there was … Read more