Razer Accidentally Leaks Personal Info: Personal Data of Gamers Public
Razer oh Razer! Personal data breach or leak is always a nightmare. A cybersecurity researcher, Volodymyr Diachenko discovered that the personal data of gaming users was available and accessible on Razer’s website due to a server misconfiguration. The accident exposed the personal information of more than 100,000 gamers for almost a month.
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Nvidia expands and acquires Arm in a mammoth $40bn
Now let’s talk about the deal details, shall we? Nvidia and SoftBank have decided that the total amount shall be paid in shares and case. $21.5 billion will be paid by Nvidia in terms of shares and $12 billion in case. And upon the signing of the deal, $2billion will be paid.
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Weekly Gaming News Recap September 6th – September 12th 2020
The Weekly Gaming News Recap, ladies and gentlemen, a lot has been happening lately in the gaming industry, some exciting news and announcements made headlines this week. Let’s jump right into the recap session of this week.
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Podcast Game Consultant Available On Spotify!
You can also listen to our games podcast on Spotify! Simply subscribe and you will never miss an episode. Stay up-to-date about news, scoops, games and the gaming industry.
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Microsoft Announces Xbox Series S, a much-awaited announcement
Microsoft Xbox Series S is looking real; Microsoft has announced its Xbox Series S, priced just $299. We witnessed an absolute avalanche of leaks all over Twitter about the brand new lower end version of the Xbox Series X.
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Epic Games and Google both headed to Courts with their Requests
Epic Games filed the motion on Friday, a motion that would see Fortnite and Epic’s developers account restored! Apple and Google answer will follow I guess. The courts are busy nowadays to sort things out between some of the big guns of the gaming industry, yes I am talking about Apple versus Epic and Google’s resorting to court.
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Nielsen Report: The Most Anticipated Games in this Fall 2020
Nielsen released a report a couple of days ago about the most anticipated games this fall, and guess what, the three games which we talked about the most; Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales, and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War topped the list.
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Episode 40; Tamatem Games and MENA, Tim shares his insights, India and its gaming growth, Rahul explains the vision of Games24x7
Today two territories; India and the MENA. I have chat with Tim and Rahul are talking about the regions, their companies and lots about gaming what you should know.
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Episode 38; VGames.vc Is A New Gaming Fund From Israel, Eitan Explains How To Back Game Studio Founders And Robby Yung Shares His Vision About Blockchain In Games
VGames.vc is a new games investment firm in the games industry. VGames is founded to support early stage game founders trying to turn their dreams into reality.
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Episode 41; Second Part Interview Ivan Filletti On GamingMalta And Timothy Bendt Explains Tamatem Games, A Publising house In The Middle East

This week in Episode 41 I have the remaining parts of the interview with Ivan Filletti of MaltaGaming and Timothy Bendt of Tamatem Games. Both are the seconds parts of conversations I had earlier this month. Ivan is telling why gaming studios should land in Malta and Timothy is giving us a look inside his publishing company that is focussing on the Middle East.

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Episode 40 Games Podcast - Gaming in Mena with Tamatem and Gaming in India with Games24x7
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Episode 40; Tamatem Games and MENA, Tim shares his insights, India and its gaming growth, Rahul explains the vision of Games24x7

The games podcast is back, a small break and re-energyzed. Look and feel of the site has changed, better hosting, fresh new logo, new intro and outro music. So I hope you like it! Today two territories; India and the MENA. I have chat with Tim and Rahul are talking about the regions, their companies and lots about gaming what you should know.

Cris Reed is talking about Joe Rogan and his opinion about gaming & addiction. Check out what Cris what writing on linkedin! Also I did start to work with Sergei and Anton on their project InvestGame.net. They keep track of all financials in and around gaming. Do check out the site if you want more financial information.

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Episode 39; GamingMalta, Malta and Gaming, Ivan Is Explaining What His Governmental Foundation Is Offering The Games Industry And Eitan Is The Founder Of A New Games Fund Vgames

GamingMalta, Malta and Gaming, have you heard about it? Well, today an interesting talk with Ivan Filletti, who is representing his government Malta. Lots of us do know the island because of Igaming, but there is so much more. Besides being a wonderful island to relax during your holiday’s, they are working on a gaming eco-system.

Next to that, I have the second part of my interview with Eitan Reisel. He started a games fund Vgames. Interesting enough I was already able to talk to some people and mention his new initiative. It was refreshing to listen to an investor that talks with so much passion about our beloved games industry, and actualy understands it. 

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Episode 38; VGames.vc Is A New Gaming Fund From Israel, Eitan Explains How To Back Game Studio Founders And Robby Yung Shares His Vision About Blockchain In Games

VGames.vc is a new games investment firm in the games industry. VGames is founded to support early stage game founders trying to turn their dreams into reality. 

In this episode I am talking to Eitan Reisel about his new games fund, how is looking at the games industry, how he is finding new potentials investments, which platforms or segment of the industry, deal terms etc.

Also the second part of the interview with Robby Yung, CEO Animoca Brands. We dive in deeper on how blockchain can be a service for the gaming industry. In episode 37 you can listen to the first part of this interview.

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Episode 37; Blockchain And Games
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Episode 37; Blockchain And Games, Great Insights By Robby Yung, CEO Of Animoca Brands, Who Talks About The Ownership Of Digital Goods In Gaming

Blockchain and games is a topic that I have come across many times in the last years. Many people talk about it and it is said, it is a game-changer. 

In this episode I wanted to learn more how blockchain can work for game developers. A company that is quite often in the news, when it is about blockchain and games is Animoca Brands. So who better could I talk to then the CEO himself; Robby Yung.

Animoca Brands develops blockchain-enabled games, which facilitates a genuine form of digital ownership of in-game content and collectables in its games. The digitised approach allows players to maintain ownership features across games and platforms, compared to the traditional game industry, where content is owned by the developer/publisher and rented by the player.

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Several top executives behind FaZe Clan are leaving to start a competing organization called XSET
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Episode 36; Talk with Matthew of the Iterative Indie Games Fund, FaZe Clan exec to start XSET and part 2 Plitch.com interview with Rob

The game industry is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2020 alone, estimates place the market size at US$159.3 billion with a 9.3% CAGR.

According to data available on Steam, the median lifetime revenue per game is US$220,000 and the mean lifetime revenue is $2,669,000 (i.e. the tail is fat). These are extremely healthy profit margins considering the lower development cost of indie games.

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Episode 34; Darcy Lorincz Of Torque Esports (Engine Media) Explains Their Content Strategy But Also Talks About Moving To The Nasdaq, Brand- & Fan Engagement And Ai & Machine Learning

Torque Esports is focused on accelerating new, live, immersive esports and interactive gaming experiences for consumers through its partnerships with traditional and emerging media companies and providing online interactive technology platforms and monetization services.  I had an amazing insightful talk with Darcy Lorincz, who is the COO of Torque Esports. Torque Esports will be under the umbrella of Engine Media, together with Winview and Frankly.

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Episode 30; Carlos Estigarribia Talks About Gaming in Latin America (LATAM)

In Episode 8 I did ask Carlos Estigarribia some questions concerning Latin America, or LATAM as people call it. Gaming in LATAM. You can listen to this episode to get to know more about game studios, publishers and more. Today I want to know more Esports, localization of games, game events and other interesting topics that you should know about when targetting LATAM for your games.

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Episode 29; Mobile Growth Association (MGA) And Their June Event MGS Global Virtual Conference 1.0 For Mobile Marketing Professionals

Some weeks ago I had a chat with Dave Westin of Mobile Growth Association (MGA), I have known Dave for a very long time. He updated me about their upcoming event MGS Global Virtual Conference 1.0 and their roadmap for 2020-21. Local communities is part of their plan. It sounded very exciting and he mention I should talk to the CEO of this association, Jen Laloup. I did a fun and interesting interview with her.

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Episode 26; Esports In Southeast Asia Is Booming And This Esports Organization Is Leading By Example; EVOS Esports has A Clear Roadmap To Become The Dominant Esports Player In Southeast Asia

EVOS Esports is the leading esports organization in Southeast Asia, and has won numerous world championship titles; Mobile Legends: Bang Bang World Championship (M1) 2019 and Free Fire World Cup 2019.

EVOS Esports’ co-founders are young, diverse and dynamic, with three co-founders being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2020.

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NEWS & INSIGHTS

Microsoft buys Bethesda, Deal of the decade
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Microsoft Xbox buys Bethesda, Deal of the decade

Microsoft just dropped a bomb on the gaming industry; one of the biggest acquisitions we have ever seen. Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, Arcane studios, Tango, Game works, and more under one brand and that is Xbox.

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Microsoft Xbox Series X and S are coming!
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Microsoft Announced Xbox Series X and S pre-order plan

Mark your calendars and set alarm on your clocks, Xbox next-gen consoles will start on 22nd September 8 am PT/11 am ET at various retailers. And for digital preorders, online retailers like Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Gamestop, Amazon, Costco, Newegg, and more will carry the online preorder bookings for both Series X and S.

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All you need to know about the Ubisoft Forward Event
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All you need to know about the Ubisoft Forward Event

The Ubisoft Forward event was not all about games; Yuves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, addressed allegations of racism, lack of diversity, and sexual harassment at the workplace by saying, “We are at a start of a long journey. Real change will take time.” Some more announcements were also made which include a mentorship program for women and individuals from minority/underrepresented groups.

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The PS5 September showcase event
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The PS5 September showcase event

Last night a massive next-gen news package was dropped. Following the suit of Microsoft, Sony finally announced some of the most awaited details of PS5. Raising the expectations of the fans, the PS5 September showcase event announced several game trailers and new game announcements. These new games included the much anticipated God of War, Hogwarts Legacy, and Final Fantasy XVI. So let’s jump right into the details, shall we?

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Razer Accidentally Leaks Personal Info- Personal Data of Gamers Public
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Razer Accidentally Leaks Personal Info: Personal Data of Gamers Public

Razer oh Razer! Personal data breach or leak is always a nightmare. A cybersecurity researcher, Volodymyr Diachenko discovered that the personal data of gaming users was available and accessible on Razer’s website due to a server misconfiguration. The accident exposed the personal information of more than 100,000 gamers for almost a month.

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Nvidia expands and acquires Arm in a mammoth bn
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Nvidia expands and acquires Arm in a mammoth $40bn

Arm is a UK based semi-conductor firm famous for creating technology and designs related to CPU and processors used in various mobile phones. Arm was one of the integral suppliers for Apple. And in a recent and surprising development, graphic card giant Nvidia bought Arm for $40bn.

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Microsoft Xbox Series S
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Microsoft Announces Xbox Series S, a much-awaited announcement

Microsoft Xbox Series S is looking real; Microsoft has announced its Xbox Series S, priced just $299. We witnessed an absolute avalanche of leaks all over Twitter about the brand new lower end version of the Xbox Series X. The long-rumored Xbox Series S will finally hit the market on November 10 and it will be digital-only. The next generation consoles are looking spicy!

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Epic Games and Google both headed to Courts with their Requests

The courts are busy nowadays to sort things out between some of the big guns of the gaming industry, yes I am talking about Apple versus Epic and Google’s resorting to court. The trust in the gaming industry is hitting a new low especially between Epic Games and Apple as the trust between both of them is hitting a new rock bottom every passing day. The Unreal Engine firm has filed another preliminary injunction against Apple to stop them from retaliating.

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Weekly Gaming News Recap August 31st – September 5th 2020 - Game Podcasts - Video Games Podcast -
Weekly Gaming News Recap
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Weekly Gaming News Recap August 31st. – September 5th. 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, a lot has happened this week in the gaming world; another eventful week has come to an end. A lot of news is worthy of mentioning, one recap article won’t do justice, so in this one, we will highlight some of the important news and stuff that you as a gamer must know.

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Biden Campaign reaches Animal Crossing

Biden for President in Animal Crossing? Well, well, talk about some smart moves, ladies and gentlemen, political campaigns have reached the virtual world and virtual yard signs are available in a Nintendo game. A smart move indeed to engage the virtual online community in voting when the traditional way of campaigning has become unsafe.

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Nielsen Report- The Most Anticipated Games in this Fall 2020
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Nielsen Report: The Most Anticipated Games in this Fall 2020

Nielsen, Nielsen on the wall, which game is most anticipated in this fall?

Well, who doesn’t know about Nielsen, it is a measurement and analytics firm that has a global reach. Nielsen released a report a couple of days ago about the most anticipated games this fall, and guess what, the three games which we talked about the most; Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales, and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War topped the list.

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Atomic Heart Gameplay Review
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Atomic Heart Gameplay Review

What’s up fellow gamers, a couple of years ago a game called atomic heart was announced, an action RPG. A game, developed by Russian developers Mundfish, takes place in USSR and an open-world game. It is what I believe is the most unique open-world games that I have seen in years. Like Bio Shock, this game also takes place in an alternate reality; a reality placed between the 1930s and the 1960s.

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Weekly Gaming News Recap
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Weekly Gaming News Recap August 23rd – 30th

We have had an eventful week in the gaming industry, a lot has been happening lately and this week we have covered a lot of interesting and exciting news for you. If you didn’t get a chance to follow any of the news, don’t you worry, we are here to summarize all the things that you need to know about the gaming industry this past week. Let’s hook you up with hot news of the week.

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Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live Event
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Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live Event

Gamescom it is, despite COVID-19, social distancing limitation, and going virtual, Gamescom opening night live was a major event and big success. The virtual mega event was a two-hour long show that showcased awesome trailers and important announcements that included everything from Fall Guys to upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons and COD: Black Ops Cold War. Let’s talk about some of the games that Gamescom revealed.

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ABOUT

This podcast is all about gaming. You can listen to many episodes and read daily news and insights from the games industry. The game podcast host is Reinout te Brake, who is an avid gaming investor and strategic business consultant specialized in the games industry. He is talking, in this podcast, to a variety of game experts in their fields, and they provide real and valuable gaming insights. He touches primarily on topics such as tips and tricks for getting started and grow in the games industry. 

Reinout te Brake is an Online Gaming Expert and Game Marketing Consultant with 20+ years of experience serving gaming companies and clients in the facets of Corporate Business Development, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions, and User Acquisition.

Hailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands, he has helped leading gaming investors, publishers, developers, entrepreneurs, and CEOs streamline the processes of idea creation, strategy development, branding, and execution.

Reinout is adept in offering consultancy services to gaming stakeholders, game studio founders, and management teams tailored to help them eradicate the barriers restricting technical, operational, strategic, and commercial acclivity. He leverages his years of field expertise and knowledge to help gaming companies and clients succeed in their pursuit of excellence.