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VR content spending 2020
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VR content spending crosses $1 billion in 2020

Moreover, the report also indicated a surge in the growth of VR in 2020 thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide. The demand got sky-rocketed but the supply, on the contrary, got disrupted due to “manufacturing challenges in the first half of 2020 and the November launch of next-gen games consoles diverting gamers’ attention and budget.”

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Esports, Gaming and Marketing trends
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Esports, Gaming and Marketing trends

Esports and the gaming industry are capitalizing on the scene of marketing trends in a way that more people watch esports than the NBA and Major Baseball League in the US. In an interview with Forbes, Thamba Tharmalingam COO of Enthusiast Gaming shares exciting insights about the potential of the gaming industry and how marketers can take advantage of this massive shift in the entertainment industry.

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Roblox Entering China - Tencent - Luobulesi
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Roblox Entering China, All you need to know

The US-based gaming firm Roblox filed for an IPO and to attain future growth the children and community-focused gaming platform is preparing to enter China. The details were revealed for the first time in its IPO prospectus.

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India’s ban on Chinese games and it’s impact on the industry
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India’s ban on Chinese games and it’s impact on the gaming industry

Despite India being a promising venue for games, there isn’t all sunshine and rainbows for the industry. A political spat and military tension between India and China caused a considerable dent in the gaming industry. Following military tensions at the border lead to a ban on 59 Chinese apps and six weeks later a ban was expanded to 118 more apps.

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Game Awards 2020
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Game Awards 2020 Nominations

Game Awards 2020 is right around the corner, and guess what? We are here with the nominees of Game Awards 2020. The Game Awards 2020 nominations have been dominated by some of the most successful and massive titles such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Hades, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II. These titles have booked their spot in most of the categories like Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Game Direction, Best Score, and Music.

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October 2020 shows $10.6B on digital games
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October 2020 shows $10.6B on digital games

October 2020 was no less than a worldwide gaming fest as consumers spent a whopping $10.6B on digital games. This extraordinary figure is a 14% increase when compared to October 2019.

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Hypersense got Acquired by Epic Games
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Hypersense got Acquired by Epic Games

Epic Games continues to grow big as they have recently acquired Hypersense, a real-time animation company. With this acquisition in place, Epic Games is looking to introduce real-time face animations in Fortnite where player avatars will copy real face expressions of the players and that too in real-time. Hypersense will also collaborate with 3Lateral and Cubic Motion to “make content production more accessible.”

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best video game podcasts
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Best Video Game Podcasts

If you’re into video games and more over into video game podcasts, you’re in the best of luck. Find here the best video games podcasts

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Apple cuts down its share to 15%
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Apple cuts down its share to 15%

The details are as follows; starting from next year that is January 2021, developers that have earned less than $1 million during 2020 will be subjected to pay only a 15% share of their App Store earnings from apps and in-app purchases.

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DMCA strikes and Twitch Streamers Protest
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DMCA strikes and Twitch Streamers Protest

There are hundreds of videos that have been taken down by Twitch due to copyright infringement and streamers are not happy about it. There was a time when Twitch only received close to 50 DMCA notifications per year but now these numbers have reached thousands per year.

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Game Spending Q3 2020 - Gaming News -
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USA consumer spending on games in Q3 of 2020; a colossal $11.2 billion

Ladies and gentlemen, NPD research firm has shared an astounding report on the US consumer spending on games in Q3 of 2020. The report suggests that the consumers spent a colossal $11.2 billion between July and September which shows an increase of 24% when compared to last year’s Q3. NPD is expecting this upward trend and is positive that Q4 will also shatter previous records like Q3.

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Take-Two in Talks to Buy Codemasters
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Take-Two And Codemasters, A Match In Heaven?

Take-Two is eyeing Codemasters and is ready to acquire and add Codemasters to its rosters of developers. Codemasters is famous for its racing games like Dirt, F1, and Project Cars racing franchises. Racing publisher shares that their deal is in the discussion phase and it is valued at nearly $1 billion.

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Fortnite will be back on iOS via Nvidia GeForce Now
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Fortnite will be back on iOS via Nvidia GeForce Now

iOS Fortnite fraternity, rejoice! Fortnite will be back on iPhones and iPads in the coming months, and thanks to Nvidia GeForce Now. The catch here is that it won’t be as easy as opening the Fortnite app on your mobile phone. So how’s is it going to be playable after all Epic versus Apple clash of tech giants?

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XR Revenues - SuperData - Gaming - Q3 2020 Update - Worldwide
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Worldwide XR Revenues Report Q3 of 2020

Worldwide XR Revenues Report Q3 2020 is in! Some interesting insights in a report recently published by SuperData about the revenue generated by XR worldwide in Q3 of 2020. Let’s dig into the report and crunch some numbers, shall we?

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Best Game Podcasts 2021 -video game podcasts
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The Best Games Podcasts 2021

Best Game Podcasts 2021; It’s impossible to keep up with and play every video game out there. Each week, a handful of new games are released, along with a slew of news stories pertaining to the industry. One of the best ways to stay updated on everything is by listening to video game podcasts.

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Cyberpunk Delayed Again, Death Threats to the Developers and New Release Date of 10th December 2020
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Cyberpunk Delayed Again, Death Threats to the Developers and New Release Date of 10th December 2020

Cyberpunk delayed, it is what it is, gamers, this is not a joke, not a meme, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again. When I got tagged on Twitter by some of our team members, I saw the yellow background and I was determined that this is an old post, someone is trolling, fake account blah blah. Then I saw the checkmark in front of the Twitter account name, then it finally struck me and I was like, “Oh no! Not again!”

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Facebook Cloud Gaming
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Facebook And Cloud Gaming

Social media tech giant Facebook is all set to enter the uncharted lands of cloud gaming but Facebook’s approach is a lot different when compared to its competitors like Amazon’s Luna and Google. Facebook is offering cloud games to its existing app and several of its games are playable right now.

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Game Addiction - China
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China revises law for minors to protect against game addiction

Addiction to anything is injurious, ladies and gentlemen, and China has recently revised its laws pertaining to internet addiction and minors. China has asked online service providers to restrict time and internet consumption limits for children. Of course they mean Game Addiction!

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Digital Games Spending September 2020 shows $10.7B by a report of Nielsen
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Digital Games Spending September 2020 shows $10.7B by a report of Nielsen

Digital Games Spending September 2020! The month of September saw huge success in terms of the digital games market worldwide. According to Super Data, digital games earned a mammoth $10.7B in September 2020, an increase of 14% year over year. When compared to 2019, this year games earned a lot more across all platforms. We can also see a significant increase in mobile game revenues that has gone up by 9%. PC on the other hand has also witnessed an 8% increase but the console earning topped them all by 40%, thanks to all the major titles that hit the market.

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NBA 2K21 skip your Un-skippable Ads, it is an outrage

Unskippable ads are always painful, whether it’s on YouTube or in-game adverts. And for this very reason, NBA 2K21 is under fire after they placed unskippable in-game ads to the full priced NBA 2K21. Paying in full and still getting unskippable ads, that ladies and gentlemen, is unacceptable. Why would you put unskippable ads in a $60 game?!

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Switch will outsell PS5 and Xbox coming Holiday Season
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Switch will outsell PS5 and Xbox coming Holiday Season

The holiday season is around the corner and yes, it is one of the most important occasions for everyone around the globe. And for us gamers, this holiday season is going to be fantastic. There’s plenty in store for gamers; Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series S/X, and several awesome games ready to make our holidays worth the while.

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Amazon Cancels Crucible
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Amazon Cancels Crucible

Amazon oh Amazon! if you are a fan of Crucible, the happy days are over for you. Amazon has decided to shut it down for good and the servers will go offline on November 9th this year.

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Epic VS Apple is heading towards a Trial by Jury
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Epic Games VS Apple and the USA Court rules now; All Rise!

A significant development in the Epic VS Apple clash of digital titans, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has granted an injunction that permanently restrains Apple from retaliating against Unreal Engine. A sigh of relief for the Epic Games but there are some lemons too. The judge refused to grant an injunction against Apple that would force Apple to reinstate Fortnite on App Store.

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Genshin Impact $60m in Launch Week
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Genshin Impact $60m in Launch Week

Some games show their supremacy right from the start, and MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact is one of them. This open-world action-adventure grossed more than $60m in its launch week and that only on mobile; App Store and Google Play.

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Huge development has come out of the studios of CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077
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Cyberpunk 2077 has Gone Gold

A huge development has come out of the studios of CD Projekt, Cyberpunk 2077 has gone gold. Brace yourselves fellows because in this news article we will pour a lot of exciting and new information about Cyberpunk 2077.

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Gaming News Facebook Gaming Q3 Report
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More Gaming News; Facebook Gaming Q3 Report

Facebook Gaming News! Since the pandemic there, has been a steady rise in the viewership of live streaming and gaming. The most-watched platforms with millions of hours are Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube. All these platforms witnessed a sudden spike in streaming hours due to global pandemic and lockdowns, viewership storm

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Steve and Alex Enters Super Smash Bros Roster
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Steve and Alex of Minecraft Enter Super Smash Bros Roster

Gaming news Alert! This one is for the huge fan base of Minecraft and Super Smash Bros. You probably saw the reveal video of the latest DLC Fighter Smash Ultimate where Nintendo announced the inclusion of Steve and Alex from Minecraft to Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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Nexus Mods; US Political Mods Just Got Banned
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Nexus Mods; US Political Mods Just Got Banned

Nexus Mods has imposed a site-wide ban on US political mods in response to ‘provocative and troll mods.’ As the US general elections are drawing close, the current political situation is getting hot by every passing minute.

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What are Games Podcasts

Ladies and gentlemen, who doesn’t love games podcasts? Podcasts are awesome. Whether you are snoozing off, driving to work, on a train or a plane, and don’t want to sleep, Podcasts are your go-to entertainment partner.

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Epic VS Apple is heading towards a Trial by Jury
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Epic VS Apple is heading towards a Trial by Jury

There have been new developments in the Apple VS Epic lawsuit. The anti-trust dispute between Epic and Apple is being overseen by the US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers and she has proposed a trial by jury. And from the looks of it, trial by jury will likely take place next year.

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Discord sudden Popularity and Astonishing Downloads Figures
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Discord sudden Popularity and Astonishing Downloads Figures

Discord popular, yeah baby look at those numbers! The success and popularity of some products can result in an automated success of other products. Today, let’s analyze the sudden spike in popularity of Discord, a mobile app that is used as a communication tool in games.

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New Cloud Gaming Service is Set to Launch; Amazon Luna
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New Cloud Gaming Service is Set to Launch; Amazon Luna

Amazon is a new contender in the Cloud gaming market, and I bet that no one will take it lightly. The news came out yesterday that Amazon, at its annual Alexa Hardware event, is set to launch its new cloud gaming platform at some point in the near future. Luna will have a $5.99 per month introductory price in its early access phase. It is going to be supported across mainland US at the start and no support for Hawaii, Alaska, and the US territories. Yes, fellow, at the moment it is extremely limited.

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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 $40bn
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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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Fortnite against Google and Apple - Epic Games -
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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 -
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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 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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Fall Guys Crosses 7 million Mark

Fall Guys of Mediatonic is the title, and the cute little beans have taken over the PlayStation Network and they are unstoppable at the moment. Fall Guys has become the most downloaded game in the history of PS Plus. The Mediatonic juggernaut has sold more than 7million units on Steam and stats show total world domination of this game. It has taken the gaming world by storm in mere months.

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DC FanDome- The Dark Knight Review
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DC FanDome: Batman, The Dark Knight Review

Listen, it is official, there is a new Batman game in the town; Gotham Knights. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, please do, I bet it will blow your mind. The trailer confirms that it will be a co-op game featuring Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood. But the sad thing is that Batman is apparently dead and his allies are the ones who have to save Gotham this time.

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Epic Games VS Apple showdown- Mixed Results for Epic and Fortnite
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Epic Games VS Apple showdown: Mixed Results for Epic

Epic Games, Apple and the fight continues, poor Fortnite!

We have just witnessed a big showdown between Apple and Epic Games on Monday to settle the round 1 of their lawsuit war. Epic filed a restraining order against Apple, Apple planned to pull out Unreal Engine from its platforms, terminating Epic’s developer account and removal of Fortnite from iOS Store. Epic was of the view that it would be “irreparably harmed” if Apple executes its aggressive designs.

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Unity files IPO and reveals massive losses
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Unity files IPO and reveals massive losses

Unity has decided to go public when its arch-rival Epic is entangled in a legal battle against Apple. With 2 billion monthly active users and 1.5 million game creators, Unity is considered as a formidable competitor of Epic’s Unreal Engine. Despite the gigantic success of Unity, it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine for them.

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Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio -streaming partner for League of Legends global events
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Spotify; official and exclusive audio streaming partner League of Legends

Spotify and Riot Games are working to create and launch several new League of Legendspodcasts. Untold Stories: Top Moments from Worlds, a 9-episode series leading up to the 10th League of Legends World Championship this fall, will be the first. Listeners will be able to hear about the top players and anthems through game highlights, recorded interviews, game sound effects, and new interviews with key players. Thanks to our extended partnership, we look forward to evolving this podcast over the years to come.

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Hiberworld raises $2.2 million of funding

Hiberworld is a fun and creative social games platform where users can create, share, and play their games. There is always something new and exciting to play on Hiber when thousands of games are being created each week. And as far as 2020 is concerned, users have developed more than 300,000 games.

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#FreeFortnite cup; Epic’s Fortnite event and Apple dispute
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#FreeFortnite cup; Epic’s Fortnite event and Apple dispute

Epic Games is successfully placing the ongoing dispute in the limelight by using an in-game event for Fortnite. As our audience already knows that Apple has blocked Fortnite from its App Store, consequently, iOS users cannot get any new Fortnite updates, so now at the end of the ongoing season, Epic Games is closing off with the #FreeFortnite Cup. The FreeFortnite event will run across all platforms today, and it has to offer a lot of prizes based on the Epic VS Apple dispute, which also includes #FreeFortnite hats with a mockery of Apple’s logo.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator
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Microsoft Flight Simulator is here

It is a simulation game with everything from fine-tuning your aircraft takeoff to making adjustments inflight during sudden turbulence. This game provides newcomers with a comprehensive tutorial that covers everything; controlling a throttle, taking off, landing, navigation, etc.

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Call Of Duty Cold War
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Call Of Duty Cold War is coming August 26th

Ladies and gentlemen, especially the Call of Duty fan-base, COD has broken the internet after the release/leak of its official trailer, COD Black-ops Cold War. The trailer, which took the gaming fraternity by storm, called ‘know your history’ confirmed that COD Cold War is a thing now and is going to be revealed worldwide on August 26. The COD players worldwide are getting crazy and so am I. Let us hop the hype-train and see what is in store for us.

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Take Two Interactive acquires Playdots for a dazzling $192M

Take Two, Cut! The developer of the mobile games Dots, Two Dots, and Dots & Co has reached an agreement with Take Two Interactive and now Playdot is considered acquired. The deal is concluded at $192M which Take Two Interactive will pay in $90 million cash and remaining $102 million in newly issued Take Two shares.

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Tencent and Voodoo minority investment deal
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Tencent plays Voodoo in a minority investment deal

Tencent and Voodoo. Not a spell, an investment! When we talk about gaming empires and their expansion, Tencent is by far one of the most influential players in the gaming industry. Tencent’s expansion hasn’t stopped and it has acquired a minority share in Voodoo, a French game company. Tencent has now expanded in the domain of casual mobile gaming with the help of this deal. Though the funding amount is yet to be disclosed by the company Tencent has done it all form hefty checks to buy full control of studios like Riot Games to become a minority shareholder in Epic Games.

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Covid-19 & Gaming; mobile user behavior is drastically change!
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Covid-19 & Gaming; mobile user behavior is drastically change!

Covid-19 & Gaming in a few words? A drastic change in mobile phone user behavior due to COVID19!

It is now without any doubt that the global pandemic has influenced many areas, domains, and technologies and the mobile phone industry is of no exception. App Annie is of the view that COVID-19 has “changed consumer behavior on mobile forever.”

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Best PS5 Games 2020
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Best PS5 games of 2020

The best PS5 games of 2020 was a request from our visitors. So here it is! 2020 is more than halfway done and next-gen consoles are right around the corner. In today’s article, let’s talk about some of the most anticipated PS5 video games that are confirmed. Though several games are set to release but here we will round up some of them for you that will surely get you excited. Let’s highlight some of the games that you should consider picking up.

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DFC Intelligence; More than 40% of world population now play video games
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DFC Intelligence; More than 40% of world population now play video games

DFC Intelligence has shared an eye-popping report that there are more than 3 billion people worldwide that play video games.

That, my fellow gamers, is some serious numbers because Earth has a total population of 8 billion; this means that 40% of the world population is video game consumer of some sort. Another interesting insight this report gives is that the fastest-growing category of video game consumers is on mobile phones.

The report also sheds light on the dedicated gamers; of 3.1 billion people there are approximately 8% who are dedicated console players and this category has the record of highest per-user spending.

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Crash Bandicoot 4 Game Overview

Crash Bandicoot 4 is back with a bang, full of colors, weird effects, awesome skins, and Nverted gameplay, a lot to offer. Let us dig straight into it, shall we? Toys for Bob revealed some new insights on Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time, showcasing awesome character cosmetics, levels, and spectacular effects.

Crash 4 is a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot warped; the devious villains finally escaped their inter-dimensional prison leaving a hole in the universe. Now they have got their eyes set up not only simply conquering this dimension but all dimensions. And it’s up to Crash and Coco to save the day.

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Epic Games has taken Legal Action against Apple

Epic Games is on a roll! Someone has decided to go “epic” and has said that enough is enough. In the last couple of days, Epic Games and Apple locked horns and now the courts are involved.

All hell broke loose when Epic Games introduced a new payment method in Fortnite which bypassed Apple and its 30% fee, and not just that Epic also offered discounts to players if they purchased directly from them.

But this step from Epic Games breached Apple’s App Store policies and in turn, Apple responded aggressively and went all out on Epic Games by completely removing it from their App store.

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Hitman 3 is going Playstation VR

Hitman 3 and VR…Boy oh boy, thats going to be magic! Big news for Hitman fan-base, Sony State of Play announced lately that Hitman 3 will have support for PSVR headset. Players will directly step into the shoes of Agent-47 and experience the adrenaline rush like never before. The game will be released on both PS4 and PS5 in January 2021. Now let’s jump into the gameplay and let’s see what is in store for us. The game will take you via a smooth transition from third to the first-person perspective. The trailer was promising where it showed the Agent 47 walking into a bar waiting to take down his target.

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Yoshinori Ono Leaves Capcom after Almost 30 Years
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Yoshinori Ono Leaves Capcom after Almost 30 Years

Yoshinori Ono has left the the building (of Capcom) after 27 years!
Capcom has just had big shakeup right now as iconic Capcom figure. He was the Street Fighter Series executive producer, and one of the leading figures who helped in the resurrection of Street Fighter after 2008 when Street Fighter 4 came out.

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Tencent Holding is merging two chinese streaming giants

Tencent Holdings, according to various credible reports, wants to merge the two Chinese live streaming giants, Huya and DouYu. Resultantly, the shares of both these companies popped in response to Tencent’s idea.


Tencent Holdings, entertainment, and the tech giant has more than one-third share in both Huya and DouYu and wants to become the largest stakeholder of the combined live-streaming platform. The market capitalization of both Huya and DouYu is huge, both sitting at $5.9billion and $4.9billion respectively. And according to Reuters, if this merger happens it will also include Tencent’s e-Game streaming platform which is the fourth largest in China.

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Epic Games has Struck a Blockbuster Funding Deal

Epic Games, Epic Funding And Epic Future!

Epic Games is now valued at $17.3 billion after concluding an epic funding deal of $1.78 billion. This investment came in the form of primary capital as well as secondary purchases. To put it simply, some investors bought new shares while others bought shares from existing shareholders. Epic Games disclosed that the investment also included a strategic investment of $250 million from Sony, which was announced last month.

The investors that bought into the company are; Fidelity, fund, and accounts managed by BlackRock, Baillie Gifford, Light Speed Venture Partners, the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan Board, and Hedge fund manager David Tepper among others. Some of the existing backers also increased their holdings.

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Godfall; An Overview of this PS5 Game

Hello, fellow gamers, today we are here for an exclusive PS5 game overview; Godfall. Counterplay Games previewed Godfall gameplay on PlayStation 5 development kit. Let us dig in and find out what is in store for gamers.

Godfall is an epic melee-focused action PS5 game that takes place in a high-end fantasy world. It is to be noted that the game is still a work in progress and some of the aspects of the game might change in the future as the developers are still learning new stuff about Sony’s next-gen console.

Godfall is a leader-slasher that involves intense action, satisfying moment to moment action, and a robust progression system. You can enjoy the game at your own pace, you can go solo or play online coop with your friends.

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Call of Duty- Warzone Season 5 causes a huge Spike in UK web Traffic - Games Podcasts - Game Podcast -
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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 causes a huge Spike in UK web Traffic

Call of Duty: Warzone has done it again, another release and yet another colossal surge in UK’s web traffic!

Gamers went crazy in the UK as Virgin Media observed a web traffic surge of 60% over the previous Wednesday, and according to them, a huge chunk of it was due to COD’s latest update of 48GB on PC. Virgin Media further told that during peak, the data being downloaded was 33.9GB every second, and all of them were Warzone patches. And according to them, “That is an additional 22 petabytes of data for the Monday to Friday period for a single ISP alone.” Staggering figures isn’t it.

A similar surge was recorded last time and that too due to COD, COD: Warzone mid-season 4 update on June 30th, just another day at the office for Call of Duty. Well, it’s all fun and games for you, the player but it isn’t all rainbows and sunshine for your ISP when you download updates, take the latest update of 47.4 GB, that accumulatively reached more than 200GB. Hey, you are paying for them, so why not, right?

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Animal Crossing: New Horizon sales and Nintendo’s huge net profit

Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Who is not playing it?

We have come across some mind-blowing information about Nintendo that will surely knock your socks off. In the galaxy of multi-billion dollar gaming industry, where money flows like a river, Nintendo’s net profits year-on-year have grown by over 500% thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizon and Nintendo Switch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon is being loved by a vast majority of gamers; it sold over 22 million copies and become second best-selling Switch game after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sold 26.74 million units.

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Project xCloud and its future on Apple Devices

Microsoft’s early cutting off of xCloud’s iOS testing has put a question mark on its future on Apple devices. The xCloud game streaming test ended a bit too earlier than expected for iOS devices yesterday.

Microsoft was conducting these tests on iOS in a very limited fashion for quite some time now but didn’t make any concrete announcements on the release of xCloud on iOS. The only announcement made by Microsoft, earlier this week, in this context was for the Android platform.

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Ubisoft has gone deeper and farther into the world of game streaming by joining hands with new Parsec partnership - Games Podcasts
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Ubisoft and Parsec Partnership

Ubisoft has gone deeper and farther into the world of game streaming by joining hands with new Parsec partnership. Game streaming and Ubisoft are no strangers given the past with Google Stadia but now it seems that Ubisoft is comfortable exploring and expanding this technology with new partners like Parsec.

In a blog written by Parsec, this multi-year will see Ubisoft using Parsec’s platform and technology to “power in-game experiences, demos, events and other projects.”

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Best VR games launched in July 2020

Hello gaming fraternity, today’s piece is dedicated to our VR gamers. In today’s article, we will be covering some of the best games launched in July 2020. Though there were lots of new games we will focus on the best ones.

This year we have seen VR jump to the popularity and increase demand, not just due to the pandemic but also beam support game releases like Half-Life: Alyx, and the popular Oculus Quest and its new version around the corner. Especially, July was a big month for VR gamers with a lot of new games and releases. Let’s talk about some of them, shall we?

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IDFA- Mobile games industry up for a bumpy ride?
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IDFA: Mobile games industry up for a bumpy ride?

The mobile games industry is up for a bumpy ride with Apple removing the IDFA (technically IDFA will still exist post September but with a very, very low adoption rate). The change will happen swiftly as iOS14 will quickly adopt.

So what are the opportunities and risks for game developers and publishers? Well, if you are dependent on media buying, things are going to change. If you are dependent on advertising revenues, things are going to change.

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Apple under investigation for its Business Practices
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Apple under investigation for its business practices

Apple is under fire and its claim of equal treatment to every developer is being tested by the US Congress.

This claim was seriously dented when the negotiations related to Amazon Prime Video between Amazon and Apple surfaced. To the chagrin of other developers, Apple agreed to take lower its revenue share to lure in Amazon Prime Video to iOS store, according to an email released by the US House Antitrust Subcommittee.

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Roblox: Kids use games to stay in touch with their real-life friends
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Roblox Games: Platform for our little gamers

Roblox is a platform that hosts a little over 19 million multiplayer games and over 115 million players. Roblox values at $4 billion after its recent funding. An interesting thing about this platform is that anyone can build a game. And most of the games are build by the community of players i.e. children. This platform is also popular among teenagers with an average of more than 40 million hours played each month.

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Worldwide XR Revenue Update: Q2 2020

Worldwide XR Revenue Update: Q2 2020; A while ago, an estimate of $6.3B was put forward by the data scientists regarding XR hardware and consumer software but 2020 is showing a lot more promising figures now. It is projected that the revenue will reach $6.9B, quashing the previously estimated figure.

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The five latest Steam releases worth Playing

Keeping up with new games and sorting out what to play is a strenuous task. When it comes to Steam, there are almost a dozen new games that are released every day. Though it seems a good thing it has a downside; some of the exciting and gem of games can get lost in this deluge. But you need not worry as we have sorted out five games that are worth your time, money and will surely tickle your fancy.

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Live game streaming Q2 report

Now lets talk number shall we, Twitch recorded approximately 5.2 billion hours in Q2, a jump of 56% when compared with Q1. The peak was recorded in April with a whopping 1.8 billion watch hours which eventually took a bit of decline path over May and June. But when contrasted with Q1, all three months were well ahead.

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Epic MegaGrants by Epic Games

Epic Mega Grants are real! Epic Games in a bid to accelerate the work on its Unreal Engine, has awarded $42 million worth of grant to more than 600 developers. Epic Games has found a perfect way to get awesome games in the market as early as possible.

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