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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NEWS & INSIGHTS

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

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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GAMES PODCAST

This podcast is all about gaming. You can listen to many episodes and read daily news and insights from the games industry. The 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. Other topics include: further insights into the financial aspects of gaming, how to increase your chances of recruitment in the games industry, how to cope with adversity and daily challenges. Lots of people from game industry people find this podcast extremely insightful and is on their shortlist of favorite games podcasts. The Games Podcast Interviews are giving them new insights in the gaming industry.

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ABOUT THE HOST

Reinout is a games investor and strategic business consultant specializing in the games industry. Reinout established his credentials through his own successful investments, start-ups, consulting and (advisory) board positions that led through time to strong bonds with key stakeholders in this fast paced industry. He is known for his outstanding results in the gaming industry. He has worked with many game studios around the globe and is therefore well known in the international gaming industry.

With over 20+ years of experience, well known publishers, AAA+ game developers, serial gaming entrepreneurs and management teams of gaming corporations consult him on matters that behold financial, technical, operational, strategic and commercial.

I am observing and overseeing several boards of gaming companies. My trademark is to listen, strategize and give feedback to the stakeholders involved. I also represent management/founders towards shareholders and vice versa.