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Live-streaming companies Huya and DouYu drive cloud-based gaming in China

You say, Huya and DouYu? What about it, is it in China? So Huya recently introduced its Yowa cloud gaming service, following rival DouYu’s launch of its own cloud games platform in March. But here comes a very funny fact; both companies are controlled by Tencent Holdings, which runs the world’s largest video games business by revenue.

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Sony Considers a Bid for Hong Kong-Listed Gaming Firm Leyou

Sony Corp. is weighing a bid for Leyou Technologies Holdings Ltd., people familiar with the matter said, paving the way for an intensified bidding war for the Hong Kong-listed gaming firm.

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Paradox acquires French Studio Playrion

Paradox Interactive today announced the acquisition of Paris-based Playrion Game Studio. Playrion was founded in 2010 to expand on Airlines Manager, a browser-based student project launched in 2007.

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Twitch Versus Facebook Gaming

With Mixer users now being forwarded to Facebook Gaming, video game live streaming is down to Facebook and Twitch.

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Discord is rebranding to shift away from gaming and raises $100 million

Discord on Tuesday announced it’s making a number of changes to expand its service beyond the gaming community. The company says the change is one its users have requested as Discord has become more of a tool for “day-to-day communication.”

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IGDA criticizes games industry for ignoring harassment allegations

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has responded to the wave of abuse allegations throughout the industry that began earlier this month.

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Twitch bans Donald Trump and DrDisrespect

Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm has been banned from Twitch again. BUT; Twitch also has temporarily suspended the official Donald Trump Twitch channel for hateful conduct.

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Roblox: Kids use games to stay in touch with their real-life friends

Teenagers who use the virtual gaming world of Roblox say that they are using games such as Roblox to stay in touch with their real-life friends, according to a survey by the company. They’re also playing online games a lot more, and they’re going online with their parents’ permission.

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Chinese Twitch is called Trovo Live

China’s largest company has been quietly testing a mobile-focused streaming network via an affiliate in the U.S. since at least March. Initially called Madcat and now branded Trovo Live, the new service closely resembles Twitch in its appearance and functionality.  Tencent Holdings Ltd. is rolling out a live-streaming service similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch in the U.S.,…

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Epic versus Steam; the Battle is on!

The title says it all; Epic versus Steam. Valve’s Steam has found a competitor in Epic Games and since then both have locked horns in an ugly battle in the gaming industry.

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