Cloud Gaming

Google to shut down Stadia cloud gaming platform in January 2023

Google has announced the shutdown of its cloud gaming service Stadia. The announcement was made by Stadia VP and GM Phil Harrison in a blog post, where he detailed that the service will go offline on January 18, 2023. All hardware purchased through the Google Store and all games purchased via the Stadia store will […]

LG expands further into cloud gaming for smart TVs

Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics (LG) is expanding the gaming experience on its latest TVs, adding new cloud-gaming services, and a UI update. Blacknut and Utomik Cloud, arriving on LG TVs in September and November, respectively, will bring a range of titles spanning classic AAA games, indie titles, story-driven games, sports and strategy games. Via […]

Microsoft’s US$69 billion Activision Blizzard deal would ‘harm rivals’ says CMA

Microsoft’s proposed US$69 billion deal to acquire Activision Blizzard has hit a roadblock, with the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) raising concerns over the takeover. The deal, announced in January, would represent Microsoft’s largest ever acquisition, more than double the US$26 billion the company paid for LinkedIn in 2016, and would be the biggest […]

Microsoft confirms development of ‘Keystone’ Xbox streaming dongle 

After a year of hyping a potential smart TV game streaming solution, Microsoft has confirmed that it is working on a streaming dongle codenamed ‘Keystone’. In a statement to Windows Central the Xbox maker said: “Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, […]

Xbox cloud gaming device and smart TV app set to debut within 12 months

Microsoft is looking to release its long-awaited streaming only Xbox device in the next 12 months along with an app for smart TVs. Multiple industry insiders such as Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat and The Verge’s Tom Warren have reported in recent days about the company’s Xbox Everywhere to make Xbox games available on a wider […]

10 million users for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft has announced a major milestone for its Xbox Cloud Gaming service as the company gears up for its expansion. The service, available via the US$14.99 per month Game Pass Ultimate offering, has been used by more than 10 million people, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told investors during the company’s Q3 earnings call. Cloud gaming […]

Twitch viewers now able to ‘Play on Luna’ thanks to new feature

Amazon has brought a long-awaited feature to live streaming platform Twitch that allows viewers to quickly play the game they are watching on the platform via its Luna cloud streaming platform. Keen-eyed Twitch users have spotted the ‘Play on Luna’ button appear next to applicable titles. The button allows viewers with a Luna subscription to […]

Nvidia brings GeForce Now cloud gaming platform to LG smart TVs

LG has announced a partnership with Nvidia to bring its cloud gaming platform GeForce now to WebOS Smart TVs. The service, which was previously only available on the big screen via Nvidia’s Shield TV devices and a workaround on Xbox games consoles, will allow gamers to play high-end PC quality games directly streamed to their […]

Microsoft confirms plans to bring cloud gaming to smart TVs, announces streaming stick

Microsoft has confirmed plans to launch a dedicated streaming stick and bring its Xbox Game Pass service to smart TVs. Details are currently scarce, but Microsoft has previously been open with its ambitions to expand its Xbox brand beyond games consoles and PC. The company previously hinted at a smart TV offering in November 2020, […]

Plex teams with Atari for retro game streaming offer

Media app Plex has launched a new cloud gaming subscription. The service, which built up its reputation as one of the more elegant solutions for organising a user’s personal media library, has branched out in recent times with a focus on free ad-supported TV (FAST) via more than 80 live linear channels. Now the company […]