Gaming


Xbox launch contributes to record traffic for ISPs in the UK

A number of UK ISPs saw record amounts of internet traffic on November 10 as Microsoft rolled out its latest generation of games consoles.  Virgin Media said that it experienced the highest amount of data consumption on record, with 108 Petabytes of data consumed. This, the operator said, translated to a total of more than […]

Ronda Rousey signs exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming

Ronda Rousey, the former UFC and WWE champion, has signed an exclusive live streaming deal with Facebook Gaming.  The personality, who has over 11.2 million followers on Facebook, has taken a step back from the ring since headlining Wrestlemania in 2019. Instead, she has turned her hand to content creation, primarily focusing on a YouTube […]

Beeline launches cloud-gaming service

Russian service provider Beeline is launching a cloud gaming service under the Beeline Gaming brand. The service, launched at the Russian IgroMir computer entertainement expo, provides a dedicated console that can be connected to a TV or monitor to play cloud-streamed games. The service will also provide special offers from partners and current news from […]

Ninja reaches one million Mixer subscribers less than a week after leaving Twitch

In just five days of streaming on the platform, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has become the most subscribed-to channel on Mixer with 1 million active subscribers. Ninja is arguably the world’s most well-known gamer, and signed an exclusive contract with Microsoft-owned Mixer on August 1. Over his time on Twitch, he had gathered 14.7 million subscribers, […]

Atari launches Atari VCS gaming and entertainment platform

Iconic gaming brand Atari has announced the Atari VCS (Video Computer System) home gaming and entertainment platform. At E3, the company showcased the device which will launch in 800 (8GB RAM) and 400 (4GB RAM) models, with a starting price of US$249.99. Both models are fully user-upgradeable by easily swapping-in more RAM and expanding storage, […]

MTG’s gaming portfolio now stands at 11 companies

MTG has invested in 11 US and European gaming and interactive entertainment startups since launching its US$30 million gaming investment fund last November. The company’s portfolio includes content, tools and live experiences spanning online gaming, eSports and virtual reality, with MTG now claiming to be one of the most active investors in the gaming sector. “The […]

Irdeto buys gaming security firm Denuvo

Irdeto has acquired gaming security specialist Denuvo to provide anti-piracy and anti-cheat solutions for games on desktop, mobile, console and VR devices. Content security specialist Irdeto said Denuvo will continue to operate as usual with all staff retained and the Denuvo headquarters and sales operations continuing to function. Irdeto said the deal brings together decades […]

MTG chief: ‘make your mind up time’ for broadcasters

Traditional broadcasters have to “make up their mind” about what they want to be, at a time when TV viewing is beginning to decline and new forms of entertainment are on the rise, according to Jorgen Madsen Lindemann. Speaking at MIPTV in Cannes the president and CEO of Modern Times Group said that the decline […]

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content choices”, according to ABI Research. The new report claims that while mobile device-reliant virtual reality (VR) shipments — such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream— dwarf today’s other VR […]

Vivendi acquires more Ubisoft shares

Vivendi has said it now owns over 20% of the share capital of games giant Ubisoft. As of June 14, the French media giant owned 20.1% of the share capital and 17.76% of Ubisoft’s voting rights. In a notification to the French markets regulator, Vivendi said that aimed to make further acquisitions in shares of […]