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CMA set to clear Microsoft, Activision deal

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to Microsoft’s acquisition of the games maker being cleared, according to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). While the CMA has identified limited residual concerns with the new deal, Microsoft has put forward remedies which the CMA […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Twitch viewing down 5% YoY

Data from Statista reveals that the minutes dedicated to watching game streaming platform Twitch are down year-on-year from 2021 to 2022. Additionally, minutes dedicated to watching Twitch are anticipated to diminish by 5 per cent in 2023 compared to the previous year. This would mark the second consecutive year that Twitch has faced a decline in […]

September 22, 2023

Record sign-ups for ESPN Fantasy Football

Heading into kickoff of the NFL 2023 season, ESPN Fantasy Football, has already set a new all-time record with 11.6 million players and more signing up through Week 1 and beyond. Fans playing ESPN Fantasy Football have created more than 6 million teams this year, which also establishes a new mark. At one point in this week, […]

September 8, 2023

Survey: Strong demand for Netflix cloud gaming

Research reveals a third (33 per cent) of committed gamers across seven global markets have already used a cloud gaming service, alongside 10 per cent of casual gamers. The majority (82 per cent) of those who have tried cloud gaming are likely to use it again and the current uptake of cloud gaming services is […]

September 7, 2023

Starfield on Samsung Gaming Hub

US gamers without an Xbox or PC can explore Starfield on select Samsung TVs, monitors, and the new Freestyle 2nd Gen projector via the Samsung Gaming Hub or the Xbox partner app. To begin the adventure, all players need is a Game Pass subscription, a compatible controller and an eligible Samsung device. With game streaming […]

September 7, 2023

Data: Twitch losing users

Although Twitch continues leading the global streaming audience with a 74 per cent market share in 2023, the community for gamers has again seen a significant drop in the number of streamers. According to data presented by Casinos en Ligne, the total number of Twitch streamers dropped by 450,000 year-over-year, reaching 7.59 million last month. […]

September 4, 2023

Nex, Skyworth Digital announce global partnership, preview at IFA & IBC 2023

Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology (Skyworth Digital) and Nex have announced a worldwide partnership to develop, produce, and distribute a new active gaming and entertainment product, Nex Playground. With Playground, families who desire an active and healthy lifestyle can now transform their living room into a dynamic physical play space. The small yet powerful device features […]

August 30, 2023

HMRC pay out to creative industries up 36%

Statistics show that HMRC paid out £1.66 billion (€1.94bn) in creative industries tax reliefs for the year to March 31st 2022 – a 36 per cent increase from the previous year. This was largely due to an impressive rise in high-end TV reliefs which have increased by 131 per cent to £829 million and now […]

August 24, 2023

Amazon Luna on LG TVs

LG Electronics and Amazon Luna have partnered to bring the cloud gaming service to LG’s 2021-2023 Smart TV models in the UK. LG Smart TV owners can now access a range of games on Luna directly from the Home Screen Game Card on 2023 LG Smart TVs or by downloading the Luna app from the […]

August 24, 2023

Starfield landing on Samsung Gaming Hub

Bethesda Game Studios’ open-world space adventure Starfield will be available through the Samsung Gaming Hub with an Xbox Game Pass subscription on September 6th. Samsung Gaming Hub gives gamers a new way to discover and instantly stream cloud games from top gaming partners on supported 2023 TVs and monitors with no console required, including the […]

August 24, 2023