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Data: Number of video gamers plummets

The gaming industry has seen its user base shrink this year, with the number of gamers plunging by 150 million globally. Most of that user drop came from only three markets. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the world’s top gaming industries – China, the US and Japan – are expected to lose […]

October 17, 2022

Report: Grand Theft Auto burns 57.8bn kg of CO2

The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game franchise is responsible for an estimated 57.8 billion kg of CO2 emissions, based on sales data and playing stats, a study has revealed. Carbon-Cutting Consoles surveyed 2,000 gamers to discover their playing habits – particularly how this relates to energy bills – and analysed the energy consumption behind […]

September 5, 2022

Microsoft’s Activision buy could face probe

Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard could substantially lessen competition in consoles, multi-game subscription services and game streaming, a UK watchdog has warned. Microsoft had aimed to buy the maker of Overwatch, Candy Crush and Call of Duty for $68.7 billion. But now the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says its concerns mean it may […]

September 1, 2022

Survey: 1 in 10 gamers to stop playing to curb energy bills

Almost 1 in 10 UK gamers (9 per cent) have admitted that they’re looking to stop playing video games in order to avoid rising energy rates, a survey has revealed. Carbon-Cutting Consoles asked 2,000 UK gamers about how their habits have changed as a result of increased costs, and looked at the impact of the […]

August 17, 2022

Research: Most popular console in each European country

Research has revealed the most searched next-gen game console in each European country. The study by online gaming site Cribbage Challenge analysed Google searches from the past twelve months to see what console each European country is interested in the most. It found that the Nintendo Switch was the most searched in 24 countries, notably […]

August 16, 2022

Report: Economic uncertainty dampens VR, AR outlook

With the expected launch of several new augmented reality (AR) smart glasses, some before the end of 2022, alongside a year of record sales for virtual reality (VR) headsets, the next 12 months are shaping up to be a very important period for sales of immersive devices. CCS Insight’s latest forecast outlines an expectation of […]

July 7, 2022

Research: 2003 “best year” for gaming

The best year for gaming was 2003 according to a study by online gaming site Spades Challenge, who analysed the top 2,000 video game titles on Metacritic based on user scores to see which year has produced the most fan favourites. The study found that 2003 was the best year for gaming, with 199, or […]

July 5, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022

Study: Smart TVs, gaming lead video accessibility

According to research by Interpret, smart TV makers and gaming companies have been some of the most aggressive in the entertainment arena to bring new accessibility features to market. While innovations related to visual disabilities have been among the most plentiful, new capabilities for auditory and physical / mobility have also emerged. Improvements for cognitive […]

April 8, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022