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Report: Video games boom to continue

According to data from market measurement company NPD Group, total spending on video games increased by 14 per cent year-on-year in October, of which 12 per cent was for video game content, 22 per cent for video game accessories and 42 per cent for video game hardware. A note from investment bank Exane/BNPP says that, […]

November 17, 2020By Chris Forrester

Enthusiast Gaming launches channel on Samsung TVs

Enthusiast Gaming has announced the launch of BCC Gaming, its first free, ad-supported streaming channel, which is available on Samsung TV Plus, Samsung’s free Smart TV video service, in the US. This licensing and distribution activity is the latest result of Enthusiast Gaming’s recent acquisition of Omnia Media, which extends the company from one that […]

November 13, 2020

Gamers cause record UK data traffic

Lockdown gamers have seen the UK’s internet providers experience record broadband usage as a result of new Xbox consoles hitting the market and a new title in the Call of Duty games franchise. BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet said they had all coped with the huge spike in demand on […]

November 12, 2020

BBC Sounds launches gaming podcast

Press X to Continue, an entertainment and review podcast about video games, has launched on BBC Sounds. Featuring a returning family of game reviewers, each episode will explore new releases and look back at some classic favourites as well. Throughout the series listeners can expect laughs, celebrity guests and exclusive interviews. Available on BBC Sounds, […]

November 11, 2020

Study: Video game industry now worth $163bn

A study from recruitment brand TechNET has highlighted changes to the global gaming sector throughout 2020. Estimates indicate that as of 2020 the video games market is now worth over

November 6, 2020

Analyst: Pandemic boosts console market; delays 8K TV

The ongoing pandemic is having different impacts on the media device market, according to tech market advisory firm, ABI Research. The pandemic boosted the game console market yet curbed flat-panel TV sales. The arrival of next-generation

November 5, 2020

Apple TV on Xbox

Microsoft has confirmed that Apple TV will soon be available through its Xbox consoles. In a blog post, Microsft said: “When our all-new Xbox family of consoles launch worldwide on November 10th, you’ll have more than just the entertainment apps you enjoy today on Xbox One. We’re excited to share that the Apple TV app […]

November 3, 2020By Nik Roseveare