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The Switch hires JD Wu

The Switch has announced the appointment of esports broadcasting expert and former competitive gamer JD Wu as Director of Business Development Esports. Wu, who previously held several senior broadcasting roles with Riot Games, will take the strategic lead on The Switch’s continued expansion into esports in the newly created position, further building its live production […]

October 6, 2022

Netflix rolls out game handles

Netflix is rolling out the ability to create game handles to deliver a more personalised gameplay experience throughout its mobile games catalogue. With game handles, Netflix subscribers will be able to create a unique public username that can be used across all Netflix games, helping players to discover and make friends, and play with each […]

September 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix creating internal game studio in Finland

Netflix has announced that it is creating an internal game development studio in Helsinki, Finland. The studio will be led by Marko Lastikka, Zynga’s vice president, as its director, and it will become Netflix’s fourth game studio upon completion. In a blog post, Amir Rahimi, VP of Game Studios at Netflix, said: “This is another […]

September 27, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: Gaming drives greater spend than video viewing

Gaming and video viewing are among a wide range of media activities competing for user attention across a broad set of demographics. US consumers spend five times longer per day watching video than they do playing games, however, according to Ampere Analysis’s report The future of the Attention Economy: Games vs. Video, more money is […]

September 15, 2022

LG unveils new gaming UI

LG Electronics is expanding the gaming experience on its latest TVs, adding new cloud-gaming services to give users more choice, and a UI update that makes it easier to get in the game. Blacknut and Utomik Cloud, arriving on LG TVs in September and November, respectively, deliver a wealth of titles spanning classic games, indie […]

September 5, 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

Bank: “China gaming regulations shifting to new phase”

China’s National Press and Publication Administration, which controls how video games are permitted, licensed and supervised in China, recently approved 67 new games for domestic distribution. Tencent saw one of its associated local developers, iDreamsky, gain approval for its Eternal Return game. But there were no imported games in the list and this is the […]

July 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank: Video games weathering recession

Games producer Devolver Digital Games, based in Texas, has had a bad week. It issued a profits warning for the year and suffered a 50 per cent crash in its share price. The concerns drove a sell-off across many PC and console video games as it raised concerns over market congestion, softening market demand and […]

June 16, 2022

Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Relic Hunters mobile game on Netflix

Relic Hunters: Rebels, the first mobile game from developer Rogue Snail, is now available to exclusively play on Netflix. Users can play as four of the franchise’s iconic Hunters (Jimmy, Ace, Pinkyy, and Raff) as they craft and collect 44 different weapons each with unique qualities, affinities, and elemental effects. Players will need these specialised […]

May 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare