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Netflix orders Gears Of War titles

Netflix has announced a partnership with Canadian video game developer The Coalition to adapt the Gears of War universe. Netflix will first adapt the popular Xbox video game series into a live action feature film, followed by an adult animated series, with the potential for more content to follow. With over 40 million copies sold […]

November 8, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

Extreme E, Forza franchise form gaming partnership

Extreme E, the sport for purpose electric off-road racing championship, has announced that Xbox Game Studios’ Turn 10 Studios, creators of the Forza racing franchise, is the series’ Official Gaming Partner.As Extreme E’s Official Gaming Partner, the Forza franchise has the official licence to the Extreme E ODYSSEY 21 e-SUV and access to the team […]

July 19, 2022

Data: Gaming time increases across Europe

Samsung Ads, the media and advertising division of Samsung, has revealed the latest insights around gaming across its ecosystem in its Behind the Screens: Gaming Trends Report. The growth of the Samsung gaming universe correlates with strong smart TV sales, coupled with the enhanced gaming experience on Samsung TVs and continuous adoption of next-generation game […]

July 11, 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

Samsung Gaming Hub now on 2022 TVs; Luna soon

Samsung Electronics has announced that the Samsung Gaming Hub is now rolling out to all 2022 Samsung Smart TVs bringing game streaming content with no additional hardware or downloads needed. Announced during CES 2022, Samsung Gaming Hub is an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform where players can discover and play games from partners such as […]

July 1, 2022

Xbox app coming to Samsung Gaming Hub

Samsung Electronics has announced that Xbox is joining Samsung Gaming Hub, a new game streaming discovery platform available on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs including Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLEDs and 2022 Smart Monitor Series. Samsung Gaming Hub will become the first Smart TV platform to include the Xbox app on Smart TVs. With […]

June 9, 2022