Gaming

HOW BIG DATA IS TRANSFORMING VIDEO GAMING ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

Big data is becoming a fundamental analysis tool across all industries, with the world of gaming seen using the power of big data across all platforms in 2020 and beyond. As almost all forms of digital gaming have online elements to them, be it the game being hosted on online servers or customers connecting to the internet via their consoles ... Read More »

Acer eyes a larger pie of booming gaming PC sales in 2020

Harish K. Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India Pvt Ltd Despite the economic slowdown, demand for gaming PCs is on the rise in the country. It is driven by the shift from mobile gaming to PC gaming, faster internet speeds at lower tariffs and affordable gaming products. Acer India intends to ride this demand wave and grow unit sales ... Read More »

Modders will bring Skyrim’s beloved ‘gaming grandma’ to the game this month

Shirley Curry, the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim superfan who is … a little more mature than all of us … will come to the game as an NPC follower sometime very soon this year, maybe even this month. Curry is 83, and sometimes called the “Gamer Grandma,” and her love for the lore of Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls is as true as any fan of any age. But last year, Curry ... Read More »

Herman Miller is getting into gaming

Herman Miller, the furniture company perhaps best-known for the iconic Eames Lounge Chair, is getting into gaming. Today the company announced a partnership with Complexity Gaming — an e-sports organization with teams in Dota 2, Call of Duty, and more — that will see the famed furniture design firm expand into competitive gaming. As part of the deal, Herman Miller will become ... Read More »

Quibi Orders Daily Gaming-News Series From Vox Media’s Polygon

Quibi latest idea about “essential” daily programming? A hopped-up, rapid-fire dispatch about video games and gamer culture. The mobile subscription-video startup, led by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, ordered a daily culture and gaming news show from Vox Media’s Polygon. The yet-to-be-titled series will span headlines, trend deep-dives, first-look previews of new game releases and interviews with gamer talent. It’s ... Read More »

News, social media, gaming drive Indian millennials’ mobile app consumption, finds study

The average Indian user has 50 apps (including pre-installed ones) on their smartphone, a study by MoMAGIC Technologies revealed. MoMAGIC, a data science-driven mobile tech startup based in New Delhi, surveyed 6,000 Indian millennials to deconstruct their app usage behaviour. The study found that mobile app consumption in India is evenly distributed across genders, with an average man installing 50.5 apps, and an average woman ... Read More »

How to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t suck

PC gaming has a reputation for being really expensive to get into. It’s easy to scrounge the internet, finding examples of extremely high-end systems that can cost thousands of dollars to build. But, there’s more to the best gaming PCs than what the 1% can afford. To prove that point, we’ll show you how to build a cheap gaming PC that doesn’t, ... Read More »

Apple releases its gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade

Apple on Thursday officially launched Apple Arcade, its game subscription service that costs $4.99 per month, with the first month free as a trial. It was released as part of iOS 13, the latest version of the iPhone’s operating system. It will also be available for iPads and Apple TV later this month, and Mac computers in October. Apple sent push ... Read More »

Gaming loot boxes: What happened when Belgium banned them?

Loot boxes in gaming should be treated in the same way as gambling, says a group of MPs. That would mean the kind of in-game purchases, where players don’t know what’s in a box until they’ve bought it, would be banned for under-18s. If that does come into force in the UK, what would it actually mean for everyday gamers? For ... Read More »

Let the games begin: Apple’s big bet on gaming

Alongside the star attractions – three new iPhones and the new Apple Watch – Apple announced the launch date of its gaming service called Apple Arcade. The service was announced earlier this in March and since then there has been a sense of curiosity about how it will be priced. Apple took everyone by surprise when it kept the price ... Read More »