June 14, 2021

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Readers will be familiar with long-lived franchises like Donkey Kong, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon and Animal Crossing. But Nintendo has focused on becoming a global entertainment company in recent years, with the success of its current handheld console Nintendo Switch and theme park Super Nintendo World. As part of our deep dive into all things gaming, we look at the achievements of Nintendo and how today companies need to do more than simply make games.

Gaming is driven by the next big hit and the latest industry-led trends. However, Nintendo has outperformed the rest of the industry

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It seems like everyone’s chasing streaming trends. The most recent case in point: Amazon’s deal to buy MGM Studios. But the biggest name in streaming is chasing something else: video games. The Information is reporting that Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an expansion into gaming. Why now, and what might that look like?

Netflix has already been experimenting with interactive content. Last year it released a movie-length episode of its series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” It’s a choose-your-own-adventure story.

This isn’t exactly a video game, but you can see where this could go. Maybe a

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DUBLIN, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Online Gaming Market 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The global online gaming market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period. The growth of the market is attributed to the growing adoption of video games as a leisure activity among all age groups. In addition to this, the rising trend of professional gaming is also anticipated to aid the expansion of the market. Moreover, macro-economic factors such as increasing internet penetration, availability of low-cost game-centric smartphones, increasing disposable income,

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June is Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQIA+ communities and folks around the world. Like many companies, video game studios are celebrating with a myriad of deals, donations, and free digital content for players to get their hands on. Here’s a collection of what video game companies are doing to celebrate Pride Month.

Microsoft celebrates Pride

Microsoft is rolling out several freebies for some of its biggest games. The 2021 Forza Rainbow livery for the 2017 Ford Focus RS is available in Forza Horizon 4 and Forza Motorsport 7. In the Halo: Master Chief Collection, players can customize their

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Video games are nothing if not disciples to the zeitgeist. Those who were keeping up with the industry almost a decade ago will remember that 2013 was declared the Year of the Bow, after dozens of protagonists suddenly appeared to have graduated from archery school with the highest possible distinction. Three years later, Overwatch kicked off a wave of hero shooters, shortly before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds spawned an entirely new genre of battle royale. 

These trends range from big picture game-changers (Destiny’s live-service storytelling) right down to the nitty gritty of UI design (Destiny’s cursor-based menus), alongside more abstract concepts that

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While it is true that the pandemic has accelerated digitalization across business and homes, we cannot disagree with the fact that consumer trends had been a major driver to this change even before the outbreak. E-commerce, online gaming & gambling, live streaming and entertainment have become an integral part of our lifestyles. This digital lifestyle is pressurizing companies to evolve and adopt digital transformation to cater to their customers.

Even before the pandemic, people were gradually shifting to reading books on tablets or smartphones. Two major reasons behind this shift were lack of storage at home and maintenance cost. Companies

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