Gaming

    • US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      US to dominate the global gaming market in 2019

      This year the US is expected to surpass China as the largest gaming market by revenue for the first time since 2015, partly due to Beijing's freeze on new game approvals last year, according to a recent report. Yet, It might be also because of PlayStation and Xbox.

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    • Future of gaming defined by Google, Microsoft

      Future of gaming defined by Google, Microsoft

      Ah, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3 in short - that time of the year when the whole video game industry gathers to tell its fan all about the incredible games and projects it’s been quietly (or not so quietly) working on. From a Breath of the Wild sequel to Keanu Reeves taking the stage during Cyberpunk 2077 presentation and calling the audience “breathtaking,” this year’s E3 has been a whirlwind of stellar moments and exciting announcements.

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    • China's new rules on video games released

      China's new rules on video games released

      At the end of last year, the Chinese government ended its nine-month freeze on approving new video games after a major government re-organisation shifted the approval process to the propaganda-focused State Administration of Press and Publication. Now the official details on the new restrictions and requirements for games entering that lucrative market, have been released, with things not looking great for Mortal Kombat 11.

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    • Google enters the gaming industry

      Google enters the gaming industry

      After months of rumors and recent teases from the company itself, Google finally revealed its big gaming announcement that all have been waiting for during a Game Developers Conference keynote on 19 March in San Francisco. And now we could fairly say that the tech giant is getting into gaming in a big way with a direct challenge to the giants of console and PC gaming. This challenge is called Stadia.

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    • Boosting is now illegal in South Korea

      Boosting is now illegal in South Korea

      South Korea has officially declared that it is a criminal offence to offer boosting services in video games. According to the new law that will go into effect in around six months from now, boosting is described as an “act that interferes with a game’s normal operations by providing the service to acquire points or achievements in a way that is not approved by the game business operator”. In layman’s terms, the practice involves playing on a low-skilled player's account to artificially boost their ranking - often for a fee.

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