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Thriving in lockdown: Video game market to hit US$160 billion this year
The video gaming industry will see a yea-on-year growth in revenue of 9.3 overall - primarily due to lockdown restrictions keeping people isolated and bored.
COVID-19: Video game industry doing well, but all is not rosy for consoles
The video gaming industry is one which many may have expected to perform well throughout lockdowns, but according to new research from GlobalData, some of the biggest industry hard-hitters may suffer in 2020.
'No sleep: Must game' - research hints at the rise of binge gaming on mobile
Four hours and 36 minutes – that’s how long the average ‘binge gaming’ session lasts.
Mobile game downloads jump 40% in three years
The market is the single largest revenue source of the entire gaming industry, and downloads have been rising steadily since 2016.
Revealed: Top gaming trends as industry grows rapidly
Report reveals the maturing of cloud technologies and 5G will help cloud gaming become a major global market.
NZ gaming industry thriving as revenue skyrockets
The industry could potentially be worth $1 billion dollars by 2025 if it continues its 39% average annual growth.
Dell Technologies teases the future of the modern consumer PC
Concept UFO, Concept Ori and Concept Duet are some of the cute names Dell has come up with for its future PCs.
ASUS launches ROG Phone II in Australia
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) is reinforcing its dedication to keen mobile gamers, with a new iteration of its smartphone product, the ROG Phone.
MotoGP’s new mobile game will be powered by blockchain
The licensing agreement will allow Animoca to develop what it calls a ‘manager’ style blockchain game that allows fans to engage and interact with MotoGP through collectibles.
Call of Duty: Mobile opens pre-registrations for Android and iOS
Call of Duty will soon be available free to play on Android and iOS from October 1, taking the entire experience mobile.
Govt support could turn NZ's game industry into billion-dollar boom
Grinding Gear Games’ hugely successful RPG Path of Exile has showcased the local gaming industry – last year Tencent purchased Grinding Gear Games for more than $100 million.
Qualcomm and ZTE to bring cloud gaming to 5G
The demonstration aims to demonstrate that console-quality mobile gaming experiences are achievable over live 5G networks.
Lenovo outlines new range of Legion mobile gaming devices
The newest offerings include the latest Intel processors and NVIDIA GPUs to support modern gaming needs.
Intel announces “most powerful mobile processors ever”
Improvements in performance, responsiveness and Wi-Fi connectivity will be rolling out for gamers and creators alike.
Valve stops Steam Link hardware sales; promotes Android app instead
Valve announced that its supply of Steam Link hardware has sold out – and by the looks of it, it won’t be making any more.
ESET cautions mobile gamers to check their games are safe
Whether on iOS or Android, downloadable games inevitably come with more security risks.
IoT, AI and mobile gaming in the spotlight at startup festival
Over the next three days, more than 300 startups will congregate in Taiwan’s capital for three days full of innovation, networking, and fun.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ [cross] Disney Tsum Tsum event begins
The game will also introduce new companions called "Pets", which will be available on the 21st of September.
Blade Runner 2049 is getting its own 'authentic' mobile game
Next Games & Alcon Entertainment are turning the much-awaited Blade Runner 2049 series into a mobile game.
Tencent Cloud opens Silicon Valley data center; Seoul & Mumbai locations to follow
Tencent Cloud will be opening five new data centers across the globe, including centers in Seoul and Mumbai.
Gordon Ramsay will grill your skills in his newest mobile game
Heard of that loud, gregarious and fiery British chef/TV star Gordon Ramsay? He now comes in app form, through a new game called Gordon Ramsay DASH.
Hands-on review: Miitomo - Nintendo’s first mobile hit
Miitomo has only been released in Japan, but it is already a big hit. Nintendo's first successful smart-device app is well worth its hype.
App review: Hands on with iOS Hedgehogers
Hedgehogers may not look like anything special, but it has still got plenty of character. The mechanics make it genuinely addicting.
Mobile gaming increasing thanks to tablet market
Not only are tablets the devices being played on the most, but tablet gamers are also more likely to pay for games and to spend more money on average than gamers on other mobile platforms.