Gaming Spotlight

What the recent run of big-name acquisitions means for the games industry

Stewart Stanbury – Director of Business Development at Jagex explores how the recent spate of big name acquisitions in the games industry have been driven by the evolution of technology. While big studio mergers and acquisitions are a staple of the games industry, the recent spate of big spending from …

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Kakao Games Achieves 15 Million USD investment in playable Worlds

Korean game publisher Kakao Games has received 15 million USD investment from Kakao Games Europe B.V. in American independent game developer, Playable Worlds, which focuses on Cloud-Native Games and a Metaverse platform. Kakao Games led the Series B round, which totaled over 25 million USD including participation from other investors. …

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Mokens League Live Blockchain eSports Raises $2M USD for ‘Win to Earn’ NFT Gaming Platform with MOKA Token

Mokens League has completed its $2 million seed fund. The NFT-based eSports platform also announced its in-game currency, MOKA token, on the Polygon network. MOKA will serve as the main utility token in the ecosystem of company-developed eSports games and in the future for third party games that get integrated …

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Why it’s time for gamers to get serious about security?

Steve Wilson, UK and Ireland Director at NortonLifeLock explores the rise in cybersecurity threats in the gaming world as exponential growth in gamers opens the floodgates for cyber criminals. In the UK today, there are 44 million gamers, out of a population of 65 million. In Europe, that figure is …

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Norton Special Report Reveals Over 2 in 5 Gamers Have Experienced a Cyberattack

 NortonLifeLock has conducted a global study that sheds light on the cyber risks impacting the gaming community. The 2021 Norton Cyber Safety Insights Report: Special Release – Gaming & Cybercrime, conducted by The Harris Poll among more than 700 UK adults who currently play online games, found that over two in five …

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PCR Feb issue Independent Retailer: Chillblast’s Ben Miles

Chillblast’s Director, Ben Miles tells Michelle Winny, Editor of PCR about its recent Tactus Group acquisition, its involvement with F1 and how the explosive growth of the PC gaming market is driving product demand. UK based Chillblast started out as a specialist importer of niche overclocking products; it has since …

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G2 Esports names Kingston Fury as official gaming memory partner

G2 Esports has named Kingston FURY as its official high-performance gaming RAM memory partner.  The worldwide partnership will see Kingston FURY’s random access memory (DRAM), flash memory and solid-state drive (SSD) gaming products be used by G2. For Kingston FURY the partnership will increase its exposure in front of G2’s …

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66% Of UK Gamers Say They Would Welcome More Advertising Into Their Games

Two-thirds of gamers in the UK say they would welcome more brands into their favourite games, finds new research released by Anzu. The nationwide study was run to drive advertisers’ decisions around their approach to gaming to help them understand what the UK gamer audience looks like and their attitudes …

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British Esports to open National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland

The British Esports Association (BEA) has unveiled ambitious plans to open an esports performance and education campus at Riverside Sunderland. This will aim to nurture and support the next generation of talent, within the UK’s burgeoning esports market. BEA is reported to have made a multi-million pound commitment to the …

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MetaMisfits organises AxieUtsav, India’s first block chain based play to earn event

MetaMisfits is one of the First Indian play-to-earn guilds that deals with renting and lending of virtual assets to masses for yield farming in the metaverse. The company successfully organised AxieUtsav, the first Indian official blockchain-based play-to-earn eSports tournament in Kolkata on 25th December. The event was sponsored by Polygon …

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