I cannot believe what I just watched on the Youtube live-stream from Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, as I truly believe this is a game changer for the gaming industry (if done right). Google has announced its new game streaming platform, Stadia, along with its own games studio Stadia Games and Entertainment. There are just so many parts to talk about, and it would be best to watch the whole keynote video embedded below. Otherwise, you can go through the quick summarized points I have gathered. Read on! • Stadia is the new cloud gaming platform where players can get into games without any downloads and not limited by hardware specs as well. No need for expensive GPU cards or even CPU! The key theme about Stadia really revolves around a platform for everyone. • Through Stadia, developer can make cross-platform multiplayer games, such as 1000-player battle royales across devices such as PC, TV, mobile phones, and tablets at the same time. Real-time gaming is a big thing … [Read more...] about – Google unveils new cloud gaming platform and its own games studio
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Today, StreamCraft is ready to unleash a brand-new way for gamers of all types to finally earn the living they deserve for the hard work they put in. From IGG, the world-renowned global games publisher, this innovative new streaming platform gives power to streamers who can not only earn a living, but also reward their viewers for their patronage. The StreamCraft team is showcasing a number of enticing ways to get started earning a paycheck. Those who adopt the program early and help it to grow have the most chance to take home serious cash. Whether it’s through Props (our own virtual currency that converts to cash) or subscriber revenue, there are tons of ways for everyone to make streaming lucrative for themselves. The one we’re highlighting today is the Invitation Program, which rewards any streamer who refers their friends to sign up for StreamCraft. OUR UNPRECEDENTED INVITATION PROGRAM We’re also hosting a … [Read more...] about Is StreamCraft Going To Beat Twitch As The New Darling Of Game Streaming Platforms?
A new report by Newzoo shows that mobile gaming now makes up over half of the global gaming market by revenue. In their latest quarterly update to their Global Games Market Report, Newzoo forecasts that total gaming revenue for 2018 will hit $137.9, a 13.3% increase from last year. Mobile gaming will make up $70.3 billion (51%) of that total. The report also includes projections of the global gaming market to 2021. While mobile will continue to be the best performing segment, its success will not come at the expense of console or PC gaming. Both PC and Console gaming are projected to see increases in nominal terms though they will both lose market share to mobile. The report also includes a breakdown of revenue by region. China takes the largest cut: $37.9 billion (28%) of the global total. The US comes second at $30.4 though it would be interesting to see the platform breakdown for each region. One would suspect the US console share is higher than the global average since China has … [Read more...] about Mobile Gaming Now Makes Up Over 50% Of Global Gaming Market
ARC Games, previously known as Perfect World Entertainment, is one of the leading North American online games publisher that almost exclusively works with free-to-play MMORPGs. The North American division was founded in 2008 and they have published over 10 popular titles including Star Trek Online and Blacklight Retribution. The company re-branded themselves as "ARC Games" in 2014. Official Site: ArcGames.com Company Size: Large (500+ Employees) Region(s): Global Year Founded: 2004 Phone Number: 650-590-7700 Email: [email protected] Perfect World employs around 500 people at their North American location in Redwood California. They acquired sister companies, Runic Games and Cryptic Studios and helped put out big games such as Torchlight in recent years. Many of their games can be found on the popular PC gaming platform, Steam. The company launched their own Steam-like service "ARC Games" for their own titles as well as their affiliates. … [Read more...] about ARC Games (Perfect World Entertainment) Publisher Profile
Gaming analytics firm Superdataresearch just released their tables for the highest grossing games on PC, Console, and Mobile for the month of April 2018 today and Fortnite continues to bring in the big bucks. Fortnite was #5 on the PC list but took the #1 spot on console. All platforms combined (PC, Console, and mobile) the game made a whopping $297 million in April, 2018. League of Legends reclaimed it's #1 spot from Dungeon Fighter Online which displaced it last month. Tencent's Honor of Kings continues to be one of the highest grossing video games in the world thanks to its huge success in China. Last month Honor of Kings brought in $185 million, up from $171 million in march, and $149 million from last april. League of Legends was the #1 PC game in the world last year with ~$1.8 billion in total revenue. Fortnite will likely surpass League of Legends in total revenue this year once you add up all platforms and if it continues to grow, it may surpass League of Legends on PC as well. … [Read more...] about Highest Grossing Games of April, 2018