Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Apple More Interested In Gaming Than Ever

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

It’s official: Apple is interested in gaming. As in big-industry gaming. Also – as in iPad gaming. Not that the tech-giant’s intensified focus on gaming support should come as any surprise. This is after all the same ind...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Corp’s Online Migration Causes Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says that a shift in favour of digital gaming has been the main catalyst behind its decision to lay off about 9% of its work force, or 61 employees. Folks not being permitted to enjoy in-person gaming ente...Read More

Apple Under Fire Over Mobile App Monopoly

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Tech and software giant Apple have since as recently as February this year, no fewer than 5 times rejected Facebook’s application to have its Facebook Gaming app included in Apple’s App Store. The fifth and most recent applica...Read More

Apple Next In Loot Box Line Of Fire

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

It now seems as if is the latest company to have landed in the regulatory line of fire over the controversial nature of loot boxes. According to an Apple insider news source, the tech giant may have to answer to a California class action ...Read More

KFC’s KFConsole Gets Quite The Reaction

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Fast-food giant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is regrettably not really planning on giving console masters Sony and Microsoft a run for their new-consoles money. But that’s not to say that the fried-chicken franchise didn’t man...Read More

What The Future Holds for Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Predicting the future of any industry is a precarious affair – if 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s got to be a thing of unavoidability we’ve known since just about forever: you can only really rely on death and tax...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Australian authorities have confirmed having arrested five Victoria-based Counter Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) players on charges of eSports match-fixing. 4 of the 5 arrested are 20 years of age and the 5th is 27. Police hav...Read More

Evolution Gaming Credits No Sports For Boost

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

significant revenue and profit boost during the first quarter of 2020 is according to the live casino games specialist, the direct result of a lack of sports betting opportunities. Now that nearly all major sports events for what seems l...Read More

Elk Studios Unveils New Blood Lust Slot

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Elk Studios is playing its part in keeping us home and occupied. Elk has just released a and this time round, it’s a vampire-style scare adventure that’s headed for our screens. Blood Lus...Read More

Loot Boxes Are (Finally) A Dying Breed

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The loot box controversy has been making waves for quite some time now. But whilst product owners like EA have been defending loot boxes (loot, loot crates) tooth and nail, some others are very clearly beginning to move away from the pay-...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

, Niantic’s blockbuster Augmented Reality game, is still going strong. While not quite as popular as when it was at its peak in 2016, it still has a huge following. In 2020, those fans will be treated to plenty of action, events and...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

A US gamer in all likelihood saved the life of her fellow-gamer and friend some 8,000 km away in the UK earlier on this month when she called for help on his behalf after noticing that he was having a life-threatening seizure.

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Sony Now A Repeat No-Show At E3

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Not exactly great news, but certainly by this time fascinating news what with it not being new news, is the fact that Sony will yet again this year be giving E3 a skip. 2020 will be Sony’s second year in a row as a no-show at the wo...Read More

eSports Has Hit The $1 Billion Revenue Mark

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

The news is out and its official, (competitive video gaming) has officially hit the $1 billion revenue mark. This according to official data released by specialised analytics company Newzoo. Its no secret at all that eSports is huge busi...Read More

Alienware Teases Concept UFO At CES 2020

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

Its as high-end as only Dell’s Alienware technology can get, its currently still undergoing further development and has the pre-fix “concept” attached to its name, and perhaps most newsworthy of all; it closely m...Read More

Overwatch Star’s Pro Gaming Or College Dilemma

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Jonathan Huffman finds himself faced with a dilemma that may well become the reality for many other teenagers in the near future. The 16-year-old from Chicago, USA, must decide whether to attend college or whether to b...Read More

Microsoft Teases Two New Xbox Consoles

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

Tech giant Microsoft has revealed some exciting news for its gamer fan base this quarter. The company is reportedly developing not one, but two next-generation Xbox consoles that are scheduled for a 2020 release. The t...Read More

Gaming Industry Trends in 2020 And Beyond

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

Emerging new technologies and changing consumer habits are effectively changing the way we do business. And if any one aspect of the way in which we “should be doing business” stood out at the recent EY Growth Summ...Read More

Casino Heist May Be In The Works For GTA

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

GTA fans are a bunch constantly in waiting; or at least, that’s what it feels like. Players are yet again barely hanging on to the edge of their seats whilst waiting in anticipation for the release of a new Grand The...Read More

Canada Leads eSports Legislation Boom

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

As eSports continues to expand, Canada is at the forefront of the burgeoning sector’s legal developments. This is due to the growing lists of eSports companies on both the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange or T...Read More

Tencent Acquires Significant Shares In Sumo

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

Internet and tech-giant Tencent Holdings Limited appears eager to extent the scope of its business reach as far as gaming is concerned, having just acquired 15 million shares in British development studio parent compan...Read More

Top 2 Player Board Games for Festive Season Fun

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

And so another date night has rolled on by and it’s your turn to choose the where and the what. Only problem is, you’re fresh out of ideas and must now resort to scrambling about online in double time in search of ...Read More

Hasbro Unveils The Ultimate Monopoly Test

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

If you thought that the standard Monopoly we played as kids around the family dining room table squared it off in monstrous fashion with the clock; as in the variety of game able to usurp an entire Saturday’s worth o...Read More

Facebook’s Oculus Now Owns Beat Games

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Zuckerberg’s Facebook is doing a one-up on recent movements in the gaming industry and has now acquired Beat Games. The latter has been bought into the ranks of Facebook’s Oculus and is of course a well-know virtual reality...Read More

PlayOn System Cause For Safety Concerns

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Is there anything more annoying than having to get up mid-play because you’ve run out of chips and need to go get more? PlayOn thinks not, which is why the system involves a device that will now enable players to rem...Read More

Investigating The Therapeutic Value Of Games

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

It’s a scientifically supported fact that having fun is good for you on many levels, especially psychologically. And if gaming away for hours on end is your idea of a good time and having fun, then obviously it stand...Read More

Rebellion To Launch Sniper Elite Board Game

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

Some superb news on the gaming front is that long-time video games developer Rebellion Developments has just launched a board games division under the name and banner of Rebellion Unplugged. According to the latest big reveal, the new ...Read More

Amazon Keen To Start Game Streaming Service

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

If any giveaway is as dead as can be then it’s without a doubt a job listing. And what Amazon’s latest job listings seem to suggest is that the online retail giant has more than just a small interest in joining the...Read More

Cloud9 Slapped With Hefty Fine By Riot

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

Riot Games has fined eSports operator Cloud9 for the supposed violation of a 2017 League of Legends equity stock competition rule. Riot prohibits League Championship Series players from owning any portion of a team for...Read More

Fortnite’s Island Of Remembrance Explained

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Epic’s Fortnite has attracted its fair share of attention; the good as well as the not-so-good; with even England’s Prince Harry having had expressed his opinion on a game considered by the good Duke to be nothing ...Read More

Giant Game Boy Does Its Bit For Children

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

Calgary gamers Andrew Smith and Curtis Braham have a lot more going for them than hitting up high scores. The pair wanted to do something that would attract more donations for a charitable cause and given their particu...Read More

Epic Slaps Cheating Fortnite Player With Lifetime Ban

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

Its obvious now that hell hath no fury like Epic Games scorned. Jarvis Kaye (17) discovered the hard way that cheating at Fortnite is equal to the unpardonable sin in the eyes of the game’s developer, and so much so ...Read More

Nintendo To Bring More 3DS To Switch Lite

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

Prefer the ultimate in handheld portable experiences but not too amped about the range of games compatible with Nintendo’s Switch Lite? Then never fear, because the iconic Japanese games brand is considering bringing...Read More

Mario Kart Tour A Major Success

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2019

Nintendo has officially crashed the mobile games party by having sold a record number of downloads for its Mario Kart Tour. 124 million downloads in the first month following the official release of the popular game is...Read More

ESPN Says They Have Overwatch 2 Inside Info

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2019

It used to be that we were stuck trying to piece together the pieces of a puzzle by stitching together teaser-shorts, a cryptic trailer, cartoons; working in reverse motion Marvel’s SHIELD storyline even; all in an attempt to fig...Read More

Mr. Atari Joins The Ranks Of Synergy Blue

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

It’s important to do what you love. Just ask Atari founder and the man behind the Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria chain, Nolan Bushnell. The Atari man may have started out on his chosen career path some 50 years ago, but th...Read More

InfluenceInk Launches New INK Games Platform

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

The dividing line separating the games developer from the player is one that is slowly fading away. Gaming is now more than ever before a way of life; a lifestyle if you will; as opposed to its prior status of “just ...Read More

Millennial eSports Corp Gets Fresh New Name

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

Millennial eSports Corporation has officially changed its name to Torque eSports Corporation, so as to be a better fit right down to description in terms of the new direction the operator is now moving in. The Canadian...Read More

Novomatic Puts On Impressive Show At G2E

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Austria’s leading iGaming giant and tech-provider Novomatic has made its third platinum appearance at the annual G2E gaming expo event in Las Vegas. The industry giant showed off the full scope of its product and ser...Read More

Fortnite Chapter 2 Download Now Available

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

It’s official. Epic has made good on its promise of a revolution and has at long last; after two entire days of gamers being perched on the edge of their seats refusing all forms of sustenance; released the link for ...Read More

Huawei Wants To See Games Start-Ups Succeed

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that mobile is the way of the future for the global gaming community. Smartphones are becoming smarter and way more sophisticated, not to mention progressively more affordable. And yet, de...Read More

Blizzard Under Fire For eSports Player Ban

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment, the US video games giant that owns big-name games like Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch, is taking a real rap following its having banned an eSports player from Hong Kong for having shouted out...Read More

Google & Apple Wage War On Chameleon Apps

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Alphabet’s Google and mobile phone tech-giant Apple have stepped up efforts relating to limiting the number of illegal real-money gambling apps trending on the information super-highway. Tougher rules and restriction...Read More

Louis Vuitton Designs LoL Worlds Trophy Case

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that we’re moving ever closer to a world where there will no longer be any distinction between the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports. The latest in a long line of exam...Read More

Google Play Pass Quick On Arcade’s Heels

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Google isn’t about to let Apple get on with business without giving the tech-giant a run for its gaming revenue money. The search engine giant recently launched its own subscription-based gaming platform on Google Pl...Read More

Introducing VENN – The Future MTV Of Gaming

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2019

Someone is looking to do for gaming what MTV back in the day did for music. And considering that new start-up VENN has a $17 million investment confidence launch pad as a starting point, its not been bad going at all f...Read More

New GambleAware Initiative To Focus On Gaming Education

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Being part of the solution will forever beat yammering on and on about the problem. Education is the ultimate solution to most challenges and the driving force behind the new joint venture between GambleAware and Paren...Read More

Apple Arcade May Be The Future Of Mobile Games

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

On September 19, Apple officially makes the shift from a typical once-sold-once-paid-for revenue model to a much more lucrative way of doing business: monthly subscriptions. Apple Arcade will be launched for iPhone pla...Read More

Apple Extends September Native iOS Deadline

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

Apple has postponed its 3 September native iOS deadline by six months. The tech-giant had the entire casino games development industry running around in flat panic when it announced a slew of significant App Store poli...Read More

HTC Vive Cosmos Does One Up On Oculus Rift S

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

HTC is all in on the virtual reality hardcore gear game. It recently announced that it no longer plans on playing second fiddle for market leader Oculus Rift and plan on giving its competitor a run for its money with its newest HTC Vive ...Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Apple Arcade

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

Apple is on the verge of launching its brand-new Apple Arcade subscription gaming service and by the looks of it, it’s going to be everything but your average subscription-based free-to-play Joe. If anything, Apple r...Read More

Canada Making Its Mark In iGaming

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2019

We are an innovative nation, as attested to by our innovations in food-tech, our raw material exports, our unique approach to and keen interest in space exploration and even our absolute commitment towards preserving t...Read More

PewDiePie Hits The YouTube 100M Mark

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

YouTube celebrity PewDiePie has just become the very first individual creator to pass the 100 million-subscriber mark on the popular platform. But Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, despite having practically shaped what...Read More

Mobile Games Raking In The Money

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2019

Mobile games make the world go round. Or at least makes the revenue in the world go round. According to the most recent estimations, nearly 60% of all gaming revenue is currently being generated by the mobile gaming se...Read More

Gearing Up for the G2E 2019 Gaming Expo

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Its almost time again for the annual G2E and this year, the world-class gaming trade expo will treat attendees to more entertainment and gaming thrills than ever before. The sheer size of an event of this nature can of...Read More

Ninja Reveals Trade Secrets In New Book

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Professional gamer Tyler Blevins, better known to the gaming world as “Ninja” is more than just a pro at what he does for a living. He’s also willing to reveal some of what he considers to be the secrets of the t...Read More

Apple Orders 17+ Age Restrictions On Gambling

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Apple has further tightened its regulations governing apps that contain gambling-related content The tech-giant, in an obvious move to prevent underage players from accessing mobile and online gambling content, has sai...Read More