Video Games Industry Reports Record June

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A report compiled by leading New York-based consumer spending market research company NPD Group recently revealed that spending across video game hardware, software (the actual games), accessories and game cards during the month of June 2...Read More

Blizzard Waives Fee To Change Genders In WoW

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World of Warcraft inhabitants (read: players) have been chopping and changing their physical features and appearances using the in-game barbershop long before the battle of Azeroth began – changing physical features such as the face...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Take-Two Interactive, the video games giant behind brands like Grand Theft Auto and , is looking at various ways in which to strengthen the brand and future lineup. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said during a recent May earnings call th...Read More

Billie Eilish Takes a Stand In New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Billie Eilish is 18 years old. Let this statement sink in for a moment within the context of what has transpired over the internet’s airwaves over the course of the last couple of days. Let it first up not be said that the No Time t...Read More

Loto-Quebec Introduce New Video Slots To 2 Casinos

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Video slots have made for a phenomenal addition to a contemporary bustling modern-day casino industry. Interactive features, high payouts and super-fast action have all combined to turn video slots into firm gaming entertainment favourite...Read More

Video Game Industry Still Male-Dominated

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

To maintain that more men are into hard-core gaming than women is by now a fully debunked fallacy. Even so, female representation in the video games development industry remains seemingly limited. And that’s not to say that women ar...Read More

Blizzard May Have Gone Too Far with WoW Ban

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Blizzard is for bummed. Bummed and badgering and soon possibly even busted. That Activision’s has this time gone way too far is a done thing. The latest controversial move by the creators of World of Warcraft and Overwatch is an ou...Read More

The Most Influential Video Games In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

From 2010 to 2020 there have been some major moves forward in the world of gaming. But some games made more of a splash, so we’ve revealed the titles that had the most impact for every year of the 2010s, and what mad...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

Games That Made Headlines In 2019

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2019

We’re officially headed into holiday time and will soon have a bit more time to do as we please, as opposed to what we have to. And what better way to be spending time away from work and responsibilities than by play...Read More

Ubisoft Turns Video Games Into TV Animations

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Brand partnerships such as the one between Netflix and Epic’s Fortnite, also referred to as “crossovers” are nothing new and have for the longest time been employed; and significantly and effectively so; as marke...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

Trump Blames Violent Games For Shootings

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Video games are to blame for the recent mass-shootings in El Paso, Texas. Video games, white supremacy and racism, said US President Donald Trump, are the main elements at play in violent America. Rather fresh coming from a man who at the...Read More

Canada Shines At This Year’s E3 Conference

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

With another E3 video games conference now successfully done and dusted, it’s interesting to look back on who this year’s big game-changers were. With so much focus every year being placed on what the big games corporations li...Read More

WCLC Iqaluit, Rankin Lotto Terminals Suffer Outage

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

A network upgrade intended to serve the Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet communities in a more efficient manner backfired ever so slightly when players from the local communities were unable to purchase ...Read More

Welcome To Fortnite – The New Social Order

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

The world and reality as we know it are changing in new and unexpected ways. Technology and connected video games have much to do with the tide, and Fortnite is without a doubt one of the forerunners. The game enjoys a worldwide following...Read More

Gaming Disorder Now A WHO-Classified Disease

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

Does gaming take precedence over some other areas of your life to the point that your playing continues even when you know that you really should be doing something else instead? Then, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), you...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On ALC Class Suit

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Musgrave Harbour resident Fred Small says his application to institute a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) with regards to its Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) is more than a mere attempt to call a corporat...Read More

Chinese Video-Share App TikTok Hits The US

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

There’s a new video-sharing app on the global block and its conquering hearts wherever it goes. TikTok is originally a Chinese creation, and in China it’s known as Douyin. The app has been making its way into the US in the mos...Read More

Microsoft To Show Braille Controller At E3

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

Microsoft has revealed just a sample’s worth of information about its latest patent, but it’s been enough to attract its fair share of attention. The tech and software giant’s latest idea ties in perfectly with the compa...Read More

Video Games Worth $300 Billion By 2025

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

According to a recent report by GlobalData, the video games industry could very well be worth a stellar $300 billion industry by as early as 2025, mostly thanks to the rise of mobile games and cloud streaming services. Virtual Reality tec...Read More

Red Rake Launches New Marco Polo Slot

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Independent development studios, the Anime-focused Asian gang and the quirky home-based characters doing their thing on the outskirts of London, Prague and Berlin may be doing their bit for unique and unconventional slots, but that doesn&...Read More

Pragmatic Play Debuts Wild Pixies Slot

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Pragmatic Play is celebrating spring in their latest video slot release, Wild Pixies. The provider has created an enchanted forest backdrop for this 3X5 game, and quirky inhabitants populate the reels to a soundtrack inspired by fairy tal...Read More

Gaming Gear May Set New Records In 2019

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2019

Mobile tech may very well be working its magic for the global games market, but desktop computer technology will in all likelihood reclaim the bulk of the gaming kingdom for itself. This is the opinion of Jitesh Ubrani, research manager a...Read More

New Zynga Spin And Win Pulls Out The Stops

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Thanks to Zynga Poker, players will now have the opportunity to play shorter quick-scoop online tournaments. What’s more, after each win, a lucky prize wheel may be spun for the chance of winning up to 10x the initial buy-in value. ...Read More

Play’n GO Launches New Contact Slot

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2019

Play’n GO’s latest slot is real show-off. Contact, an online video slot themed around the culture and conventions of the ancient Mayans, doesn’t feature the traditional paylines system. Instead, symbols are added onto cl...Read More

ALC Fighting VLT Ban in Canada’s Supreme Court

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has made its intent to fight for its right to continue to operate Video Lottery Terminals (VLT’s) across Canada as clear as day. The corporation has been fighting more than one fire on the cont...Read More

Comcast Announces $50M Philly eSports Arena

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

eSports fans and participants residing in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s East Coast will soon experience the joy of having their very own 3,500-seater arena. A dedicated space from where you can cheer on your favourite team is a spe...Read More

Google Teases New Stadia Functionality

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

We are a generation of multitasking space-savers, and it makes us exceptionally happy whenever anyone comes up with a revolutionary new idea that will assist us to save even more space on our devices. No for the first time, is search engi...Read More

IGT Signs Offer Of Extended Loto-Quebec Deal

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

If luck is indeed a thing capable of turning, then gaming-tech supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has stumbled upon the Holy Grail. Not too long ago, the brand was struggling to keep their ship from sinking, but it certainly app...Read More

Lightning Box Announces New Temple Cash: Frogs ‘n Flies Slot

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

Ever fancied being the frog that catches the biggest fly? Well, if the developers at Lightning Box Games are to be believed, we’re all frogs and there’s more than enough scrumptious dinner to go around. According to the detail...Read More

Kyle Cartwright Scores His 5th Royal Flush

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Having the golden touch, often referred to as the King Midas effect, can be both a blessing as well as a curse. Just ask World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright. The expectation for a win is always there, and onlookers are n...Read More

Alberta’s Gaming Revenues On the Rise

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

Following two years of concerning revenue decline, gambling revenues in Alberta have managed to turn themselves around of late. Earnings grew by $4 million during the course of 2018, driven primarily by increased use of video lottery term...Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against VLT’s

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the term “cognitive distortion”. Magicians refer to its effects as sleight-of-hand and its generally accepted that this kind of visual deception only works because of each person having a number of...Read More

Aristrocrat Inc. Opens New Las Vegas Campus

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

Leaders in land-based casino technology and games cabinets, Aristocrat Technologies Inc., have just opened a brand new campus in Summerlin, Las Vegas. An opening ceremony was recently held and a celebratory ribbon cut in order to official...Read More

Leprechaun Carol Slot Hits Canadian Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, slots developers are working hard to get suitably festive games to their players around the world this December. The latest such release has just landed at online casinos as well, coming from the exp...Read More

Twitch Outs Illegal Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

It’s hard to keep anything a secret these days, and thanks to online streaming platforms like Twitch, it has become even harder to hide illegal and unlicensed goings-on from the wrong (or should we say right?) kind of eyes. The UK G...Read More

UK Online Casinos Penalized for Negligence

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

The UK Gambling Commission’s continuous crackdown on gambling operators without ‘effective’ player protection standards has led to fines of nearly £14 million ($17 million) in total for three British online casino ...Read More

Another Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe Win

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

Playtech’s new progressive jackpot slot, Pharaoh’s Treasure Deluxe, has awarded another huge progressive jackpot win. One lucky player walked away with £494,233 (CA$ 831,493.95), the second major payout...Read More

ELK Studios Adds Joker Gems to Library

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

ELK Studios is always on the ball when it comes to fresh new game releases, and its latest slot is no exception. Joker Gems is a delightful addition to the studio’s growing portfolio, boasting fantast...Read More

Red Dead Redemption II Adds Poker In-Game

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2018

Poker players with a passion for video games (or vice versa) will be thrilled to discover that Rockstar Games’ latest upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption II, will offer players a ride back to the Old West with some truly tradition...Read More

WCLC Inks Lotto Content Deal with IGT

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has reportedly inked a new major deal with gaming products supplier IGT, which will now provide 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals for the Saskatchewan market. The VLTs are set to be...Read More

Legends Roar to Life in New Dragon Kings Slot

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

Call on the natural power of the 4 seas in Dragon Kings, the brand-new video slots game packed with special features from Betsoft Gaming. An on-point remix of a classic legend, this title imbues Chinese mythology with new life thanks to a...Read More

Clockwork Mice Take to the Reels in New Slot

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

Realistic Games has just released its newest video slot, called Clockwork Mice. Set in a futuristic metropolis, it creates a whole new world for players to enjoy as they spin the reels in the hopes of winning large payouts.

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Three Reel Slots or Five Reel Slots?

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2016

If you’re a newcomer to slots gaming you may be wondering about your choices for slot machine entertainment. The industry today has developed to the point that slots aficionados have hundreds of options that range from simple fruit ...Read More

Fruit Machines

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2016

When you enter the casino slots room you might find “fruit machine games” as one of the slots alternatives. Some players specifically search for fruit slots which they find to be easier to play and offer a more well-rounded sl...Read More

Discover the Wonderful World of Poker

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2016

Poker has been played in smoke-filled rooms from time immemorial.  Many gamers play poker at land-based casinos and many play online.  At a land-based casino you can play video poker or you can sit down and play poker with real ...Read More

Assassins Creed 2 Video Game Review

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2014

History of the Game

The Assassins Creed 2 Video Game Review details and explains many of the great features of the game. This is a game that was launched in 2012 as a sequel to the Assassins Creed series of games. The game can b...Read More

Mass Effect 3 Video Game Review

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2014

The Mass Effect 3 game was released in March 2012 and marks the final chapter in theMass Effect triology of video games completing the story of Commander Shepard. Like its predecessors,Mass Effect 3was released to commercial succ...Read More

Prince of Persia Video Game Review

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2014

If you want the excitement and energy of a great game, then the Prince of Persia series is definitely the right one for you. As the Prince of Persia Video Game Review will explain, this is a franchise started by Jordan Mechner that was fi...Read More

Max Payne 3 Video Game Review

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2014

Players around the globe can now enjoy the episode of the exploits of Max Payne in the Max Payne 3 video gaming adventure. The daring Max Payne deeds are available directly on your Xbox 360, Playstation or PC or Mac console. Max Payne is...Read More