A surprise 48 hour-before-launch announcement by Google has pushed 12 more titles that were supposed to be released on Stadia at the end of the year up to the systems launch day.

But seriously, is that (mixed with the required bandwidth needed, plus missing features at launch) enough to keep the device above water in the long haul?

Google Stadia launched yesterday on November 19th, in 14 different territories which includes USA, UK and Canada, with 22 games at launch, for an initial price of $130 for a hardware starter kit with three months of premium service, and $10 a…


GameStop has been in the news recently as there were reports of layoffs across North American and Canadian stores a few weeks ago, and now in a recent report, GameStop will be closing 200 stores following another quarter of dismal sales. But with the next generation of consoles not far away and the slight shift to digital sales becoming imminent, GameStop CEO George Sherman is confident that the retailer will still take a “very, very significant share” of boxed sales during next generation.

James Bell, GameStop’s Chief Financial Officer, told investors that the closures will affect between 180 and 200…


During this past week on August 2nd at ChinaJoy 2019, Tencent officially launched its cloud gaming solution on the WeGame client, allowing WeGame users to instantly play several titles through the service without the need to download. The company released “Tencent Cloud Gaming Solution”, providing a one-stop gaming solution for global game developers and platforms. Meanwhile, Tencent Cloud and WeGame jointly launched a variety of games to demo, like “Moonlight Blade”, “Chinese Parents”, “Blood of Steel” and “Killers of the Three Kingdoms”, offering players opportunities to experience cloud gaming immediately.

A press release for the announcement notes that Moonlight Blade…


Yesterday, EA published their Q1 2020 financial results, and it once again proved to be an interesting overall outcome in digital game sales across all platforms. Posting net revenues of $1.2 billion, just up from $1.1 billion during the same quarter last year, we saw that EA’s digital sales are up 7% year-over-year, and 47% of its total unit sales now digital across all games. Mobile growth is down 17% year-over-year to $122 million in net bookings.

EA’s been working and promoting their subscription services for some time now, a long with the newly released EA Access for PlayStation 4…


Earlier this week, BBC News reported that the UK gambling commission does not consider lootboxes to be a form of gambling. While most people are outraged, others are glad that these onerous regulations stay out of the video games industry.

“The UK gambling watchdog has told MPs that it does not currently oversee the purchase of in-game content like Fifa player packs and video game lootboxes. This is because there is no official way to monetise what is inside them. A prize has to be either money or have monetary value in order for it to fall under gambling legislation.”


For many years now, parents have raised tremendous concern that their child might be addicted to video games. We’ve all heard about it, but now it’s official.

In a new ruling by the World Health Organization (WHO) that gives credit to those beliefs, the agency agreed last weekend to recognize gaming addiction as a mental health disorder which will go into effect beginning January 1, 2022. Though, to be diagnosed, a person must be playing video games so much that it ‘takes precedence over other life interests’.

During their research, experts found that some of the most critical examples of…


Today, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) published a new survey entitled ‘2019 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industrywhere it details that more than 164 million adults in the United States play video games, and three-quarters of all Americans have at least one video game player in their household.

The ESA reports that 93% of American households own a smartphone and, of those, almost half of them use it to play video games. After announcing a record-breaking $43.4 …


As we inch towards the Playgroundz closed beta invite phase, we wanted to give you a first hand look at some features, as well as the super clean and easy to navigate design. Below you’ll find a few select screenshots from EyeQ, the Playgroundz AI which helps identify and recommend new games catered specifically for each and every user.


Game Developers Conference (GDC) has always been the time of year where companies in the games industry have the opportunity to start the year off right. Being the main focus of learning, networking and business meetings, there’s no surprise that the PM Studios team is in attendance and ready to share the latest Playgroundz news with the attendees at this years event.

GDC showcases the latest game development tools and services from over 550 leading technology companies such as Amazon, Google, Intel, Nvidia, Oculus, Sony, and Unreal Engine. Attendees can use GDC Connect business matchmaking to set up meetings and…


Earlier today, Google shocked the world yet again with a teaser video asking the public to join them during Games Developer Conference 2019 (GDC) as they dive deeper into their vision for the future of gaming.

We. Can’t. Wait.

Releasing a Google platform means one more console added to the market, or could it be a cloud based box? Streaming as well as broadcasting to YouTube Gaming? Let’s go! GDC 2019 runs from Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2019 and Google will be streaming the announcement during their keynote on Tuesday, March 19 at 10AM PDT live on YouTube.

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