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interneteSports Audience is Over Four Times Bigger than NFL Audience

The eSports audience will grow to 453.8 million globally in 2019. There are 201 million Esports Enthusiasts. 201.2 million with per year growth of 15.7% to nearly 300 million in 2022. The global Occasional Viewers will hit 252.6 million in …

businessOne third of the World Plays Video Games

Market researcher Newzoo expects more than 2.5 billion people to play games in 2019. This is about one-third of the global population. The global gaming market is a $152 billion business in 2019 and should reach $196 billion in 2022. …

artificial intelligenceGeneral Purpose OpenAI Defeats World Champion DOTA Video Game Team 2-0

OpenAI software has defeated a world champion DOTA team, 2-0. Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It has a steep learning curve and is very complex. Two teams of …

blockchainTRON and MixMarvel Launch HyperSnakes the Blockchain Version of Slither.io

The TRON Arcade fund and MixMarvel are launching HyperSnakes which is the blockchain version of Slither.io. It will allow players to compete and earn TRX without a wallet, circumventing common cryptocurrency adoption barriers. TRON and MixMarvel bring high production values …

controversialFacebook Tricked Kids and Parents for Video Game Purchases

Facebook had revenue and profitability problems up until 2016. They had raised many billions of dollars in funding and went public in 2012 with a valuation of about $100 billion. Facebook had many years of problems solving the problem of …

artificial intelligenceDeep Mind Artificial Intelligence Wins 10 Out 11 Games Versus Pro Human Players

Deep Mind has a StarCraft II program AlphaStar. It is the first Artificial Intelligence to defeat a top professional human player. In a series of test matches held on 19 December, AlphaStar decisively beat Team Liquid’s Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz, one …

entertainmentAnime themed mobile games are huge in China

China’s mobile gaming market recorded total revenue of 35.6 billion yuan (US$5.1 billion) for the third quarter. This was up 17% year-on-year and 10 percent sequentially. Anime-themed titles generated nearly 40% of total gross revenue from the two dozen new …

crimeMultiple fatalities from mass shooting at Madden NFL video game tournament

Multiple fatalities were reported in a mass shooting, Sunday afternoon at a Madden NFL video game tournament in a popular area of Jacksonville, Florida. One suspect was dead at the scene. Notice just prior to the #shooting at the #Madden19 …

blockchainShould your next video game be on blockchain? (The benefits may surprise you)

When talking about the future of the tech world, there’s one topic that just can’t be easily avoided: gaming. The gaming industry continues to catch the attention of not only players of all ags in the economy, but the attention …