Microsoft’s Re-branded Streaming Platform, and What It Means for the Streaming Landscape

Roughly this time last year, Microsoft acquired Beam, an up-and-coming streaming platform dedicated to interaction between the gamer and his or her viewers. The service has offered innovative ways for the audience to control what they see on stream, with the most prominent example of this being the Interactive Soundboard creators can use to enhance […]

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Nintendo Is Shipping More Switches, But Is It Too Late?

Nintendo took a big risk releasing the Switch outside the standard holiday rush. If the juggernaut’s decision to release ten million new Switches by the end of the 2018 fiscal year––up from 2.74 million units during 2016––is any indication, it seems the gamble paid off in spades. Should these units sell in their entirety, the […]

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What Makes a Good eSport?

As mentioned in a previous article What Esports Are Safe To Invest In?”, 2017 is shaping up to be a monumental year for the growth of esports. Advertisers are beginning to truly comprehend the reach competitive gaming brings towards the “unreachable” 18 to 25 year old gamer demographic, the increase in funding is driving up […]

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Echo Fox Owner Rick Fox Starts Equity Firm, Focus on Esports and Digital Media

Rick Fox, the former NBA World Champion, has been busy helping the esports realm grow to new heights. Echo Fox, his professional organization that currently manages five teams and nine individual players across a plethora of games, has quickly become a highly recognizable brand in the sector. Furthermore, he is one of the highest-profile members […]

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One Small Step for Riot Games, One Large Step for Competitive Gaming

Cheating is not a new hobby. From classrooms to marathons, casinos to con artists, cheaters take the high-risk, high-reward approach to life in an attempt to bypass the systems they scam. In the billion dollar competitive video games sector, the creation, distribution, and utilization of cheats is not just a hobby: it is a thriving […]

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Like Most Things, Gaming in Moderation is Beneficial

Asking “Do violent video games cause violent behavior?” will leave you with as many answers as there are people. For example, studies have been released deducing that these mature-themed games both do and do not negatively affect a youth’s ability to behave civilly. Similarly, the debate over “How much is too much?” as it relates […]

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Where Should You Invest in the Rapidly-Expanding eSports Market?

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for eSports. Shaquille O’Neal, Richard Fox, and other prominent athletes and sports teams are investing in the space, non-endemic sponsors such as Gillette and Coca-Cola are showing interest in order to reach the previously unreachable gamer demographic, and organizations such as WESA are forming to help […]

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