Nintendo’s Future In Gaming Disregarded By Market Research Group

It is no secret that Nintendo isn't ruling the gaming industry anymore. However, one market research group seems to believe Nintendo's role in the industry is pretty much over. Technavio has recently released their forecast of the game industry for the next four years. While they predicted the market would grow exponentially, it seems Nintendo wasn't … Continue reading Nintendo’s Future In Gaming Disregarded By Market Research Group

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Xbox One And Wii U Users Dedicate The Most Time Gaming

The Global Web Index has conducted a huge survey of 17,990 console users and asked them how long they spend console gaming each day. Interestingly, the Wii U was nearly the console with the most playtime by gamers surveyed and almost beat the Xbox One. Wii U and Xbox One users averaged around 2 ½ hours each day. … Continue reading Xbox One And Wii U Users Dedicate The Most Time Gaming

Twitter Opens @TwitterGaming Account

Recently, Twitter opened a verified Twitter gaming account under the username @twittergaming. The account has only posted a "hello" Tweet so far, and the Twitter bio reads: "Highlighting best practices and innovative uses of Twitter in video games and gaming." but it has already attracted over 5,000 followers to date. In future, it may work similar to … Continue reading Twitter Opens @TwitterGaming Account

The World’s Largest e-Sports Group To Start Drug Testing

e-Sports are serious business with plenty of money up for grabs, therefore the Electronic Sports League will soon introduce policies to keep drugs out of it. The news comes on the back of the revelation that a number of professional e-sport players have been abusing ADHD and narcolepsy medication, Adderall. The medication helps improves people's reactions and … Continue reading The World’s Largest e-Sports Group To Start Drug Testing

Razer Is Considering Supporting Wii U

https://twitter.com/minliangtan/status/623018083192430592 Razer, the American gaming peripheral manufacturer, has said that it is considering making high performance gaming products for the Wii U. This is a result of Super Smash Bros Wii U being extremely popular at a variety of video game tournaments. As we saw this weekend, Super Smash Bros Wii U was well represented … Continue reading Razer Is Considering Supporting Wii U

Japan: Smartphone Games Now Make Up 50%+ Of Japanese Total Games Market

A report delivered by CyberZ, which is a subsidiary of Tokyo Internet conglomerate CyberAgent, states that the Japanese mobile market was worth 546.8 billion yen (US$5.4 billion) in 2013. This is up an astonishing 178% from 2012. The company says that data obtained shows that smartphone games now make up 50% of the total Japanese gaming market, which is poised … Continue reading Japan: Smartphone Games Now Make Up 50%+ Of Japanese Total Games Market

iOS Game Spending Alone Outpaces Nintendo 3DS And PlayStation Vita In Q1 2013

Research firms IDC and App Annie have both conducted a study which found that tablet and smartphone gaming on Apple products have eclipsed Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita software sales during the first quarter of 2013. This is the first time that iOS game sales alone have beaten the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Previously … Continue reading iOS Game Spending Alone Outpaces Nintendo 3DS And PlayStation Vita In Q1 2013

GDC: Fewer Games Are Featuring Multiplayer Modes

Recent data provided by research firm EEDAR indicates that fewer games these days are including an online multiplayer mode. The reason behind this is due to rising cost of game development, as well as the fact that including multiplayer modes in certain games doesn't make sense. EEDAR took a look at every Xbox 360 and PlayStation … Continue reading GDC: Fewer Games Are Featuring Multiplayer Modes