Conventions and the video game industry go hand-in-hand: there’s the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), Germany’s Gamescom, Comic-Cons, and more. Other than QuakeCon (and EA Play this year), it’s rare for publishers to host their own consumer-facing “mega event.” Most companies like Capcom, Ubisoft, and Nintendo share the stage and make special reveals during E3 (which …
The content creator market is maturing and growing. Bigger and more established companies are beginning to see the value in investing in the space, and nowhere was that more apparent than at TwitchCon 2016. For the second annual event, TwitchCon relocated to San Diego and we began to see Amazon’s impact on Twitch start to …
This week: Steam games need real screenshots to make it onto the store; Super League Gaming and Riot Games join forces to bring League of Legends to movie theaters; and BlizzCon 2016 kicks off!
“How can we get our game on Twitch?” As PR professionals, this is a question we often hear from our gaming clients. Alongside the oft-coveted cover story in print, or the front-page online feature, the industry has now fully embraced streaming as a critical goal in a campaign to drive awareness and sales. Twitch, of …
This week in news from the gaming world… the League of Legends World Championship is being held this weekend with a record-breaking prize pool of $5.07 million; Microsoft showed off more VR capabilities during its press conference on Wednesday; and Kongregate is moving into the PC game publishing space with its first Steam release.
It would be an understatement to say a lot went on this week. Here is a collection of the top tech and gaming news for the week of October 17th! Get a first look at Nintendo’s next game system, the Nintendo Switch; Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming in fall of 2017; and unionized video …
In this week’s TriplePoints of Interest esports is taking away from traditional sports viewing time, Sony is releasing numerous mobile games in early 2018, and Valve is adding native DualShock 4 support to Steam.
In this week’s TriplePoints of Interest Amazon levels up with Twitch Prime, Oculus held its third annual keynote, and Universal Pictures has optioned the movie rights to Gears of War.
In this week’s TriplePoints of Interest the NBA becomes esports’ greatest ally, indie game Firewatch is heading to movie theaters, and Battlerite is Steam’s current top seller and newest MOBA.
There’s been tons of branding shifts, from Blizzard renaming its multiplayer game service Battle.net; Riot Games’ new title is a board game; and Ubisoft launching its very book publishing house to boost its cross-media brand power — all in this week’s TPOI!
This week in TriplePoints of Interest Riot Games announces 103 million monthly player milestone, UC Irvine is opening the first college esports arena, and Blizzard Entertainment’s Chriz Metzen retires.
This week in TriplePoints of Interest includes gaming highlights from the 2016 Apple press conference, Sony unveils the new PlayStation 4 Pro, World of Warcraft: Legion sells more than 3.3 million copies in 24 hours, and several major North American esports organizations formed the Professional Esports Association.
This week in TriplePoints of Interest content creators call out YouTube for demonetizing videos, Quake VR works with Valve to make the HTC Vive wireless, and the first Google Play Indie Games Festival comes to San Francisco this September.
For this week’s TPoI: former HBO Sports president joins the World Esports Asssociation; PlayStation 3 games are coming soon to PC; and Overwatch fans are finding hints at a new hero to come.
This week’s TriplePoints of Interest features Twitch’s acquisition of Curse, Facebook and Unity are creating a gaming platform, Paragon’s open beta is playable on PS4 and PC, and Blizzard trolls “gg ez” trolls in Overwatch.