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Gaming video to make $4.6 billion in 2017

The video games industry’s Gaming Video Content (GVC) segment is tremendously lucrative, and according to analyst firm SuperData, it will pull in over $4 billion in 2017.     Gaming Video Content is one of the biggest pillars of the current Games-as-a-Service (GaaS) business model that gaming’s biggest publishers–Activision, EA, Take-Two Interactive, and Ubisoft–are currently embracing. Service-based games such as Overwatch are built to monetize engagement, which is continually generated via content creators streaming gameplay …

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Yankees invest in competitive video gaming company Vision Esports

All sit! The Yankees are the latest traditional sports power to enter the surging professional video game world. On Thursday, the Bombers announced a partnership with Vision Esports. “The New York Yankees are thrilled to partner with Vision Esports and its diverse portfolio of esports companies,” Hal Steinbrenner said in press release announcing the partnership. “Guided by an impressively skilled and sports-savvy leadership team, Vision Esports is transcending the industry with a …

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Yankees Invest in Competitive Video Gaming With NBA’s Rick Fox

By October 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EDT The New York Yankees are investing in competitive video gaming, acquiring a stake in Echo Fox, the esports franchise owned by former NBA Champion Rick Fox. The investment is a part of a deal between the Yankees and Vision Esports, an investment vehicle set up earlier this year that contains Echo Fox; Twin Galaxies, a stats and rankings company; and Vision Entertainment, which produces esports video content. Rick Fox …

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Video games had to evolve for tabletop gaming appeal to be understood, says Dan Harmon

Dan Harmon is best known for creating series like Rick and Morty and Community, but one of his biggest passions is Dungeons & Dragons; so much so that he created an entire series dedicated to playing it with his friends. HarmonQuest, which began on NBC’s streaming service, Seeso, before moving to VRV for its second season, follows Harmon and his friend, Spencer Crittenden, as they play Dungeons & Dragons with different celebrities. Each episode includes …

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PS5 release date news – PlayStation Revolution for Evolution of Video Games event | Gaming | Entertainment

Footage from the Kickstarter funded PlayStation Revolution documentary will debut at the upcoming Evolution of Video Games event in the UK. The PlayStation Revolution documentary is the next entry in the Bedrooms to Billions series by Anthony and Nicola Caulfield. It will be broadcast as part of The Evolution of Gaming event, which takes place at the Science Museum on October 25. Tickets are available for £5 from the Science Museum’s website. Attendees will also …

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West Frankfort expands liquor licenses to address video gaming requests | West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT — Mayor Tom Jordan said after lively, but civil debate, the West Frankfort City Council is moving forward to change the way the city handles liquor licenses and video gaming. The council was scheduled to discuss expanding its Class A liquor licenses and to approve a request for a new license. Jordan said during September’s meeting, a discussion surrounding the Nifty Swifty gas station’s request for a liquor license prompted Tuesday’s agenda item. …

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Playing video games for a living includes insane hours and extreme stress

Seven days a week, 12 to 16 hours a day for two years straight. That’s how often 31-year old Ben Bowman, a professional streamer, livestreamed video games on Amazon’s (AMZN) Twitch from 2013 to 2015. Today, with an audience of more than 640,000 followers, Bowman has cut back on his streaming … to six days a week. It turns out, streaming video games for a living isn’t all fun and, well, games. And the medium, which …

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New Coach Puts IWU On Cutting Edge For Competitive Video Gaming

Illinois Wesleyan University has a new sports coach, but it’s not the kind of sports you’re thinking of. Callum Fletcher is the new head coach of IWU’s esports program. The program itself is new and will need to be built from the ground up as Fletcher settles into his role. “The program is being built up from scratch, so we currently don’t have a varsity-level team,” Fletcher said. “That starts in 2018. So my biggest responsibility …

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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game Review – Switch

The LEGO franchise and the Switch have been good bedfellows of late, with both LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Worlds releasing on the console so far. The former we enjoyed. The latter? Not so much. Unfortunately for all of us, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game – from now on referred to simply as Ninjago, because that title is a mouthful – is more Worlds than Undercover. If you’ve played a LEGO game from Traveler’s Tales, then you …

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Midland University unveils new arena for competitive video gaming | Nebraska News

FREMONT — Midland University, the first college in the region to elevate video gaming to a varsity-level competition alongside traditional sports, unveiled a new eSports arena Wednesday. Located on the third floor of Midland’s Olson Student Center, the eSports arena was specially designed for competitive gaming. Warrior eSports team members are able to compete on an elevated level, allowing spectators to view the action from below. LED lighting that can be adjusted for optimum viewing …

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Staunton’s Greater Good Gaming wants to change the way you think about video gamers

STAUNTON – You open your eyes and glance at the clock sitting on the bedside table. It’s 4 a.m. You turn your head in the direction of the doorway and glance down the hallway. You can hear it. That faint familiar sound you have come to know so well. As you put on your robe and make your way to your child’s bedroom you see the flickering light seeping through the cracks of his door.  You take …

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An NCAA for Esports? Rivals angle to govern campus video gaming

Zynab Makki, a junior at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, had driven 90 minutes from her home for the chance to meet Tyler Schrodt, the young founder and chief executive of the Electronic Gaming Federation. Since he started the EGF out of his dorm room four years ago, Schrodt has branded himself as the one-stop guru for college students hoping to coax their overflowing video-game clubs from the fringes of university life toward a more …

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Is playing video games on YouTube a copyright infringement? No one wants to find out – Entertainment

YouTube superstar PewDiePie is known for his his bombastic personality and unfiltered opinions on video games — and his latest social media flare-up may have unintended consequences for the games industry at large. Earlier this month, PewDiePie — whose real name is Felix Kjellberg — was caught saying the n-word while competing in a game of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds during a livestream on his YouTube channel. Many gaming fans and developers voiced their displeasure and noted it wasn’t the first time this year he had attracted controversy for a racial slur. His most loyal fans, however, defended …

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An N.C.A.A. for Esports? Rivals Angle to Govern Campus Video Gaming

“Yes,” he said. “We can help with that.” Photo Tyler Schrodt, right, is the founder of the Electronic Gaming Federation. Rockie Hunter, left, is the organization’s creative director. Credit Justin Gilliland/The New York Times Right now, there is no N.C.A.A. for esports, even though competitive gaming is expanding quickly on college campuses. Last year, 40 colleges — a group that includes universities large (Utah) and small (DigiPen Institute of Technology) — established “varsity” esports programs, …

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Ashes Cricket video game release date announced

The video game will launch a week prior to the start of the Ashes series in Australia. The soon-to-be-released video game is set to have better graphics than ever What’s the story? The new Ashes Cricket video game is set to release soon, in November, for Xbox One and PS4. Big Ant Studios announced that the video game is set to release on November 16, a week before the Magellan Ashes Test series kicks off …

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