22 JAN 2019

Annual news recap 5/5: gaming

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Krõõt Padrik

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Time for our last news recap from 2018. Let’s wrap this up with the exciting world of gaming. Last year saw huge deals (yet again) and a lot of Fortnite, not to mention the rise of streaming and subscription services. Check out the biggest gaming news from 2018 below.

  1. Superdata Research: Worldwide digital games market: December 2017

  2. Business Insider: Google might be getting into gaming

  3. E-Sports Observer: Esports Trading Card Platform Epics.gg Raises $2 Million in Seed Round

  4. Reuters: Vivendi selling Ubisoft stake for $2.45 billion, ends battle for control

  5. PocketGamer: Tencent pumps $632 million into Chinese online games streaming platform Douyu

  6. Business Insider: Finland’s Hatch plans Netflix-style streaming for mobile games

  7. Forbes: ‘Fortnite Mobile’ Is Out-Earning ‘Pokémon GO,’ ‘Candy Crush’ And ‘Clash Of Clans’

  8. TechCrunch: Fortnite is finally coming to Android this summer

  9. PC Gamer: Fortnite earned $100 million on iOS in just 90 days

  10. Pocketgamer biz: Why the 70:30 App Store revenue split is doomed

  11. Bloomberg: Inside Tencent’s Gambit to Dominate a $13 Billion Esports Arena

  12. Gamesindustry biz: Blizzard and Disney partner to bring Overwatch League to ESPN, other networks

  13. ECNS: Mobile game makers head abroad

  14. The Verge: Fortnite for Android will ditch Google Play Store for Epic’s website

  15. IT World Canada: What turns gamers into buyers? PayPal study seeks answers

  16. PC Games Insider: Vivendi plans to sell all shares in Ubisoft by March 2019

  17. PC Games Insider: Epic Games raises $1.25 billion in funding from seven new investors

  18. PC Games Insider: The PC Revolution – Streaming and subscription services are going to change the industry forever

  19. Cheddar: Why Group Mobile Gaming Is So Successful

  20. Inside Asia Gaming: eSports to push Asian video gaming revenues to US$200 billion by 2030

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