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Verizon is building a cloud-based gaming service
The company is already testing the service using the Nvidia Shield set-top box, which works in conjunction with an Xbox One controller. Verizon plans to make its game streaming service available on devices that run the Android O.S. in the very near future.
Reportedly, the games library displays thumbnails of hugely popular titles such as Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Battlefield V and Destiny 2. The company has promised to add "most or all of the top games you are familiar with" to the list at a later date.
New Super Mario game for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo has recently launched a new Mario game for its latest gaming console. In fact, it's a compilation of two family-friendly side-scrolling games that can be played in single player mode or cooperatively, by up to four people.
While New Super Mario Bros. U can be played by anyone, New Super Luigi U is faster and harder, because it asks you to complete a series of challenges within minutes or tens of seconds. Toadette, a new playable character, can be accompanied by Nabbit as you explore the 160+ levels of pure platforming fun.
29 hot video games you shouldn't miss
Business Insider has created a list with the most anticipated games of the year. The top 10 includes Resident Evil 2 (re-mastered), Kingdom Hearts 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Crackdown 3, Anthem, Metro: Exodus, Trials Rising, Dead or Alive 6, Devil May Cry 5 and The Division 2.
I am looking forward to playing Unruly Heroes on my PS4 Pro, though; that game sounds like a lot of fun! Sadly, the release date has been recently pushed from "late 2018" to "early 2019". I guess that we'll have to wait a bit more until we'll get to play with Sanzang the wise, Wukong the fearless monkey, Kihong the greedy pig and Sandmonk the sensitive brute...
The 6 biggest things to expect from video games in 2019
The end of the year is approaching fast, so it's time to explore what will happen in the gaming industry in 2019. Analysts predict that both Microsoft and Sony are likely to release new versions of their gaming consoles, for example. While we may see a new Xbox version in 2019, I'm not so sure about Sony's PS5, because from what I know it is supposed to use the new generation of 7nm chipsets, which aren't available yet.
Fortnite has changed the gaming world for the better in many ways; due to its success, Epic has bumped up the Unreal Engine developers' revenue share from 70% to 88%. But Fortnite is also the first game which has made the companies behind Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android open their platforms, helping us all have a fantastic multiplayer experience.
5 trends that defined the game industry in 2018
Gamasutra has recently published an article which takes a look at this year's top trends in the video game business, with its ups and downs. Telltale began a majority studio closure, following a challenging year. According to a tweet that has been posted on the official company account, the studio will only keep a small group of people, to maintain communication with its board and partners.
Steam has been the key digital games distribution channel for many years, but it looks like Epic wants a piece of that gigantic pie for itself. It's a wise move, because due to Fortnite, Epic Games has gotten a huge base of customers who are more than eager to receive news and get discounts from their favorite game maker.
Millennial hotel guests want Netflix, Game Consoles and Wi-Fi
These are the results of a recent study by Knightsbridge Furniture. According to it, hotels need to keep up with the most recent technology trends if they want to attract millennial customers. About 70% of the surveyed millennials stated that they are more likely to book a room in a hotel that has implemented a keyless entry system, for example.
Surprisingly, almost 40% of men and 22% of women stated that they'd like to have video game consoles in their hotel rooms. Also, 57% of people declared that they'll gladly return to a hotel that has got a fast Wi-Fi Internet connection.
According to https://www.wepc.com, the video games industry will grow to over 90 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. The figure has doubled within the last decade.
According to https://www.data-alliance.net, the top three most played multiplayer games on Steam are Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
According to https://www.statista.com, Asia Pacific and North America account for 78 percent of the global revenue in the gaming industry.