Video game distribution relies on physical media, digital games stored in local hardware, and special platforms to play these on. Google Stadia wants to change that.
Google March 22, 2019
Google has unveiled its newest offering, the Stadia game streaming service, at the Game Development Conference 2019. The company promises to give gamers a single online platform to download, play, and share games at high-speeds.
Google March 20, 2019
Apple is rumored to be meeting developers for a potential cloud-based video game streaming service. Details are scarce, but it’ll apparently work similarly to Netflix.
Apple January 29, 2019
Amazon hasn’t had much luck in the gaming department, with a few Fire TV games that no one cares about. But maybe a new cloud-based video game streaming service might just make it a formidable player once and for all.
Internet January 11, 2019
Google unveiled Project Stream, the company's attempt at figuring out video game streaming. It has teamed up with Ubisoft to offer 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for free, playable on the Chrome browser for a limited number of testers.
Video Games October 3, 2018
Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins does not stream with female gamers, a comment that may appear sexist if taken without context. The popular "Fortnite" streamer, however, explained the reason for his decision.
Video Games August 13, 2018
Microsoft is reportedly working on two versions of the next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Xbox Scarlett. The first version is the traditional hardware, while the second version is a cloud-only model focused on the upcoming Xbox video game streaming service.
Video Games July 24, 2018
Google is working on a video game streaming service similar to Sony's PlayStation Now for the PlayStation 4. Codenamed Google Yeti, the service will likely launch with a Google-made console and controller.
Google February 8, 2018
Competition in the video game streaming market is on the rise. YouTube Gaming is now growing at a faster rate than Twitch; other competitors also seeing growth.
Video Games January 28, 2018
Video game streaming site Twitch is set to buy Curse, a company equally known for its thriving community and repertoire of gaming guides and communication tools. Twitch's acquisition of Curse will see their followers becoming one massive community with easy access to an in-house gaming resource center.
Business Tech August 17, 2016
Blizzard will be adding Facebook functionality to many of its games for the PC, including 'Overwatch.' The move is seen as a challenge to the current leaders of the video game streaming industry such as Twitch.
Video Games June 7, 2016
At the Twitch Town Hall in the first day of PAX East, the video game streaming service announced the upcoming Friends List feature. The first round of invites for the beta program of the feature will soon be sent out.
Internet April 23, 2016
Sony will release the beta for PlayStation Now during a three-week trial in Japan, followed by a full release to get more recurring sales for its consoles.
Video Games August 11, 2015
Twitch launches a swift response to Google's announcement. Google burns.
Video Games June 13, 2015
OnLive will shut down by the end of the month, with Sony acquiring the patents that the company holds. This marks the end of a turbulent story for the company.
Business April 4, 2015
Twitch has announced the first ever TwitchCon, which will take place in September this year in San Francisco. The convention will be the first of its kind and follows a success story from Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon for almost $1 billion last year.
Business February 21, 2015
Digital video games are being released, with gamers starting to download and stream video games. But it's far from becoming a big trend and that's because there are more than a few reasons gamers love the physical medium.
Video Games January 7, 2015
Valve has just introduced Steam Broadcasting in a beta feature that aims to be in direct competition with Twitch. It is said to cater to more casual users who are not identified with large followings nor entwined with sponsorship deals.
Internet December 3, 2014