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  • Piers Harding-Rolls | October 08, 2018
    Microsoft has revealed details of its cloud gaming initiative – codenamed Project xCloud – which will start testing in 2019 and be based on Microsoft-designed Xbox One hardware blades sitting in server racks in select Microsoft Azure locations around the world.
  • Piers Harding-Rolls | October 02, 2018
    Google has revealed its cloud gaming initiative Project Stream which runs high-end PC games from GPU instances in the cloud through its Chrome browser. It has launched a field test of the technology to a limited number of participants based in the US using Ubisoft's latest installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - as the test game.
  • Chenyu Cui | September 11, 2018
    Tencent announced it will shut down its Everyday Texas Hold’em poker game on September 25 and start to issue refunds to players or convert the in-game currency to other Tencent games. The company’s spokesperson suggested that the move was aimed at diverting more resources to other games in its pipeline rather than a response to the intensifying government policy on online games industry.


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Complete and up-to-date market data, information and analysis on the global interactive leisure software marketplace. Coverage includes well-established games markets such as consoles and handhelds, digital games and subscription services, as well as emerging areas including eSports and virtual reality. Also provides extensive visibility into the Asia games markets.
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | October 04, 2018
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Steve Bailey | September 26, 2018
    The console market is in decent health this quarter, offering 4% year-on-year growth for Q2 2018. The primary driver has been Xbox One, and its Xbox One X upgrade, improving the console's standing by more than 40%, compared to Q2 2017.
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  • Steve Bailey | July 25, 2018
    With Q2 being our first full quarter of coverage in this series of reports, a number of trends have emerged in terms of discounting activity. First is that PS4 stands highest in terms of number of games discounted, by some margin.
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  • Icon Director – Research and Analysis Director, Games, IHS Markit
    Mr. Piers Harding-Rolls is a director of Research and Analysis Games at IHS Markit, focuses on the evolution of games.
  • Icon Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
    Steve Bailey is a principal senior analyst for Games at IHS Markit.

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