Microsoft to purchase Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and Game Pass hits 25 million users

In a surprising turn of events, Microsoft has announced that they are acquiring Activision for a whopping $68.7 billion. The company plans to add Activision games on Game Pass once the deal is done. With the new acquisition, Microsoft will be the third-largest gaming brand in terms of revenue before Tencent and Sony. With popular Activision games such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Warcraft, Diablo, ...[Read More]

Sony reportedly planning a new PlayStation online service to compete with Xbox Game Pass

While Microsoft has been running its Xbox Game Pass service all these years, Sony’s PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services did not catch up with the success rate of the green team. According to a report from Bloomberg by Jason Schreier, Sony is about to change with a new subscription service, codenamed “Spartacus.” The new service is said to be a combination of the PS Plus and PS Now....[Read More]

Etisalat exclusively brings Xbox All Access to the region

Etisalat today announced that it is exclusively bringing Xbox All Access, the all-inclusive programme for a next-gen gaming experience, to the region.

Intel launches world’s best gaming processor

Intel today unveiled its 12th Gen Intel Core processor family with the launch of six new unlocked desktop processors, including the world’s best gaming processor, the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K.

LG and Xbox partners to deliver phenomenal gaming experience in KSA

LG and Xbox have entered into an exclusive marketing partnership to highlight the phenomenal gaming experience of the widely-anticipated Xbox Series X console and LG OLED TV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Microsoft launches Windows 11, features Auto HDR gaming, Xbox Game Pass integration, DirectStorage API, and more

Microsoft has unveiled its latest operating system software that is now officially called Windows 11, featuring new gaming capabilities, improved Windows Store, faster game loading times, redesigned UI, and more. Microsoft has mentioned that they have carried over the Auto HDR mode from the Xbox Series X and S to the Windows 11 OS. The new Auto HDR mode will automatically add High Dynamic Range to...[Read More]

Philips Launches the Momentum 55-inch 4K HDR 120Hz Gaming Monitor, The World’s First Designed for Xbox

Philips has officially announced the release of the world’s first Designed for Xbox console gaming monitor. Philips Momentum Designed for Xbox console gaming monitors are built from the ground up to provide the ultimate experience for Xbox fans. These Designed for Xbox console gaming monitors set the standard for Xbox gaming. The inclusion of the new HDMI 2.1 spec now enables next-gen console gami...[Read More]

Rainway partners with Microsoft to enhance Xbox Cloud gaming technology

Rainway has partnered with Microsoft to provide its Software Development Kit (SDK) to enhance and streamline Xbox Cloud Gaming technology. Rainway’s browser solution integrates seamlessly into the Xbox Cloud Gaming streaming stack, making it possible to bring Xbox content to gamers

Global video games market to reach $138 billion by 2021

With more than 2.5 billion gamers who spent $123.5 billion on games in 2019, the global video games market will continue to rise in the following years. According to research, the unified market is expected to reach $138 billion worth by 2021.

Microsoft HoloLens is now Available in UAE

Microsoft today announced that Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer is now available in the UAE for developers, creators, partners, and customers to bring their ideas to life and achieve more.

Microsoft Buys Gaming Services Startup PlayFab

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, which helps game developers launch their titles online more quickly with simplified back-end services.

NVIDIA Releases Game Ready Driver for Fortnite Battle Royale

Today NVIDIA released a new Game Ready Driver for Fortnite Battle Royale.  The driver also supports NVIDIA’s newest GeForce Experience beta feature, Freestyle.

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