Category: Gaming

How has Corsair Gaming posted such impressive pre-IPO numbers?
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How has Corsair Gaming posted such impressive pre-IPO numbers?

Founded in 1994, the hardware company is expected to price today After the last few weeks of IPOs, you’d be forgiven if you missed Corsair Gaming’s own public offering. The company is not our usual fare. Here at TechCrunch, we care a lot of about startups, usually technology startups, which often collect capital from private…

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Gaming Could Be 5G’s Biggest Winner: These Are the 5G Stocks to Buy
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Gaming Could Be 5G’s Biggest Winner: These Are the 5G Stocks to Buy

Cloud gaming could be one of the biggest winners of the 5G revolution.Game makers, chipmakers, and carriers all stand to benefit.T, NVDA, AMD, and EA look like the best 5G stocks to buy.While coronavirus and the upcoming presidential elections have commanded investors’ attention lately, the rollout of 5G across the country could be another significant…

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Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge
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Gaming companies are reportedly the next targets in the US government’s Tencent purge

Some of the biggest names in online gaming in the United States have received letters from the U.S. government requesting information about their relationship with the multibillion-dollar Chinese technology company, Tencent, according to reports. Even as the U.S. Department of Commerce moves to block new downloads of the Chinese company’s popular messaging and payment app,…

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Cloud gaming platform Shadow gets a new CEO and CTO
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Cloud gaming platform Shadow gets a new CEO and CTO

There are some changes at the helm of Blade, the French startup behind Shadow. Mike Fischer is going to work for the company and become Chief Executive Officer. Jean-Baptiste Kempf is joining the company as Chief Technology Officer. Shadow is a cloud computing service for gamers. For a monthly subscription fee, you can access a…

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Apple goes to war with the gaming industry
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Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but the iPhone-maker continues to uniformly drive the industry with decisions made in the Apple App Store. The company made the news a couple times late this week for App Store…

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Major Gaming Streamer’s Penalty Exposes YouTube’s Embarrassing Loop
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Major Gaming Streamer’s Penalty Exposes YouTube’s Embarrassing Loop

YouTube gaming streamer LazarBeam gets hit with a copyright strike on content from several years ago. The strike would prevent the streamer from uploading videos or streaming for a whole week. With nearly 16 million subscribers, LazarBeam is one of YouTube’s biggest gaming creators. He signed an exclusive streaming deal with the platform in January…

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Gaming sales had another great month in June
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Gaming sales had another great month in June

We continue to be stuck inside, and video games continue to sell well. It’s pretty much as simple as that, honestly. I mean, there’s more nuance than that, obviously, but that’s really the top line takeaway from NPD’s June gaming numbers. More specifically, last month saw $1.2 billion total spent on gaming, up 26% from…

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Gaming Giant Steam Clocks Ridiculous 20 Billion User Hours in 2019
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Gaming Giant Steam Clocks Ridiculous 20 Billion User Hours in 2019

Valve publishes 2019 Year In Review. Over 20 billion hours of gameplay recorded in 2019. Valve plans to publish ‘data deep dives’ in 2020. Valve has published a 2019 Year In Review recapping the most significant improvements to hit the Steam digital storefront alongside some impressive figures. Over 20 Billion Hours of Gameplay in 2019…

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