Winding through idyllic Leicestershire woodland, the road to cult game studio Rare is, like the company, discrete - just a simple unmarked gate nestled on the side of a B-road. But pass through and the effect is transformative, making it clear you have arrived at one of Britain’s biggest, but most low-profile, tech success stories. Models of Rare’s best-loved characters, such as Banjo the bear and Fox McCloud, line the way to the Manor Park the company calls home. It is a select who’s who of Rare’s creations, formed over its 32-year history. The entrance is a gamer’s paradise, but you don’t have to be a fan of consoles to appreciate the Microsoft-owned company’s remarkable gaming legacy. Founded... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about Inside Rare, the British video game studio that could help Microsoft dominate the global gaming market
By Patrick Gearey BBC Sports News 22 Mar From the section Rugby Union Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/47639897 Read more about sharing. World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper is calling on the Six Nations unions to consider the good of the global game and back plans for a new Nations Championship.The new format would involve the top 12 teams in the world and see promotion and relegation to a second tier.Gosper says it is a "very significant moment" because the sport risks becoming one of haves and have nots."Everyone sees the merits of what we're doing," Gosper told BBC Sport."Everyone sees that adding meaning and context to all of these matches that happen throughout the year is an exciting prospect."World Rugby 'flexible' on plans after oppositionSix Nations bosses have 'open mind' … [Read more...] about Nations Championship: World Rugby calls on Six Nations unions to consider good of global game
At the very heart of the £110bn gaming market, the console wars have raged for decades. From the febrile 90s face-off of Sega v Nintendo -- with Sonic and Super Mario the unlikely generals of an often down-and-dirty scrap-- to the more recent three-way battle between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, the battle for supremacy under the television has driven video games to become the most valuable entertainment industry in the world. There have been casualties along the way, but alongside the ubiquity of blockbuster PC gaming, consoles have been the industry’s great survivor. Many predicted their downfall before this ‘generation’ of hardware began in 2013, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One set to suffer in the face of the burgeoning mobile games market. How quaint that seems now. While mobile gaming is a vast industry, making up 51% of the global gaming market, console gaming has continued to flourish. Sony has sold over 91 million PS4s so far, … [Read more...] about Does cloud gaming mean game over for the home console?
0 Post a comment Thursday, 10 January 2019 - Business Content from island-based software gaming developer Microgaming is now live in Sweden. This follows the launch of the re-regulated online gaming market in the Scandinavian country.Operators including another Isle of Man based companyPokerStars are licensed in Sweden and are now live with content from the Circular Road, Douglas company, including table games, classic and branded slot titles.They include popular games such as Fame of Thrones and Immortal Romance.Microgaming said it introduced a ’bespoke solution to the market via its award-winning entertainment platform.’This follows on from the regulatory framework set out by the Swedish Gaming Authority which came into effect on January 1.Over the last few months, Microgaming has supported its operators closely during the licence application process by providing them with supporting documentation and information needed for the Swedish regulated … [Read more...] about Software giant goes live with games in Sweden
The NBA announced Thursday it will become the first North American professional sports league to play games in India when the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings play a pair of preseason games there next year. Billed as the NBA India Games, the contests will be played on Oct. 4 and 5 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai, India's largest city, and televised live in India. Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is a Mumbai native and the NBA's first Indian-born majority owner. "As an Indian-American, it is an honor to help bring this historic moment to the country where I was raised," Ranadive said in a statement. "The sport is experiencing tremendous growth in India and we are excited about continuing to expand the NBA's reach to fans across the globe. The world wants to watch basketball and India is a fast-growing new frontier." According to the NBA, the games will air live in India and reach more than 200 countries and territories via TV and digital and social media. The league will also host interactive … [Read more...] about India’s first ever NBA games match up Pacers, Kings in 2019