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Kliuless #38: Google Reveals Stadia Details

by Kenneth Liu on 06/07/19 10:02:00 am   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #38

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and I work in Revenue Strategy at Riot Games. Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

Strategic Advisory

  • Destiny goes free-to-play as Destiny 2: New Light
  • SuperData: Millennials spend average of $112 a month on gaming content
    • "71 percent of millennial gamers watch video game content on sites like Twitch and YouTube. The average millennial gamer will spend about $29 a month in donations to video content creators. They will also watch an average of six hours of video game content. [...] Mobile is the most popular platform for gaming millennials with 81% representation. Consoles are second with 60%, followed by PC at 30%"
  • Betting is esports’ biggest and most underappreciated opportunity

Cross-Platform / Multi-Platform

  • Google Stadia detailed: price, release date, and first streamable games
  • Sony's PlayStation CEO wants a seamless transition to its next-generation console

Mobile

  • Zynga launches Tiny Royale on Snapchat
  • TikTok parent ByteDance is reportedly making a smartphone

Tech

Overtime

  • Wishworld, the game that would become Fable
  • Microsoft demos Minecraft Earth at Apple’s WWDC event
  • Stillfront acquires War Commander dev Kixeye for $90 million
  • Survive or Kill: How Behaviour Interactive Rebooted Deathgarden
  • Q&A: Dissecting the development of Dwarf Fortress with creator Tarn Adams
  • Rumor: Blizzard Cancels StarCraft First-Person Shooter To Focus On Diablo 4 And Overwatch 2
  • Cuphead will be playable in Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars
  • Pix Mini lets kids play games on a smart backpack
  • Netflix and Avengers: Endgame directors working on a Magic: The Gathering TV show

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

Twitter: @kliuless
LinkedIn: @kliuless  


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