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Nerd Street Gamers raises $12 million for building esports facilities

Nerd Street Gamers has raised $12 million in funding from Philadelphia retailer Five Below (and others) to build esports Localhost facilities that house leagues, training camps, tournaments, and showcases. Other investors include Comcast, SeventySix Capital, Elevate Capital, and angel investor George Miller. The deal is one more example of an …

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Nintendo Switch Online’s April NES Games Revealed

Three more classics have been revealed for Nintendo Switch’s Online service. April 10th is the day to look forward to, as Super Mario Bros. : The Lost Levels, Punch Out!! And Star Soldier are coming to the platform for all subscribers. 1987’s Punch Out is one of the most iconic …

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Local Gaming Spots Bring the Fun Indoors

Clusters of friends are huddled around computers and flat-screen televisions, bent over the edge of their chairs and cushy couches. They rarely break eye contact, yet maintain animated conversations. Nearby, a solitary gamer is intensely concentrating as he plays “League of Legends.” Lime green walls and tall drop-ceilings frame this …

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Can eSports Spark New Speculative Games?

When we talk about eSports these days, it tends to be in the context of the spread of the sport (if we’re all agreed on calling it a sport) and the incredible potential it still seems to have. Total revenue for eSports is expected to surpass $1.4 billion by 2020, …

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Google taps $50.4 B mobile gaming business with Unity ad partnership

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Employees work at the Unity Technologies SF office in San Francisco, California, U.S., Google is strengthening its position in mobile advertising by partnering with top game development platform Unity.   Under the agreement announced Thursday, marketers who use Google’s mobile ad platform …

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Video Games and Blockchain – the Future of Gaming?

As someone in their late 30’s, I remember the so-called “glory days” of video gaming quite vividly. The future of gaming was far from my mind back then, during the era of the Super Nintendo, the Sega Mega Drive, and the handheld wonder that was the Game Boy. Although times …

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