Monthly Archives: November 2013

Gaming and Tech Industry News (November 23rd – 29th)

Nokia and Dreamworks are partnering on a game called Dragons Adventure.

Nokia and Dreamworks are partnering on Dragons Adventure.

It’s been an eventful week in the gaming and tech industry. From Samsung flexing their marketing muscles to dragons teaching kids to behave in cars, here’s our overview of the best stories from around the web.

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Becoming a Professional Gamer

Photograph of professional gamers competing at e-sports tournament whilst a crowd of supporters watches.

An enthralled audience looks on as pro gamers battle it out at an e-sports tournament.

Becoming a Professional Gamer

Twenty years ago, whilst egging Sonic the Hedgehog onto ever greater feats of blurry speed or beating the living bejeezers out of your mates on Street Fighter, the possibility of making a living out of playing computer games was even less realistic than the typical childish ambition of becoming a footballer or an astronaut. Computer games were what kept you glued to tiny buzzing television screens as entire summers passed unnoticed in the outside world. Not even the most Vimto-half-full among us dared to imagine that playing games could ever be a real job.

How times have changed! Fast forward to 2013 and eSports has become a huge industry:

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Cashplay.co CEO Jarrod Epps to talk at Social Gambling and Gaming Summit

social gambling and gaming summit

On Thursday, Cashplay.co CEO Jarrod Epps will be giving a talk on alternative game monetization methods and the future of skill gaming at the Social Gambling and Gaming Summit (SGGS) in London.

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The Rise And Rise Of The Finnish Gaming Industry

Cover photograph of the Tekes report on the Finnish gaming industry.

Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, recently published an overview of the astonishing rise of the Finnish gaming industry in recent years. Famous for being the home of smash hits such as Clash of Clans and Angry Birds, Helsinki alone produced four of the top ten grossing iOS App Store games in November of last year. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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