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.
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:
Happy Friday! What better way to end the week than with a round up of the week’s best gaming and tech industry news? Read on…
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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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Betable sent ripples through the gaming community this week when VentureBeat announced that Betable raised $18.5 million in funding from a group of investors led by the early-stage venture fund group Venture51