Valve Hypes Machine-Learning Game Suggestor after Steam Sale Disaster

This year’s Steam summer sale was a lot more underwhelming that many would have thought. The problem wasn’t with the discounts; instead, players and developers were disappointed with how Valve incentivized more sales. Valve’s ‘Grand Prix’ meta game for the sale confused both customers and studios, with the addition encouraging users to spend more money …

Facebook Guns for Sony’s Gaming Throne With Ubisoft VR Exclusives

Facebook is gunning for Sony’s gaming throne, and it’s arming itself by partnering with Ubisoft to bring exclusives of popular franchises Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell to the Oculus VR headset. Alongside dipping into established intellectual properties, The Information reports that Facebook is eager to acquire game studios to develop original games amid …

Crypto? Ubisoft Taps Ethereum for Blockchain Gaming

By CCN Markets: French video game giant Ubisoft has announced an effort to develop blockchain gaming through Ethereum. In a report published June 11 by French news outlet Les Échos, Ubisoft is already months into the development of blockchain products using Ethereum. The company is looking to monetize and improve upon their existing implementation of …

Streaming ‘Changed Everything’ in Music – Gaming’s Next

By CCN Markets: Ten-time Grammy award winner John Legend recently appeared on CNBC to discuss how Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services have completely upended the music industry. His comments portend the market-shattering disruption that awaits the gaming industry once it undergoes its own streaming revolution. John Legend Says Streaming Has Changed ‘Everything’ It’s …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …