Amazon launches its streaming gaming service with a Prime tie-in; then Apple stops selling hardware in Russia, but didn’t take down the App Store. Both make sense.
The spate of recent acquisitions in the gaming space — Take-Two and Zynga, Microsoft and Activision, and Sony and Bungie — make sense in the context of the Smiling Curve.
Breaking down Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, plus an interview with Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer
Microsoft’s E3 announcement give more shape to its cloud gaming ambitions, and highlight how difficult new consumers paradigms are today.
Facebook Gaming is perhaps the most innovative game streaming service; Apple should embrace it.
How gaming has changed at Microsoft, Xbox’s strategy for the next generation, and what is going on with iOS
Amazon’s Alexa event was notable for how little it featured Amazon; perhaps that is why Tesla and Apple appear to be partners. Plus, the Luna gaming service.
More on Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax and how it fits in with the company’s Xbox strategy, and then a review of the big themes from the company’s Ignite conference.
Sony and Microsoft have both released details about their next generation consoles, and their strategies couldn’t be more different.
AMD leapfrogs Intel thanks to modularity, Sony partners with Microsoft thanks to scale, and Apple balances both.