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Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important

Thred Daily – Why improving inclusive gaming is important

With Microsoft recently updating the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, Elliot takes a look at why improving inclusive gaming should be at the top of every developers to-do list. Recent releases such as Gears 5 and The Last of Us Part 2, along with Microsoft’s adaptive controller are great examples of improved accessibility made by the gaming industry, but there is still a lot more to be done. Microsoft’s latest testing program...

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OverActive Media announces biggest Esports stadium in Toronto

OverActive Media announces biggest Esports stadium in Toronto

The ever popular and lucrative business of Esports is about to head to the next level, sealed by a futuristic $500m stadium build in Toronto. Esports has burst onto the mainstream in recent years, blossoming from a subset of sports culture into a full blown industry in its own right. Quite frankly, parents now have no grounds to berate their kids for choosing gaming over outdoor activities. With gaming officially recognised...

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Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft testing new program to improve gaming accessibility

Microsoft is aiming to make gaming as accessible as possible for players with disabilities. A new program recommends that first and third party developers now send in their games for inclusive evaluations. Data from the ESA Foundation suggests that there may be as many as 46 million gamers with disabilities in the US alone. It’s incredibly promising then to hear that Microsoft is launching a testing program to help developers refine...

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Stadia’s internal closure bets on industry shift to Cloud gaming

Stadia’s internal closure bets on industry shift to Cloud gaming

14 months after Stadia’s high-profile launch, Google is closing the company’s internal game development studio. Its once exclusive Cloud technology is now open to potential suitors. It’s taken Google 14 months to realise it doesn’t want to be a game making company anymore. Grandiose ambitions first revealed at the Game Developers Conference 2019 have never come close to fruition for Google’s Stadia. It originally teased its own Cloud-based console, a controller,...

By London, UK