Electronic Entertainment Expo will open its doors from June 14-17 and with all the deliberate and non-deliberate leaks, there will be a significant lack of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality gaming titles. Heads of Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take Two all said openly that they do not believe in VR. Still, they might be in for a nasty surprise as the entertainment industry known as Hollywood is actively looking to upstage the gaming industry and get back on the Entertainment throne. Several (un)related announcements came to the limelight over the past couple of days, and those announcements are what is shaping the future of content and
Ever since the ‘fantasy sports’ entertainment genre appeared on sites like Yahoo!, it was clear that sooner or later, the monetization craze will start. Today, we have two fantasy gambling websites, Draft Kings and FanDuel – fighting to become a legal form of spending your real money on betting. Perhaps the best explanation about ‘fantasy betting’ was done by John Oliver from HBO. If you’re unaware of what’s going on with fantasy gaming / gambling, please check the video below: In Virginia, they got just that. While the Fantasy Sports Act doesn’t exactly qualify Fantasy Sports as gambling per se (and would face scrutiny of Federal agencies), the
In case you’ve missed it, HBO’s news show ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ ran a piece over Daily Fantasy games. The question are these games legal or not is something that both eSports and real sports and gambling industry will have to answer. We invite you to spend a bit of Friday by watching this 19 minute clip which would be amusing, if there wasn’t for a fact that the two largest players, DraftKings and FanDuel, aren’t estimated to be worth over a billion dollars each. Of course, just as with Uber, Airbnb and other ‘industry disruptors’, both DraftKings and FanDuel attracted serious, eight-
The Oliver-Snowden interview is uncomfortable to watch, and good journalism.