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Professional gaming team Digital Chaos has claimed its maiden tournament victory this weekend after winning the gruelling ESL One series in Genting, Malaysia.

As we head into the biggest month in retail, game companies are hoping to finish 2016 strong and are leaning on four main trends to bring in the big bucks. In this article, we dig into the biggest buying trends we’ll see in stores.
12 million concurrent gamers on Steam.
Over 24 hours of Playstation Network downtime.
34,000 hacked Steam accounts.

That’s just a few of the headlines from last year’s holiday game rush. We’re four weeks away from Christmas. Are you ready for the battle against holiday shoppers? With the increased traffic, security concerns and high customer expectations, the holiday period is a stressful time for you and your servers. So how can you prepare?

Containers were made for gaming. They reduce system overhead, have faster deploy times and empower your development teams to think less about deployment and more about the content they are deploying. It’s no surprise many AAA game developers, like League of Legends’ Riot Games are starting to incorporate them into their devops stack.

Server performance and guaranteed uptime is crucial to game development and adoption. But stability can also come with a tradeoff of reduced innovation and high maintenance costs. Is there a solution for this constant balancing act that CTOs face?

In today’s congested marketplace, launching a new online game presents a series of challenges. It needs to be professionally programmed, be original concept or offer something new and be marketed effectively. Choosing a dependable hosting platform will ensure the game can be accessed without interruptions or downtime to keeping people coming back for more. Find out how in the instructions below:

Virtual reality used to be the topic of conversation whenever anyone talked about the future of game development software and the games which surround it. Even at the Develop Conference 2016 in Brighton, every track had a talk (or seven) which focused on VR. The design, the evolution, the funding, the art, the business, the coding and the marketing of… VR.

Last year, the excavation of a remote site in the New Mexico desert revealed a long-forgotten treasure. Rather than Neolithic remains or fragments of medieval pottery, the excavation team in question exhumed a mound of Atari video game cartridges – buried in 1983, following a dramatic crash in global video game demand.