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LEGO In the Metaverse?

It’s been a while since we have checked back in with the metaverse. Through the lens of Lego’s deal with Epic Games to look at what potential virtual spaces bring to brands.

What’s Next for the Top Streamers?

What’s Next for the Top Streamers?

Have you ever considered what the next step for a streamer already at the top is? Successful streamers are some of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in the digital world. They’re not eager to settle down. This week we’re checking out what new projects await one of the most successful streamer creators in the world.

Is Streaming Really on a Decline?

Is Streaming Really on a Decline?

The internet is overrun with headlines talking about the drop in hours watched in February across streaming platforms. Is it really that bad? The truth, as always, is somewhere in the middle.

A Revolution in Gaming We Have Been Waiting For?

A Revolution in Gaming We Have Been Waiting For?

Gamers are always on the lookout for ‘the next big thing’. Will Ubisoft’s new cloud computing technology appease their hunger? Will Ubisoft Scalar deliver on its promises, and what changes will it bring?

Who Is the Best Streamer?

Who Is the Best Streamer?

Last weekend, we have had a chance to watch the first The Streamer Awards gala in history. Hosted by QTCinderella and Maya Higa, the event celebrated creativity and a warm reminder of how natural and unpretentious such galas could be. Read on to find out who got the Best Streamer Award and what lesson could you learn from the event itself.

Gaming World Boycotts Russia

Gaming World Boycotts Russia

As the war in Ukraine continues, gamers, game developers, and esports organisations unite in taking decisive actions to protest the Russian invasion. Each day gaming organisations take action to voice their protest against the war. Today we summarise the efforts from last week.

Gaming Reacts to the Russian Invasion on Ukraine

Gaming Reacts to the Russian Invasion on Ukraine

The reality of Russia’s attack on Ukraine is the topic holding our attention this past week, and the gaming community hasn’t stayed silent. Today, we’ll tell you more about how the gaming and esports world reacted to the war, and how you can help.

AI vs the Law

AI vs the Law

Hope your week is better than some poor AI, who found out its picture is not human enough looking to be copyrighted.

Weeding Out the ‘Nasty’

Weeding Out the ‘Nasty’

For any creator, a username is a name of a brand their building. With a few exceptions, most streamers are remembered exclusively because of their streaming name, so changing it may be problematic. Some may be forced to do so with the recent update of the Twitch username policy.

NFT Under Fire

NFT Under Fire

The discussion around NFTs in gaming has heated up recently as more companies push into the blockchain space. Streamers, influencers, game developers, and stores voice their hopes and worries that new technology will affect them. Read on to find out why game studios reverse their decisions on NFTs and why this topic is so controversial.

Streaming Keeps Booming!

Streaming Keeps Booming!

In the last newsletter of 2021, we took a look at the key indicators of gaming industry growth. Today, thanks to the annual report by Stream Hatchet, we can take a closer look into the streaming side of gaming.

Who Are Early Metaverse Gamers?

Who Are Early Metaverse Gamers?

The news about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for a record-breaking $68.7 billion shook the gaming world last week. One of the reasons for this history-making deal was gaming’s role in the future of the metaverse. Today we’re taking a dive into the gaming role for metaverse and the players who already play metaverse games.

Something to Tweet About!

Something to Tweet About!

For gamers, Twitter is the place to get the hottest industry news, discuss the latest events or express feelings about the latest releases. Knowing the hotly debated topics is the key to staying ahead of the curve. With the Twitter summary of 2021, we take a closer look at what rocked the gaming world. In other news:

Reaction Streams: Opportunities and Dangers

Reaction Streams: Opportunities and Dangers

Another week, another edition of our newsletter. We take a look at the newest trend emerging among Twitch streamers and the potential dangers and opportunities it may bring to the streaming community.

Gaming and Streaming Trends to Watch in 2022

Gaming and Streaming Trends to Watch in 2022

With 2021 behind us, today we explore the top trends to watch in 2022 in these booming branches of entertainment. Blockchain, cloud gaming, and esports teams are becoming much more than *just* gaming companies and the creator economy prioritising individual streamers.

2021 in Gaming

2021 in Gaming

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2021, and what a year it has been! Let’s take a look back at the previous year in gaming. The pandemic kept its grip on the world, and as expected, it also had its impact on gaming. Hardware shortages, blockchain application in games, growth of cloud gaming, we saw all these things and more in 2021. So, let’s take a look at how 2021 was in gaming!

Mobile Gaming. More Than Candy Crush

Mobile Gaming. More Than Candy Crush

With Christmas just around the corner, many are slowing down, yet we still have some exciting gaming news for you! Today, our main topic is mobile gaming and its potential for players, advertisers, and professional esports. With huge investments on the horizon, a vast audience, and incredible accessibility, mobile gaming is no longer the poor brother of the console and PC gaming industry.

Devil Wears Gaming! Fashion and Gaming Collide

Devil Wears Gaming! Fashion and Gaming Collide

This week we dive into the cultural crossroads between fashion and gaming. What is the future of these two most trendsetting businesses? What can we expect in the upcoming year for this powerhouse? Come find out!

Streamers’ Copyright Nightmares

Streamers’ Copyright Nightmares

Last week we looked into Ludwig Ahgren’s decision to move his content from Twitch to YouTube. It’s only been a week, and he has already experienced three copyright bans. Ironic, considering the snarky dig made at Youtube in the video announcing his departure. Today we are taking another look at this and the issue of copyright claims in streaming. 

The Key to the Future of Live Streaming

The Key to the Future of Live Streaming

This week we have seen yet another YouTube move designed to chip away at Twitch’s dominant position on the streaming scene. Ludwig, one of the most popular streamers, left the platform to stream for the competition. Today we take a look into what it means for Twitch and why it is important for the streaming scene.

A Lesson in Integrity (and Streaming) ⚖️

A Lesson in Integrity (and Streaming) ⚖️

One way to avoid mistakes is to draw conclusions and learn from other people’s mistakes. Last week, a streaming software provider gave a free and important lesson to anyone operating in the influencer industry.

A Perfect Black Friday Storm 🌩️

A Perfect Black Friday Storm 🌩️

What kind of deals can gamers expect this Black Friday with chip shortages and logistics problems causing so many issues? When can we expect change? Are there any silver linings to be found? Find out in our newsletter!

esports Is Big and You Can See It 🏆

esports Is Big and You Can See It 🏆

Today’s newsletter takes us to Shanghai, where thousands of people took to the streets in order to celebrate and…complete absurd challenges they have promised to do if their team wins the biggest League of Legends tournament.

Battle of the Giants ⚔️

Battle of the Giants ⚔️

In this newsletter we look into recent reports summarising the third quarter of 2021 in the streaming industry. Though pandemic-related growth seems to be cooling off, the three main platforms keep heating up the competition.

Facebook’s New Suit 👔

Facebook’s New Suit 👔

Let’s recap the last week of tech, gaming and streaming news. Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to change Facebook’s group company name was the unexpected bomb of last week, and we want to get into why such a recognisable brand may want to change their name.

Clouds Over Crypto-Gaming ⛅

Clouds Over Crypto-Gaming ⛅

Great news! It’s Wednesday! YAY! This means another edition of the inSTREAMLY newsletter. I’m taking a bit of a twist with this one, to help you with readability and getting to the bits you’d be most interested in.

Leak of the Week 😬

Leak of the Week 😬

Twitch was breached. Wanna see how much your favourite streamer earns? 🕵️‍♂️

Online Means World 🌍

Online Means World 🌍

Two days ago we experienced, for a few excruciating hours, how our lives would look like without our favourite Social Media. Truly horrifying picture 😉

Rules of the Gaming World ✔️

Rules of the Gaming World ✔️

Will a video game movie (or a TV show for that matter) finally be any good? Come and let’s find out! 🪄

Everyone Can Be a Gamer

Everyone Can Be a Gamer

Gaming is growing by the day! Businesses seemingly unrelated to the gaming sector are now targeting gamers with sponsorship proposals and dedicated products! Esport is a thing! 🤺

New chapter. Antonina is here 👋

New chapter. Antonina is here 👋

New faces on the horizon! Experts say, she just might be the next big thing 🎉

Back to School Never Looked So Good 👌

Back to School Never Looked So Good 👌

Summer has come to an end and winter is coming 🐺. Kids have finally returned to school and they can now sit and play video games all afternoon… But hold on a second. Can they❓

Gen Z in the East and the West

Gen Z in the East and the West

Chinese approach for managing gaming and live streaming causes quite a stir. Meanwhile, the West is cooking up a revolution all its own🧑‍💻

Harmony and Disharmony

Harmony and Disharmony

A new livestreaming platform has emerged with the intention to conquer the West through healthy approach and lack of streamer competition. Nobody knows what’s happening with chinese gaming market but something big is coming 💣

Let’s Engage in Gaming

Let’s Engage in Gaming

Young people have long abandoned traditional media and are engaged elsewhere, and video games and live streaming are part of this environment

Concerts, Travel and All Things Retro 🏝️

Concerts, Travel and All Things Retro 🏝️

Ever wanted to travel without moving or dreamt of moving without travelling? The Metaverse is coming! ✈️

Shifting to the Entertainment Hub 🌐

Shifting to the Entertainment Hub 🌐

I’m under the impression that all of the sudden everybody wants to create their own game or start a streaming platform 🤨

Olympic games 🙌

Olympic games 🙌

What connects the Olympic soundtrack to Mario? Why don’t we see Faker demolish people during the Olympics? And why am I suddenly hearing boss music? 🤨

What’s going on in Asia 🌏

What’s going on in Asia 🌏

This time we travel to Asia to see what’s happening in mighty China, but also to look at how Asian companies operate on the global market ✈️

Gaming: The Big Deal 🙌

Gaming: The Big Deal 🙌

Driving your virtual Tesla through your virtual, IKEA-decorated house has never been easier… And you can do that wearing your virtual Gucci belt! 🤑

Streamers & Serious Money 🙌

Streamers & Serious Money 🙌

Play to earn, It’s that simple! Seems like every other creator is starting to earn a lot more money recently! 🕵️‍♂️

Virtual Reality & Cloud Gaming 🚀

Virtual Reality & Cloud Gaming 🚀

Why does a pop-up ad keep ruining my virtual meetup with the boys? 🥲