Research + News | Topic: Video Games

3, 2, 1 GO! Video Gaming Is At An All-Time High During COVID-19

New research from Nielsen found that 82% of global consumers played video games and watched video game content during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. Read the article here.

Video Games May Sabotage Fitness Among College Students

Video games often stand in the way of exercise and healthy eating among male college students, a new study shows. Read the article here.

Worldwide Digital Games Market

Game spending totaled a record-breaking $10.5B in April 2020, showing the continued strength of the medium during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the article here.

Gaming Champions

As live sports shut down for 2020, the online arena switches on—rallying a larger audience and more players during home quarantine. Read the article here.

Travis Scott’s ‘Astronomical’ Fortnite Debut

The Grammy-nominated rapper will debut his new song “Astronomical” within the wildly popular online video game for a series of concerts set to start Thursday. Read the article here.

Facebook Is Launching A Dedicated Gaming App To Take On Twitch, YouTube

Twitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that with a new dedicated mobile gaming app. Read the article here.

Fortnite Brings Millions Together On Video Game For Live Music

Enter Fortnite, the video game gone cultural phenomenon — the latest in live music venues. Read the article here.

How eSports Is Changing During The Coronavirus Pandemic

A podcast from eMarketer discussing the success of eSports during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Listen to it here.

Video Games Now Unlikely Social Media Success Story

Video game players have been stereotypically depicted as loners — but during the current pandemic, video games are evolving into a  solid social media force. Read the article here.

Is Pro Video Game Streamer The Most Coronavirus-Proof Job In The World?

Pro video game streamers are used to spending their days in isolation. And a huge new audience is at home to watch them play. Read the article here.