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Digital gaming is on the rise; up 11% in August

Digital gaming is the future — or perhaps digital gaming is the present. As the disc-based, physical model of video games continues to shrink with the new digital-heavy approach of the Xbox One and PS4 it’s no surprise to see each month the market continue to expand.

SuperData‘s recent analysis shows nearly a billion dollars (exactly $979 million) were spent on digital games in the month of August — an 11% increase from where it was just one year ago.

PC gamers have been a steady source of revenue for digital gaming for many years even before the Xbox One and PS4 consoles with online stores like Steam and Origin.

PC gamers and console gamers accounted for $250 million of the $979 million and with many major titles like Fallout 4, Halo 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and more on the way, it’s a fairly safe bet to make this number is only going to go up.

SuperData suggests that this could be the biggest holiday-season yet for the digital gaming industry.

The latest Apple TV also comes into play a bit, and despite the excitement some may have for the additional gaming features in the console the limitations of the platform is far too great for it to take any sizeable chunk of the market.

SuperData explains that “…mobile gamers are just that: they prefer to play on their smartphone or tablet and are ultimately much less likely to switch to a large screen in their living room.”

The expectations for the Apple TV as a gaming console should be set very low. There is a slim-to-none threat of the platform threatening even Nintendo’s WiiU console let alone the major Xbox One, PS4, or PC gaming platforms.

Overall, gaming as a whole is in a fantastic place as a medium with the launch of YouTube Gaming helping popularity stay on it’s skyrocketing pace along with merging the video and interactive media together.


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Respawn celebrates Titanfall’s one-year anniversary | Here’s what they’re offering:

Titanfall released as the first stand-out Xbox One exclusive back in 2014 as it brought not only a new IP to the library, but an extraodinarily fast-paced FPS experience. Even the Call of Duty franchise that Respawn Entertainment branched off of seems to have taken some ideas from the multiplayer focused shooter. Advanced Warfare had its own share of rapid movement and quick gameplay.

Now Respawn Entertainment is giving away their Season Pass package for no cost — besides the game itself of course. All three map packs are now available free on all platforms (PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One). Check out the Origin Store and the Xbox Store to download the maps.

The multiplayer has always been the fixation for Respawn and now they’re looking to make it even better as they grow the community with an expanded experience for gamers.