The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.
YouTubers, influencers and streamers popularized the multiplayer game. Then their fans started playing too.
After months of speculation, one of the world’s most famous video gamers announced his next move.
Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play.
Amazon said it was rebranding Twitch Prime, in another attempt to crack the video game market after a big-budget game effort failed.
Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.
The buzz that Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, generated by streaming on a new platform showed the power famous content creators have in the video game industry.
The action appeared to be the first outright suspension of one of the president’s social media accounts.
After more than 70 allegations surfaced on Twitter this weekend, gaming companies and streamers responded with action. Some say it’s the beginning of real change in the industry.
The Amazon-owned site, known for showing video game play, has become a hub for airing the sit-ins and marches over racial inequality.
Pro video game streamers are used to spending their days in isolation. And a huge new audience is at home to watch them play.