Busting the gaming stereotype

South Africa’s gamers are educated, healthy, well-off and lives life to the full, writes Rachel Thompson, insights director of GfK South Africa. Perceptions that gamers are predominantly young, geeky, and male persist, despite the reality that playing videogames...

Trends driving the gaming market in 2019

Current trends are positively reshaping the gaming experience, transforming virtual to reality through ICT innovation. As the gaming industry evolves, gaming enthusiasts are increasingly devouring cutting-edge technology, says Matthew Hall, product director at...

Creating an esports team – a pro’s view

2018 was a landmark year for South African esports as one of the country’s best teams took the battle overseas and made waves in the international scene. A year ago Bravado’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team relocated to Arizona in the U.S., a venture...

Loot box systems: is it gambling?

Whenever you think about gambling you usually imagine yourself hitting the jackpot at a slot machine in the casino. However, what if gambling covered more than just a chance at winning a tangible prize? Does South African law recognise the possibility of gambling for...

Trends local gamers can look forward to in 2019

2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year for gaming, with titles like Fortnite exploding and companies unveiling all-new ways for players to reach their top scores. Naturally, there was plenty of controversy surrounding certain releases. Based on developments last...

Could blockchain be the next big thing in gaming?

Virtually every sector is exploring an array of possible applications for blockchain technology. Since its inception ten years ago as the platform on which cryptocurrency was built, the blockchain has made waves in the financial, insurance, legal and logistics sector...