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We all know why everyone looks forward to Black Friday, every single day of the year, and that is discounts of course. All across the retail, tech and gaming industries, great discounts of up to 75% gets introduced for consumers, in hopes of enticing them! The gaming industry is guilty of providing many deals that cannot be denied and neglected. Xbox, PlayStation and Steam are some of the most prominent names. However, it is not just video gaming that has special Black Friday discounts and offers, you can find top verified casinos at casinopro.ca, with great promotional offers to tuck right into.

This article has been created to give you an idea of what you will be able to expect, sincerely from the top names in the gaming industry, for this year’s 2020 Black Friday sale. 

Xbox 

Of course, Xbox is right up there for the gaming experience it gives to serious gamers out there. Xbox this year has announced that their fans and community will be able to enjoy up to 75% off some of their biggest game titles within their gaming portfolio. The latest console for Xbox, Series X and S has a total of 13 promotions, with top favourites Minecraft Dungeons and Forza Horizon 4, giving you up to 50% off.

The biggest discounts this year however, are on the games Gears 5, with 75% off, Rare Replay, also at 75% off, in addition to Halo Wars and Hell blade: Senua’s Sacrifice, giving you the full three quarters off the original pricing.

Accessories and subscriptions 

Accessories and subscriptions from Xbox, will be included in their Black Friday this year too. There is ÂŁ8 off the Generation 9 controllers for the latest consoles, in addition to ÂŁ10 off the Generation 8, that is one model behind the most updated version. The great thing about this offer, is that all controllers in multiple colours are included in this same offer, so gamers can take their pick of which colour to go for.

The Xbox PC pass for three months, will now receive extra games for free upon purchase. This offer is never on throughout the year, however for this limited time only, gamers can take full advantage of the ÂŁ23.99 subscription.

PlayStation 

While we all know that the latest PlayStation 5 is out and many people are buying it like clockwork. Of course, a console so new will never be in the Black Friday sales themselves, but that does not mean you do not get to take advantage of the other things involved with PlayStation offers. This year they have brought back a favourite offer, which is the PS Plus subscription deals. These of course can be used by PS5 owners too, for your PS5 PlayStation Plus Collection amongst other benefits for PS4 too. The subscription itself has been reduced from ÂŁ49.99 all the way to ÂŁ32.85, via a special Amazon and PlayStation partnership. Anywhere else, you can expect to find it just that bit higher, at around the ÂŁ37 mark.

The deal is only set to be live for one week in total from the 27th November, so make sure you get there first!

Steam

Last but not least, we have Steam’s Black Friday Winter Sale. Just coming from the last discounted period of Halloween, Fans will be using this sale period to check off their checklists of their wish list. It is expected that the discounts for Steam will begin before the 27th of November, starting on the 24th-just so they can cover more ground with their sale. The pre-Christmas sale that Steam religiously pulls off, will be starting on the 17th December until the 31st December. So, if you miss out this Black Friday sale, you still have a second chance to pick up the lost momentum for Christmas gifts.

 

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November

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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”

 

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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games

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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions

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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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