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10th June, 2024 (5 Comments)

Consumer broadband ISP, phone, mobile and TV provider EE (BT), which has long bundled Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on some of their UK packages, has today followed Microsoft’s announcement about the availability of their popular Call of Duty®: Black Ops 6 video game by confirming that their customers will also be able to benefit.

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14th May, 2024 (5 Comments)

Broadband, TV, digital phone and mobile provider Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) look set to expand their existing multi-platform streaming services, which appears set to include a new range of streaming, gaming, health, lifestyle and security services for UK customers.

Sky-Stream-Logo-and-Box-UK

17th April, 2024 (25 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced plans to deploy the next major new update (Entertainment OS v1.3) for the operating system firmware (software) that underpins their broadband-based Sky Glass and Sky Stream pay TV platforms, which will introduce a variety of new features when it begins rolling out in the next few weeks.

video gamer playing on computer

3rd April, 2024 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone have teamed up with Nokia Bell Labs to conduct a “world’s first trial” of the “viability” of harnessing L4S (Low Latency, Low Loss, and Scalable Throughput) technology over passive optical networks (PON), which could “greatly improve” network latency times for internet activities like AR, video conferencing and multiplayer gaming, even during peak hours.

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14th March, 2024 (4 Comments)

Broadband and mobile provider VMO2 (Virgin Media and O2) has today announced an expansion of their O2 Recycle scheme, which enables UK people to trade-in unwanted devices for cash, to include popular video gaming consoles from Sony (PlayStation), Microsoft (Xbox), Meta (Oculus) and Nintendo.

xbox_game_console_streaming

26th January, 2024 (10 Comments)

Internet, phone and TV provider BT (EE) has long bundled Xbox Game Passes on some of their broadband packages, particularly full fibre (FTTP) plans, which until recently often included a free 6-12 month subscription to the online gaming service. But some customers now complain the ISP has charged them for the service, without their knowledge or consent.

Nintendo Wii and 3DS Official Page Picture

24th January, 2024 (4 Comments)

Global video gaming giant Nintendo has today confirmed the sad, albeit not entirely unexpected (they’ve hinted at it before), news that the online service underpinning their once hugely popular 3DS and Wii U consoles will finally be discontinued on 8th April 2024.

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6th November, 2023 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2) has reported that the release of Fortnite’s original map on Friday 3rd November 2023, which formed part of the popular video game’s “Fortnite OG” update, resulted in the operator experiencing a record daily surge in network traffic with a total of close to 154,000 TeraBytes (TB) being downloaded.

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19th October, 2023 (2 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media’s UK broadband ISP packages and O2’s mobile plans may be interested to know that they’ll get early access to thousands of TEKKEN 8 (video game) closed beta codes, which will be playable across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and the Steam platforms between 20th to 23rd October 2023.

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19th September, 2023 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator and broadband ISP EE has announced that it is an official partner of the new ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III‘ video game for the UK, which means that customers of the service will receive a range of special benefits (e.g. Beta Access, Calling Cards, Charms and Emblems).

Internet traffic uk broadband surge chart

31st August, 2023 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISPs from across the industry have said that they saw a UK internet traffic surge yesterday (30th August 2023), which appears to have been driven by the release of both the latest ‘Call of Duty‘ Season 05 Reloaded update and the start of preloading for Bethesda’s hotly anticipated game ‘Starfield‘.

Vodafone 5G SA Cloud Gaming Trial

21st August, 2023 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK and network supplier Ericsson have today announced that they’ve concluded a successful trial of cloud-based video gaming on their new 5G Standalone (SA) network, which delivered big improvements in gaming performance via mobile broadband (i.e. download / uploads speeds, latency and jitter).

15th August, 2023 (10 Comments)

Internet video stream giant Netflix has continued its steady move into the video gaming market this week by launching a “limited beta test” of their new remote play cloud gaming service, which is currently only available to a “small number” of broadband using customers in the United Kingdom and Canada on selected TVs.

EE-UK-Cloud-Gaming-on-a-Mountain

12th July, 2023 (1 Comment)

Customers of EE‘s mobile and home broadband ISP packages may like to know that the UK network operator has now joined forces with NVIDIA to launch a new range of “great value cloud gaming offerings“, which include membership of the ‘GeForce NOW’ cloud gaming service (access to over 1,600 games).

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29th June, 2023 (1 Comment)

Entertainment and technology firm Netgem, which provides set-top-box and video streaming solutions to broadband ISPs in the UK (and other countries) to help them launch Pay TV products for consumers, has signed a new deal with Gamestream that looks set to bring Cloud Gaming services to the platform.

ee_uk_mobile_video_gamer_picture

3rd May, 2023 (4 Comments)

Mobile network operator EE (BT) has today launched a new console (video gaming) trade-in service that offers cashback for old gaming hardware. On top of that, they’ve also launched a new range of PC gaming packages featuring premium laptops, which are designed to complement their 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) plans.

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11th April, 2023 (7 Comments)

Software and internet technology giant Microsoft have today announced an expanded 10-year partnership with broadband ISP and mobile giant EE (BT). This is said to reflect a “commitment in cloud gaming to bring PC games built by Activision Blizzard, following the acquisition, and Xbox” to customers of the UK telecoms provider.

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