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11th December, 2020 (16 Comments)

A new Censuswide survey of 2,005 UK gamers, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Zen Internet, has warned that internet traffic could jump higher than usual on Christmas Day as people unwrap the new generation of video game consoles (Xbox X, PS5) and games, most of which will demand large software updates.

18th November, 2020 (18 Comments)

Existing customers of BT’s UK broadband or EE’s Pay Monthly mobile packages will tomorrow gain the ability to purchase one of Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 (PS5) video game consoles directly from the operator. But as with the prior Xbox deal, there won’t be any special discounts.

11th November, 2020 (9 Comments)

A combination of the COVID-19 lockdown in various parts of the UK, plus the release of another Call of Duty Warzone game update, a Microsoft Windows patch and the Xbox Series X console release (inc. related day 1 patches) seems to have pushed internet traffic at some broadband ISPs to a new record.

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10th November, 2020 (37 Comments)

Customers of BT’s UK broadband or EE’s Pay Monthly mobile packages have today also gained the “chance” (stock allowing) to purchase Microsoft’s latest Xbox Series X or Series S video game console, plus a range of games and accessories, directly from the operator. Just don’t expect any special discounts.

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30th October, 2020 (28 Comments)

A Censuswide survey of 2,005 UK gamers who use consoles or games online for at least 1 hour a week, which was commissioned by UK broadband ISP Zen Internet, has found that “poor internet performance” could impact the purchasing decisions of 39% who may be considering the new consoles (XBox Series X and PlayStation 5).

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27th October, 2020 (8 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published a new study of 5G based mobile broadband speeds and latency, which compares the network and coverage from EE (BT), Vodafone, Three UK and O2 in order to determine which operator is likely to deliver the best cloud gaming (remote play video games) performance in London.

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25th September, 2020 (10 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband and Sky TV may like to know that the operator has become an official partner for the online video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War‘, which means they’ll get free early access, via the Sky VIP app, to the beta test a month before its release and without having to pre-order.

6th August, 2020 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media has revealed that Wednesday’s release of the new Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 patch saw internet traffic over their network spike to 60% higher than the same time last week. During peak time (8pm to 10pm) there was also a 20% uplift in traffic. Openreach (BT) and TalkTalk were also hit.

2nd July, 2020 (20 Comments)

The release of a major new Season 4 patch for the popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (CoD) video game, which occurred on Tuesday (30th June 2020), pushed “broadband traffic” over Openreach’s (BT) national UK network to a new daily record of 189 PetaBytes consumed.

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23rd June, 2020 (52 Comments)

A new survey of 1,000 UK video gamers, which was commissioned by full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic, has found that 44% of adult respondents named “the internet lagging” as the most infuriating aspect of online gaming, while 27% also complained about other players’ slow online speeds.

19th June, 2020 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK has revealed that the release of the Season 3 update for online video game Fortnite on 17th June 2020, as well as the combined return of the Premier League (Football), sent internet traffic over their network to its “second highest peak … this year” of 6.12Tbps (Terabits per second).

3rd June, 2020 (13 Comments)

Comparison site Comparethemarket.com has posted a new study, which they claim shows the top 10 best and worst Areas in England for gamers. Overall Hull comes top due to its speed of 137Mbps and a 99% availability of “superfast broadband“, while Central Devon sits bottom on 34Mbps and 77%. But key details have been overlooked.

9th April, 2020 (5 Comments)

Internet giant Google has announced that, due to the lockdown caused by COVID-19, they’re going to give video gamers in 14 countries (including the UK) “free access” to Stadia Pro for two months (usually £8.99 per month) and you can cancel at any time. Just makes sure your broadband ISP speed is up to the challenge.

11th March, 2020 (6 Comments)

Last night’s release of the new ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ video game, which came in at a hefty 83-101GB (GigaBytes) in size, caused traffic at a number of UK broadband ISPs to surge and resulted in the London Internet Exchange (LINX) reporting a new “all time high” of 4.73Tbps (Terabits per second) on their switches.

9th March, 2020 (162 Comments)

Some customers of Three UK’s home 4G broadband service, such as those with their Huawei B535 or other mobile WiFi routers and “unlimited data“, have since the end of February 2020 been suffering from problems when connecting to and downloading content from Microsoft’s XBox Live service.

20th January, 2020 (16 Comments)

Microsoft has just made their new Xbox Console Streaming feature more widely available, which means that anyone with an Xbox account (and on the Xbox Insider program) in the UK can now try their new remote play video gaming service (streamed from your console to a remote device). But you’ll need a reasonable broadband ISP speed.

17th January, 2020 (26 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has today become the first UK and European distribution partner for Google’s new cloud-based online video gaming platform, Stadia, which enables gamers to remote play video / computer games  – on almost any device – by streaming them live to you from a huge data centre.

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