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-- 21 Jul 2021

Xbox Game Pass New Games, Zoom Acquires Five9, Netflix To Stream Mobile Games | Gaming News


Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of the daily gaming news. Here I'll be discussing all the latest goings-on in the gaming industry, from new releases to game announcements and everything in between. So without further ado, let's get started!

Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced the next wave of games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass, which include Tropica 6, Dragon Quest Builders 2, USC 4, Farming Simulator and The Medium, as well as Microsoft Flight Simulator. So they're always adding more and more to Xbox Game Pass if you don't want what it is. Basically, if you have Xbox Game Pass, you can play on your Xbox, a bunch of games. You can just download them and play them as you wish. And if you have the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, then you can also download and play most of the games on PC as well. Then they're always expanding it to go. I wonder the answer to this will be Netflix. Possibly. But more on that later.

Zoom Acquires Five9

And then in the next bit of news for today, Zoom have acquired Five9 for more than a billion dollars USD. Five9 have similar products. They do emails, instant messaging stuff like that. And they've been growing since 2001. So Zoom taking them over. It just means that they can absorb all their technology to make Zoom even better. How that is relevant to gaming is basically, a lot of people use Zoom or Discord or whatever to communicate while playing games. So that's the reason why it's a good thing when the communication companies improve their technology, because it could make gaming life easier, though, in my case, and I think most of the people I know will use Discord, but whatever.

Netflix To Stream Mobile Games

And then the last bit of news for today talk about before Netflix. Netflix is going to include mobile gaming in their upcoming gaming streaming service. So I spoke about a couple of times before. The idea is simply is that Netflix wants to host video games. And the reason why. And part of the motivation for that is their profits are going down postpandemic, so they want to expand to diversify something the profit margins back up. It's not like Netflix are in trouble or anything, like they literally are making more than a billion dollars a year in profit, that's profit. But that's just how some of these companies the pressure they feel to please their stockholders. It's like, "Oh, no, we've only made 1.2 billion in profit this year rather than the projected 1.7 billion, world is ending", you know? I mean, but like I said, that's just what shareholders can be like in the stock market can be like.


That's all for my roundup of the latest gaming news. What do you think? Are any of these stories big deals in your opinion? Let me know by leaving a comment on the video. And don't forget to check back tomorrow for more exciting gaming news!

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