GameStop goes to the cloud, and a TON of people
play Minecraft. I’m Fig, and this is DB News! GameStop and Microsoft have decided to partner
up to bring the Azure cloud computing platform into its retail stores for customers and employees.
This platform is most known for being one of the selling points for the Xbox One; claiming
to give extra power to certain games. The first to take advantage of this was Titanfall.
Gamestop customers will soon be able to view trailers, have specialized deals while in
store based on past shopping history, and even have an in-store shopping cart via their
tablets, and smartphones. This technology will also stream trailers to 4K televisions
inside GameStop stores. Jeff Donaldson, Senior Vice President of GameStop’s
Technology Institute states, “Microsoft has always been a fantastic and innovative company
for GameStop to collaborate with, both in the technology space as well as with their
video game consoles and titles. We are continuing to work closely with them to discover and
aggressively elevate ways to enhance the retail experience for our customers today and in
the future.” So what do you think? Let me know in the comment
section below. In other news, did you know a lot of people
play Minecraft. Like, a lot! Just this past Saturday Nathan Adams, one of the developers
over at Mojang, announced that 1.4 Million people were playing the game at the same time.
To put it in perspective, Steam, the largest PC platform in the world, recently bragged
that their entire service had over 8 million users at the same time at one point. So this
one game had 18% of population of what Steam had at it’s peak. What is even crazier,
is that Mojang admitted that it has just recently been to track this statistic. So there’s
a good chance that 1.4 million was not the peak at all. That it could just have been
a very good day. On a side note, Mojang announced that on February
4th, Minecraft players will finally be able to change their name within the game, but
the overall account name will stay the same. That is to avoid any issues with bans, or
other special situations that is linked to the account name. Thanks again, for supporting DB News. Make
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