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Google Cloud, Quickplay Team Up to Spur Middle East Streaming Success



Collaborative effort continues expansion of worldwide relationship

DOHA, Qatar, May 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In the latest expansion of their global collaboration, Quickplay today announced that it is collaborating with Google Cloud to drive new digital transformation opportunities for content providers, streaming providers and broadcasters in the Middle East. 

Quickplay and Google Cloud are collaborating to enable new digital transformation opportunities for content providers, streaming providers, and broadcasters in the Middle East. (CNW Group/Quickplay)

The two companies are building on a shared history of cloud innovation to bring to market regionally optimized solutions that leverage Google Cloud’s new Middle East regional data center in Qatar. The solutions are designed to help streaming providers design, deploy and scale new cloud-native platforms with the flexibility of personalization capabilities to enable rapid, cost-effective time to market and powerful subscriber engagement and monetization.

“As we work with the Qatar Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to unleash the power of Google Cloud, it is important that we surround ourselves with trusted partners who can maximize the impact of our platform,” said Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media & Entertainment, Gaming Partnerships, Google Cloud. “Quickplay has proven repeatedly that they have the vision, the commitment, and the technical expertise to help drive positive business and market results for the media industry in the Middle East and beyond.”

Quickplay’s research and development team has been a leader in using Google Cloud products and tools to enable delivery of personalized FAST services, real-time data and recommendations, and low latency video. Joint customers include PLDT and Cignal in the Philippines, aha in India, YES Network and MSG Networks in North America, and others.

“In deployment scenarios around the world our close, collaborative relationship with Google Cloud has helped our customers achieve their objectives,” said Paul Pastor, Chief Business Officer for Quickplay. “We look forward to helping Google Cloud make the most of the new opportunities that are being generated by its enhanced presence in the Middle East.”

About Quickplay

Quickplay is leading cloud transformations of OTT and in-home experiences for pay-TV, telcos, and MVPDs. The company’s cloud-native platform leverages a transformative open architecture for unparalleled performance in delivering premium video, handling complex use cases, and scaling to millions of viewers. Founded by a team that has built and operated dozens of Tier 1 OTT services worldwide, Quickplay is powering immersive sports, live experiences and personalized entertainment on any screen. The company is headquartered in Toronto and has additional locations in Los Angeles, San Diego and Chennai, India. For more information, visit quickplay.com.

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The luxury Bahamas resort expands its family-friendly offerings with the debut of a dedicated arcade area, complete with electronic and interactive games and experiences



NASSAU, The Bahamas, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Baha Mar —the leading luxury resort destination in The Bahamas—announces the opening of its dedicated arcade, The Game Zone. The game-filled center will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., with special extended hours on weekends. Located next to CINKO, the space will be the prime entertainment spot for children and teenagers while on-site in advance of spring break.

The Game Zone at Baha Mar, Photo Credit: Baha Mar

“We are thrilled to open our long-awaited Game Zone for both locals and tourists to enjoy,” said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “We are constantly looking to expand our family-friendly attractions to entertain our guests of all ages. The award-winning Baha Bay Waterpark, the Explorers Kids Club, and multiple Wildlife Experiences, along with this new Game Zone ensures kids, tweens, teens and their families have a variety of fun experiences to enjoy together.”

Baha Mar expands its family-friendly offerings with The Game Zone, a new arcade with interactive games and experiences.

Featuring more than 50 games to choose from, The Game Zone is packed with incredible experiences to challenge, entertain and spark competitive fun among kids, tweens, teens and their families while on vacation. Lights, action and energy fill the arcade with excitement, surrounding guests with the newest and best games, and prizes too. There are numerous options for gamers to participate in, with multiple players or solo. A few signature games include:

  • World’s Largest PAC-MAN, a big take on the traditional game
  • Space Invader Frenzy, the newest iteration of this historic arcade game
  • Air Hockey, a classic favorite amongst adults and children
  • Hungry Hungry Hippo, a beloved board game classic taken to a whole new level
  • Virtual Rabbids, an exciting VR experience for all-ages

To learn more about The Game Zone and additional experiences around the property, please visit: www.bahamar.com.

About Baha Mar 
Baha Mar is a master planned integrated resort development situated on 1,000 acres overlooking the world’s famous Cable Beach. The white sand beach destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – over 2,300 rooms and more than 45 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean, a state-of-the-art convention center, Royal Blue Golf Course, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature course, a brand new $200 million Baha Bay luxury water park, the Caribbean’s first and only flagship ESPA spa, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking location with dynamic programming, activities, and guest offerings in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.


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GameOn Receives $GAME Grant From Sportsology for Platform Integration



VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — GameOn (CSE: GET) (OTCQB: GMETF), a next generation fantasy sports company partnered with the world’s best sports leagues to launch, operate, and monetize web3 games, today announces grant funding from Sportsology.

GameOn Receives $GAME Grant From Sportsology for Platform Integration

The grant will see GameOn receive 59,000,000 $GAME tokens. In return, GameOn will integrate the $GAME platform into upcoming major league projects to provide unified experiences and rewards across its ecosystem, including GameOn LALIGA and GameOn PFL. $GAME, which GameOn is developing in partnership with Sportsology, is designed to drive fan engagement and revenue growth for game developers and sports leagues worldwide.

This partnership puts the first supply of $GAME in the hands of GameOn and soon masses of sports fans – Matt Bailey, CEO

GameOn LALIGA recently launched on social media, amassing more than 200,000 video views and a community of over 80,000 across X, Discord, email, and waitlist in less than two weeks. GameOn LALIGA’s first mint is scheduled for February, with an exact date and time to-be-announced.

GameOn also recently announced a grant from Arbitrum, the leading Layer 2 (L2) scaling solution for Ethereum, with a market cap of more than $2b. $GAME is planned to launch on Arbitrum in Q2, off the back of a string of successful game token launches like XAI.

This news is following the finalized software development and support agreement between the parties, which drives $2.3m from development fees and $1.4m in annual recurring revenue, with a total expected value of $9.3m over five years.

“$GAME is a natural fit for our ecosystem of next-gen fantasy games, launched with the best sports leagues in the world,” said Matt Bailey, CEO at GameOn. “This partnership puts the very first supply of $GAME in the hands of GameOn and soon masses of sports fans.”

To hear more, join GameOn CEO Matt Bailey for live commentary and Q&A on GameOn’s shareholder Telegram channel today at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT.

GameOn partner, LALIGA, is the world’s most-followed soccer league on social media, with a global community of over 200 million fans, while PFL is the number two MMA company in the world, having recently acquired Bellator and signed superstars Jake Paul and Francis Ngannu.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors:
Matt Bailey, Director & Chief Executive Officer
GameOn Entertainment Technologies Inc.

About GameOn
GameOn (CSE: GET) (OTCQB: GMETF) partners with the world’s best sports, media, and entertainment IPs to launch brand-building, money-making next-gen games. We turn fans into superfans – engaging, retaining, and monetizing audiences. With a diverse team of gaming, sports, and web3 veterans with experience at Take-Two Interactive, Twitch, EA, Dapper Labs, and the Brooklyn Nets, our platform is executed at scale with millions of users, gameplays, and revenue. GameOn has partnered with NBCUniversal, Bravo, LALIGA, PFL, Karate Combat, the WNBA, Times Internet, DICK’S Sporting Goods, and Gaming Society.

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Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management believes are relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date such statements are made, including, but not limited to the Company being able to capitalize on the acquired assets, the ability of acquired assets to maintain its value as presently contemplated, the synergies of the acquired assets with the Company’s operations, and such other assumptions presented in the Company’s disclosure record. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information herein is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement, and GameOn disclaims any obligation to revise or update any such forward-looking information or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking information contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments, except as required by law.

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Get Ready to Spice Up Your Gaming Experience: Overcooked Lands on AirConsole



ZURICH, Jan. 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — AirConsole, a multiplayer gaming solution for cars and Android TVs, is announcing a  partnership with video game publisher Team17. This partnership is bringing the popular multiplayer cooking game, Overcooked to the AirConsole platform.

Get Ready to Spice Up Your Gaming Experience: Overcooked Lands on AirConsole

AirConsole’s users can now enjoy playing Overcooked, a dynamic, couch co-op cooking game that has accumulated a dedicated fanbase and multiple awards for its unique mix of fast-paced action and teamwork, on TV and in BMW cars. Players have to work together in a variety of kitchen challenges, racing against the clock to prepare and serve a wide range of dishes while navigating obstacles, and performing under time pressure. With Overcooked on AirConsole, friends and family can now immerse themselves in the hilarious world of culinary adventures  from the comfort of their own devices.

“We are thrilled to bring Overcooked to AirConsole, a platform that encourages social gaming experience accessible to anyone,” said Michael Fuller, Director of Content at AirConsole. “Overcooked’s cooperative mayhem is a perfect fit for AirConsole’s vision of inclusive and fun multiplayer gaming, and we can’t wait to see players around the world collaborating and competing in this culinary adventure.”

“We’re thrilled to bring Overcooked to the AirConsole platform, providing players with a unique and accessible way to experience the chaotic joy of cooperative cooking,” said Team17. “AirConsole’s innovative approach to multiplayer gaming aligns perfectly with the spirit of Overcooked, and we can’t wait to see players dive into the madness.”

About AirConsole:

AirConsole is a leading platform for casual multiplayer games for cars, TVs and PCs. By connecting smartphones as controllers to your screen, AirConsole turns them into gamepads, providing a fun gaming experience for friends and family. With a wide variety of games available, AirConsole offers entertainment for every occasion and brings people together through the power of play.

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For more information about AirConsole, or to explore its gaming catalog, visit airconsole.com.


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