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The Hottest Platforms for Summer Gaming

If you didn’t already know, video gaming is having a bit of a moment in mainstream pop culture. Forget about beautiful cars, sports championships, and the latest addictive TV series – the only form of entertainment you’ll need right now is digital gaming.  

2022 has been a great time to be a gamer. We’ve witnessed the release of next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and we’ve seen some much-anticipated games hitting the shelves.  

In keeping with the industry’s tradition, the summer months tend to see a pull-back in terms of the AAA games that are released, and 2022 is no exception. So, to get yourself ready for the slew of releases that will descend upon gamers worldwide from September onwards, what could be a better way to spend the summer than to check out the hottest gaming platforms around?

Xbox Cloud Gaming 

Microsoft’s shiny new Xbox Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass might still be in beta mode, but that doesn’t mean this cloud gaming service should be dismissed. In fact, the gaming giant is on a mission to make the service the most extensive gaming platform for the next 20 years, widening its user base and encouraging cross-platform gaming in the process.  

For now, however, you’ll find that Xbox Cloud Gaming is pretty comprehensive in terms of the titles on offer and competitive when it comes to subscription pricing. The Ultimate Tier (for $14.99 per month) will give you access to over 100 games, including the likes of World War Z, Resident Evil Biohazard and Company of Heroes 2. 

Additionally, Xbox Cloud is accessible across an array of devices, such as your Windows 10 laptop, Xbox console and your Android smartphone or tablet.  

PokerStars Casino 

The online casino gaming market is full of different gaming platforms and mobile gaming apps. For us, however, the most reliable is the PokerStars Casino platform. One of the pioneers of online casino gaming, the brand has been around since the dawn of remote gaming.

Today, the platform offers a wide range of online table games, covering all your card and dice gaming needs. It also offers a pretty comprehensive selection of innovative themed slot titles, as well as user guides where gamers can learn about the various features of slots games before starting to play.

Valve’s Steam 

She may be an oldie, but she’s a goodie. Valve’s Steam played a crucial role in setting the trend for digital gaming way back at the turn of the century, so this platform has had plenty of time to refine its offering and build a service that meets the needs of diverse gaming communities.  

When it comes to Steam, it’s such as renowned digital service within the industry that if you can’t find a specific title there, it’s probably not worth playing to begin with. For PC gamers among you, Steam is the easiest way to access a massive gaming library, video content and, of course, the gamer community that forms a major part of the platform’s appeal.  


Alright, so technically, Twitch isn’t a gaming platform, but if you’re a dedicated gamer and you fancy sharing your skills with the world, why not think about signing up as a content creator? It’ll keep you occupied while you wait for your favorite games to be released and who knows, you might even be able to build yourself a following if you stream regularly enough.  

Twitch is ridiculously easy to use as a streamer, and you can get your hands on several different features when you sign-up. You can use it with any PC, console or device on which you can stream games and, thanks to its partnership with Amazon, there’s a lot of community support on offer too.

Plus, with an average of 1.8 million viewers tuning into the platform at any one time, who knows, you might just well become the next Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins!

As you chill in a (hopefully) air-conditioned room this summer, get some of these platforms set up and conquer the gaming world.