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Spread Holiday Cheer with In-Game Balance

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 30, 2015 3:26:41 PM

It’s all too familiar to hear someone receiving a gift card from a family member that they’ll never use. What if we told you that you could take this gift card and redeem it for virtual credit and in-game goods on your favorite supported titles? Sound too good to be true? Look no further because with In-Game Balance, any game or platform (Twitch) using Xsolla’s PayStation 3.0 is eligible!

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Xsolla and Twitch: Benefiting Both Streamers and Viewers

Posted by Ernest Chung on Oct 8, 2014 5:42:14 PM

If you haven’t already heard, Xsolla and Twitch expanded buying power to $4.99 channel subscriptions with more subscription options coming in the near future. Now you can pay for your favorite channel subscriptions with everything from Bitcoin to Subway gift cards. Plus, you can now buy channel subscriptions in 1, 3, or 6 month packages!

Streamers: If you stream with Twitch and would like to enable Xsolla’s 600+ International Payment Methods for your viewers to take advantage of, head to the subscriptions tab on your Dashboard and select Accept International Payments. There is no need to create another account on Xsolla or anywhere else; everything is done simply on Twitch.  After opting-in, you’ll be presented with dialog containing the contract amendment. Read through and agree to the terms at the bottom and, voila, Xsolla payment options will be enabled on your channel subscriptions.

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A Brief Overview of the Singaporean Payment Market

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 22, 2014 4:14:55 PM

The technologically savvy and trade-oriented market economy of Singapore sports many positive characteristics. Some notable characteristics include being ranked as the most open economy in the world, the least corrupt, most pro-business, low tax rates, and the third highest per-capita GDP in the world (Purchasing Power Parity Index).

 

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A Brief Overview of the Thai Payment Market

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 16, 2014 4:32:01 PM

Thailand, an emerging market in regards to overseas gaming, is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia and is seen as “one of the great development success stories” because of the fact that despite a low per-capita gross national income and HDI, the poverty line decreased from 65.26% to 13.15% between 1988 and 2011.

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A Brief Overview of the German Gaming Market

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 8, 2014 3:50:00 PM

In this ever-evolving and tech-savvy world, it becomes harder and harder to stay true to traditional payment methods. However, Germany is a slight exception in that cash is king and often preferred over electronic options in many cases.

 

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A Brief Overview of the Vietnamese Payment Market

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 2, 2014 4:05:19 PM

Vietnam recently skyrocketed onto the gaming industry due to the major success of Flappy Bird being developed by an indie Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. With this achievement, Vietnam proved itself as a growing market with much room for growth in the gaming industry.

 

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen (pictured right) took the mobile game industry by storm with his innovative game.

 

Boasting a population of 90 million and an economic growth rate which compares with the top countries in the world, Vietnam has the user base and gamers necessary for such explosions of popularity. However, to monetize there are certain necessary payment methods you should have knowledge of and Xsolla is here to help clear the air with the intricate Vietnamese market information.

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