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Netflix's Mobile Gaming Gamble

Did you know you could play "Into the Breach," "Before Your Eyes," and "Poinpy" on the streaming service? You're not alone: Only 1% of Netflix users are even playing these games. But that's not stopping the company from investing more into the offering. Take a closer look at what's being done to try and make Netflix a mobile gaming juggernaut.

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    Netflix has great mobile games — here’s how to play them
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    Netflix has great mobile games — here’s how to play them

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    Polygon - Nicole Carpenter

    You can play a surprising number of great mobile games using a Netflix subscription; Into The Breach, Poinpy, and Before Your Eyes among them. It’s just not something that a majority of Netflix users are doing, according to new data from analytics company Apptopia and published in CNBC. Netflix has …

    Go get your Netflix gamertag
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    Go get your Netflix gamertag

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    The Verge - Jay Peters

    Netflix is officially introducing gamertag-style handles subscribers can use in its mobile games. The company first began rolling out handles that will be shown in multiplayer games and on online leaderboards in some games last month, but in a blog post published Tuesday, Netflix said that users can now set them up on both iOS and Android devices.

    Netflix opens mobile game studio in Helsinki
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    Netflix opens mobile game studio in Helsinki

    Netflix opened a second mobile game studio in Helsinki, Finland, as the entertainment company pushes further into gaming. Marko Lastikka, a gaming veteran, will serve as the studio director for the new Netflix Gaming studio, said Amir Rahimi, vice president of game studios at Netflix, in a statement. …

    Netflix Games snags 'Into The Breach' as a mobile exclusive
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    Netflix Games snags 'Into The Breach' as a mobile exclusive

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    Engadget - Kris Holt

    The company is locking down a solid slate of beloved indies on iOS and Android. It's safe to say that not everything is going swimmingly over at Netflix, given that it just laid off another 300 employees. However, the company's games division is putting together a strong library of titles. Among …

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