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Gaming

Deliver games and video to a global gaming audience

The world's largest gaming companies trust Limelight

The right infrastructure means “game on”

When your game is released, you need a solution that’s ready to deliver millions of copies—fast. It not only needs to scale at launch, it needs to flex for those unexpected spikes in demand. Equally important, your gaming infrastructure should support your video and content-sharing strategy. If it can help protect you from malicious website attacks, especially during critical launch periods, all the better.

As a company, we are passionate about servicing the gaming industry.

The Limelight solution for Gaming meets all these challenges and provides the following benefits:

Fast Downloads

Eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of game play—slow downloads!

Simplified Video Sharing and Streaming Video Delivery

Deliver your game videos anywhere in the globe on virtually any device, to your gamers or Esports fans, without the need for additional encoders or other specialized equipment.

Cloud Leverage

We provide delivery, storage, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services from the cloud, so you never have to make a large capital investment in infrastructure.

Enhanced Monetization

Our global Content Delivery Network (CDN) ensures full monetization of your game assets with scalable, high capacity delivery of your beta, gold copy, and DLC.

Secure Delivery

Choose from a range of security options including geo-fencing, SSL, DDoS attack mitigation, and others, to protect your game delivery and game website.

Major releases + reliable global delivery = game success

Deliver your titles and DLC at scale, reliably, and consistently anywhere around the globe. Stream your gamer videos to fans watching from anywhere on the globe. The Limelight solution for Gaming and the Limelight Advanced Services team are ready to make downloading and enjoying your game a great experience for your gamers.
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Cloud Storage

Storage that is maintained remotely and accessible over long-distance public or private networks.

Ingest

To ingest is to upload digital content into a CDN via any of many formats.

Origin

Origin is the location where content to be delivered is hosted. It could be positioned near users within the CDN storage infrastructure or at the CDN customers location.

File Manager

A file manager is a system used for tracking the most current files and archiving less popular files.

Edge Server

An edge server is one of thousands of servers running our EdgePrism software that is placed on the edge of the network to handle local requests faster and lower response times.

Edge Server

An edge server is one of thousands of servers running our EdgePrism software that is placed on the edge of the network to handle local requests faster and lower response times.

Live Streaming

Transcode and deliver live video broadcasts over HLS, HDS, MSS, and DASH formats.

Game Microsite with Teaser Video

A microsite is exclusively focused around a particular game—as opposed to a publisher, studio, or genre.

Video on Demand (VOD)

Video on Demand is unscheduled programming that can be accessed via over-the-top (OTT) services, cable TV networks, or online—usually through a subscription service.

Beta Gamer

A beta gamer is willing to try out a pre-release version of a game in order to provide constructive feedback.

Analytics

Data collected through analytics provides a detailed view on overall traffic levels and download requests for videos and game files.

Token

A token is a random number assigned by a tokenization system and is used to represent sensitive data, allowing it to be sent over a network securely.

Edge Server with Game and Video Files

Edge Server - An edge server is one of thousands of servers running our EdgePrism software that is placed on the edge of the network to handle local requests faster and lower response times.

Game and Video Files - These files include game publishers “gold” versions of games, downloadable content (DLC), and promotional videos of game play.

Smart Purge

SmartPurge is a unique Limelight feature that removes selected content, globally, from the CDN edge caches in seconds.

Purge Request

A purge request is a request for all copies of specific content to be eliminated across all edge cache locations on a CDN.

DDoS Attack

A Distributed Denial of Service attack is a malicious effort to slow down or incapacitate a website by overwhelming it with traffic and causing it to crash or operate very slowly. Attackers use large armies of automated "bots"—computers that have been infected with malware and can be remotely controlled by hackers—to create DDoS attacks on a very large scale.

eSports

Multi-tiered gaming competitions are broadcast live or on-demand.

Game Website

The website is devoted to providing content for and about a specific game and often includes downloadable content.

Authenticate

As part of delivering content to users, CDNs often have to authorize user access to websites. The use of token matches between clients and servers prevents unauthorized access. Reasons for restricting access includes enforcing content licensing, subscription access, etc.

Patch for Downloadable Content (DLC)

These are fixes and additions to game files that have already been released by the publisher.

Game and Video

These files include game publishers “gold” versions of games, downloadable content (DLC), and promotional videos of game play.

Virtual Reality (VR) Headset

VR headsets allow real-time processing of a viewers head position within a virtual setting.

Analytics

Detailed data on overall traffic levels plus download requests for game files and videos.

Token

A token is a random number assigned by a tokenization system and is used to represent sensitive data, allowing it to be sent over a network securely.

The Limelight solution for Gaming uses the world’s leading private CDN to ensure reliable global delivery. Our Cloud Storage Services enhance your download performance and help you manage and share game or video files. Video streaming services offer broadcast-quality live or on-demand video sharing. Automatic device detection is built in so you can stream to mobile phones, PCs or tablets anywhere in the world. And you can protect your game website from malicious DDoS attacks with a robust set of Cloud Security Services.

Solution Brief: Limelight Solution for Gaming

A powerful, integrated cloud-based workflowthat enables you to deliver your game experiences to your users reliably and consistently while ensuring optimum performance of downloads, video streaming, and websites.

White Paper: Broadcasting an eSports Tournament - Keys to Success

You need the right game, the right players, and the right venue and increasingly important—live streaming.

Webinar: Strategies for Growth and Game Delivery in the PC and MMO Market

Newzoo and Limelight discuss the growth of MMO Game Market

Experienced support services that design in success

Limelight works with some of the largest gaming companies in the world to ensure the success of their game launches and delivery of their ongoing content. Our experienced service teams will help you with setup and implementation of a secure, scalable game distribution solution or live streaming your video content. Limelight’s commitment to you doesn’t stop with setup. Our 24/7/365 network operations center (NOC) is also there to ensure your gamers have the best possible experience.