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News of the Week; April 10, 2019

GAMES MIT Prof: It’s More Likely We’re Living In A Simulation Than Not Are we living in a computer simulation? I don’t know. Probably.: Why this computer scientist thinks reality might be a video game. Are we living in a simulation? This MIT scientist says it’s more likely than not Google Could Learn a Lot […]

News of the Week; April 3, 2019

GAMES Oxford Researcher Blames ESA Reaction for Prolonged Gaming Addiction Crisis Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies (Amy Orben & Andrew K. Przybylski) MIT Prof: If We Live In A Simulation, Are We Players Or NPCs? Google: We’re “committed to protecting and respecting privacy” with Stadia – Harrison assures streaming service’s users […]

News of the Week; March 27, 2019

GAMES Blog: How games software and hardware could top $200 billion by 2023 Opinion: After Christchurch – What we owe our game communities “If we make room for them, then there is no room for anyone else”: IGF Award host Meg Jayanth calls for devs to reject fascists, demand better treatment for themselves and their […]

News of the Week; March 20, 2019

GAMES Community management post-Christchurch massacre | Opinion: Veteran product manager James Kozanecki says the industry can no longer dismiss toxic behavior as harmless trolling  The Culling: Origins’ servers are being switched off in May ‘No console required’: Google unveils streaming game platform, ‘Stadia’ Google jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming service, coming “in 2019” Google […]

News of the Week; March 13, 2019

GAMES Take-Two settles copyright case with another GTA V cheat creator: Defendant Erik Cameron acknowledges violations, pays undisclosed settlement Take-Two Interactive shares jump after Sony acquisition rumors About those rumors Sony is buying Take-Two…: How “purely unconfirmed market speculation” turns into headlines around the industry Sega pulls Judgment from sale in Japan following drug arrest Sega pulls […]

News of the Week; March 6, 2019

GAMES  Epic Games is now being sued over loot boxes in Fortnite: Save the World Epic Games sued over ‘predatory’ Llama loot boxes: Even though randomized llama loot boxes aren’t a thing anymore California man sues Epic Games over “predatory” loot boxes: Complaint alleges Save the World’s loot llamas were “like playing a slot machine” Shakedown: […]

News of the Week; February 27, 2019

GAMES THQ Nordic inexplicably hosts AMA in a notorious internet cesspool Three hours after allying with 8chan, THQ Nordic goes into full apology mode FTC to begin loot box investigation with public workshop FTC to hold a public workshop on loot box concerns this year: It will bring industry groups and advocates together FTC plans […]

News of the Week; February 20, 2019

GAMES Oxford study finds no link between violent video games and teen aggression No link between violent video games and increased aggression in teens, study finds: Oxford University describes study as “one of the most definitive to date” Violent video game engagement is not associated with adolescents’ aggressive behaviour: evidence from a registered report (Andrew […]

News of the Week; February 13, 2019

GAMES Judge orders $150,000 in damages in GTA Online cheating case Federal court orders Grand Theft Auto V cheat creator to pay $150,000  Gaming disorder diagnosis puts industry at risk – ESA: Acting president Stanley Pierre-Louis discusses World Health Organization’s gaming addiction concern, loot boxes, unions, and more Konami ends sale of in-game currency for PES 2019 in Belgium Konami halts […]

News of the Week; February 6, 2019

GAMES Senator Pushes FTC Head for Loot Box Investigation Timeline Lootboxes and Skin Gambling in Swiss Gambling Law Second YouTuber complains of DMCA abuse from Escape From Tarkov developer: Battlestate Games accused of misusing copyright takedown notices to silence “negative hype” Ubisoft apologizes for The Division 2 email promising ‘a real government shutdown’ Twitch Streamer […]