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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 […]