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Owning Genres I find the idea that a developer could own the rights to a video game genre to be ridiculous. It goes back to Boyden. There are so many ways in which a battle royale video game could be “expressed” that to allow the developers of PUBG to retain exclusive rights to all battle royale […]

News of the Week; October 18, 2017

GAMES Blizzard takes Chinese dev to court over alleged mobile Overwatch clone Overwatch hits 35 million players: The player base continues to grow, but it’s slowing Activision patents matchmaking tech that can push players to buy upgrades Activision Patents Matchmaking That Encourages Players To Buy Microtransactions Patent that pushes microtransactions through multiplayer granted to Activision: The “exploratory” […]