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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – NOVEMBER 13

In this week’s TPoI, The Xbox One X sells 80,000 units in the UK during its first week, EA DICE receives community backlash over microtransactions in Star Wars: Battlefront II, and Hasbro makes buyout offer on rival company Mattel. Xbox One X Sells 80,000 Units in the UK During Launch Week Microsoft’s head of Xbox …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – November 6

In this week’s TPoI, EA acquires Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment, third-party publishers scramble to develop Nintendo Switch titles, and Telltale Games lays off 25% of workforce during company restructure. EA Acquires Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts Inc. announced on Thursday that they have acquired the developers of the popular shooter Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment. Eurogamer confirmed that …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – OCTOBER 30

In this week’s TPoI, Super Mario Odyssey sells over 2 million units in its launch week, EVE Online developer CCP closes two studios as they exit VR development, Sony reveals more details about its 2018 PlayStation lineup at Paris Games Week, and Bluehole Software announced the release date for the record-breaking PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – OCTOBER 23

In this week’s TPoI, Activision announces the return of Call of Duty World League with a $4.2 million prize pool, Online Forum NeoGAF goes offline following sexual assault allegations, and Microsoft officially discontinues their Kinect webcam. NeoGAF Briefly Goes Offline Amid Sexual Assault Allegations The online forum NeoGAF temporarily went offline following sexual assault allegations …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – OCTOBER 9

In this week’s TPoI, Riot co-founders to lead development on a new title, Oculus reveals new standalone headset, and the ESRB says that in-game loot boxes aren’t gambling. Riot Co-founders to Lead Development On New Game Announced via a blog post on Wednesday, Riot co-founders Brandon Beck and Marc Merril have shifted their focus from leading the …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – OCTOBER 2

In this week’s TPoI, Sony announces plans to release a new PlayStation VR unit this month, South America’s biggest gaming expo is expected to host over 300,000 attendees, and Ubisoft buys back $4 million in shares to delay hostile takeover. Sony Announces Updated PlayStation VR headset Sony announced on Tuesday that a new version of …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – SEPTEMBER 25

In this week’s TPoI, Atari releases more information about their new Ataribox console, YouTube changes policies on external links for non-monetized users, and Bluehole confirms negotiations with Tencent. Atari Unveils Details on the Ataribox Atari sent a newsletter Tuesday morning with details on their upcoming Ataribox retro gaming console, including details on the hardware and …

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Triplepoints of Interest – September 18

In this week’s TPoI, Fortnite accidentally allows cross-platform play for Xbox One and PS4, the Federal Trade Commision clarifies ethical guidelines for influencers, and Steam’s revised review system attracts criticism from developers and gamers alike. FTC Clarifies Influencer Guidelines In a live Twitter Q&A held on Wednesday, representatives from the Federal Trade Commission announced that …

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Triplepoints of Interest – September 11

In this week’s TPoI, gaming YouTuber PewDiePie is criticized for using racial slur on stream, Telltale Games appoints a new CEO, and the gaming community comes together to raise money for disaster relief across the U.S. Gaming YouTuber PewDiePie Called Out After Saying Racial Slur During a livestream last weekend, YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg used …

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Triplepoints of Interest – September 4

In this week’s TPoI, esports tournament DreamHack lifts ban on Counter Strike: Global Offensive match fixer, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS sells 10 million copies, and GamesBeat reporter Dean Takahashi receives backlash after difficult Cuphead demo. PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Sells Over 10 Million Copies Worldwide Bluehole Softwares’ hit game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has become the most played game on Steam …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – AUGUST 28

In this week’s TPoI, Microsoft releases details for their Mixed Reality headsets, Blizzard takes a harsher stance on negative behavior in Overwatch, and Amazon lets Twitch viewers enjoy streams and buy products with Amazon Associates. Microsoft Unveils New Details for Their Mixed Reality Headsets During IFA in Berlin this week, Microsoft released a showcase of …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – AUGUST 21

In this week’s TPoI, Chinese Super League invests $15 million in a six-year game development deal, Xbox One X sells through initial supply to break pre-order records for Microsoft, and Electronic Arts rolls out sweeping changes for this year’s Madden NFL 18. Chinese Super League Invests $15 Million to Develop New Soccer Game Chinese Super …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – AUGUST 14

In this week’s TPoI, Amazon Prime no longer offering discounts on recently released video games, Tencent’s stock soars as profits rise 70% from last year, and PlatinumGames founder thanks Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro for “saving” the studio. Amazon Prime Cuts New Video Game Discounts Thrifty Amazon Prime members are reporting that the online retailer …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – AUGUST 7

In this week’s TPoI, VoIP service Discord adds video chat and screen sharing, studies show that games affect the brain differently depending on mechanics and genre, and the International Olympic Committee is considering esports for the 2024 Paris summer games. Gaming-Focused VoIP Service Discord adds Video Chat and Screen Sharing Discord announced early Thursday morning …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – July 31

In this week’s TPoI, Steam gained over 27 million new paying users in the past 18 months, developers at the Games for Change Festival talk U.S. policy effects on the industry, and Electronic Arts merges Mass Effect: Andromeda developer with Motive Studios. Steam Gains Over 27 Million New Customers in the Last 18 Months Valve’s …