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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 …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – JULY 24

In this week’s TPoI, Activision Blizzard announces base pay for Overwatch League players, Sony raises Playstation Plus fees in Europe and Australia, and Supergiant Games releases their new game, Pyre, to critical success. Activision Blizzard Announces Overwatch League Standard Player Contract Terms Announced on their website Wednesday morning, Activision Blizzard announced their new contract regulations …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – JULY 3

In this week’s TPoI, Japanese mobile games company GREE closes its western offices, speedrunning charity event SGDQ 2017 takes Twitch by storm, and Netflix’s Castlevania series launches to critical acclaim. . Gree Shuts Down its Western Offices Japanese mobile game company Gree has closed its western operations, including offices in the US, Germany, and Australia. …