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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 – JUNE 26

In this week’s TPoI, Twitch revamps its mobile app, the SNES Classic hits stores in September, and Super League Gaming raises $15 million in funding. Twitch to Update Mobile App With Major Changes Twitch has announced that their mobile app will receive an upgraded design alongside new features that will launch in the next two …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – JUNE 19

In this week’s TPoI, GTA 5’s shutdown of modding tools sparks anger amongst users, Capcom and Bandai Namco enter a cross-licensing agreement related to online matchmaking, and Project Rap Rabbit fails to meet its Kickstarter goal. GTA 5’s Mod Shutdown Upsets and Frustrates Players Developers of modding tool OpenIV revealed last week that they would …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – JUNE 12

As we wind down and relax from the E3 madness, in this week’s TPoI, Mojang reveals cross-console play for Minecraft, Xbox One X’s price tag is debated, and Anthony Padilla of Smosh leaves the channel to move onto his own solo project. Minecraft to Feature Cross Platform Online Play During E3, developer Mojang and Microsoft …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – JUNE 5

In this week’s TPoI, PlayStation VR sales surpass one million, Valve replaces Steam Greenlight with Steam Direct, and Xbox extends briefing at this year’s E3. PlayStation VR Sales Hit One Million Units Sold During an interview with TIME, President and CEO of Sony Shawn Layden disclosed that PlayStation has sold over one million PlayStation VR …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – MAY 29

In this week’s TPoI, PS3 production has officially ceased, Apple reveals App Store earnings to date, and a Twitch streamer allows users to experience the stock market. Sony Halts PS3 Production in Japan Back in March, Sony briefly mentioned the possibility of PS3’s production being discontinued. MCV disclosed that the official Japanese PlayStation website stated …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – MAY 8

In this week’s TPoI, EA addresses mixed reactions of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Nintendo Switch’s eShop is upgraded, and Project Scorpio shows off its official headset.   EA’s Response to Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson disclosed that despite the varied critiques on Mass Effect: Andromeda which launched back in March, he trusts …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF MAY 1

In this week’s TPoI, No Matter Studios modifies game title to avoid legal battle, Blizzard reveals revenue data for Overwatch, and E3 announces a new series of panels for this year’s convention. No Matter Studios Avoids Dispute With Bethesda & Zenimax Indie developer No Matter Studios was recently forced to change its upcoming game title …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF APRIL 24

In this week’s TPoI, Atlus updates and apologizes for their Persona 5 streaming ban, Nintendo announces new hardware coming this summer, and Sony releases PS4 sales numbers. Atlus Apologizes for Streaming Restriction Ban Atlus’ streaming guidelines around the launch of Persona 5 were heavily contested by streamers, fans and press, and this week the company …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF APRIL 17

In this week’s TPoI, we bring you the latest updates on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, Twitch’s new subscription service, and the possibility of a Mini SNES Classic Edition from Nintendo. Xbox Game Pass Coming Later This Spring Microsoft is preparing to launch Xbox Game Pass, a subscription gaming service similar to Netflix that gives …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF APRIL 10

Here’s the scoop in this week’s TPoI: Nintendo soars in the US with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sales on the Switch, Microsoft introduces a new refund program for Xbox One and PC games, and Germany instructs Twitch streamers and YouTubers to purchase a broadcasting license. With spring in the air, we give …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF APRIL 3

For this week’s TPoI, we dive into YouTube’s latest partner program update, PETA’s dispute with Nintendo, Atlus’ debatable decision to enact a strict streaming ban, and the launch of Twitch’s very own gaming store. YouTube Enacts Stricter Creator Monetisation In an effort to catch suspicious channels, YouTube has changed its partner program by enacting stricter …