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TriplePoints of Interest – Week of Jan. 23

In the first TriplePoints of Interest of 2017, the big stories this week center around an Overwatch milestone, Switch prediction, and a new tabletop-focused version of PAX. It’s 2017. Welcome to the future! Overwatch Hits 25 million Player Milestone Overwatch, Blizzard’s competitive team-based shooter that debuted in May 2016, now has more than 25 million …

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Streamer Gift Guide 2016

Tis the season for gift guides. You can’t click a link in a google search without tripping over a “10 best tech gifts” story. One category of guide is always missing though: what to get for content creators. More accurately, this guide is for the friend/parent/significant other of a content creator. One of the great …

BlizzCon 2016

The Brand Benefits of Publisher Conventions – BlizzCon

Conventions and the video game industry go hand-in-hand: there’s the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), Germany’s Gamescom, Comic-Cons, and more. Other than QuakeCon (and EA Play this year), it’s rare for publishers to host their own consumer-facing “mega event.” Most companies like Capcom, Ubisoft, and Nintendo share the stage and make special reveals during E3 (which …

TriplePoints of Interest – Week of September 5

This week in TriplePoints of Interest includes gaming highlights from the 2016 Apple press conference, Sony unveils the new PlayStation 4 Pro, World of Warcraft: Legion sells more than 3.3 million copies in 24 hours, and several major North American esports organizations formed the Professional Esports Association.