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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 – 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 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. …

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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 – 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 – 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 …