TriplePoints of Interest: May 25

TPoI this week features esports coming to the Special Olympics, Texas Lt. Governor blaming shootings on video games, and a new golf franchise from the PGA Tour and HB Studios. Video Games At The Special Olympics This year the U.S. Special Olympics will host their first-ever video game tournament in conjunction with the standard Special …

TriplePoints of Interest: May 18

TPoI this week features Rage 2 from Bethesda which suffered from the Walmart Canada E3 leak, the new Tomb Raider reportedly cost between $75-100 million, and Microsoft rolls out a new controller made for disabled gamers. Rage 2 Announced Plus Gameplay Trailer Bethesda announced Rage 2, a sequel to their 2010 post apocalyptic shooter, with …

TriplePoints of Interest: May 11

This week’s TPoI saw an E3 leak from Walmart Canada, Fortnite teams up with Marvel to the delight of just about everyone…. and Variety wrote a feature on the future of FMV games. Walmart Canada E3 Leak A number of outlets including GamesRadar+, Game Informer, Vice and more, reported on a possible leak by Walmart …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APRIL 30

In this week’s TPoI, The New York Times reports on the mainstream rise of video games – namely discussing Fortnite, Rockstar Games released a new trailer for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, and The Strong Museum has inducted Tomb Raider and more into the Video Game Hall of Fame.

Triplepoints of Interest: Feb. 26

In this week’s TPoI, H1Z1 exits Early Access and introduces Auto Royale, the ESRB creates a new label to indicate microtransactions, Bethesda ascends to Metacritic’s highest rated major publisher, and Superdata predicts that consumer augmented reality and mixed reality will eclipse virtual reality in the coming years. H1Z1 Exits Early Access and Introduces New “Auto …

Triplepoints of Interest: feb. 5

In this week’s TPoI, Google is working on a game streaming service, the ESL acquires a minority stake in Indian publisher Nazara Technologies, and Quantic Dreams faces allegations of promoting an unhealthy work environment. Google to Build a Subscription-Based Game Streaming Service An exclusive article on The Information Wednesday revealed that Google is planning to …

Triplepoints of Interest: Jan.22

In this week’s TPoI, Tencent takes $100 million minority stake in Skydance Media, Twitch wins $1.3m lawsuit against a view bot maker, and GPU prices skyrocket due to a swell in cryptocurrency popularity. Tencent Acquires Minority Stake in Skydance Media Shenzhen-based social media giant Tencent Holdings announced on Thursday morning that the company has acquired …

Triplepoints of Interest: Jan.15

In this week’s TPoI, Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle Royale receives 40 million downloads, Bungie issues an apology for throttling progression in Destiny 2, and the Nintendo 3DS 2017 sales recap is made public.   Fortnite Battle Royale Downloaded Over 40 Million Times Epic Games recently revealed that more than 40 million players have downloaded Fortnite, which …

Triplepoints of Interest: Jan. 8

Week of January 8th In this week’s TPoI, Activision-Blizzard’s Overwatch League kicks off, Japanese console market sees profit increase for the first time in 11 years, and new gaming innovations are announced at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show.    Overwatch League Season One Debuts Exclusively on Twitch The inaugural season for Blizzard’s Overwatch League Kicked …

Triplepoints of Interest: Dec. 18

In this week’s TPoI, Apple changes guidelines for lootboxes, China blocks Steam Community features, and Facebook announces support for rival VR hardware.   Apple Requires Game Developers Disclose Loot Box Odds Apple made revisions to their App Store Review Guidelines earlier this week, stating that game developers who incorporate loot boxes and randomized reward systems …

Triplepoints of Interest – Nov. 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 …

Triplepoints of Interest – Oct. 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 …

Triplepoints of Interest – Oct. 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 …

Triplepoints of Interest – Oct. 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 …