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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 …

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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 FEB. 20

This week’s TPoI features the first reactions to Nintendo Switch, big shakeups over at Disney and Maker, Nvidia’s transformation into a gaming platform, and the response to the death of Twitch streamer Brian Vigneault. Nintendo Switch: Here’s What the Critics Are Saying This week, intial reactions and reviews started to surface from lucky journalists that …

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TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST – WEEK OF FEB. 13

In TPoI this week, we see a sneak peek at the Nintendo Switch, mobile esports comes on the scene, and Microsoft releases news that we can expect to see an update at E3 regarding Project Scorpio. Here’s 3 minutes of the Nintendo Switch menus, thanks to an early shipment Although details regarding the Nintendo Switch …

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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 …

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TwitchCon 2016: Amazon’s Growing Twitch Presence

The content creator market is maturing and growing. Bigger and more established companies are beginning to see the value in investing in the space, and nowhere was that more apparent than at TwitchCon 2016. For the second annual event, TwitchCon relocated to San Diego and we began to see Amazon’s impact on Twitch start to …