TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JUNE 24

In this week’s gaming news breakdown, U.S. tariffs on video game consoles expected to cause problems during the holiday season, Newzoo reported that the global games market will see a large uptick in growth in 2019, and the developers at id Software, famous for the first-person shooter Doom, will be getting a documentary based on …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JUNE 17

In this week’s gaming news breakdown, Niantic launched its newest mobile AR game, industry giants EA and Epic Games addressed the UK government over their use of loot boxes, and YouTube faced hot water after child privacy violation accusations.

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JUNE 3

In this week’s TPoI, YouTube strengthens live streaming policy in efforts to up their whack-a-mole approach to minors and sensitive content, Bungie announces that a new version of Destiny 2 will be available to play on Google Stadia, and Zynga launches a new mobile battle-royale game.

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAY 20

This week, the new “Playdate” console was announced, Tencent and Riot Games revealed plans to bring League of Legends to mobile, and Microsoft is creating a new mobile AR title called Minecraft Earth. New “Playdate” console coming in 2020 Panic, the studio behind the game Firewatch, will release a new handheld console in 2020. Dubbed …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAY 13

This week, Rockstar Games acquired Dhruva Interactive, PUBG Mobile released a gameplay management update, and a new gaming study provided an overview of the current gaming demographics. Rockstar Games acquires Dhruva Interactive Dhruva Interactive, India’s oldest game development studio, was acquired by Rockstar Games this week for $7.9M. Dhruva Interactive specializes in art and design, …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAY 6

This week, Riot Games employees walked out in protest of the company’s arbitration policy, Tencent swapped PUBG Mobile for a patriotic alternative, and EA announced plans to bring Apex Legends to mobile and Chinese markets. Riot Games sees employee walkout in wake of arbitration policy Upwards of 150 employees walked out of Riot Games this …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APR. 29

This week, Paramount released the first trailer for its Sonic the Hedgehog feature film to resoundingly negative fanfare. Epic Games acquired Psyonix, the developer behind Rocket League. Additionally, Oculus and Valve both released details for new VR devices. Paramount releases Sonic the Hedgehog trailer This week, Paramount released the first trailer for its film Sonic …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APR. 22

This week, China announced new gaming restrictions, game developers are suffering from “crunch culture,” and a new study suggests that video games are more harmful to girls than boys. China enacts new gaming restrictions China’s State Administration of Press and Publication (SAPP) has announced new restrictions on video games that will go into effect at …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APR. 15

This week, Sony announced their plans for a new gaming console, Tencent gained approval to distribute the Nintendo Switch in China, and GameStop unveiled their “Guaranteed to Love It” initiative. Sony announces plans for new gaming console Sony has revealed initial details for their next console, speculatively called the PlayStation 5. The console will reportedly …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APR. 8

This week, Tencent announced the international launch of their new gaming platform WeGame X, Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert franchise exceeded $1 billion dollars in revenue, and Steam faced backlash after region-locking games. Tencent launches WeGame X for international audiences Tencent has released a new version of its WeGame storefront, called WeGame X, for international audiences. …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: APR. 1

This week, GameStop reported a $637 million dollar loss in 2018, a New York teenager got paid nearly six figures from playing Fortnite, and Snapchat entered the world of gaming. GameStop reports $673M in losses in 2018 In a recent press release, GameStop reported a net loss of $673 million dollars in 2018. The release …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAR. 25

This week, Apple announced their new cloud-based gaming service, EA announced the layoffs of 350 employees, and Bethesda released early access for The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Apple Introduces Its Newest Gaming Service Apple, in a similar step by Google last week, announced their own new venture in the gaming world this week with Apple Arcade. …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAR. 18

This week, Google unveiled their new Stadia streaming service, The World Video Game Hall of Fame announced it’s 2019 finalists, and winners were announced for the IGF and GDC awards. Google announces Stadia Google announced its new streaming based gaming service Stadia this week during a keynote at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). The service …