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 …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAR. 11

This week, Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to more platforms, Google teased its announcement at GDC, and Microsoft if bringing its iconic Halo series to PC. Microsoft announces Xbox Live for any iOS or Android game Microsoft announced it’s launching a new cross-platform mobile software development kit (SDK) for game developers to bring Xbox Live …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: MAR. 4

This week, more details unravel of Activision Blizzard’s layoffs, EA revealed its skipping the traditional press conference at E3, and Valve pulls a controversial rape game from Steam. Blizzard Hit With 209 Layoffs as Part of Activision Blizzard Restructuring PC Games Insider first broke the news that more than a quarter of the roughly 800 …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: FEB. 1

This week, Nintendo is reportedly making a cheaper Switch, Sony achieves a major milestone – though an overall dip in sales, and rumors of a new Apple games subscription service are making the rounds. Nintendo Reportedly Building Smaller, Cheaper Switch A report from Japanese business daily Nikkei claims Nintendo is developing a smaller, cheaper version …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JAN. 25

This week, Nintendo Switch beats out the competition, Machinima’s YouTube page becomes private, and BioWare’s Anthem goes gold. Nintendo Switch Becomes the Highest Selling Console of 2018 in U.S. According to a December 2018 report by industry-tracking firm The NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch overtook PlayStation 4 as the best-selling console of 2018 in the …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JAN. 18

This week, EA cancelled its open world Star Wars game, Valve’s TCG Artifact hits a new low, and  Bethesda unveiled the Elder Scrolls Online next expansion. EA Cancels Open World Star Wars Game Kotaku had reported that Electronic Arts canceled its open-world Star Wars game, according to its sources familiar with the company. The game, …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JAN. 11

This week, Bungie and Activision have parted ways, the Better Business Bureau has awarded Epic Games an F rating in customer service, and Ubisoft and Epic Games have partnered to bring the Division 2 to the Epic Games Store and UPlay store. Bungie Parts Ways with Activision, Retains Destiny Rights Bungie has announced that it …

TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: JAN. 4

This week, Activision Blizzard fired CFO Spencer Neumann for an undisclosed reason and he was then hired as CFO of Netflix, Nexon founder Kim Jung-ju has put his company up for sale at $9 billion and Tencent is a potential buyer, and Soulja Boy has ended the development of his emulator console. Netflix hires former …