TRIPLEPOINTS OF INTEREST: AUG. 3

This week, Apple ends its App Store Affiliate program., EA makes a controversial change to Madden, and parents hire Fortnite “tutors” en masse. Apple Ends its App Store Affiliate Program As reported by major outlets like TechCrunch, Apple is shutting down its App Store affiliate program in preparation for the launch of the new App …

TriplePoints of Interest: July 27

This week, Steam bans over 90,000 users, Valve revises its Dota 2 loot box system for Dutch players, and Nintendo sues major ROM sites over “mass” copyright infringement. Valve Bans Nearly 100,000 Steam Users Valve’s Anti-Cheat system (VAC) saw a massive spike in activity this past week, banning nearly 100,000 players from Steam. According to …

TriplePoints of Interest: July 20

This week, Germany bans pre-orders without release dates, Rainbow Six Siege players get instantly banned for using slurs, and Ubisoft has its best fiscal quarter yet. Germany Court Bans “Coming Soon” Pre-Orders in Marketing and Sales Known for having some of the strictest consumer rights laws in the world, a German court ruled that products …

TriplePoints of Interest: July 13

This week, Overwatch raises more than $12.7 million for breast cancer research, Steam game player counts are leaked, and Nintendo begins its roll out of hack-resistant Switch hardware. Overwatch Raises Millions in Donations for Breast Cancer Research Through Pink Mercy Skin Blizzard recently released a pink costume for the Overwatch healer character, Mercy. They charged …

TriplePoints of Interest: July 6

This week, Sony continues to receive flak for not enabling cross-play, Nintendo has more up its sleeve for 2018, and new rumors about a video game console from Google. Sony’s Stance on Cross-Play Continues to be Contentious Issue for Fans and Developers Alike Initially brought to prominence after Fortnite players found out they couldn’t link …

TriplePoints of Interest: June 29

This week, PUBG Corp. drops its lawsuit against Epic Games, Uncharted’s Amy Hennig announces her departure from EA, and Valve announces their intentions to replace Steam Spy with “something better.” PUBG Drops Lawsuit Against Fortnite Creator Epic Games Mainstream and gaming publications such as Bloomberg, Polygon and Variety reported that PUBG Corp withdrew its copyright …

TriplePoints of Interest: June 22

YouTube looks to expand their service, EA wants to be the Netflix of gaming, and gaming disorder is deemed an official addiction by the World Health Organization in this weeks TPOI. YouTube Announces New Ways for Creators to Make Money During VidCon, the multi-genre online video conference held annually in Southern California, YouTube announced new …

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.29

In this week’s TPoI, GDC withdraws award for Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell, Ubisoft cancels Rainbow Six Siege price hike, and EA CEO Andrew Wilson defends the company’s current games lineup.    GDC Rescinds Pioneer Award for Nolan Bushnell Due to Past Sexual Misconduct   The Game Developers Conference announced in a blog post on Tuesday …

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 …