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Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima “hopes to come to an an agreement with a partner soon and hopefully announce” a Mario movie, Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports.
Curious about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds loot box drop rates? PUBG reported drop rate percentages in its latest update, Polygon’s Charlie Hall writes.
Spaniards are embracing esports. “Spanish political party Ciudadanos (Citizens Party) has registered a non-legislative proposal in the Congress, asking for the regulation of esports in the country,” The Esports Observer’s Angelos Anastasopoulos writes.
Lirik, a well-known Twitch streamer, is taking a break. Here’s the first of a series of tweets he sent yesterday: “Sorry, just need time off the internet. Gets tiring, mentally, living in meme land every day. Trying to figure out my next steps in life, change my habits, discover my goals, and ultimately find what the point is.”
Another streaming program is shoving its way onto the scene. According to The Esports Observer’s Ferguson Mitchell, “Game streaming tools company Streamlabs has launched a brand-new streaming program that integrates all of its best features into a single package.” It’s powered by Open Broadcaster Software.
Older iPhone owners that don’t use iOS 11 will no longer be able to play Pokemon Go, Pocket Gamer’s Emily Sowden reports. “In Niantic’s most recent blog post it’s explained that older devices, such as iPhone 5 and 5c or fourth-generation iPads, will no longer be able to play Pokemon GO since they can’t upgrade to iOS 11.”
Gamers who spend a lot of time playing a small amount of games will soon get a little love from Microsoft. “The new ‘Career’ system will sit alongside the current Gamerscore program, which rewards points to players for completing certain in-game goals,” Polygon’s Colin Campbell reports.
Additionally, Xbox owners will soon receive a “do not disturb” mode, according to Engadget’s Timothy J. Seppala.
VentureBeat’s Emil Protalinski reports 2018 is getting another VR headset. “Lenovo unveiled the world’s first standalone Daydream VR headset: Lenovo Mirage Solo. The device does not require being tethered to a PC via a wire.”