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The University of York released the results of multiple experiments conducted on gaming and violence — those results “have found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent,” the press release reads. “With more than 3,000 participants, the team demonstrated that video game concepts do not ‘prime’ players to behave in certain ways.”
Phil Harrison joined Google as its vice president and general manager, Polygon’s Colin Campbell reports.
Mark Gifford, the chief financial officer at GAME, has resigned.
GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports Irdeto has acquired Denuvo “as part of a deal provide anti-piracy and and anti-cheat solutions for PC, mobile, console, and VR devices.”
VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports Epic Games “acquired Cloudgine, a startup that enables Unreal Engine 4 to run certain game computations in the cloud.”
Two FanDuel co-founders have started an esports venture called Flick. “They characterize it as a ‘social streaming platform,’ to serve the 700 million esports fans,” The Esports Observer’s Angelos Anastasopoulos writes.
PUBG Corporation is opening an office in Amsterdam and intends to “aggressively” hire, GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports.
Three franchise holders later and Esports Battle League is off to the races. “Esports organizations Elevate, Circa eSports, and Simplicity have all put forward the $1 million franchise fee to Rivalcade to participate in this “geolocated” esports league that will feature multiple esports titles,” The Esports Observer’s Ferguson Mitchell reports.