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TheDW learned Vladimir Coho, Nexon America’s vice president of marketing and communications, has resigned.
Two million in charity money PUBG Corporation raised in early access is going to “the Extra Life Charity Marathon, Gamers Outreach, and a new charity campaign that is going to happen later this year,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb reports.
Nvidia is encouraging retailers selling its graphics cards to “‘make arrangements to ensure that gamers’ needs are still met in the current climate’” of cryptocurrency fervor, Polygon’s Samit Sarkar reports.
GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports “Nazara Technologies has acquired a majority stake in Nodwin Gaming” and “Aristocrat has closed an all-cash $990 million acquisition deal for Big Fish Games.”
Following a project cancellation, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency was forced to lay off a majority of its staff. Owner David Jaffe tweeted this yesterday: “Wanted y’all2hear it from me before anyone else:we’ve had a project canceled and have been forced2lay off the vast majority of the Bartlet Jones staff gaming division. More news2come but for now, that’s what’s up.Heart’s breaking4the amazingly talented crew that’s out of work :(.”
Esports One raised $3 million in a seed round. It’s “developing real-time data and analytics solutions for esports broadcasts,” The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton reports.
Take me to Atlanta, because there be Zelda beer there.
Games Pass just became a bit more enticing for Xbox owners. “Microsoft has promised to add all of its in-house Xbox One exclusives … Sea of Thieves will be one of the first when it launches on March 20th, and … Crackdown 3 as well as future games in franchises like Halo and Gears of War,” Engadget’s Jon Fingas writes.
Excitement. Also, drama! Atari is crowdfunding to bring RollerCoaster Tycoon to Nintendo Switch. The prior portion being the issue and the latter portion being exciting.
“The project calls for a minimum of $10,000 – a goal the project has already met – with a $1.07m goal,” Eurogamer’s Wesley Yin-Poole writes. “There’s confusion about the need for Atari, a company that claims to be a publishing powerhouse, to crowdfund a Switch version of RollerCoaster Tycoon at all … There’s concern about what kind of game RollerCoaster Tycoon will be on the Nintendo Switch.”
Team Dignitas is now the proud owner of a Rocket League team, SportsBusiness Journal’s Ben Fischer reports.