In The News
Weekend in Review:
Shadow of the Tomb Raider players review-bombed the game on Steam after it was discounted 34%. “From reading some of the 600+ reviews since the sale went live (66% of those reviews are negative), the main line of reasoning is that it’s unfair to have paid full price for the game, either as a pre-order or at launch, only to see it heavily discounted so soon after,” PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti reports.
Rockstar reassured employees in the aftermath of poor overtime policies that “we therefore spoke to them [employees] to make sure it is clear that the OT is not mandatory,” Rockstar’s Jenn Kolbe told Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo.
Tekken 7 just ticked over 3 million copies sold.
Players’ Lounge is an online platform for gamers to compete and play their favorite video games to win money. Over $2,000,000+ per month in prizes are awarded on the site.
Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, was named Chairman of CBS Corp. He was the first angel investor in Players’ Lounge.
FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K, Fortnite and Call of Duty are the most popular games played on site.
Extra Esports News:
ESL and Big East are partnering “to start competitive Rocket League in the conference,” TEO’s Max Miceli reports.
ESL, Mapfre, LVP and GGTech are partnering for “the Mapfre Racing Series,” TEO’s Jack Stewart writes.
Call of Duty’s James “Clayster” Eubanks signed a contract extension with eUnited through 2020.
Interviews: compLexity Gaming’s Tyler Hoang Nguyen (Unikrn).
Happy birthday Tong “Mikasa” Junjie!