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Ooo, Alex you so fancy. A huge congratulations to Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez on finally announcing his amazing new gig!
“Starting January 2nd on NBC you’ll hear me call the action on @nbctitangames: an insane physical competition show created and hosted by @TheRock! This is only the beginning and I cannot wait to bring my excitement and energy people around the world. #TitanGames.” Check out more about The Titan Games here.
AMD’s stock tumbled “as much as 22.5 percent in after-hours trading after it reported third-quarter revenues that were slightly less than the market expected and forecast conservative growth for the fourth quarter,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Microsoft released its first quarter results here. Notable numbers include revenue increasing 19% to 29.1 billion, “operating income was $10.0 billion and increased 29% … [and] net income was $8.8 billion and increased 34%.”
CEO Satya Nadella announced plans to bring the console-exclusive Game Pass to PC, Windows Central’s Matt Brown writes.
Rockstar Games’ Dan Houser is relieved not to be releasing a Grand Theft Auto game while President Donald Trump’s in office. Despite curious style errors, you can read the rest of the interview from GQ’s Sam White. Here’s a snippet: “Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry. It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd.” Preach.
Guuuyysss. Battlefield 5 designer Florian Le Bihan would just love if Treyarch would unban him from Black Ops 4. Pretty please? His mournful tweets were eventually answered and the happy camper is back clicking heads.
PS4 name changes may come with a hefty amount of issues, Reset Era users are reporting.
China just killed “the issuance of game licenses through a stopgap approval process, people familiar with the matter said, closing the last known official path for making money from new titles in the world’s biggest gaming market,” Bloomberg’s Yuji Nakamura and Lulu Yilun Chen report.
IN: PC Perspective founder Ryan Shrout is leaving to take “a role at Intel as the company’s Chief Performance Strategist.”
Moritz Voss will head Hugo Games’ upcoming Berlin Studio, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
GlobalStep acquired Testology “for an undisclosed sum,” GI.biz’s James Batchelor writes.
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Extra Esports News:
In the wake of Infinite Esports & Entertainment’s not-so-swell month, Richard Lewis interviewed President Ryan Musselman about his company’s situation.
Fans are speculating G2 Esports is about to announce a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 roster, Dexerto’s Matt Porter reports.
Interviews: CJ ENM America CEO DJ Lee (TEO).
Happy birthday Kim “Surrender Jung-soo!