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Weekend in Review:
Another one. Wavedash Games announced a slew of layoffs in a blog post Friday. “We are unfortunately laying off the majority of the development team … Sadly, we have fallen short of our goals.”
The Walking Dead will be finished by Skybound Games, the company revealed over the weekend.
Check out Nintendo’s patent application for a Gameboy smartphone case.
One61 Studio is developing Fallout- and Rick & Morty-themed smartwatches, Variety’s Brian Crecente reports. “Both are expected out in time with the launch of each property’s latest release.”
Backwards compatible PlayStation? A recent patent titled “Remastering by emulation” seems to point in that direction, Gearnuke’s Danial Arshad Khan writes.
PlayStation is back at#1 for ad spend in September, VentureBeat’s Eleanor Semeraro writes. “PlayStation overtook Nintendo’s lead with an estimated spend of $24.2 million on 9 commercials … Overall, gaming industry spend increased by more than double from $24.9 million in August.”
Guerrilla Games is hiring for something, Game Informer’s Elise Favis reports. It “has recently been hiring alumni from Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege team to work on a secret project.”
Epic Games acquired Kamu, a “game security and player services firm,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
The Madison Square Garden Company is splitting “the live sports business from the Madison Square Garden company in New York City by the first half of 2019. MSG will continue to host esports events at their venues,” Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports.
Black Ops 4 will be capped at 120 fps on PC initially, Treyarch explained in a Reddit post.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is getting a “‘mix tape’ style feature” that’s currently in development.
Western Michigan University unveiled its new esports arena, Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski reports. “The arena features a stage with 26 gaming PC’s, 12 of which are dedicated to live competitions, two projector screens and seating for about 200 spectators.”
Streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang gave some insight on how much streamers make in a YouTube video.
Extra Esports News:
Call of Duty fans watched “a total of 22.4 million hours across Twitch and YouTube Gaming” of Black Ops 4’s Blackout, Newzoo’s Rhys Elliot writes. “Despite a duration of just eight days, the beta propelled Black Ops 4 into the #10 spot in our ranking for Twitch’s most watched games by total hours.”
Streamer Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson has been banned from Twitch and released a statement about the banning Saturday night.
World of Warcraft Arena World Championships and GrubHub are partnering, Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth reports.
Hearthstone posted “Presenting The Art of Hearthstone!”
IN: Gambit Esports signed Ferzee’s roster and reentered Dota 2.
Cloud9 entered Rules of Survival Global Series.
Happy weekend birthday Park “Dark” Ryung Woo and Monday birthdays Johan “N0tail” Sundstein and Piotr “SouL” Walukiewicz!