In The News
TODAY! All sales of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice go to “Rethink Mental Illness, an organization devoted to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness,” Game Informer’s Matt Miller reports. It’s World Mental Health Day, so if you were considering buying the game, today’s a way to help others when you do.
Cowen Group, a financial firm, downgraded Activision Blizzard “shares to market perform from outperform, citing the risk” that Overwatch League will not live up to its hype, CNBC’s Tae Kim reports. “This is the firm’s first downgrade of the video game maker in nine years, according to its analyst.”
Forbes made a 5-minute video called “Inside The World of Esports | The Business of Influence.”
ESL and Hulu are coming together for “four unique series … that explore the various facets of esports, including athlete training and preparation, news and industry trends, and coverage of ESL’s tournaments,” the ESL press release states.
“3rd Eye Studios has raised $1 million in funding,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan writes. That money will go “to further develop its VR toolset and debut IP, Downward Spiral.”
We’ve got more information on Assassin’s Creed: Origins loot boxes. “These chests are only purchasable with in-game currency, and there for those people who like to play the game naturally and pad out their wallets,” Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips writes.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 and Arsenal have struck a partnership. “The London team and its stadium [are] more accurately recreated in-game,” PC Gamer’s Joe Donnelly reports. “Konami uses its ‘cutting edge 3D scanning systems’ in order to capture facial animations and idiosyncratic movesets.”
You can get a Warlock hero portrait of Nemsy Necrofizzle if you play a Fireside Brawl with 3 or more other players “in a Fireside Gathering” starting Oct. 17, Mike Minotti at Venture Beat reports.
It was Mortal Kombat’s 25th birthday Oct. 8. NetherRealm Studios celebrated with a video showing off “klassic kharacters, secret combos, and fatalities across games, movies, TV, and more!”
Stardew Valley creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone held a Reddit AMA yesterday discussing his wildly successful game and plans for new games in the future