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Get downloading, Destiny 2 PC preloads are available ahead of the Oct. 24 launch.
Game Developers Conference 2018 registration is open.
You have until Nov. 6 to nominate “games or studios for consideration” in Steel Media’s “first annual Mobile Games Awards.” Venture Beat’s Stephanie Chan writes that “It will announce the winners January 23 at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018.”
Not enough exclusives? OK, bye. Shannon Loftis, general manager at Xbox, is “‘a little bit confused’” about claims Xbox doesn’t have enough holiday exclusives this year. Here’s a bit of what she told Game Informer’s David Milner: “‘I’ve heard that rumor and I’m a little bit confused because we have a really good line-up this holiday. We’ve got the most popular game on the planet in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – the Xbox console is…’”
Good thief, worse merchant. A man from Indiana “faces a felony count of what’s called ‘offense against intellectual property’” after trying to sell stolen copies of Call of Duty: WWII, WTHI reports. Dshaye Towles allegedly stole the games from Sony’s factory in Terre Haute and was selling them on eBay for $45.
NIS America president Takuro Yamashita was recently critical of Microsoft’s support of “Japanese games.” He told MCV’s Katharine Byrne that, “‘Honestly speaking, Microsoft’s approach to Japanese games hasn’t been very supportive’ … ‘Microsoft, you know, for Japanese games, there’s still a very niche element to them, no matter what it might be.’”
What’s happening with Gwent, how’d it get here and where is it going? GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor interviewed CD Projekt Red’s Rafal Jaki. Here’s a portion of the profile piece: “CD Projekt is confident that there is more than enough demand amongst the game’s fanbase to stage almost two years’ worth of tournaments – thanks in no small part to the…”
Little guys and gals have their very own, Sony-licensed “mini wired gamepad” for PlayStation 4. “This controller is 40% smaller than the DualShock 4 and has a simple form factor with a flat design that makes it easy to fit into smaller hands,” the press release reads.
Meet G2 Esports’ new PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds roster. “The team is led by captain Mark ‘Phantasy’ Pinney, and includes Stephen ‘Stephen’ Phillips, David ‘Velan’ Velan, and Jack ‘Wack0’ Middleton,” Dot Esports’ Scott Duwe explains.