In The News
Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Games winners can be found here.
All The Game Awards nominees can be found here.
Tyler Barriss, 26, “pleaded guilty to a total of 51 charges that included federal charges,” The Associated Press reports. Barriss swatted 28-year-old Andrew Finch after a Call of Duty game and Finch ended up being shot and killed by police. “The deal with prosecutors will send him to prison for between 20 and 25 years, if the judge accepts it. He had previously pleaded not guilty in Kansas.”
THQ Nordic’s net sales were $139.5 million “for the three months ended September 30th … a staggering year-on-year increase of 1,403% over the $9.3 million reported for the same period in 2017,” GI.biz’s James Batchelor writes.
Jam City acquired “Disney’s Emoji Blitz mobile game studio, and it will also make multiple Disney-based mobile games,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Alexandre Pelletier-Normand is Rovio Entertainment’s new games business executive vice president.
Frank Uddo joined ESL as its senior vice president of global media.
Good guy Bethesda Softworks donated $10,000 to the family of “a 12-year-old cancer patient named Wes” who wanted to play Fallout 76, Comicbook’s Tanner Dedmon reports. Bethesda’s donation can be seen if you sort “Recent Donations” by “Highest.”
That feeling when you renovate your house and want to throw a HUGE party? That’s how we’re feeling at Players’ Lounge HQ! The biggest renovation in site history is underway and it goes live this week!
Two. That’s the number of billionaires who called Players’ Lounge founders in the past week to talk about our business and plans. Talk about Tres Commas!
Extra Esports News:
CompLexity Gaming and WinStar World Casino and Resort are partnering, VPEsports’ Steven Cropley reports.
ReadyUp and THINK450 are partnering, TEO’s Ben Fischer reports, “to boost [basketball] players’ side-careers as video gaming and esports personalities.”
Ubisoft and HyperX extended their Rainbow Six Siege partnership through August 2019, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes.
K1ck eSports Club and Lenovo Legion are partnering, Fitch reports.
Hearthstone posted “Rastakhan’s Rumble: Ticket to Greatness Part 2 | Hearthstone.”
IN: Hormone Replacement Gaming unveiled their Splatoon 2 team: Fermi, Crispy, Hollow, Stormy, Pixely, venuczar, Cass and coach DigitAlli.