In The News
Valve revealed Steam’s “Top Sellers of 2018” by gross revenue in 2018. Some Platinum-level games include Grand Theft Auto V, Rocket League and Dota 2.
Capcom yanked ads from Street Fighter V after growing player complaints, Engadget’s Jon Fingas reports. “Sponsored Content ads have disappeared from both the “ad-style” costumes (which remain available) and the stages themselves.”
Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney commented on Reddit users’ thoughts on the Epic Store yesterday.
Bioware co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka were “among the 103 Canadians appointed this year to the Order of Canada. The recipients were announced Thursday by the office of Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette,” CBC News’s Natasha Riebe reports.
Game Workers Unite is anticipating “multiple public efforts to form unions at major studios in the United States and Canada in the coming year,” Polygon’s Charlie Hall reports.
HMV is going through administration a second time, GI.biz’s Christopher Dring reports. “The music, DVD and games specialist filed a notice last week that it intends to appoint administrators, amid failed talks with suppliers. 2,200 jobs are at risk.”
Players’ Lounge redesigned its product, resulting in a 25% increase in week-over-week matches played for four weeks running.
Investors continue to assault our inboxes. Including a few billionaires. We’re holding strong.
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Extra Esports News:
Mark Cuban tweeted about an article on esports player burnout, and the likes of Nate Nanzer and others joined in to talk about it.
TEO’s Trent Murray is up with a piece looking at the “Most Unique Brand Activations in Esports 2018.”
Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner is up with a piece looking at the “Biggest Esports Controversies of 2018.”