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Stay tuned! The Daily Walkthrough will be live from The Game Awards this Thursday in Los Angeles, Calif.
Charli XCX will be performing at the after party. GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch has the full list of fancy guests.
Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka’s memorial service will be Dec. 12 “at 11AM pacific for all of those who can attend: Rose Hills Mortuary 3888 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, CA 90601,” according to Team Liquid’s tweet.
Mark Cuban spoke with AListDaily’s John Gaudiosi about his move into esports. Here’s a portion: “‘How kids are introduced to sports is changing,’ Cuban explained. ‘In the past, families gathered in front of the TV to watch their teams. That led to affinity for…’”
PCGamesN issued an apology to Richard Lewis for Hannah Dwan’s Thursday article, “The esports industry has a problem with who it is choosing to represent it.” You can read it here.
Lewis posted the apology on Twitter and said, “PCGamesN have issued a formal apology for their smears against me. Hopefully that puts an end to people repeating these lies. Thanks to my legal team for helping me achieve this resolution. I’ll be pursuing any further lies about me in a similar manner.”
What’s it like to be Janina Gavankar, the face of Star Wars: Battlefront II? VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi spoke with her about it. Here’s a snippet: “Gavankar is also a passionate gamer and a tech-savvy industry insider. She recently created theForum.games, a forum for game developers where they can privately discuss matters with other professionals, and she is looking to expand her role in games with strong narratives.”
One Fortnite lawsuit ended in a settlement, Attack of the Fanboy’s Jelani James reports. “Both sides [Epic Games and Charles Vraspir] chose to resolve the case without much of a fight with both parties informing the court that a settlement had been reached.”
Nintendo is re-releasing some old games in China with the help of Nvidia. “The Nvidia Shield hit the Chinese market today and offers New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and Punch-Out, among others. The hardware comes in at $226 while each remaster is priced at $10,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
Sony has started a 14-day in-home PlayStation VR trial program. “The company is offering 14-day, in-home PSVR trials to a select group of PlayStation Plus subscribers. The demo kits come with the headset, PlayStation Camera, two Move controllers, and Skyrim VR,” Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon reports.
Dec. 15 could be a big day for Bandai Namco. Pocket Gamer’s Emily Sowden writes that “Bandai Namco will be hosting an event on December 15th to announce five previously unannounced games. Whilst this doesn’t appear to be strictly Switch-only, Nintendo should apparently have a pretty big presence on the day.”
Star Control accused Stardock “of selling their old games without the right to do so,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Brendan Sinclair reports. “‘It’s our opinion that Atari’s rights to publish our earlier games terminated over a decade before the auction and we contend that Stardock has zero rights to our games, including any code and other IP we created.’”
Pokemon Go switched from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap, Polygon’s Allegra Frank reports. “So far, many players are expressing concerns about the change in mapping data. While it doesn’t appear to have had…”
John “Revan” Boble will be an analyst at Call of Duty’s CWL Dallas Open.