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Another study is out showing no link between “violent video games” and aggression in teens. “Oxford Internet Institute claims to have found no link between time spent playing violent video games, and increased aggressive behaviour teen teenagers,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “This study is set apart from previous work by preregistration, where researchers publish their hypothesis, methods and analysis technique before beginning research.”
Nvidia reported earnings “that beat Wall Street’s reduced expectations for fourth fiscal quarter earnings,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports. “Revenue was $2.21 billion, down 24 percent from a year ago but still above the $2.20 billion that analysts expected.”
Ubisoft “delivered ‘solid performance in a very competitive environment’ during its third fiscal quarter of 2018, it said in an earnings report on Thursday,” Variety’s Stefanie Fogel writes. “Sales for the third quarter were €562 million ($635 million USD) … Net bookings for the first nine months were up 13.5%. PC and mobile net bookings were up 58% and 78%, respectively, during that time period as well.”
Deadmau5 apologized on Reddit after raging at Twitch for suspending him.
Netmarble and Tencent are working together to “help keep Nexon in the local industry,” GI.biz’s James Batchelor reports. “The bidding is scheduled to begin on February 21, 2019. The stake has been valued at up to 10 trillion won ($8.87 billion).”
TinyBuild raised “$15 million in Series A funding that will be used for new hires and growth of the company’s franchises and publishing projects,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Plug In Digital raised “€2 million ($2.25 million) in funds from French asset management company Inter Invest Capital,” Valentine writes.
Lincoln Wallen joined Improbable as its CTO.
Bayonetta 2 director Yosuke Hashimoto has left PlatinumGames.
GaymerX is cancelling its “second GaymerX East convention” due to “a contract issue,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan writes.
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ESL announced its rebrand.
NBA 2K League increased its prize pool for Season 2 to $1.2 million, TEO’s Trent Murray writes.