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Qutee is out with a data report called “Gaming Today” that looks at 2018 trends. Check the full thing out here.
Unity acquired ProBuilder, GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes. “The tool allows developers to design, prototype, and play test levels directly in the Unity Editor.”
Hatch Entertainment and Qualcomm are partnering to create “a cloud-based games-on-demand service for mobile gamers,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Looks like esports left an impression on the Olympics. Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports that “The Olympic Channel will be looking at using esports to engage young audiences after the Pyeongchang Olympics.”
Engadget’s Timothy J. Seppala reports Prime members are getting more options for their free games. “With the Indie Amplifier program, users can pick from eight indie games and the one with the most votes will be given away March 15th.”
Engadget’s Jon Fingas writes that Twitch is pulling the reigns on hate speech rules until it can clarify exactly what it wants the dress code to mean.
NRG Esports and Enjin Coin are partnering “to deliver more cryptocurrency into the gaming scene. This is the first time Enjin has joined forces with an esports organisation,” EFitch reports.
Houston Texans’ J. J. Watt conducted a Twitter poll to see if Fortnite or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is more popular. After 45,341 votes, the winner was decisive.
Anyone got any Adderall? That’s what Alex “BUK 20” Buck, a professional Halo player, claims is commonplace at “Halo and other esports titles.” He also claimed event coordinators are turning “a blind eye to it.”
Call of Duty professional players Jake “Hopey” Hope and Jack “Rival” Prendergast are retiring. Dexerto’s Mike Kent has the details.