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It can’t be stressed enough that video games are not the cause — or a part of the cause — of violent behavior. The Daily Walkthrough reiterated this in a recent op-ed taking a looking at media’s shortcomings and one uninformed governor.
Here’s a snippet of “There’s Not A Single Ounce Of Evidence To Link Mass Shootings To Video Games“:
“Potentially violent and emotionally or mentally disturbed individuals may play video games, but those games aren’t what make them violent and unstable. If that were the case, there would be…”
Activision’s two newest hires include “the founders of Sledgehammer Games, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Sonic The Hedgehog’s film comes out Nov. 15, 2019.
A BAFTA Fellowship is being awarded to Tim Schafer, GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
An esports stadium of questionable aesthetics opened in Chingqing, China. “Zhongxian stadium lies along the banks of the Yangtze River. The venue seats 7,000 people, and possesses curtain glass walls that feature LED screens,” The Esports Observer’s Ben Palmer-Wilson writes.
Mixer unveiled that “direct purchases” are coming soon on the platform.
The British Games Institute and National Videogame Foundation are merging, GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor reports. “The combined organisation will continue to operate and develop the Arcade, as well as the various research and educational projects.”
PlayStation pushed out My PlayStation, which is a browser version of your PlayStation profile. “My PlayStation lets you check your friends list, view your Trophies, search for friends and respond to friend requests, update your profile and send messages,” Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips reports.
ESL and DreamHack have new swag, courtesy of H4X.gg. They partnered with the brand as their official “apparel supplier,” according to Esports Insider’s Sam Cooke.