In The News
Weekend in review:
Broadcast media and politicians can ignore gaming all they want, but it’s going to come back to bite them. The Daily Walkthrough’s Katie Frates explores the aftermath of the presidential gaming meeting last week and the reactions (and lack thereof) from broadcast media and politicians.
Here’s a snippet of “Dear East Coast Elites: Ignore Gaming At Your Own Peril“:
“That ignorance is not going to hurt gaming. In fact, it’s going to backfire on the very people who dismiss a multi-billion dollar industry with thousands of employees in all 50 states that…”
TheDW met with both endemic and non-endemic brands at Esports Activate in New York. Read a snippet of their esports goals for 2018 in “Esports Activates New York City“:
“In this space, when you start to look at the agents, the lawyers, the tournament organizers, the players … Women are in all of those spaces. It’s so ripe of a territory.”
EVO was forced to contact the FBI after “a Twitch user threatened a ‘mass shooting’ at this year’s tournament, which takes place in Las Vegas in August,” PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti reports.
Neil Druckmann is Naughty Dog’s new vice president.
Drew Karypshyn has once again left BioWare, which he described as “exhausting,” according to GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch.
Square Enix is hiring for its Final Fantasy 7 remake.
BattleCry Studios has “become Bethesda Game Studios Austin,” GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring reports. “BattleCry has supported work for other teams and assisted the expansions for id Software’s Doom.”
TheDominoKing is back with another impressive Domino display, this time of Donkey Kong. It uses almost 25,000 Dominoes.
Gfinity’s Elite Series “will go out exclusively through Facebook,” The Esports Observer’s Graham Ashton reports. “The deal comes into immediate effect for all UK matches.”
GameFront has returned, GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan writes. “The new version … launched yesterday, the result of an effort by a team that included members of its original team, volunteers from the community, and DBolical – the parent company of ModDB.”
Call of Duty news:
Congratulations to Rise Nation on winning the 2018 CWL Atlanta Open. They defeated Red Reserve.
Splyce’s Dylan “MadCat” Daly did an interview with Glixel’s Andrew Hayward.
eUnited’s James “Clayster” Eubanks took to Twitter to vent frustrations with other teams and players.