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President Donald Trump will meet with “members of the video game industry” next week to talk about gun safety, according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
When asked who was attending, the White House told The Daily Walkthrough to wait for “additional guidance next week” and said the meeting “is scheduled for Wednesday” but still need to confirm.
The Entertainment Software Association, however, released a statement saying: “ESA and our member companies have not received an invitation to meet with President Trump.”
Don’t uh, you know, say on a live stream that you killed a dog. It’s bad. And now police are investigating Simone “Aqua” Scott for just that!
Ubisoft acquired Blue Mammoth Games, GamesIndustry.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
Ma Huateng, Tencent’s CEO, “is the country’s [China] highest-ranked person … His estimated fortune more than doubled to $47 billion over the past year,” CNN’s Daniel Shane reports.
Nippon Ichi Software’s “American arm” is dealing with a customer information breach, according to GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor. “Customer information, including address and payment details, was taken directly from orders placed using a credit card. Order placed using PayPal during this period were unaffected.”
Is Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch? Check out Blizzard’s night light teaser.
GEEM, UMG and LVP all joined The Esports Integrity Coalition, The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray reports.
Ready for some IRL Far Cry? Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports “Ubisoft is releasing a live-action short that takes place before the events of Far Cry 5 exclusively on Amazon Prime’s streaming service next week.”
ESL and Caffeine are partnering. “We are happy to welcome Caffeine as a streaming partner! The partnership will bring esports content to Caffeine’s streaming platform including live events, highlights, replays, as well as a brand new ESL talk show,” the ESL press release reads.
The Division “has reached more than 20 million players on the second anniversary of the online shooter’s release,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
CompLexity Gaming now owns Method’s “former Rocket League team,” Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports.
Hearthstone implemented a hot fix for ranked play, and it’s now back up and running.