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Matt Conn stepped down as CEO of GaymerX Foundation “after a series of allegations have emerged online about his misconduct,” VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports.
Pay cuts could be coming for Rovio’s chairman and owner, Reuters reports. It “proposed cutting the pay of its chairman and vice chairman following a drop in the Finnish mobile game studio’s market value and a media stir over boardroom compensation.”
GAME’s revenue is up, according to GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring, “but its profit took a significant hit … [it] posted a revenue increase of 3.9% for the 26 weeks ending January 27th, 2018.”
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata “has opened a new studio” called Luminous Productions, IGN’s Jordan Oloman writes. “Luminous is a new global studio within Square Enix, with its offices based in Tokyo.”
Infinite Esports acquired Sector Six, The Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam reports. “Sector Six owner Zachary Sass emphasized that no major organizational or structural changes to the company will be made.”
Nintendo’s Damon Baker spoke with Kotaku’s Chris Kohler about “the various efforts Nintendo is taking to make it easier for developers to publish on the platform, from putting more power in the hands of ‘trusted partners’ to make decisions about what sort of content to put on Switch, to simplifying…”
Immortals mobile general manager Jeff Chau did an interview with Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner about “the rise of mobile esports in the West, signing an Arena of Valor team, and more.”
Hearthstone cards revealed in the latest Witchwood livestream can be found here.