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Take a moment for Timothy Bourbeau. He used his Make-A-Wish to donate 22 PlayStation 4s to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He’s losing his battle with bone cancer, but, according to Fox 5’s Bob Barnard, Bourbeau said “‘It’s definitely a blessing to be able to give something back for all the things I’ve been given in life.’”
Courts don’t seem interested in Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto, Engadget’s David Lumb reports. “Lindsay Lohan has lost the appeal for her lawsuit against Take-Two Interactive … By unanimous vote, a New York state court of appeals said the game’s depictions were ‘nothing more than cultural comment.’”
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins apologized after he allegedly “‘fumbled the lyrics and got tongue tied in the worst possible way’” on stream, Glixel’s Brian Crecente reports.
A federal appeals court ruled Big Fish Casino, “a series of games like slots, blackjack and roulette that use virtual chips,” is illegal under Washington state law. GeekWire’s Nat Levy reports that “The legal dispute dates back to 2015 when Cheryl Kater sued Big Fish’s then-parent company Churchill Downs.”
Zippo and Panda Global are partnering, The Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam writes. “It’s Zippo’s first entry into esports, and adds another non-endemic esports first-timer to the list of Panda’s partners.”
Sea of Thieves has its first legend. Eurogamer’s Matt Wales reports that “Prod1gyX has successfully managed to reach reputation rank 50 across all three merchant guilds” and is the first player to achieve legendary status.
Echo Fox signed Street Fighter V player Victor “Punk” Woodley, Dot Esports’ Adam Newell writes.