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#TrumpGameSummit Update: The Daily Walkthrough learned Sen. Marco Rubio will attend the meeting tomorrow. He’s the first lawmaker confirmed to be going. One other Republican senator declined to attend.
Playing games in China was fun while it lasted. Glixel’s Blake Hester reports “Video game players are the subject of scrutiny under China’s social credit system, running the risk of being blacklisted as a social pariah due to their hobbies.”
Mark Skaggs has left Moonfrog Labs.
Hey Halo lovers, IGN’s Shabana Arif writes that “Master Chief’s antics during the Covenant War will be delved into in a new three-part mini-series called Halo: Collateral Damage.”
Lol JK x2. Diablo III is-is not-is now maybe coming to Nintendo Switch, Eurogamer’s Tom Phillips reports that “sources have told us that yes – the project is very much in production. And as you might expect, the game will be a port of Diablo 3.”
Hello Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Phillips also reports that “NBA star James ‘The Beard’ Harden was spotted wearing a baseball cap bearing an orange ‘IIII’ symbol ahead of last night’s Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game.”
February was a good month for esports, The Esports Observer’s Jordan Fragen reports. They “recorded over $200M in transactions from major players in the industry such as Tencent, ESL, TPG Growth, and CAA’s Evolution Media.
The new NBA 2K 18 league has its first batch of drama, Dot Esports’ Aaron Mickunas writes. “Numerous players who tried out for the league say the selection process was rigged, leading to a storm of outrage and even death threats directed at NBA staffers.”
Steam competitor Kartridge goes live this summer, according to GamesIndustry.biz’s James Batchelor. “The store will be launched on PC this summer … In addition to premium and free-to-play games, developers will be able to release ad-supported titles or even games where customers can pay what they want.”
Twitch posted about its StarCraft 20th Anniversary plans.
Major Arena changes are coming to Hearthstone. Check them out here.