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Quantic Dream is “suing French outlets Le Monde and Mediapart” over articles alleging a toxic work place, Game Informer’s Elise Favis reports. “Despite Quantic Dream’s CEO and founder David Cage adamantly denying the allegations, the news quickly spread across media worldwide.”
GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports “Microsoft has been accused of ‘egregious and wilful’ patent infringement in a lawsuit filed against it by Infernal Technologies and Terminal Reality.”
Hamilton Chu, Hearthstone’s executive producer, left Blizzard.
Sims can no longer be “insane.” Instead, they’ll be called “erratic,” Gamasutra’s Alissa McAloon reports. “The original insane trait gave an in-game character unprompted mood swings and a habit of behaving inappropriately in some situations, and is represented by an icon of a torso in a straight jacket.”
Razer intends to acquire “the remaining 65 percent of shares of virtual currency firm MOL Global for $61 million in cash,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Twitch’s “custom extensions can now ask for Bits,” Engadget’s Jon Fingas writes. “The support is available today through dozens of extensions on launch, and it’s available to both Affiliates and Partners.”
Team Vitality and Gaming Campus “have partnered to open Europe’s first business and esports study campus,” Esports Insider’s David Hollingsworth writes.
K&K Insurance Group is diving into esports with “an insurance program tailored for esports teams and events,” The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray reports.
Some 1,500 people attended EGX Rezzed 2018, GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring reports. “It’s the highest number of industry attendees the show has seen to-date, and was backed by a series of B2B projects.”
GOG added user profiles.