In The News
Lawsuit time! One recently filed in California “alleges that Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to raise the price of memory products by artificially restricting the supply of DRAM chips used in PCs and mobile products,” PC Gamer’s Paul Lilly reports. “Hagens Berman say the alleged price fixing scheme likely affected the cost of all modern computing devices sold from July 1, 2016 to February 1, 2018.”
Games are on their way to “more than $180.1 billion in 2021,” according to VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi. “The 2018 total for the global games market will rise 13.3 percent — or $16.2 billion — from $121.7 billion in 2017 … Newzoo estimates there are about 2.3 billion gamers across the globe.”
It looks like Tencent will dump almost half a billion into Bluehole, The Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam reports. “Tencent Holdings is reportedly said to spend 500B won to buy a 10% share in PUBG studio Bluehole, adding to its reportedly existing minority share of 1.5% … A Bluehole spokesperson confirmed investor talks upon request, but did neither specify the parties involved nor commented on the stated amount.”
Gods, it’s never ending! God of War director Cory Barlog told Kotaku’s Jason Schreier he already has plans for 5 more games in the series.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is back on Steam, GamesIndustry.biz’s Haydn Taylor writes. “Thanks to a partnership with the game’s original publisher Ubisoft, Techland Publishing has announced Gunslinger’s return to the market.”
HyperX “signed on to be the official gaming headset” for the NBA 2K League, The Esports Observer’s Trent Murray reports. “Players and casters will wear HyperX headsets exclusively during all league matches. The headset brand will also run several promotions and sweepstakes throughout the season.”
Turtle Beach and OpTic Gaming extended their partnership, according to a press release. “The updated agreement will continue seeing Turtle Beach arming OpTic’s World Champion Call of Duty and Gears of War teams, and OpTic’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) team.”
Congratulations to Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak on winning the April 2018 GWENT Challenger tournament!