In The News
Part 2 of TDW Exclusive Esports/Gaming National Survey
In part 2 of of our 3 of our bi-annual national survey of people in the US who play video games and consume esports/gaming media, we focus on how gaming and social issues intersect:
- 47% of the General Gaming Public think there is a connection between violent video games and school shootings. Only 11% of TDW subscribers agree.
- 35% of 18-54 year olds think there is a connection between video games and violence — 60% of those aged 55+ do as well.
- 89% of TDW readers think sexism in the gaming industry is important compared to only 49% of the general public that feel the same way — 55% of females say it is very/somewhat important and 44% of males think its not very important or not at all important.
Today’s top story can be found in the Royale Review section.
Ubisoft news is here.
Square Enix news is here.
Star Control and Stardock ended their legal battle, GI.biz’s James Batchelor writes. “A blog post from Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III confirm they are no longer challenging Stardock’s rights to the sci-fi IP, and suggests work on their spiritual successor The Ur-Quan Masters will continue.”
Zynga is looking to raise cash through a “proposed sale of convertible senior notes” to the tune of $600 million. “If it goes through, this will be the second occasion in recent weeks that Zynga has sought to raise large amounts of capital,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
Novaquark raised $11.2 million to create “its fan-created Dual Universe science fiction massively multiplayer online game. The money comes from Andurance Ventures and Azom Partners, and it is in addition to the company’s previous $11.4 million in Kickstarter crowdfunding from August 2018,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Microsoft is shifting focus from backwards compatibility to work on “bringing ‘thousands of games from all four console generations’ to Project Scarlett,” Gamasutra’s Chris Kerr reports.
Extra Esports News:
Congratulations T-Pain on winning the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch Rivals Celebrity Showdown at E3.
Ticketmaster and Golden State Warriors’ extended partnership now includes “esports affiliates Warriors Gaming Squad and Golden Guardians. The multi-year partnership agreement makes Ticketmaster the first brand to sponsor all of GSW Ventures’ brands,” TEO’s H.B. Duran reports.
EUnited and Respawn by Razer are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “The deal involves activations and will see Respawn By Razer act as the headline sponsor of an unannounced content series.”