In The News
E3 2018 News:
E3 has come and gone, and with it a solid attendance. “Attendance at E3 this year was the highest it’s been since 2005, with over 69,200 people visiting the Los Angeles Convention Centre — up by 800 over the year prior — but falling just shy of the 70,000 lifetime peak,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
Sony’s shares fellfollowing player anger over the inability to play Fortnite on Switch if they’d previously used the account with PlayStation. “Sony shares were down over 2 percent after the backlash,” CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal writes.
Kevin Bruner is suing Telltale Games, Gamasutra’s Chris Kerr reports. “Former Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner is suing the studio over his expulsion in March last year, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal.”
GAMURS “has raised $2.2M in a funding from angel investors and Alium Capital,” TEO’s Thiemo Bräutigam reports. “GAMURS was founded in 2014 and, through a number of acquisitions, became one of the industry’s largest endemic media networks, peaking at 4.22M users on its global network last month.”
Kristin Binns, formerly of Twitter, has moved to Activision Blizzard, Taylor reports. “Former Twitter top brass Kristin Binns has been appointed senior vice president and chief communications officer of Activision Blizzard, the publisher announced this week.”
The Last of Us has sold over 17 million copies.
ICM Partners and Evolved are working together, TEO’s Max Miceli writes. “ICM will provide opportunities and strategies for Evolved’s clients.”
CompLexity Gaming and H4X are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports. “North American esports organisation compLexity Gaming has forged a partnership with H4X Clothing, an esports apparel brand that produces performance wear and streetwear. compLexity is the first official partnered esports organisation of the apparel company, this multi-year deal will see its players wear H4X’s products while they practice and compete.”