In The News
Uh oh. Reagent Games, you there fam? “It looks as though Reagent Games is no longer involved in the development of Crackdown 3,” Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell writes. “Attempts to reach out to Reagent Games have gone unanswered, prompting concern over the current state of the studio. The company’s Twitter page has been silent since 2017 and its official website can no longer be accessed.”
Intel’s CEO is out for fraternization with a colleague, GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports. “Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich resigned yesterday after it was revealed he breached the company’s ‘non-fraternisation’ policy.”
Logan Paul and KSI are playing pretend Mayweather vs. McGregor for some reason, and PewDiePie thinks it’s a bad idea. “The Swede compiled the best cringe moments from the press conference, before giving a damning statement about how everybody is going to lose,” Dexerto’s Mike Kent reports.
Discord now has a Games tab.
YouTube Memberships are here, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. “YouTube Memberships look suspiciously like YouTube Sponsorships … Both programs allow viewers to subscribe, Twitch-style, to a channel for $4.99 per month. In return, those viewers get to use badges, emojis, and can access members-only streams and videos.”
Gamers are not happy about Red Shell, a tracking software Redditors discovered in games like Civilization VI that allegedly tracks “where you go and what you do on the internet when you aren’t playing,” Engadget’s Timothy Seppala reports. “Many developers with titles on the list have announced they’re removing Red Shell from their games, in addition to saying that Red Shell wasn’t spyware, but advertising analytics software.”
Counter Logic Gaming and MVMT are partnering, TEO’s Ben Fischer reports.
CORSAIR and Beastcoast are partnering, according to Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch. “As part of this deal, CORSAIR will provide its peripherals – such as keyboards and mice built specifically for gaming – for Beastcode’s competitors.”
Miscellaneous Esports News:
StarCraft: Remastered “is getting a global series with the specific purpose to provide international players a place to play,” TEO’s Ferguson Mitchell writes. “In conjunction with the recently-announced Blizzard-operated Korean StarCraft League, the two-tiered series will be an excellent environment for aspiring pros.”
Red Bull and Super League Gaming “launch Red Bull All-Stars, a tournament that will see the strongest competitors from the third season of Super League’s League of Legends City Champs competition,” Fitch writes.
Allegations are flying that “Thunder Predator’s Juan ‘Atun’ Ochoa” used macros “in the South American regional qualifier,” Dot Esports’ Patrick Bonifacio writes. “The evidence in question includes a copy of the combat log.”
Hearthstone put out a new Developer Insights about “Witchwood Mission Design.”