In The News
Star Control drama is heating back up with crowd-sourcing. “Over the weekend, the developers of the first two Star Control games launched a GoFundMe to help cover the growing legal fees incurred as the two attempt to regain the rights to the IP from publisher Stardock,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes. The goal is $2 million.
Splyce hauled in $2.6 million “in a funding round that includes former Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, former New Orleans Saints safety Roman Harper and sports agent David Meltzer,” ESPN’s Jacob Wolf writes. “The round was led by Toronto-based The Ledger Group.”
Trion Worlds acquired Gazillion Entertainment’s assets, VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports. “It is also expanding its publishing platform for massively multiplayer online (MMO) games.”
OpenAI’s AI are beating “amateur human teams at Dota 2,” the team said in a blog post. “While today we play with restrictions, we aim to beat a team of top professionals at The International in August subject only to a limited set of heroes.”
Anthem executive producer Mark Darrah did an interview with GameSpot’s Jordan Ramee about “how item acquisition would work” and other details in the upcoming game.
Telltale Games is apparently done with its engine, Variety’s Michael Futter reports. “Multiple sources also tell Variety that the days are numbered for Telltale Tool, the company’s in-house game engine. The studio is shifting to Unity for its projects.”
Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid is the cover player for NBA Live 19.
Ninja was 1st for most hours watched on Twitch last week at 4.8 million. Shroud followed in 2nd with 1.2 million and tfue in 3rd with 1.5 million, TEO reports.
Becker College is jumping into gaming with an esports management degree, Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski writes. “The Worcester, Massachusetts college is set to offer a Bachelor of Science in Esports Management through the college of business beginning in the fall of 2019.”
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NoahJ456 joined 100 Thieves as a streamer.