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Electronic Arts took a hit to its stock yesterday after releasing “tepid second-quarter revenue growth on Thursday, overshadowing quarterly results that topped analysts’ estimates and sending its shares down 7 percent in extended trading,” Reuters reports.
Additionally, Origin Access Premier goes live next week, Engadget’s Katrina Filippidis reports.
Quantic Dream lost “a French labor court case against a former employee,” Game Informer’s Imran Khan reports.
Koei Tecmo’s patent lawsuit against Capcom was dismissed in Japan, Variety’s Stefanie Fogel reports.
343 Industries and SkyBox Labs are partnering for Halo Infinite development, according to a press release.
BLAST Pro Series and Turkish Airlines are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch reports.
Focus Home Interactive, with the help of Vampyr, showed “a Q1 2018 revenue increase of 23% year over year. The company brought in €28.5 million ($33.2 million),” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Improbable raised $50 million from NetEase “as part of a strategic partnership to enable more games with massive worlds,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Forza is removing loot boxes, according to Alan Hartman’s blog post. “We have decided to completely remove prize crates from Forza Motorsport 7. Similarly, paid tokens – which were a part of previous Forza games – will not be coming to Forza Motorsport 7 or Forza Horizon 4.”
The U.S. Army is going to stream “a Street Fighter V competition,” TEO’s Sara Elsam reports. “Qualifiers will be held at various U.S. military bases worldwide and streamed live on the U.S. Army’s official Twitch channel.”
Activision abruptly yanked Marvel Ultimate Alliance games from digital stores, Reddit noticed.
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