In The News
Chill y’all, the GTA VI “Coming 2019” message some GTA Online players saw is a hoax — according to Rockstar Games. Here’s their official statement: “This is a hoax made with the use of mods, and not an official message or statement from Rockstar Games. *NM.”
Microsoft took a visit to the patent office for “a method of cheat detection for games on a platform level using machine learning,” Digital Trends’ Kevin Parrish reports. “The idea is to bring cheat detection outside the game itself given platforms like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network can’t detect any wrongdoings within the game. To do this, Microsoft proposes using artificial intelligence.”
Starfield’s for next-gen consoles, Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese reports. “‘What systems we put it out on – what’s the hardware requirements – is still to be determined. We’re pushing it; we’re thinking very, very far in future so we’re building something that will handle next-generation hardware,’” Executive Producer Todd Howard said.
Giannis Antetokounmpo takes center stage on the standard edition of NBA 2K19, Game Informer’s Jacob Geller writes.
Pull out your wallet, the Vue subscription for PlayStation is going from $5 for all 4 channels: Access, Core, Elite and Ultra.
Iron Mountain Interactive “has secured a $3 million Series A investment from Asian publisher Oasis Games,” GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports.
Super Mario Run crossed the $60 million revenue mark after just under 2 years from release, Sensor Tower reports.
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Uber Eats are partnering, TEO’s Max Miceli reports. “As a part of the deal, the service challenged him to eat one doughnut from Stan’s Donuts & Coffee (delivered by Uber Eats, obviously) after every elimination in his first game of Fortnite on stream following his announcement.”
BIG and OMEN by HP are partnering, Esports Insider’s Lydia Mitrevski writes. “The announcement states OMEN will supply the team with hardware and the players will create ‘exclusive educational content to help grow the next generation of esports athletes.’”
Ninja once again came in 1st for hours watched on Twitch last week at 6.6 million. Shroud came in 2nd at 2.2 million and Tfue in 3rd at 1.7 million, TEO writes.
Miscellaneous Esports News:
Congratulations to Ghost Gaming on winning the seventh CWL Pro League Challenge!
Happy birthday Leong “ddc” Fat-meng!