In The News
HEY BETHESDA. Right, anyway. If you need a taste tester for that beer you’re brewing, I live nearby. ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent company, filed a trademark Aug. 15 for “Nuka Dark,” GameSpot’s Eddie Makuch reports.
The Xbox rumor mill’s a churnin’. Windows Central’s Jez Corden reports “Microsoft is soon planning to debut a new contract-based monthly subscription service dubbed ‘Xbox All Access,’ offering the cheapest way to get an Xbox console, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass.”
Denuvo is “expanding” its portfolio to include anti-cheat and anti-piracy technology, GI.biz’s James Batchelor reports. “This software is ‘soon to be launched’ and will ‘prevent hackers in multiplayer games from manipulating and distorting data and code to gain an advantage over other gamers.’”
Robot Cache’s pitch to Steam loyalists? Stricter content policing than the Valve behemoth. “‘We’re selective. The store is going to be curated. There are going to be no school shooter games, nothing like that at all on Robot Cache,’” CEO Lee Jacobson told PCGamesIndustry.biz’s Alex Calvin.
Octopath’s killing it. The NPD Group reports Octopath Traveler was the #1 selling game for physical and digital in America in July. Grand Theft Auto V came in 2nd, Mario Kart 8 in 3rd and Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine writes.
ReadyUp acquired “Ready Up Live, a gaming community site,” VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi reports.
Remedy has plans to staff a “third development team,” Calvin writes.
Anthem’s composer is Sarah Schachner, Game Informer’s Brian Shea reports. She “previously composed Assassin’s Creed Origins, Assassin’s Creed Unity, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.”
ESL and Universal “are teaming up to form a record label in Europe with a focus on providing music and entertainment for use in ESL’s events and live streams,” Unikrn’s Dustin Steiner reports.
Magic Gaming and AS Monaco are partnering, TEO’s Brandon Brathwaite reports. “Magic Gaming becomes the first team in the NBA 2K League to partner with sports teams outside the US.”
Per usual, Ninja topped the Twitch charts for most hours watched last week at 5.1 million, TEO reports. Sodapoppin came in 2nd at 3.6 million, tfue 3rd at 2.7 million and shroud in 4th at 1.4 million.
Tfue’s been suspended from Twitch for an unknown reason, Dexerto’s Mike Kent writes. “Just hours after celebrating that he reached 30,000 subscribers on his Twitch channel on August 22, he was suspended and access to his account was blocked.”
Extra Esports News:
Wizard World Chicago’s bringing Fortnite, Overwatch and “LAN parties” to this weekend’s event, according to a press release. FaZe Clan’s Cloakzy and Cizzorz and iddqd and Babybay from Overwatch League will be in attendance.
Duncan “Thorin” Shields posted “Thorin’s Thoughts – My Favourite TI Runs (Dota2).”