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Gaming Gear CEO Joshua P. Forbes is in hot water for sexist comments he made on Twitter and Linkedin, Dot Esports’ Nicole Carpenter reports. Everyone is reacting as expected because, well, the comments are outrageously stupid.
Forbes’ Linkedin profile is now “unavailable.”
Brussels prosecutors are eyeing up EA, PC Gamer’s Christopher Livingston writes. EA has kept loot boxes in FIFA 18 despite Belgium’s anti-gambling laws. “The Brussels public prosecutor’s office announced it is conducting a criminal investigation into EA for failure to comply. EA, meanwhile, doesn’t feel it is in violation of the existing anti-gambling laws.”
Those pushing for video game licenses in China may have to suffer for another 4-5 months, GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports. “China’s new video game licensing procedures and system may take a further 4-6 months to implement. Previously, some analysts expected the freeze to last 2-3 months more.”
Germany would like a word with Sony. “Sony is facing possible legal action in Germany after the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia … issued a complaint regarding the terms and conditions imposed on customers using PlayStation Network,” Gamasutra’s Emma Kidwell reports.
As expected, Ninja was 1st for hours watched on Twitch last week at 4.3 million, TEO reports. Shroud came in 2nd at 1.3 million, TSM_Daequan in 3rd at 1.2 million and dakotaz in 4th at 1 million.
Twitch streamer Saqib “Lirik” Zahid was handed a temporary suspension that has now been lifted for an alleged copyright infringement. The copyrighted work, which he claims in a tweet to have no idea about, is called “UEFA live streaming.”