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Guy “Dr DisRespect” Beahm said during his stream yesterday that — for the second time in two days — someone shot at his house. Beahm was streaming live yesterday when he said the second shot broke a second story window in his house. Beahm has a wife and young daughter.
Authorities have since confirmed they responded to two incidents, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. “Lt. Amber Baggs said someone from the home called 911 about a window that had been shot out about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday,” The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Lyndsay Winkley reports. “Investigators later determined a BB gun was likely used in the shootings, and suspect those responsible fired from a nearby park, Baggs said.”
Valve’s first “100% uncensored” porn game will be available Friday: Dharker Studios’ Negligee: Love Stories. “In truth, erotic adult games have always been censored on Steam, but with this milestone fans will no longer require a patch to uncensor content,” Engadget’s Saqib Shah writes.
Blizzard’s offering a StarCraft II Commemorative Bundle in honor of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain. Bain passed from cancer earlier this year. “100% of the purchase price of this pack goes to support Genna Bain and son Orion,” the page reads.
Whatcha makin’ there? There’s an unannounced project on Blizzard’s Careers page “that is looking for people interested in building an ‘action packed game’ with a beautiful, visceral core combat experience,” MMORPG’s Suzie Ford writes, “and that someone should have a ‘passion for co-op games, RPGs & board games.’”
Seventy-six percent “of the expected $92.1 billion mobile app revenue in 2018” will come from gamers, GI.biz’s Haydn Taylor reports from Newzoo. “In total, global mobile gaming revenue will reach nearly $70 billion by the end of this year.”
The majority of U.S. gamers have multiple gaming platforms, EEDAR reports via Game Informer’s Kimberley Wallace. “At 59 percent, the majority of gamers play on a mobile device alongside a PC or console. Only 41 percent stick to one platform.”
Microsoft announced “a ‘massive’ new investment in Canada,” MarketWatch’s Tomi Kilgore reports, “which includes the hiring of more than 500 full-time employees, an investment of more than $570 million into fixed assets over the next three years, and the relocation to a new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto.”
Sony joined RE100 and pledged to strive for “100% renewable electricity by 2040,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Mobile game Jurassic World Alive cruised past “$25 million in global player spending so far” in the 4 months it has been live, Sensor Tower reports. Rawr.
Pokémon Go active users saw a 35% uptick since May, VentureBeat’s Mike Minotti reports.
Extra Esports News:
Ajax eSports and Playseat are partnering, Esports Insider’s Adam Fitch writes. “An Ajax chair will be created and sold internationally, and Playseat will provide Ajax eSports’ competitors with chairs to practice on.”
IN: OpTic Gaming’s Nick “MaNiaC” Kershner is returning to competitive Halo.