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Steam will start moderating comments Sept. 25, Engadget’s Saqib Shah reports. “Developers that already take a DIY approach to moderation can opt-out of the new system.”
Aaryn Flynn, formerly of BioWare, joined Improbable.
THQ Nordic acquired “the IPs for ‘Alone in the Dark’, a Lovecraftian survival horror game series and ‘Act of War’, a real-time strategy game featuring a story by NYT bestselling author Dale Brown, from Atari.”
Sony is ending PS Vita “production in Japan sometime in 2019,” Engadget’s Mariella Moon writes. Sony “has no plans to create a successor.”
Funsolve “secured a ‘seven-figure’ investment from the family entertainment publisher Outright Games,” GI.biz’s Matthew Handrahan reports.
Outfit7 is opening a a studio in Barcelona “headed up by current senior director of design and animation Dani Bajc,” GI.biz’s Rebekah Valentine reports.
Composer Nobuo Uematsu is “ceasing his current work due to health problems,” Game Informer’s Imrah Khan writes. He has composed for Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and more.
Shroud came in 1st for hours watched on Twitch last week at 2.9 million, TEO reports. Ninja came in 2nd at 2.5 million, sco in 3rd at 1.7 million and Dr DisRespect in 4th at 1.5 million.
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Call of Duty World League 2019 News:
Information is here in a press release titled “Announcing the Call of Duty World League 2019 Season.”
“The fourth year of the Call of Duty World League brings roster rule changes, the return of the Pro League, and several new initiatives aimed at rewarding the dedicated amateur scene,” the release reads.
CWL is transitioning to a “five-versus-five format” with a $6 million prize pool. The first event is CWL Las Vegas Dec. 7-9. Pro League returns in February of 2019.
IN: Red Reserve signed Ben Bance.
Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals will be broadcast “on Disney XD and ESPN3,” TEO’s Brandon Brathwaite writes.
High School Esports League and Kansas School District are partnering, according to a press release. “High School Esports League (HSEL), today is announcing a partnership with Complete High School Maize, one of the schools in the Kansas School District supporting and expanding the first district-approved gaming health curriculum: Gaming Concepts.”
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