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SuperData July 2020: Pokemon Go is making all the monies right now

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We'd like to think that Niantic is learning a huge lesson from its continuing efforts to making Pokemon Go more accessible: SuperData...

League of Legends quietly introduces a new character to the public beta environment

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Usually new MOBA additions are met with all sorts of pomp and circumstance, but in the case of the newest addition to League...

The MOP Up: Legends of Runeterra unwraps a new expansion

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Riot Games' digital card game Legends of Runeterra made a big splash this past week as it released its first big expansion. "The Call...

Ex-Riot developers found Odyssey Interactive, raise $6M in seed funding

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While Riot Games seems to be shedding developers left and right these days, one good thing that's come out of this is the formation...

Legends of Runeterra prepares the Call of the Mountain card set

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Riot Games' Runeterra is steaming ahead with an ambitious roadmap and a sizable content release later this month. On August 26th, the digital...

Amazon just rebranded Twitch Prime as Amazon Gaming, not much else is changing though

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Amazon is apparently retooling Twitch a bit today as it's just announced Prime Gaming, which is basically the same as the Twitch Prime, with...
It lurks.

Riot Games’ Neom esports fiasco came about because people are bad at email

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At the tail end of July, Riot Games managed to piss off gamers, streamers, esports stars, and its own developers by unilaterally announcing a...

The MOP Up: Sims Online’s rogue server goes sunbathing

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FreeSO, the rogue server for the late Sims Online, is getting into the spirit of the season with a whole bunch of beach- and...
This is what we were really missing.

New executive order could ban US transactions with Tencent – potentially bad news for gaming [Updated]

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File this one under "I was about to go to sleep when the internet erupted in an absolute panic over Tencent": Late this evening,...

Riot is closing up shop for a week to grant devs a break from crunch and deadlines

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It's not at all uncommon for senior staff to take holiday vacations in the USA, nor is it uncommon for whole studios in Europe...
Physicality.

Blizzard staffers agitate against poor worker pay as Activision-Blizzard rakes in billions

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Blizzard's labor practices have been under scrutiny over the last couple of years, propelled in large part due to mass-layoffs at the top...

The MOP Up: All Points Bulletin revs its engine upgrade

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This past weekend, Little Orbit's All Points Bulletin ran its second open beta test as it prepares to roll out the huge Unreal...

Riot Games canceled its League of Legends esports partnership with Saudia Arabia after massive backlash

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The League of Legends esports community was set on fire and then partially doused this week thanks to a decision - now rescinded...

League of Legends revamps its esports site, Legends of Runeterra kicks off the Spirit Blossom Festival

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Two of Riot Games' titles are in our news room, so why not just bundle the two together? It should be easier for you...

SuperData June 2020: Valorant had the ‘biggest launch ever for a free-to-play PC title’

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It's time for our monthly check-in on how the games industry is doing according to SuperData's numbers, and don't worry - they're all still...

Valorant Q&A confirms replay feature and gifting

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As the multiplayer team shooter Valorant continues to take shape, Riot Games fielded questions from the community about the immediate future of...

Former ArenaNet founder and former Riot Games dev get $5.7M for their startup studio One More Game

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What can you do with $5.7 million? Apparently, beef up your own game studio. Patrick Wyatt, a former founder of ArenaNet and En...

Valorant is selling a series of skins that turn your weapons into dragons for a total of $100

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Sure, you could shoot foes in Valorant with boring guns like a pleb, or you could have tiny yet grumpy dragons cough at...
Well well well, how the turntable.

China cancels all international sporting events for 2020, sending LoL esports into limbo

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If anyone here was looking forward to esports events that were set to be hosted in China like the League of Legends World...

Ubisoft devs speak out on their ‘inability to feel safe or protected within’ the studio

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You know who's probably breathing a big sigh of relief right now? Riot Games, whose multi-year scandal and lawsuit over sexual harassment and...

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