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PUBG Corp. drops lawsuit against Fortnite creator Epic Games 6
by Chris Kerr [06.27.18]
The lawsuit alleged Fortnite was far too similar to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which ignited the battle royale frenzy when it launched in March 2017
Console/PC, Design, Business/Marketing

Overwatch hacker facing possible jail time for selling illegal programs  
by Emma Kidwell [06.26.18]
A South Korean Overwatch hacker is facing possible jail time after violating the Game Industry Promotion Law and Information and Communication Technology Protection Law.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Pokémon Go hits largest playerbase since launch  
by Emma Kidwell [06.26.18]
Pokémon Go hit its highest active playerbase since launching back in July 2016 according to a new report from the market analysis firm SuperData.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Streaming-only RPG looks to build on Twitch Plays Pokemon model 1
by Chris Kerr [06.26.18]
Indie outfit Shiny Shoe has launched a new streaming-only RPG that takes more than a few cues from Twitch Plays Pokemon.
Design, Business/Marketing

Monument Valley 2 made $10.4M during its first year
by Chris Kerr [06.26.18]
Acclaimed isometric puzzler Monument Valley 2 has amassed $10.4 million in revenue during its first year on digital shelves.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Blog: Get more social content and value from your trailer  
by Gamasutra Community [06.26.18]
How do you get more content from your current social materials without creating something new?
Design, Business/Marketing

Donut County dev speaks out about F2P clone on App Store 4
by Emma Kidwell [06.25.18]
A clone of Donut County has been made by Voodoo.io, a publisher known for creating knock off titles of indie games.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Epic is suing former employee for leaking Fortnite spoilers 6
by Emma Kidwell [06.25.18]
Epic is suing a former employee for breaking NDA and leaking info around Fortnite's season 4 Battle Pass and meteor event, claiming the spoilers have contributed to "irreparable injury."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Metal Gear Rising no longer playable on Mac due to DRM 2
by Emma Kidwell [06.25.18]
Metal Gear Rising is no longer playable on MacOS systems after the company that ported the game, Transgaming, shut down.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Trion Worlds acquires assets of defunct Marvel Heroes dev Gazillion  
by Alissa McAloon [06.25.18]
Trion Worlds has acquired the assets of Gazillion Entertainment, picking up ownership of the studio’s licenses, trademarks, patents, domains, and game library for an undisclosed sum.
Business/Marketing

Blog: An E3 2018 media coverage analysis  
by Gamasutra Community [06.25.18]
Like every year, this is the time for a look at the performance of the many E3 announcements in terms of media coverage.
Business/Marketing

Omega Labyrinth Z will no longer release in the West  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.18]
The controversial PS4 and PS Vita title had already been banned from release in the UK, with the country's ratings board taking issue with its "salacious nature."
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Star Control creators raising $2M to defend against Stardock lawsuit  
by Chris Kerr [06.25.18]
Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche are attempting to raise $2 million through a Gofundme campaign to defend themselves against a trademark infringement lawsuit.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Video Game Deep Cuts: Flipping Out On Primal Rage  
by Gamasutra Staff [06.24.18]
This week's highlights include a discussion on 'asset flips' and store-bought assets for games, an emotive postmortem of canned arcade game Primal Rage II, and lots more besides.
VR, Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing

YouTube introduces new monetization methods for its creators  
by Emma Kidwell [06.22.18]
YouTube is introducing new monetization methods for its creators, including a $4.99 channel membership and features like special emojis and subscriber badges.
Social/Online, Business/Marketing

Westworld bug outs stolen Fallout Shelter code, alleges Bethesda lawsuit 7
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.18]
Bethesda is suing Warner Bros. over the recently released Westworld mobile game, alleging that the Behaviour-developed game is based on code from Fallout Shelter.
Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Bluehole to acquire mobile dev Delusion Studio  
by Alissa McAloon [06.22.18]
Bluehole plans to acquire Castle Burn and Guardian Stone developer Delusion Studio, though specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

Nintendo and Microsoft partner to bring cross-play of Minecraft on Switch  
by Emma Kidwell [06.21.18]
Nintendo and Microsoft are collaborating to bring cross-play capability for Minecraft to the Switch by announcing a new update that will bring cross-platform play with other consoles.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft says original Crackdown 3 dev no longer working on the game  
by Emma Kidwell [06.21.18]
Reagent Games has gone dark after Microsoft Studios confirms that the creator of the Crackdown franchise is no longer involved in the game's development.
Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Microsoft scraps plans for VR support on Xbox  
by Chris Kerr [06.21.18]
Microsoft no longer plans to support virtual or mixed reality on Xbox, and claims "the PC is probably the best platform for immersive VR and MR."
VR, Console/PC, Business/Marketing