News of the Week; April 17, 2019

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Wind, Sleet, and Dead Zones: My Quest to Map Chicago’s Spotty 5G
  2. What will journalism do with 5G’s speed and capacity? Here are some ideas, from ‘The New York Times’ and elsewhere
  3. T-Mobile/Sprint merger is in danger of being rejected by DOJ
  4. T-Mobile’s ‘Revolutionary’ New TV Service Looks Like The Same Old Crap 
  5. FCC Seeks Comments on Proposal to Allow All-Digital AM Radio Transmission 
  6. FCC Releases Notices on Radio License Renewal Process – New Form, New Database and More Scrutiny of the Public File 
  7. FCC “consumer advisory” panel includes ALEC, big foe of municipal broadband
  8. Very Little In Trump’s ‘Bold’ New Rural Broadband Plan Is Actually New
  9. FCC Warns Marketers of Video Streaming Devices to Comply with Device Authorization Rules 
  10. Telecoms: clarification on neighbouring landowners’ rights to require removal of apparatus 
  11. Landlord owners vs telecoms operators – The cat has got the cream
  12. Google Fiber exits Louisville, pays city $3.8M to clean up the mess it left
  13. Google Pays $3.8 Million To Clean Up Its Fiber Mess In Louisville 
  14. House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, McConnell Promises It Won’t Survive Senate
  15. Investor Lawsuit Accuses AT&T Of Downplaying Streaming Video Losses 

DIGITAL

  1.  Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to democracy
  2. Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show: Facebook’s leaders seriously discussed selling access to user data – and privacy was an afterthought. 
  3. 15 Months Of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook
  4. Facebook v. Sullivan: Building Constitutional Law for Online Speech (Thomas Kadri & Kate Klonick)
  5. TED offers Mark Zuckerberg a stage to explain himself once and for all
  6. British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr sticks it to the gods of Silicon Valley in Vancouver TED talk
  7. Carole Cadwalladr blasts tech titans at TED: Your technology is “a crime scene”
  8. Ethics Alone Can’t Fix Big Tech
  9. Grandstanding GOP Senators Continue To Mislead About Social Media Bias, Demand A ‘Fairness Doctrine’ For The Internet 
  10. No, Section 230 Does Not Require Platforms to Be “Neutral”
  11. Platform Liability Doesn’t — And Shouldn’t — Depend On Content Moderation Practices
  12. Nancy Pelosi Joins Ted Cruz And Louis Gohmert In Attacking CDA 230
  13. Section 230 Applies to ADA Closed Captioning Claims–National Federation of the Deaf v. Harvard (Eric Goldman)
  14. Stop Saying That Section 230 Was A ‘Gift To Internet Companies’
  15. Wherein The Copia Institute Updates The Copyright Office On The First Amendment Problems With The DMCA
  16. Apple and Qualcomm settle patent fight after one day in court
  17. Intel quits 5G modem business hours after Apple settles with Qualcomm
  18. New laws to block election meddling miss the mark, claims journalist who uncovered Facebook’s role in Brexit
  19. Another Government Impermissibly Censors Constituents on Facebook–Robinson v. Hunt County
  20. Facebook’s reckoning? The global battle to regulate social media: After fake news scandals, suicides and the Christchurch massacre, internet groups face a profound change in mood
  21. No, YouTube Cannot Reasonably Moderate All Content On Its Platform
  22. AI Won’t Save Us From Fake News: YouTube’s Fact Checking Tool Thinks Notre Dame Fire Is About 9/11
  23. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after widespread outages
  24. A cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation: “We might like to think of our memory as an archivist that carefully preserves events, but sometimes it’s more like a storyteller.”
  25. EU Tells Internet Archive That Much Of Its Site Is ‘Terrorist Content’
  26. EU Parliament Takes Up Its Next Attempt To Wipe Out An Open Internet: Terrorist Content Regulation Vote On Wednesday 
  27. EU Parliament Votes To Require Internet Sites To Delete ‘Terrorist Content’ In One Hour (By 3 Votes) 
  28. What Will Happen When Governments Disagree Over Who Is A Terrorist Organization… And Who Needs To Be Blocked Online?
  29. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings To Leave Facebook Board In May
  30. DOJ to academy: don’t cancel Netflix
  31. Netflix’s Next Bid To Charm Awards Voters Is Its Own Magazine, Coming In June
  32. Netflix Is Close To Buying Hollywood’s Historic Egyptian Theatre — But Won’t Use It To Lure Film Awards
  33. Foxconn’s Wisconsin ‘Factory’ Is An Even Bigger Joke Than Everybody Thought
  34. Film, TV studios filing lawsuits against Canadian BitTorrent users
  35. T-Series Court Order Sees “Abusive, Vulgar, Racist” PewDiePie Diss Tracks Blocked In India
  36. Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15: Sites that don’t verify age could get blocked by British ISPs.
  37. Online harms white paper misses the mark (Andres Guadamuz)
  38. UK: online harms white paper – potential new regulatory framework for social media 
  39. UK Seeks to Establish Internet Watchdog 
  40. An Internet Regulator For The UK: 10 Things You Need To Know
  41. The future of free speech: The panic button and social media regulation – The special internet standard and its independent arbitration system
  42. German competition authority pushes the boundaries of abuse of dominance with infringement finding on online data collection 
  43. EU Council Officially Approves European Copyright Law Reforms: A New Digital Age Is Born 
  44. European Parliament Approves Controversial EU Copyright Directive
  45. The EU Copyright Directive – Filtering the Internet
  46. As Expected, EU Nations Rubber Stamp EU Copyright Directive
  47. As the EU Copyright Directive was approved, Germany admitted it requires copyright filters, putting it on a collision course with the EU-Canada trade deal
  48. DSM Directive Series #4: Article 17 obligations … in a chart (Eleonora Rosati)
  49. The Phantom Menace: Office Depot Settles with FTC Over Fake Virus Scans 
  50. COPPA Safe Harbor Hit by Storm 
  51. N.D. California Straightens Out Competitor’s Use of Infringing Hashtags: #newdevelopments in Using Trademarks as Hashtags
  52. An Email Inbox Isn’t a “Place” for Purposes of Florida Privacy Law–Hall v. Sargeant (Eric Goldman)
  53. Ian McEwan: ‘Who’s going to write the algorithm for the little white lie?’
  54. AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style
  55. AKQA says it used AI to invent a new sport called Speedgate
  56. Notes on AI Bias
  57. AI’s white guy problem isn’t going away: A new report says current initiatives to fix the field’s diversity crisis are too narrow and shallow to be effective.
  58. We’ve Been Warned About AI And Music For Over 50 Years, But No One’s Prepared
  59. People Are Horrified When They Have to Torture a Virtual Person: Even in a VR simulation, the Milgram Shock Experiment continues to traumatize.
  60. Participant concerns for the Learner in a Virtual Reality replication of the Milgram obedience study (Mar Gonzalez-Franco, Mel Slater, Megan E. Birney, David Swapp, S. Alexander Haslam & Stephen D. Reicher)
  61. Microsoft overhauling HR complaint process: After employees trade harassment stories, CEO Satya Nadella promises consistent, transparent enforcement of company policy
  62. HQ Trivia replaces Quiz Daddy Scott Rogowsky
  63. Longtime HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky Exits Company
  64. Over half of HQ Trivia staff tried to oust CEO: Co-founder Rus Yusupov survived demands for his removal, but the search for a replacement chief has begun
  65. Another Appellate Court Rejects “Material Support for Terrorist” Claims Against Social Media Platforms–Crosby v. Twitter (Eric Goldman)
  66. Marvel Set to Launch Live-Streaming Twitter Fan Show, Hosted by ‘Agent M’ and Angélique Roché
  67. Twitter Doesn’t Want You Sharing This Link About TV Piracy
  68. Twitter blocks EFF tweet that criticized bogus takedown of a previous tweet
  69. How Jack Dorsey plans to change Twitter
  70. A healthier Twitter: Progress and more to do
  71. Nichification
  72. AMC Networks boss Josh Sapan wants the people who make TV to look at the data – but not too much: There’s no algorithm for creativity yet, Sapan says on the latest Recode Media.
  73. Vimeo Breaks Into Shortform Space With Acquisition Of Video Creation Service Magisto
  74. Girls Who Code Helps Draft ‘Landmark’ Legislation Aimed at Closing the Gender Gap
  75. Google+ is back! Meet the enterprise-focused “Google Currents”
  76. Susan Wojcicki On YouTube’s Fight Against Grotesque Content: “I Own This Problem, And I’m Going To Fix It”
  77. YouTube tries a new metric to answer critics: Responsibility
  78. YouTube Is Plotting A New Metric That Would Reward ‘Quality Watch Time’ 
  79. YouTube Axes Four More Series As It Overhauls Original Programming Strategy
  80. YouTube Millionaires: Top ‘Madden NFL’ Gamer YoBoy Pizza Takes On Real-Life NFL Stars In New YouTube Series
  81. YouTube Teams Up With Enterprise For ‘Cobra Kai’ Campaign
  82. Horror Vloggers Sam And Colby Sign With CAA Amid YouTube Hiatus Announcement
  83. Korean Boy Band BTS Annihilates Record For Biggest 24-Hour YouTube Debut
  84. Clevver News, Style Channels Return To YouTube With Original Hosts After Defy’s Collapse
  85. YouTube Names New Head Of Unscripted; Says Upcoming Originals Slate Will Center On Music, Education, And Creators
  86. YouTube TV adds channels and raises price—you can’t opt out of either change
  87. Awesomeness Co-Heads Elucidate Vision For Gen Z Purveyor After Viacom Acquisition
  88. Top Scandinavian MCN ‘United Screens’, Which RTL Bought For $15 Million, Names New CEO
  89. Logan Paul’s Latest Podcast Guest Is Banned Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones
  90. Here’s Why Simply Nailogical, With 7 Million Subscribers, Still Maintains Day Job At Canadian Government
  91. Gaining Followers: Use of social media by Canadian public companies while navigating Canadian securities laws 
  92. Viceland To End Nightly Series ‘Vice Live’ Weeks After Show’s Premiere
  93. Creator Of Silk Road 2.0 Did Double The Business, Sentenced To Only Five Years In Prison
  94. Bendgate 2.0: Samsung’s $2,000 foldable phone is already breaking [Update]
  95. AT&T is selling its stake in Hulu
  96. AT&T Sells Back Its 10% Stake In Hulu, Valuing Streamer At $15 Billion
  97. Hulu, Netflix May Face Subpoena Over Fyre Documentaries
  98. Starz Really, Really Doesn’t Want You To Know That TorrentFreak Wrote About Leaked Shows, Or That Anyone Tweeted About It
  99. Starz Issues Laughably Unbelievable Excuse And Apology For Taking Down Tweets
  100. Legacy Music Industry Shouldn’t Get To Watch Over The Royalties Of Independent Songwriters
  101. Insights: As Video Streamers Turn Over Some Cards, Can They Avoid The Real Flop?
  102. Apple News+ Is a Total Mess
  103. Here’s the Weirdest Apple Bug I’ve Ever Heard Of
  104. The Incredible Old-School iTunes Feature I Hope Apple Doesn’t Kill
  105. Amazon reportedly set to launch a free music streaming tier: It could be available as soon as this week
  106. Another Federal Court Ruling Strengthens Brands’ Approach to Reduce Gray Market Sales on Amazon 
  107. TikTok Hiring “Talent Ambassadors” At 17 Colleges To Help Rake In Older Users
  108. Insights: Snap Reaction To New Initiatives Is Great, But Can Spiegel Sustain This Win Streak?
  109. Peyton Manning Hosting NFL History Docu-Series for ESPN+ Streaming Service
  110. Conde Nast now has 28 shows on Snapchat, with plans for more
  111. Instagram Launches Moody Camera Effects For Coachella, Billie Eilish
  112. Disney Streaming Service To Launch In November At $6.99 Per Month
  113. Disney+ launches on November 12 for $6.99/mo, plus new Marvel, Star Wars series
  114. Disney confirms it will ‘likely’ bundle Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for one price
  115. How Vevo Is Boosting Views by Optimizing Video Thumbnails 
  116. DVD and Blu-ray sales nearly halved over five years, MPAA report says
  117. Leaked Avengers: Endgame Footage Has Hit the Internet
  118. In A First, VidCon Will Host Panels, Meet-And-Greets With Internet-Famous Pets
  119. New York State Department of Financial Services Revokes Crypto Exchange’s Safe Harbor to Operate Without BitLicense
  120. How Far We Haven’t Come: SEC Resistance to Blockchain Securities Continues?
  121. Keeping it real: Implications of blockchain technology on privacy obligations
  122. Strong corporate desktop sales limit the decline of the PC market
  123. Fortunately, There Are Incredible 3D Scans of Notre Dame – The good news: we have a highly-detailed digital template for how to rebuild.
  124. The Images That Could Help Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: And the young, brilliant professor who made them before he died

PRIVACY

  1. Julian Assange arrested, charged with conspiracy to hack US computers
  2. Julian Assange Arrested On Behalf Of The US, For Trying To Help Manning Crack CIA Password 
  3. There Are Many Reasons To Be Concerned About The Impact On Press Freedoms In The Assange Indictment
  4. Federal Privacy Commissioner Proposes A Complete Reversal Of Its Longstanding Approach To Data Transfers, Including Cross-Border Transfers
  5. Rewriting Canadian Privacy Law: Commissioner Signals Major Change on Cross-Border Data Transfers (Michael Geist)
  6. UK Government Issues Report on Huawei Vulnerabilities
  7. An Email Inbox Isn’t a “Place” for Purposes of Florida Privacy Law–Hall v. Sargeant (Eric Goldman)
  8. The FBI Wanted A Backdoor To The iPhone. Tim Cook Said No
  9. Motel 6 To Pay Out Another $12 Million For Handing Guest Info To ICE
  10. Court Says Headphone App Not Eavesdropping, But May Be Deceptive
  11. Why the US still won’t require SS7 fixes that could secure your phone
  12. Illinois bill banning eavesdropping by IoT devices defanged by tech lobby
  13. 5 Times Jeff Bezos Tried to Warn Us Amazon Is Listening
  14. Virtual Cupids Hit With $3 Million CAN SPAM Judgment
  15. The many lessons of the Equifax data breach
  16. The California Consumer Privacy Act
  17. The ePrivacy Regulation: The Next European Initiative in Data Protection
  18. Cops Are Trying to Stop San Francisco From Banning Face Recognition Surveillance
  19. FBI Cyber Crimes Division Not So Great About Passing Info To Victims Of Cyberattacks
  20. Why You Can No Longer Get Lost in the Crowd: Once, it was easy to be obscure. Technology has ended that. (Woodrow Hartzog & Evan Selinger)
  21. A security researcher with a grudge is dropping Web 0days on innocent users
  22. Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months
  23. The wave of domain hijackings besetting the Internet is worse than we thought
  24. An Oxford philosopher who’s inspired Elon Musk thinks mass surveillance might be the only way to save humanity from doom
  25. The Vulnerable World Hypothesis (Nick Bostrom)

CREATIVITY

  1. My ADA Keynote: What the Canadian Experience Teaches About the Future of Copyright Reform (Michael Geist)
  2. Access Copyright Proposed Tariffs: Is the Copyright Board Turning Over New Leaves? (Howard Knopf)
  3. Trump Campaign Uses ‘Dark Knight’ Music In Campaign Ad, Warner Bros. Says It’s Looking At Legal Options
  4. Devin Nunes Admits That His Bogus Defamation Lawsuits Are Really About Phishing For Journalists’ Sources
  5. U.S. copyright: numerous works enter public domain for First Time in over two decades
  6. Changing the Cycle: Peloton Removes Songs at Heart of Copyright Infringement Suit
  7. Conan O’Brien joke-theft trial begins next month with testimony from Patton Oswalt
  8. How Private Equity Ate Hollywood – and Why Writers Are Fighting Back: Now largely owned by private equity firms, the big talent agencies have turned to producing films and shows—both representing and employing writers. That, say the writers, doesn’t work.
  9. The End Of The Absurdity: Iceland, The Country, Successfully Invalidates The Trademark Of Iceland Foods, The Grocerer
  10. AB/InBev, Jealous Protectors Of Trademark, Pretty Blatantly Committing Trademark Infringement
  11. Pepsi Moves for Summary Judgement in 2016 Super Bowl Ad Suit
  12. F.A. Panel Says Wayne Hennessey Is Too Stupid To Have Done Nazi Salute
  13. False Advertising: The Theory of Necessary Implication and the Presumption that Runs with It 
  14. How Kevin Feige Super-Charged Marvel Studios Into Hollywood’s Biggest Hit Machine
  15. In China, tattoos border on illegal – and they’re his life’s work
  16. Parody and abuse

GAMES

  1. ISFE calls on European gambling authorities to tackle online skin betting: Comments come following move by Danish Gambling Authority to block 15 skin betting websites
  2. Rocket League halts loot box use in Belgium and the Netherlands  
  3. The Native American Quinault Nation has filed a lawsuit against Valve over gambling
  4. Native American nation files lawsuit against Valve over skins gambling: “Valve has profited handsomely for years from illegal online gambling, and has made only token efforts to stop it,” says Quinault Nation
  5. Game Exclusivity Wars Are Upon Us And Valve’s Anti-Review-Bombing Process Is Without A Rip-Cord
  6. The legal dispute between Take-Two, Rockstar, and Pinkerton has ended
  7. Take-Two, Rockstar complaint against Pinkerton dismissed: Suit dropped as defendant withdraws cease and desist claim against Red Dead Redemption 2 publisher and developer
  8. Take-Two Dismisses Its Lawsuit Against Pinkerton Agency As The Latter Runs From Its Own Cease And Desist
  9. Nepal bans PUBG over addiction concerns in children
  10. Nepal bans PUBG: Battle royale shooter prohibited over concerns about violence, addiction, and distraction from school work
  11. AbleGamers opens Accessible.Games, a dev portal for accessibility info
  12. Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Details
  13. Sony teases next-gen PlayStation specs in new interview
  14. Sony Teases the World With First Details About the PS5, and The Wait Is Going to Be Excruciating
  15. Sony’s PS4 successor sports 3D audio tech, faster SSD storage
  16. Exclusive: What To Expect From Sony’s Next-Gen PlayStation
  17. Sony Reveals First PlayStation 5 Details
  18. Next PlayStation will have discs, backward compatibility: System won’t launch until 2020 at the earliest, will feature a solid-state hard drive, PSVR compatibility, 8K support
  19. PS5 Price Will Be ‘Appealing To Gamers In Light Of Its Advanced Feature Set’: A little hint, but not much more.
  20. Sony will start replacing offensive PSN IDs with temporary placeholders
  21. Sony is now auto-changing offensive PlayStation Network IDs: User IDs found to be offensive will be switched to a placeholder
  22. Sony has internal policies in place to reduce sexual content in PS4 games
  23. A now-fixed Origin vulnerability potentially opened the client to hackers  
  24. The Sims 4 is getting mouse and keyboard support on consoles
  25. Capcom debuts its own classic system, a $260 plug-n-play home arcade
  26. Capcom rolling out its own retro system: Capcom Home Arcade dual joystick set-up launches in October with 16 built-in games, €230 price tag
  27. Report: Apple willing to spend over $500 million bringing games to Arcade
  28. Apple invested a reported $500 million in Arcade partnerships: Financial Times’ sources reveal the high price of Apple Arcade subscription service
  29. Becoming part of the furniture: eSports in the mainstream
  30. Football clubs and eSports: A natural pairing? 
  31. Esports teams and players to get revenue from new Rocket League Esports Shop
  32. OpenAI’s machine learning bots defeat Dota 2 champion team
  33. Machine learning bots beat DOTA 2 world champions in best-of-three: After millions of learning matches, OpenAI Five readily best world champs
  34. OpenAI bot crushes Dota 2 champions, and now anyone can play against it
  35. Ninja named to Time 100: Popular streamer represents gaming on magazine’s annual list of influential people
  36. Epic can’t stop pissing off Fortnite pros
  37. In lieu of Store-hosted forums, Epic wants devs to link to external communities
  38. Hajime Tabata’s first post-Square Enix project is a licensed Paralympics game
  39. Hajime Tabata to lead development of first ever Paralympics game: Final Fantasy XV director’s new studio will help to build a young audience for the 2020 Paralympic Games
  40. Red Dead Redemption 2 named Game of the Year at Italian Video Game Awards
  41. Ubisoft pledges over $500,000 to Notre-Dame restoration efforts
  42. Ubisoft donates €500K to help restore Notre-Dame, gives away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free
  43. Ubisoft Pledges More Than $500,000 To The Notre-Dame Cathedral Restoration Effort
  44. Video: Creating a living open world for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  45. Ubisoft patches art containing homophobic slur out of The Division 2
  46. Ubisoft removes slur from The Division 2: Publisher apologizes for in-game street art image depicting police officer with a slur in ‘leetspeak’
  47. YouTube, Facebook put up ad roadblocks for Weedcraft, Inc.business sim
  48. Weedcraft Inc meets advertising, video blocks: Tycoon game about growing and selling marijuana has Facebook page restricted, YouTube videos demonetized
  49. Devolver: Publishing Weedcraft Inc “has been a nightmare” – Co-founder Mike Wilson says US marijuana tycoon title has been the hardest to bring to market due to industry resistance
  50. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sold 2 million copies in under 2 weeks
  51. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sells 2m in less than ten days
  52. “Accessibility” and “difficulty” aren’t the same thing | Opinion: The debate about Sekiro rapidly descended into straw-man bashing over “easy modes” – differently abled gamers’ needs are being lost in this mess
  53. Don’t Miss: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and finding the fun in physics engines
  54. Google opens its Indie Games Accelerator to mobile devs across 37 countries
  55. Amy Hennig thinks game streaming could spark a creative revolution
  56. Xbox exec: Game streaming competitors like Stadia lack content
  57. Xbox: Stadia has the infrastructure, but doesn’t have the content – Platform holder suggests recently announced streaming service will struggle without more leading developers and publishers on board
  58. Aiming for affordability, Xbox announces the Xbox One S All Digital Edition
  59. Report: Fresh disc-less Xbox One S leaks suggests pricing shake up
  60. Student sues CEO of Minecraft Education Edition’s Chinese publisher: Minneapolis woman claims Richard Liu forced himself on a woman at her apartment following a company-funded networking event
  61. Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
  62. How a mobile game is reopening a hidden chapter in Taiwan’s history
  63. Disc-less Xbox One leaks ahead of expected reveal
  64. Digital-only console will be priced at €229.99, comes bundled with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 3
  65. Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Console Reveal Trailer
  66. Report: “All Digital” Xbox One coming May 7, for €229 in Europe
  67. Why $249 is an unsustainable price for the first all-digital Xbox [Updated]
  68. Everything we know about the first discless Xbox One, coming May 7 for $249
  69. Forza goes free-to-play with Forza Street: Microsoft rebrands and reboots Miami Street, out now for Windows with mobile versions to follow
  70. The Nintendo Switch’s Labo VR Kit Is Cheap VR That Doesn’t Suck
  71. Nintendo Labo VR Kit Review: Well, would you look at that.
  72. Nintendo Labo VR review: There’s no “Nintendo magic” inside these lenses
  73. HD emulation mod makes “Mode 7” SNES games look like new
  74. Clash of Clans season pass drives 145% revenue spike
  75. What the Breakout Success of ‘Apex Legends’ Could Mean for Respawn’s Upcoming VR Game
  76. Apex Legends patch nerfs Wingman, gives Gibraltar and Caustic damage reduction: Gibraltar and Caustic are too easy to hit, so Respawn is making them a little tougher instead.
  77. Dark Slope thinking bigger with warehouse-scale VR
  78. Superhot VR has out-earned the original Superhot
  79. Superhot VR sells 800k: Superhot Team’s FPS has now made more in revenue across VR releases than it has in non-VR
  80. Telltale’s The Walking Dead “made Skybound what it is”: Skybound Stories CEO Dan Murray says episodic game had more impact on the company than the TV show
  81. How Clone Wars and Rebels influenced Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  82. Animoca Brands acquires majority stake in Trilliona dev Skytree for $850k
  83. Revealed: The most successful UK game developers
  84. Here is every boxed game to sell over 1m copies in the UK
  85. UK Charts: The Division 2 holds No. 1 in another week without big releases – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man see increases due to spring, Easter sales
  86. CCP: China will be EVE Online’s biggest market in two years – At Reboot Develop, CCP’s Hilmar Petursson discussed the importance of China and Korea to the future of EVE Online
  87. Twitch launches first game, Twitch Sings: Free karaoke game developed in conjunction with Harmonix, designed for streaming
  88. Gayming Magazine to launch in June: New online gaming magazine to present LGBTQ+-focused news, reviews, features
  89. The Witcher Netflix series is coming in late 2019
  90. Halo Tv Series Casts Pablo Schreiber As Master Chief
  91. Activision Blizzard pays employees for health tracking
  92. NetEase investment is bringing indies East
  93. Kickstarter’s games category surpasses $1 billion in pledges
  94. Miyazaki vs Ueda: The path to compelling fantasy – Renowned Japanese developers discussed their differences at Reboot Develop, including opposing philosophies on animation and setting
  95. Amy Hennig: AAA industry is at “an interesting crossroads” with storytelling – At Reboot Develop, the revered creator confessed to feeling “overwhelmed” by the scale of AAA games, which are now too big for their own stories
  96. How Inkle developed its own ancient language forHeaven’s Vault
  97. Don’t Miss: Alien: Isolation and the evolution of horror sims
  98. Blog: How punishment systems can hurt gameplay
  99. Blog: Motivating players for better engagement and retention
  100. Blog: Some thoughts on difficulty in games  
  101. Blog: Turning your community into an extension of your team  
  102. Video: Steps for building a game’s community from scratch
  103. Blog: Orchestrating game worlds using Event SuperVision
  104. Blog: Exploring the ‘what’ of bittersweet game design
  105. The source code for Infocom’s classic text adventures is now on Github
  106. “The bankers are actually much more metal than publishers”: Headbang Club’s David Elahee talks about Double Kick Heroes’ path from Ludum Dare prototype to multiplatform launch
  107. Trion Worlds is shutting down Atlas Reactor this summer
  108. Gamigo shuts down Atlas Reactor: Trion Worlds’ F2P tactics title closes after two years, “can no longer sustain itself”
  109. Even Konami Code Couldn’t Rescue Its Slot-machine Game-related Patents from being Invalidated under Alice
  110. U.S. Patent No. 9,687,733: Game apparatus, storage medium, game controlling method and game system 
  111. Managing your game dev career, from early to late stages
  112. Video: Practical advice for saving video game history before it’s too late
  113. The new grammar of television (and games): Lessons from an avocado

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