News of the Week; January 15, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Don’t trust the US gov’t, states tell court in T-Mobile/Sprint merger case
  2. US may subsidize Huawei alternatives with proposed $1.25 billion fund 
  3. PIRATE Act Passes Senate, and Now on to the President for Signature – Provides for Big Fines and Enforcement Sweeps in Big Markets
  4. Congress Adopts New Cable Operator Advertising and Billing Requirements Affecting Both Video and Broadband Internet Offerings
  5. FCC Fines Noncommercial Broadcaster $76,000 for Airing Commercial Advertisements 
  6. Ajit Pai Hits CES… To Make Up Some Stuff About Net Neutrality
  7. FCC Kicks Off 2020 by Establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
  8. Some FCC Subsidized Low Income Phones Are A Chinese Malware Shitshow
  9. Verizon’s great FiOS offer to me: Pay $50 extra for slower Internet
  10. Verizon offers no-tracking search engine, promises to protect your privacy
  11. FCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data cap 
  12. Washington And Oregon Fine CenturyLink For Completely Bogus Broadband Fees 
  13. Scripps Broadcasting Agrees to Pay $1,130,000 to Settle Investigation of Tower Violations 
  14. ISP settles with two more states over hidden fees and false advertising, agrees to pay $15 million
  15. AT&T TV Service Goes Dark On Roku As The Streaming Wars Get Stupid
  16. Bipartisan Senators Introduce 5G Bill Pushing Non-Chinese Vendors
  17. China Isn’t the Only Problem With 5G: The network has plenty of other security weaknesses, including ones the United States doesn’t want to fix since they help its own surveillance efforts.
  18. New Law Bans ISPs From Charging You A ‘Rental’ Fee For Hardware You Already Own 
  19. President Signs Sweeping New Robocall Legislation 
  20. Dissolving privacy, one merger at a time: Competition, data and third party tracking (Reuben Binns & Elettra Bietti) 

DIGITAL

  1. Indian Supreme Court finds 150-day Internet blackout in Kashmir illegal
  2. India’s Supreme Court Declares Country’s 5 Month Internet Blackout Illegal
  3. Instagram is taking down posts supporting slain Iranian general Soleimani
  4. Instagram Now Placing Warnings Over Posts Deemed To Contain “False Information”
  5. China: Privacy, Security and Content Regulation to Increase in 2020
  6. Brazil supreme court sides with Netflix over gay Jesus comedy
  7. On Russian Troll Journalism
  8. Fake News as a Tool of Populism in Turkey: The Pastor Andrew Brunson Case
  9. ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’, Analysis of a Social Network of Intellectual Influence
  10. Website Denied Section 230 for No Good Reason, Wins the Case Anyways–DF Pace v. Baker-White
  11. Academic Journals In Russia Retract Over 800 Papers Because Of Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism And ‘Gift Authorship’
  12. Gambling on Browsewrap: Casino App Loses Huuuge Bet on Enforcing Terms of Use
  13. Facebook Says (Again) That It Won’t Limit Political Ads
  14. Facebook Not Fact-Checking Candidate Ads – Looking at the Contrast Between Online Political Ads and Those Running on Broadcast and Cable
  15. Malware Marketer NSO Group Looks Like It’s Blowing Off Facebook’s Lawsuit
  16. Misleading political ads are the user’s problem to avoid, Facebook says: Rather than ban lies or microtargeting, the company’s putting the onus on users.
  17. Instagram adds new tools to Boomerang feature to catch up with competitors: Users can now choose where the loop starts and ends
  18. On Novel Grounds, Philadelphia Judge Rejects Uber’s Bid to Arbitrate Passenger’s Personal Injury Claim
  19. William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was’ – The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of a reality even stranger than fiction
  20. FBI arrests man suspected of orchestrating dozens of “swatting” calls 
  21. New Feature Alert: Twitter to Allow Users to Limit or Block Replies Completely
  22. Deleting WhatsApp chats during dawn raids may cost you dearly
  23. Mozilla lays off 70 people as non-search revenue fails to materialize
  24. Google gives Chrome OS Apps a shutdown date
  25. Inside Google’s Quest for Millions of Medical Records: The company has struck deals that grant it access to troves of patient data; ‘We want to be helpful’
  26. Chrome’s Move To Stomp Out Third Party Cookies? Good For Privacy, Good For Google’s Ad Business… Or Both?
  27. When YouTubers Cry: Prince Concert Videos Deemed Not Fair Use
  28. Content Moderation At Scale Is Impossible: YouTube Says That Frank Capra’s US Government WWII Propaganda Violates Community Guidelines 
  29. YouTube To Stream Coachella For 10th Year Running, Announces Doc About Festival
  30. YouTube Studio Adds New ‘Restrictions’ Column, Ability to Manually Insert Mid-Roll Ads, More
  31. ASA rules that Betway YouTube video breached the CAP Code
  32. YouTube App Introduces New Subscription Feed Filters For ‘Unwatched’, ‘Live’ Videos, More
  33. Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 1/12/2020
  34. Beauty Creator NikkieTutorials Thwarts Apparent Blackmail Attempt By Coming Out As Trans
  35. Justin Bieber Faces “Yummy” Backlash After Posting Guide Showing How To Game Billboard Charts
  36. ‘RackaRacka‌’ Prankster ‌Appears‌ ‌In‌ ‌Court‌ ‌After‌ ‌Arrest‌ ‌For‌ ‌Underwater Car ‌Prank‌
  37. Olay Spokesmodel Lilly Singh To Star In Brand’s Super Bowl Commercial
  38. Instagram Creator Behind ‘House Of Highlights’ Tapped By ESPN To Helm Social Content, Strategy
  39. Tell the Whole Story – New Rules for Influencer Marketing under the Competition Act
  40. Casper Flags Its Use of Influencers as a Risk
  41. The Israeli Chipmunk Emoji Mystery Resolved! (Eric Goldman)
  42. Golden Globes Piloted Facebook’s ‘Collaborative Stories’ Feature At 77th Awards (Exclusive)
  43. Snapchat was overtaken by Pinterest in US users last year. But the real threat is coming from China’s TikTok and no one knows how fast it’s growing.
  44. WME Signs TikTok Luminary Chase Hudson And His Creator Collective ‘The Hype House’
  45. Spotify Makes Push Into Sports Podcasting
  46. Spotify is now making playlists for your pets
  47. Spotify, Warner Music Sign Global Deal, Ending Dispute in India
  48. Amazon lifts ban on FedEx for third-party marketplace sellers
  49. Amazon Sets Cast For ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series, Production To Start Next Month
  50. Amazon asks court to block US/Microsoft contract because of Trump interference
  51. New Bluetooth standard copies best features of Apple, Qualcomm’s proprietary tech
  52. Apple launches replacement program for iPhone battery cases
  53. ECJ toughens the requirements for the use of cookies: Active consent of users required
  54. How online sales of food pose a regulatory challenge in the EU
  55. Tax on digital advertising introduced in Maryland Senate
  56. Maryland Proposes (French) Tax on Advertising – Digital Platforms and Advertisers Beware!
  57. New Trend Developing? Another Digital Advertising Tax Proposal
  58. Anti-SLAPP Laws Work: Tennessee Doctor Suing Patient Over Negative Review Drops Lawsuit
  59. Dear Larry Lessig: Please Don’t File SLAPP Suits
  60. SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Technology, Data and Intellectual Property Risks in International Operations
  61. NIST Solicits Comments on Revised Draft IoT Cybersecurity Device Guidance
  62. Tesla is now worth more than Ford and GM—combined
  63. Linus Torvalds says “Don’t use ZFS”—but doesn’t seem to understand it
  64. The Way We Train Doctors Is Backward – And Cyberpatient Has The Treatment
  65. Notes on the networked psyche: Exploring online hyper-sensibilities
  66. Digital Transformation is a matter of survival
  67. An Oral History of Rickrolling: From the pages of 4chan to the White House, the story behind the meme that’s never going to give you up
  68. Shifting Capitalist Critiques: The Discourse about Unionisation in the Hi-Tech Sector (Eran Fisher & Ben Fisher)
  69. Turf wars: Using social media network analysis to examine the suspected astroturfing campaign for the Adani Carmichael Coal mine on Twitter (Hanna Della Bosca, David Schlosberg & Chao Sun)
  70. To-Do Is to Be: Foucault, Levinas, and Technologically Mediated Subjectivation (Jan Peter Bergen & Peter-Paul Verbeek)
  71. Digital Platform Policy and Regulation: Toward a Radical Democratic Turn (Bart Cammaerts & Robin Mansell)

A.I.

  1. Technology Can’t Fix Algorithmic Injustice: We need greater democratic oversight of AI not just from developers and designers, but from all members of society.
  2. Chinese court rules AI-written article is protected by copyright
  3. Chinese Court Says AI-Generated Content Is Subject To Copyright Protection
  4. Evolution of IP Protection for Artificial Intelligence in France
  5. “Alexa, Can You Receive a Patent?”: Chris Mammen Discusses AI as Inventors in MIT Technology Review Article
  6. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Machine can be an Inventor? EPO says NO!!!
  7. AI Update: WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy
  8. Ad Delivery Algorithms: The Hidden Arbiters of Political Messaging
  9. Do androids dream of product liability?
  10. Creating the ever-improvising text adventures of AI Dungeon 2
  11. What is AI-Based Contract Management?
  12. Insights: Deepfake Videos Go Commercial! In Election Season! WCGW?
  13. The line between deepfake legislation and deeply fake legislation
  14. How Google researchers used neural networks to make weather forecasts
  15. Principled Artificial Intelligence: Mapping Consensus In Ethical And Rights-Based Approaches To Principles For AI (Jessica Fjeld, Nele Achten, Hannah Hilligoss, Adam Christopher Nagy, Madhulika Srikumar)
  16. From a ‘Race to AI’ to a ‘Race to AI Regulation’ – Regulatory Competition for Artificial Intelligence (Nathalie Smuha)
  17. Addressing the Growing Need for Algorithmic Transparency (Hugh J. Watson & Conner Nations)
  18. ‘Move Fast and Break Things’: Law, Technology, and the Problem of Speed (Simon Chesterman) 

PRIVACY

  1. Attorney General William Barr Says Apple Isn’t Doing Enough To Let The DOJ Check Out A Dead Man’s Phones
  2. Bill Barr: Apple Is Holding Up This Investigation. Apple: You Waited A Month To Tell Us You Needed More Help
  3. Unable to unlock gunman’s iPhones, the FBI (once again) asks for Apple’s help (updated)
  4. San Bernardino 2.0: FBI Asking Apple To Crack Encryption On Phones Owned By Pensacola Naval Station Gunman
  5. The broken record of breaking encryption skips again in Florida shooter case
  6. Exploit that gives remote access affects ~200 million cable modems
  7. Advocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition as surveillance grows
  8. Google plans to drop Chrome support for tracking cookies by 2022
  9. Patch Windows 10 and Server now because certificate validation is broken
  10. Windows 7: “I’m not dead yet!” – Over half of businesses still haven’t finished move to Windows 10; zombie systems flourish.
  11. Failure to Apply Recent Microsoft Patch May Create Legal Liabilities
  12. Critical Windows 10 vulnerability used to Rickroll the NSA and Github
  13. Senator Wyden Wants Paid Ad Blocking Whitelists Investigated
  14. Grindr shares personal data with ad companies in violation of GDPR, complaint alleges: A Norwegian nonprofit has filed three complaints against the company
  15. Amazon’s Ring fired at least four employees for snooping on user videos
  16. Shocking Absolutely No One, Ring Admits Employees Improperly Accessed Customers’ Data
  17. Ring Throws A Moist Towelette On Its Dumpster Fire With A Couple Of Minimal Security Tweaks
  18. It’s 2020. American elections are still “frighteningly easy” targets
  19. Ninth Circuit Doubles Down on Bad Ruling That Undermines Cybersecurity–Enigma v. Malwarebytes (Eric Goldman)
  20. Iranian hackers have been “password spraying” the US grid
  21. US Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware
  22. The Deadline for Registration of “Data Brokers” in California Is Near: Are You Ready?
  23. Data From Smartwatch Help Investigators Solve The Case Of The Stabbing That Never Happened
  24. Amazon takes a swipe at PayPal’s $4 billion acquisition: Holiday shoppers warned that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a “security risk.”
  25. Paul Krugman’s no good, very bad Internet day
  26. Company Sells Surveillance Cameras Hidden In Tombstones, Threatens Websites For Talking About Its Tombstone Cameras
  27. Unpatched Citrix vulnerability now exploited, patch weeks away
  28. January 2020 Survey of Fortune 500 Companies’ Privacy Representations
  29. Are you protected against phishing email? What the Court of Appeal said in insurance matters
  30. Federal Privacy Law – Is It About to Change?
  31. Federal Privacy Law – Is It About to Change: Part Deux?
  32. Towards a Transatlantic Concept of Data Privacy (Erdem Büyüksagis)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1. Appeals Court Makes The Right Call Regarding Non-Commercial Creative Commons Licenses
  2. Notable Works Entering the Public Domain in 2020
  3. Life + 70 Years: Copyrighted Works That Have Entered into the Public Domain in 2020 – Economic Rights Gone with the Wind
  4. Harry and Meghan seek global trademark for ‘Sussex Royal’ brand: Filings suggest plans for items and activities from clothing to ‘emotional support groups’
  5. Can Booking.com Trademark Its Company Name? How Will the U.S. Supreme Court Resolve Whether a Generic Term Plus a Top-Level Domain Is Protectable?
  6. Carve It All Up: Compumark Report Shows Trademark Registrations, Claims Of Infringement Both Rising Fast
  7. Smartphone Apps for Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram declared patent infringing by German Court – The End of Social Networks?
  8. Who owns the ink? Reproduction of tattoos in film, photographs and video games
  9. Wells Fargo Twice Found Guilty of Willfully Infringing Patents on Remote Check Depositing Technology
  10. Non-Prior Art Evidence May Be Used to Prove Inherency
  11. When Merger Clauses Don’t Merge
  12. A Different Analysis for Manufacturing Method Patents under the 35 U.S.C. § 271 (e)(1) Safe Harbor Provision?
  13. Biosimilar Litigation Trends and Lessons Learned in 2019
  14. Athena Diagnostics v. Mayo Collaborative Services
  15. The EU should not contemplate abandoning the Unified Patent Court system
  16. 2019 Will Go Down in History as “The Year of Change” in Canadian Trademark Law
  17. 2019 Will Go Down in History as “The Year of Change” in Canadian Trademark Law Part II
  18. Key Patent Decisions of 2019
  19. Who Holds the Right to Exclude for Machine Work Products? (Garry Gabison)

CREATIVITY   

  1. The Rorshach Test Of The Covington Catholic Boy’s DC Encounter Now Extends To Bogus Lawsuits And Confidential Settlements
  2. Professor Removed From Teaching For Sharing A Downfall Parody Video
  3. Former “Bachelor” Contestant’s $1 million Fantasy Football Win Under Investigation
  4. Defamation and Wrongful Termination Claims Against the Los Angeles Times Were Properly Dismissed
  5. Sober ad campaign leaves brewery with an unwanted hangover.
  6. Beer Institute Says Modelo Commercials with Athletes Don’t Violate its Advertising Guidelines
  7. Don’t Oversell It – False or Misleading Advertising
  8. Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Receives Oscar Nomination: The film also took home two Critics’ Choice Awards!
  9. How Years Of Copyright Maximalism Is Now Killing Pop Music
  10. The Revolutionary Sixties: Poetry and Social Change (Viviane Carvalho da Annunciação)
  11. Video Screen Interfaces as New Sites of Media Circulation Power (David Hesmondhalgh, Amanda D. Lotz)
  12. Impact of Censorship on Translating and Publishing Virginia Woolf During the 1930s in Italy (Anna Maria Cipriani)
  13. Popular Music and the State: The British Honours System and its Treatment of Popular Musicians (Emma-Jayne Reekie)

GAMES

  1. Report: China to further regulate online games and streaming to curb addiction
  2. China reveals new mental health initiative that may further limit violence in games: “Healthy China 2030” includes crackdown on games considered violent, pornographic, or promoting gambling
  3. Japanese prefecture considers restrictions on gaming time for minors: Proposed ordinance in Kagawa Prefecture would limit those under 18 to one hour of gaming per day
  4. How Game Companies Use Credits To Reward, Or Punish, Developers
  5. How can Rio Ferdinand help protect kids from inappropriate video games?: UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist on why spending time gaming with children is just as important as using parental controls
  6. Nintendo Escapes Vice Grip in ITC Challenge
  7. Inside TASBot’s semi-secret, probably legal effort to control the Nintendo Switch
  8. Nintendo Switch was best-selling console in France last year: Lifetime sales exceed expectations to reach 3.3 million, Switch Lite outsells Xbox One
  9. Super Nintendo World to focus on “interactive experiences”: New details about the Osaka theme park were revealed ahead of its summer opening
  10. Nintendo looking at ‘interesting’ ways it can use AR technology
  11. In a series first, Pokemon Sword and Shield will offer an expansion pass
  12. Game Dev Torrents Its Way To More Sales, Not Less
  13. Analyst: With $894 million in revenue, 2019 marked Pokemon Go’s best year so far
  14. 2019 was Pokemon Go’s best year ever: Niantic’s location-based game brought in $894 million last year, even more than its 2016 launch year
  15. Microsoft first-party titles to be cross-compatible between Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  16. Xbox Series X won’t have next-gen exclusives for a while
  17. Xbox won’t kick off the Series X generation with next-gen exclusives
  18. Xbox still plans to attend E3 2020
  19. Phil Spencer confirms Xbox will be at E3 2020: Platform holder responds to Sony’s decision to ditch major games showcase for a second consecutive year
  20. Sony’s skipping E3 again in 2020
  21. PlayStation will not participate in E3 2020: The company will instead attend ‘hundreds of consumer events across the globe’
  22. On eve of PS5, Sony confirms it will skip E3 for second year in a row
  23. Is PlayStation right to skip E3?: Sony does not need to go to LA to get people excited for PS5
  24. Sony’s PS5 marketing strategy does away with convention | Opinion: E3 absenteeism is just the latest example of a company paying little heed to conventional wisdom, but will that help or hurt it?
  25. Call of Duty, Beat Saber, and Apex Legends led PlayStation downloads in 2019
  26. SIE boss: The ‘biggest, more unique’ PS5 features have yet to be revealed
  27. Square Enix is shutting down Mobius Final Fantasy after four years
  28. Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed: Hotly-anticipated remake of beloved PlayStation classic pushed back by one month for polish
  29. Square Enix Delays Final Fantasy VII Remake And Avengers
  30. Call of Duty and GTA V dominated PlayStation Store downloads in 2019
  31. ‘Beat Saber’ Takes Top Spot as PSVR’s Most Downloaded Game of 2019
  32. HTC permanently trims $200 off Vive Pro price tag 
  33. Report: Valve Index headset sold out globally as Half-Life: Alyx nears launch
  34. Valve Index out of stock around the globe ahead of Half-Life Alyx launch: Prospect of VR exclusive Half-Life drives sales of high-end hardware, despite $999 price tag
  35. Riot Games launches new tabletop division
  36. Riot Games sets up Riot Tabletop to take another stab at board games
  37. Subscriptions will “unlock the market to weirder things,” says Outer Wilds dev
  38. Look at how digital changes the UK charts: Call of Duty retains No.1, but Uno, The Sims 4 and Rainbow Six make the Top Ten
  39. Growth of mobile gamers slows while revenue continues rising – Research firm finds number of US and Canada mobile users playing games was up just 2% last year, but revenues jumped 24% to more than $11.82 billion
  40. FIFA 2020 enjoys sixth consecutive week at No. 1 in EMEAA charts: Both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi’s Mansion 3 make appearance in top ten despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales figures
  41. GameStop says its unexpectedly low holiday sales follow an industry-wide trend
  42. GameStop holiday sales down 27.5% in 2019: CEO lowers full-year guidance again, maintains declining sales are reflective of market trends
  43. GameStop stock tumbles by 16 percent following poor holiday sales
  44. GAME threatens to close 40 UK stores unless rents are cut: Retailer says ‘landlords need to work with us’
  45. Subnautica has surpassed 5 million sales worldwide
  46. Subnautica has sold over 5m copies: Unknown Worlds founder Charlie Cleveland comments on milestone reached nearly two years after game’s full launch
  47. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s PC release pushes it past 4 million shipped
  48. Don’t Miss: How Monster Hunter: World’s director breathed new life into the series
  49. Call of Duty Mobile reached 180m downloads in launch quarter
  50. Video: How Call of Duty handles automated testing and profiling
  51. Comical career sim Job Simulator has crossed 1 million sales
  52. Terry Cavanagh has released the source code for VVVVVV on Github
  53. YouTuber Extortion? MxR Plays v. Jukin – Real Law Review // LegalEagle
  54. YouTube signs on exclusive streaming deals with 3 big gaming creators: LazarBeam, Muselk and Valkyrae
  55. YouTube Signs Creators LazarBeam And Muselk, Poaches 100 Thieves Member Valkyrae From Twitch
  56. Twitch Reportedly Fell Short Of Ad Revenue Projections Last Year
  57. Twitch is launching Hype Train this afternoon, which means you’ll get emotes for going off in chat
  58. Researchers find 17 Google Play apps that bombard users with battery-draining ads
  59. Google Stadia is like the early days of Steam, says Tequila Works CEO: Developer of Stadia-exclusive Gylt believes platform hasn’t reached its potential yet, but that game streaming services will only get better
  60. Analyst: Facebook Gaming saw sizable growth in viewers and stream time during 2019
  61. Facebook Gaming streaming market share sees end-of-year rise: In December 2019, Facebook held 8.5% of the market, compared to 3.1% a year prior
  62. Mobile gaming projected to surpass $100b in spend in 2020: Mobile games now bring in more spending than all other game types combined
  63. 32 notable mobile games released in December 2019 you may have missed
  64. Mobius Final Fantasy shutting down after five years: Japanese version of the game has already ended; global service to conclude in June 2020
  65. GTA IV unavailable on Steam because Rockstar can no longer generate keys
  66. Rockstar says defunct Games for Windows Live to blame for GTA IV delisting
  67. Analyzing the top Steam tags
  68. Steam’s year in graphs: An in-depth 2019 breakdown
  69. Exclusives helped the Epic Games Store earn $680 million during 2019
  70. Epic Games Store tops $680 million in player spending: Storefront touts 108 million PC customers a little over a year after launch, extends weekly free game promotion through 2020
  71. Ninja’s Getting His Own ‘Fortnite’ Skin, Epic Games Says More Creator Skins To Come
  72. In 2019, video game projects on Kickstarter held steady: Ico Partners – Though tabletop drove segment’s rise, video games saw only minute growth in funded projects, money raised
  73. Overwatch League addresses on-air talent departures: Activision Blizzard’s esports outfit will “evolve” its broadcast after losing five hosts and casters in the past month
  74. BT becomes first major UK brand to sponsor an esports team: Excel Esports signs multi-year partnership with British telecom giant
  75. Professional gaming… Are there investment opportunities in esports?
  76. UK retailer GAME likely to close 40 stores amid ‘challenging retail market’
  77. This simulator company reverse-engineered the Tesla Nürburgring lap
  78. The tiniest controller we’ve ever tested is a lot better than you might think
  79. The Witcher’s Netflix success: How three timelines somehow became cohesive
  80. RuneScape saw 1.1 million paid subscriptions in 2019, an all-time high
  81. The RuneScape franchise reached a record peak of 1.1m paid subscribers in 2019: Old School RuneScape on mobile also achieved a new milestone of 8m installs
  82. Kansas Game Invest rebrands as Amplifier after THQ Nordic acquisition
  83. Phoenix Games acquires Promotion Software and Emergency dev Sixteen Tons
  84. Hamburg creates $2.2 million fund to support local game developers
  85. Designing user interfaces for visually impaired players
  86. Blog: A condemnation of time
  87. Blog: A Kirby Super Star retrospective
  88. Blog: The importance of the new player’s experience
  89. Blog: A TILTit postmortem (or how to not publish a game in today’s market)
  90. Blog: What I learned making 12 games in one year
  91. Blog: A conversational Touring Karts postmortem
  92. Blog: Kickstarter and games in 2019
  93. Blog: How monster design influences player behavior and level design 
  94. Control and Death Stranding lead nominations for 2020 DICE Awards 
  95. Control, Death Stranding each receive eight DICE 2020 nominations, including Game of the Year: Disco Elysium and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare honored with six nominations
  96. Jägermeister’s indie game soundtrack competition returns for second year
  97. Super Crate Box: Elegant, frantic, and unapologetically small
  98. GDC YouTube Top 5: Mipumi Games’ Eline Muijres
  99. Ubisoft, Bungie join ranks of devs raising funds for those affected by Australian fires
  100. Infinity Ward, Bungie and Ubisoft join Australian bushfire relief efforts: Modern Warfare DLC, Destiny 2 T-shirt sales and AUS$30,000 donation all go towards charities and emergency services
  101. Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 raises a record $3.13 million for charity
  102. Australian developers organising global fundraising auction for fire services: Game Devs For Firies calls on industry to help encourage donations to bushfire relief by offering signed games, services and more
  103. Toward a Critical History of Touch Feedback in Video Games (David Parisi)

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