News of the Week; August 5, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. NTIA Asks FCC to Broaden Internet Platforms’ Liability for Third-Party Content and Moderation Efforts
  2. FCC Seeks Comment on Section 230 Petition
  3. Ajit Pai calls for “vigorous debate” on Trump’s social media crackdown
  4. The FCC Knows Trump’s Social Media Order Is A Joke, But Fecklessly Pretends Otherwise
  5. FCC Adopts New Safe Harbor Rules for Blocking Robocalls
  6. FCC Rules Peer-to-Peer Text Messaging Platform Does Not Violate the TCPA
  7. Trump pulls re-nomination of FCC Republican who stood up for First Amendment
  8. Trump Revokes FCC Commissioner O’Reilly’s Renomination
  9. Days After FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly Suggests Trump’s Section 230 Exec Order Is Unconstitutional… His Renomination To The FCC Is Withdrawn
  10. SpaceX now plans for 5 million Starlink customers in US, up from 1 million
  11. Space X’s Starlink Won’t Be The Broadband Disruption Play Many People Think
  12. Dish Buys Ting Mobile To Disrupt Wireless, But Questions Remain
  13. How cell phones and Facebook are changing remote Nunatsiavut
  14. Comcast lost 477,000 cable-TV customers in Q2 amid 12% drop in revenue
  15. AT&T Loses Another 1 Million TV Customers As Cord Cutting (And Greed) Take A Toll
  16. Huawei somehow becomes the #1 phone manufacturer, thanks to the coronavirus
  17. What’s New in 5G – August 2020
  18. Updated 5G National Security Report Issued by European Commission

DIGITAL

  1. Trump Admin Will Order ByteDance To Sell TikTok; Microsoft In Talks To Acquire
  2. Trump administration gives TikTok 45 days to sell to Microsoft or leave US [Updated]
  3. In Aboutface, Trump Has Reportedly Given Microsoft And TikTok 45 Days To Finalize Acquisition
  4. Microsoft Aims To Close TikTok Deal Within 3 Weeks, Could Pay $30 Billion
  5. From The Stupid To The Bizarre: Trump Demands That His Government Should Take A ‘Substantial’ Cut Of TikTok’s Purchase Fee
  6. The challenges Microsoft faces in buying TikTok’s US arm
  7. Five Egyptian Women Sentenced To Two Years In Prison Each For TikTok Dance Videos
  8. Triller—The Music Video App Major Sway House Members Just Joined—Sues TikTok For Patent Infringement
  9. TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Strikes Back At Facebook For Maligning Attacks “Disguised As Patriotism”
  10. TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer Says Nascent U.S. ‘Creator Fund’ Will Balloon To $1 Billion In 3 Years
  11. The TikTok Clusterf—: Trump To Order A Block, Microsoft Wants To Buy, And Competition Is Still There
  12. As TikTok’s Aquisition Clock Is Ticking, Instagram Officially Rolls Out Copycat ‘Reels’
  13. Clash, A New TikTok Competitor From Viner Brendon McNerney, Is Made With Creator Monetization In Mind (Exclusive)
  14. Snapchat Inks Music Deals, Pilots TikTok-Like Feature Letting Users Add Songs To Their Snaps
  15. With TikTok’s Future In The Balance, Addison Rae Launches Her Own Makeup Company, ‘Item Beauty’
  16. TikTok’s Hype House Signs On Dotted Line For Reality Series As Part Of Larger Pact With Wheelhouse Group
  17. TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface
  18. Jake Paul’s Calabasas Home Raided By FBI Amid Ongoing Investigation, Though Search Warrant Is Sealed
  19. Turkey Passes New Internet Censorship Law, Cites Germany’s Awful ‘Hate Speech’ Law As Its Inspiration
  20. “This is a very dangerous situation”: Big Tech’s day on the Hill
  21. House Judiciary Spends 5.5 Hours Making Themselves Look Foolish, Without Asking Many Actual Tough Questions Of Tech CEOs
  22. Disinformation Campaigns Are Murky Blends Of Truth, Lies And Sincere Beliefs: Lessons From The Pandemic
  23. Hackers broke into real news sites to plant fake stories
  24. Twitter About To Be Hit With A ~$250 Million Fine For Using Your Two Factor Authentication Phone Numbers/Emails For Marketing
  25. Twitter hackers used “phone spear phishing” in mass account takeover
  26. DOJ And Florida Officials Announce Arrests Relating To Twitter Hack
  27. Florida teen charged as “mastermind” in Twitter hack hitting Biden, Bezos, and others
  28. Twitter’s Potential Subscription Features Include Undo Send, Auto Response, Custom Emojis, No Ads
  29. EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy
  30. Google suffers first revenue decline as ads hit by pandemic
  31. Google invests $450 million in ADT, gets exclusive hardware deal
  32. Google Play Music Will Finally Shutter In Favor Of YouTube Music This December
  33. Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December
  34. Ex-Googler Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for trade-secret theft
  35. Facebook Must Better Police Online Hate, State Attorneys General Say
  36. Plaintiff Can’t Use Trump’s Anti-Section 230 EO to Sue Facebook–Gomez v. Zuckenberg (Eric Goldman)
  37. Section 230 Doesn’t Protect Repeating Rumors–La Liberte v. Reid (Eric Goldman)
  38. Josh Hawley Introduces His Latest Attack On Section 230
  39. New Hampshire Supreme Court Issues Very Weird Ruling Regarding Section 230
  40. Comments on the Internet Association’s Empirical Study of Section 230 Cases (Eric Goldman)
  41. While Our Country Is Engulfed By Urgent Must-Solve Problems, Congress Is Working Hard to Burn Down Section 230 (Eric Goldman)
  42. Data Center Avoids Copyright Liability By Forwarding DMCA Notices to Its Customer–ALS Scan v. Steadfast (Eric Goldman)
  43. Russian Stream-Rip Sites Attempt To Take Jurisdiction Issue All The Way To SCOTUS
  44. Content Moderation Case Studies: Misleading Information From Official Sources (2020)
  45. Content Moderation Case Study: Facebook Nudity Filter Blocks Historical Content And News Reports About The Error (June 2020)
  46. In wake of Apple acquisition, Dark Sky ends Android support
  47. Telegram files EU antitrust complaint against Apple’s App Store
  48. Apple’s claim that “we treat every developer the same” tested by US Congress: House Antitrust Subcommittee releases emails showing half revenue share being offered to Amazon for Prime Video app
  49. ProtonMail founder: Apple uses monopoly to “hold all of us hostage”
  50. If 30% is too high, what’s the right number? | Opinion: As authorities investigate Apple’s share of App Store revenues, there’s broad agreement that 30% is too high — but there’s little consensus on an alternative number
  51. Emails detail Amazon’s plan to crush a startup rival with price cuts
  52. Amazon investing $10 billion to compete against SpaceX in satellite broadband
  53. Big Tech’s Backlash Is Just Starting: The congressional antitrust hearing showed that concerns about the tech stars aren’t going away.
  54. Insights: AMC-Universal Deal Resets Movie Business For Streaming Future
  55. It Only Took A Massive Pandemic For Hollywood To Ease Off Stupid, Dated Movie Release Windows
  56. ‘Mulan’ Is Coming To Disney+—But Subscribers Must Pay $29.99 To Watch It
  57. Mulan skips US theaters, will debut on Disney+ Sept. 4—for an extra $30
  58. YouTube Ad Revs Dipped To $3.8 Billion In Q2, But We’re Seeing “Further Improvement” In July, CFO Says
  59. YouTube To Shutter Community Captions Feature, Citing Issues With Spam, Abuse, Little Usage
  60. As Bon Appétit YouTube Channel Remains Dormant, ‘Test Kitchen’ Host Sohla El-Waylly Collabs On Binging With Babish
  61. Moonbug Raises $120 Million, Acquires Children’s YouTube Titans Cocomelon And Blippi
  62. Facebook Will Now Host Official Music Videos, Challenging YouTube’s Dominance In The Category
  63. Top 50 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • Week Of 8/3/2020
  64. Top 50 Most Viewed US YouTube Channels • Week Of 8/3/2020
  65. Macy’s Vastly Democratizes ‘Style Crew’ Influencer Program, Which Was Formerly Only Open To Employees
  66. Comic-Con@Home A Much Different Event On Social Video
  67. Livestream shopping: making platform partnerships a success
  68. Louisiana Serves Up New Virtual Currency Business Law Cajun Style

A.I.

  1. What’s this? A bipartisan plan for AI and national security
  2. Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
  3. AI in Focus: BlueDot and the Response to COVID-19
  4. The State of AI: Patenting Trends and European Prosecution Strategy
  5. Current IP Laws Outdone by Artificial Intelligence
  6. “Seeing is believing” no longer rings true: The deceptive powers of artificial intelligence and fake journalists
  7. Exploring the AI of Command & Conquer

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1. A Quarter-Billion Dollar Bag of Beans: Responding to Ken Whyte’s Attack on Library Book Loans (Michael Geist)
  2. Internet Archive Responds To Publishers Lawsuit: Libraries Lend Books, That’s What We Do
  3. “Salacious” Content Doesn’t Bar Discovery in Copyright Infringement Suit
  4. IAP Defeats Vicarious Copyright Infringement Claim–UMG v. Bright House (Eric Goldman)
  5. Taylor Swift Changes Artwork For New Album, Merch After Online Retailer Complains Of Similarities
  6. The EU’s Digital Copyright Directive – Where now for the UK?
  7. Privacy rights trump artists’ Intellectual Property Rights: a brief insight into CJEU and IPR enforcement
  8. Smith v. The Weeknd: Court dismisses copyright claim finding no substantial similarity under extrinsic test as only three shared notes remain after considering prior art, and three notes are not protectable as matter of law.
  9. Alfred v. The Walt Disney Company: Ninth Circuit finds Disney “pirated” plaintiffs’ screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean finding similarities to be more than de minimis and sufficient to survive motion to dismiss.
  10. The Day the Music Died at Political Rallies
  11. Baby Shark sharpens its teeth against Chinese counterfeiters
  12. I See Me, I Sue You: Jordan Jumps at Card Cameos
  13. Incorrect notifications issued by IPONZ/WIPO
  14. The relationship between reputation and similarity of marks, China Construction Bank Corp. v. EUIPO
  15. Two Breweries Fight Over The Right To Use A Geographic Name Due To Trademark
  16. Co-branding: One product, two trademarks – who has the rights?
  17. Trademark Trolls – A Danger to Avoid with a Re-brand
  18. Law Firm Southtown Moxie Responds Hilariously To Stupid Cease And Desist Letter
  19. E-commerce operators not liable for trade mark infringement for mere storage of infringing goods
  20. The Next Instalment in the Sky v SkyKick Saga: Lessons for Trade Mark Owners
  21. Disassembled products and trademark infringement: a cautionary tale for manufacturers and re-sellers alike
  22. 5 Key Takeaways from Texas Appraisal Trade Secret Saga
  23. IP monitor: Federal Court of Appeal: Of course the Federal Courts can interpret agreements!
  24. Out with the New, In with the Old: The F.C.A. provides Clarity on its Ability to interpret Contracts
  25. Appeals Court Upholds Replacement Part Design Patents
  26. A Diagnostic Patent Is Found Patent Eligible At the Federal Circuit
  27. Improvements to Operation of an Apparatus Were Not Abstract
  28. Genetically modified mice and the patent bargain
  29. Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Litigation Update: Tobii Technology, Inc. v. Weinblatt
  30. Strategic Patent Claims Drafting
  31. Who is leading the WiFi 6 patent race?
  32. The role of IP and challenges for the IP system

PRIVACY

  1. Why I Installed the COVID Alert App (Michael Geist)
  2. Google CEO Sundar Pichai Talks YouTube Data Privacy At Antitrust Hearing
  3. Zoombomber crashes court hearing on Twitter hack with Pornhub video
  4. The Latest Targets Of DHS Surveillance Are Journalists Who Published Leaked Documents
  5. DHS Obtained Protesters’ Encrypted Messages, Used Them To Craft ‘Intelligence’ Reports
  6. FBI Used Information From An Online Forum Hacking To Track Down One Of The Hackers Behind The Massive Twitter Attack
  7. Insecure satellite Internet is threatening ship and plane safety
  8. IBM completes successful field trials on Fully Homomorphic Encryption
  9. Five steps to compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act: At GDC Summer, Will Bucher outlines how companies already complying with GDPR can ensure CCPA compliance too
  10. Beware of find-my-phone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, NSA tells mobile users
  11. Seismic Shift in Privacy Risks and Obligations
  12. Australian Tech Giant Says Country’s Anti-Encryption Laws Are Harming Local Tech Companies
  13. Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads
  14. Time to Double-Check Your Corporate Practices. Twitter’s Use of Personal Information Gathered for Security (e.g. Two-Factor ID) For Targeted Advertisements Could Cost Them $150-250 Million.
  15. Schrems II and EU-U.S. Personal Information Transfers: Where Are We, and What’s Next?
  16. Schrems II Update: German SAs Require Additional Safeguards for U.S. Transfers and Max Schrems Set to Challenge Facebook Data Transfers Again
  17. Virginia Unveils App To Aid Contact Tracing
  18. Harvard to Track Affiliates’ Wi-Fi Signals as Part of Contact Tracing Pilot
  19. The Case for Banning Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology (Evan Selinger, Woodrow Hartzog)

CREATIVITY   

  1. Portland Journalists Ask For Sanctions As Federal Agents Continue To Assault Reporters And Legal Observers
  2. Federal Court Can’t See Any First Amendment Implications In Local Ordinance Blocking The Photography Of Children
  3. Dark day for Hollywood – law prohibiting online publication of actors’ ages is struck down
  4. Tennessee Court Strikes Down Law Criminalizing Calling Political Candidates ‘Literally Hitler’
  5. Postcard helps researcher find exact place depicted in Van Gogh’s final masterpiece
  6. When Teaser Ads Are Just Too Sexy
  7. Do “Kit Kat White” Candy Bars Contain White Chocolate?
  8. Burger King’s Impossible Whopper Delivers, Says Court-Turned-Copywriter
  9. Four lessons for media companies after major defamation payout
  10. Advertising Self-Regulatory Codes Around the World Generally Prohibit Discrimination, According to New ICAS Report
  11. Outrage as Picasso murals stripped from Oslo building
  12. What Connects Hollywood and Thomas Edison?

GAMES

  1. Bot M8 LLC Asserts Sony’s PlayStation 4 “Uncharted” Game Infringes Its Patent, but Court Finds Bot M8’s Patent Invalid
  2. Little Consolation for Hyperkin as Atari Litigation Games Continue
  3. Congress defeats bill to block US military from recruiting via Twitch: US Navy and Army have stated they will continue to stream on popular games site
  4. Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois departs after misconduct allegations
  5. Tommy François has left Ubisoft: Exec was placed on disciplinary leave pending an investigation into harassment and abuse at the publisher
  6. Ubisoft exec Tommy Francois didn’t ‘leave’ the company, he was fired
  7. Why you should rethink how your company handles in-house harassment
  8. New AbleGamers program aims to educate devs & foster a more inclusive industry
  9. Legible font (still) one of the biggest accessibility issues in games 
  10. Epic Games Partners With Faculty Of Philosophy From Moscow State University 
  11. Epic Games Store now offers mod support for some games
  12. Epic Games Store adds modding support: MechWarrior 5 is the first title to beta test new feature 
  13. Epic Games Store adds support for community-made mods: The first game to support the feature is ‘MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries.’
  14. Celebrating tech’s unsung women pioneers, Romero calls for game dev gender parity 
  15. Conflict minerals: Which gaming companies may have funded human rights abuses in 2019? – Apple once more the most diligent, most other companies make minimal improvement, and Valve is silent for second year running
  16. Games and Online Harassment Hotline launches to “encourage help-seeking behaviours”: New service offers free and confidential emotional support for anyone suffering or perpetrating abuse in the games industry
  17. A different kind of “gamer” hotline: Free, anonymous emotional support 
  18. Blizzard employees share salary details amid unrest over pay disparity: More than half of its employees were unhappy with wages in 2019, according to a report from Bloomberg 
  19. Call of Duty: Warzone drives second quarter growth for Activision-Blizzard – Company is still seeing engagement and spending increases due to COVID-19 lockdowns
  20. Call of Duty franchise helps Activision Blizzard to record Q2 results 
  21. Should streamers be worried about DMCA strikes on Twitch?: A rash of copyright claims from music labels points to difficult times ahead for video game streamers
  22. 15,000 games removed from iOS App Store in China: Analysts at Niko Partners expect thousands more to be pulled by the end of the year
  23. What’s wrong with HR and how can it be fixed?
  24. PS4 gamepads won’t work for PS5 games, Sony says
  25. PlayStation 4 controllers work on PlayStation 5, but only for supported PS4 games
  26. Sony DualShock 4 controllers will not work with PS5 games: They will be compatible with the PS5, but only for supported PS4 games
  27. PlayStation software and services drive strong Q1 for Sony: Influence of lockdown keenly felt as PS4 software sales almost doubled and PS Plus reached 45m subscribers
  28. Cloud gaming comes to Xbox Game Pass on September 15: Over 100 games will be available at launch including Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, Forza Horizon 4
  29. Microsoft stealthily drops Xbox from Game Pass branding: Official social media accounts claim to be “trying out a new look” as Xbox name disappears from subscription service logo
  30. Microsoft’s full-year gaming revenues nearly flat for fiscal 2020: Minecraft, subscriptions, and COVID-19 saw content and services up, but hardware was down
  31. Sega’s strong Q1 games performance erased by impact of COVID-19: Revenue from resorts, arcades and pachinko machines all plummeted as pandemic led to closure of public spaces 
  32. Take-Two boasts new Q1 record as revenue jumps 54% year-over-year
  33. Take-Two CEO: “It’s a matter of time before the business is entirely digital” – Strauss Zelnick offers thoughts on digital distribution as Q1 financials show hefty digital share
  34. Take-Two: Next-gen software price hikes “reflect the quality of the experience” – CEO Strauss Zelnick says he does not expect the industry to coordinate its software prices, however
  35. Take-Two’s next-gen $70 price tag will be decided on a game-by-game basis
  36. Take-Two says its $70 game pricing will be on a “title by title basis” 
  37. Star Citizen dev offers roadmap for development of new development roadmap 
  38. New partnership will give 2K access to over 2000 NFL player likenesses 
  39. 2K Inks Deal To Feature NFL Player Names, Numbers, And Likenesses 
  40. 2K signs deal to use real NFL player likenesses in games: Multiple football titles are in development, planned to launch starting in 2021 
  41. FIFA Ultimate Team revenue “off the charts” during lockdown: EA’s key franchises boomed during lockdown, and CEO Andrew Wilson doesn’t expect staff to “ever go back exactly to the way things were”
  42. Engagement hits unexpected highs at EA as Q1 live services revenue crosses $1.1bn 
  43. EA reports strong June quarter with revenue up 21% to $1.46 billion 
  44. EA Sports picks up AC Milan and Inter Milan licenses: Milan clubs did not renew licenses with Konami; AS Roma parts ways with EA
  45. The Sims 4 passes 30 million lifetime players, doubles Q1 net bookings
  46. Steam launches, new releases, and The Sims propel EA’s first quarter earnings: The Sims 4 has now reached over 30m users on all platforms since launch
  47. How that game sold on Steam, using the ‘NB number’
  48. Steam launch helps push Detroit: Become Human past 5 million lifetime sales 
  49. Detroit: Become Human has sold over 5m copies – Milestone achieved following launch of the game on Steam
  50. Valve attempts to block regional pricing VPN exploit on Steam: New settings aim to deter users from using virtual private networks to take advantage of cheaper prices in other markets
  51. Halo Infinite’s multiplayer is a free-to-play mode 
  52. Microsoft confirms “free-to-play multiplayer” for Halo Infinite 
  53. Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play: Microsoft confirms that Halo’s most popular mode won’t even require Game Pass to play
  54. Flight Simulator hands-on: Microsoft looks different 20,000 feet in the air
  55. Horizon Zero Dawn on PC: Not the optimized port we were hoping for
  56. Avengers video game beta impressions: Destiny, this ain’t
  57. Animal Crossing is the most-discussed game on Twitter so far this year: In the first half of 2020, it beat out last year’s most-discussed game: Fate/Grand Order
  58. The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima driving software sales at Sony
  59. Destroy All Humans makes Top Three after 12-year absence | UK Charts: Ghost of Tsushima delivers third consecutive No.1
  60. Mobile revenues grew $135m in Malaysia and Singapore in two years: Niko Partners reports shows rapid growth in gaming on smartphones, surpassing PC
  61. Monster Hunter and Resident Evil driving growth at Capcom
  62. Capcom sees Q1 profits up, driven entirely by its games business: COVID-19 lockdown impacts to arcades and amusement halls made gaming its only profitable segment
  63. State of Games: COVID lockdown swung 2020 from “significantly lower” spending than 2019: B2Boost detailed the remarkable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer games spending in Europe
  64. Zynga acquires hypercasual mobile company Rollic for $168m: Istanbul-based studio has developed titles such as Go Knots 3D and Flipper Dunk
  65. Fall Guys attracts 1.5 million players within 24 hours of launch
  66. Private Division signs publishing deals with Ori dev Moon Studios and others
  67. ‘Detective Pikachu’ Director and Netflix Tackling ‘Beyond Good & Evil’ Adaptation
  68. Netflix making Beyond Good & Evil movie: Feature film based on Ubisoft’s cult hit will reportedly be director by Detective Pikachu director Rob Letterman
  69. Ubisoft wades deeper into the world of game streaming with new Parsec partnership
  70. Ubisoft signs multi-year partnership with cloud gaming provider Parsec: Publisher used Parsec to allow over 1,000 journalists to remotely play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion
  71. Re-watch GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of Games right here
  72. Ninja returns to Twitch following Mixer shutdown: Former channel restored, now up to 14.9 million followers
  73. Ninja Returns To Twitch, Nets 98,000 Concurrent Viewers With ‘Fortnite’ Stream
  74. Pandemic has accelerated a number of long-term gaming trends: Various market research firms and the head of the ESA discuss the shift to digital, esports, and the impact of an economic downturn on the next generation
  75. Riot Games shutting down for a week: League of Legends developer pushing back patches and releases to aid staff’s work-life balance 
  76. BiliBili secures exclusive rights to League of Legends esports in China: Deal with Riot Games will start this year and run until “at least” 2023
  77. Riot Games ends controversial partnership with Saudi Arabia mega-city project Neom: Esports director admits “we moved too quickly” to cement sponsorship deal
  78. UK retailer Game sells Belong esports network to U.S. startup Vindex 
  79. Could your esports business benefit from the Government’s new Future Fund?
  80. Five employment considerations for an expanding esports team
  81. The Rise of Esports Betting
  82. Esports gambling ads: guidance for gambling operators 
  83. The International 10 ‘Dota 2’ Tournament Prize Pool Breaks $30 Million 
  84. ‘League of Legends’ championship will start in Shanghai despite pandemic: It kicks off September 25th, although there will be safety precautions.
  85. Fostering a positive community in VR: At Ludicious X, IGDA executive director Renee Gittins talked about keeping communities safe and fighting toxicity in VR 
  86. The complete sales history of Curious Expedition: Maschinen-Mensch co-founder Riad Djemili on a five year journey — via China — to stability and success in indie development
  87. Unsolved Mysteries of the Mortal Kombat Universe 
  88. Defying game design rules to simulate dementia in Before I Forget: 3-Fold Games’ Chella Ramanan & Claire Morwood on the difficulty of developing a short game & the invaluable support from Humble & Gaming The Mind
  89. How Disney makes RPG mechanics work in real life at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
  90. King London art director on creating an aesthetic for a global audience
  91. How System Era overcame creative paralysis to fix Astroneer’s crafting system
  92. How Pokemon Go evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  93. Blog: Has your game got ‘juice’? (& more!)
  94. Blog: Historians play Ghost of Tsushima
  95. Blog: Tips for maximizing the performance of your Unity game – Part 2
  96. Blog: Expression-bodied members to reduce your code verbosity
  97. Video: How King’s attempt to implement Pixar’s brain trust model went wrong
  98. Video: Creating Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders for Magic Leap One
  99. Don’t Miss: The creative camaraderie behind Wilmot’s Warehouse
  100. Don’t Miss: Making the tactics genre more accessible & less intimidating in Fae Tactics 
  101. Don’t Miss: Breaking linear character progression with Outer Worlds’ flaw system
  102. Don’t Miss: What went right (and wrong) during the development of Spider-Man (2002)
  103. SuperData: Big publisher showcases did not suffer from absence of E3 – Twitch numbers were higher than E3 2019 showcases for major publishers, but PC Gaming Show’s audience was down compared to last year
  104. I really want E3 back | Opinion: There are clear benefits to spreading out announcements during the summer, but there’s more to it than just better numbers 
  105. The Outer Worlds wins GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Video Game: Obsidian’s interplanetary adventure included an openly asexual companion character, Parvati
  106. Gayming Magazine launching LGBTQ games awards next year: Awards will highlight authentic representation, industry diversity and more in February 2021
  107. U.S. Patent no. 9,656,170: Game apparatus

Jon

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