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Kliuless #32: Battle Royale Bans Spread

Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.

Kliuless? Gaming Industry ICYMI #32

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and I work in Revenue Strategy at Riot Games. Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I share broadly within Riot. This edition is the public version that I publish broadly every week as well. Opinions are mine.

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

PC / Console

  • Apex Legends has lost its huge momentum
  • Twitch’s first-ever video game is a free karaoke title built for live streaming
  • What to Expect from Sony's Next-Gen Playstation
  • Xbox One S All-Digital Edition launches May 7
    • Related: Xbox merges Live Gold and Game Pass under Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Asia

  • Tencent wins key approval to sell Nintendo's Switch in China
  • Tencent launches its own take on CryptoKitties & Pokemon Go!
  • Rumor: Tencent to develop its own gaming phone
  • Working 9 to 9: Chinese tech workers push back against long hours
  • TikTok, PUBG Mobile face bans in India over fears they're corrupting kids
    • Related: Nepal bans online game PUBG citing negative impact on children
    • Related: Iraq bans violent video games, citing 'negative effects' of years of violence  

Tech / Entertainment

  • Stratechery: Disney and the Future of TV
  • FT: Apple spends hundreds of millions on Arcade video game service

Overtime

  • Ninja named to Time 100
  • Interview with Amy Hennig
  • Mark Brown: How Games Get Balanced
  • Capcom debuts its own classic system, a $260 plug-n-play home arcade
  • WP: How Dungeons & Dragons somehow became more popular than ever
  • OpenAI bot crushes Dota 2 champions, and now anyone can play against it
  • Esports organization Gen.G gets $46mm in funding from Will Smith and Stanford

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

Twitter: @kliuless
LinkedIn: @kliuless   

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