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Kliuless #56: The Marveliad

Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

Kliuless? Gaming Industry Insights #56

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

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

Creative

Platforms

  • EA returns to Steam
  • Blade raises $33 million for its cloud gaming service Shadow  
  • Microsoft relaunches Xbox All Access financing program with next-gen upgrade option

PC / Console

  • The PS4 has become the second best-selling home console of all time
    • Related: PlayStation Now hits 1 million subscribers
  • Wizards of the Coast acquires Tuque, which is making a D&D triple-A game 

Mobile

Esports & Influencers

Asia

  • Video games in China: beyond the great firewall
  • First Switch game ok'd for launch in China, though the console remains in limbo
  • Xiaomi: The Chinese brand dominating India's smartphone market

Tech / Entertainment

  • FACEIT and Google-designed 'Admin AI' bans 20,000 toxic CS:GO players in six weeks
  • Bloomberg: WeWork Is in Early Stages of Forming Electronic-Gaming Arm [KL: ??]
  • TikTok is China's next big weapon in the battle for Americans' personal data
    • Related: John Battelle blog post on TikTok

Overtime

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LinkedIn: @kliuless

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