All publications of the author Evgeny Obedkov
Todd Howard on making games playable for 20 years: “It changes the way you think about how you architect them from the get-go”
It has been 11 years since the latest Elder Scrolls title came out. While Todd Howard wants the new game to come out as soon as possible, he believes that Bethesda must figure out how to create projects that can be played for decades.
Loot boxes cause financial and emotional harm to kids due to gambling-like design techniques, UK study says
A group of UK researchers have conducted a study of games with loot boxes and other chance-based rewards. They identified the harm these mechanics cause to children and shared their recommendations for solving this problem.
Report: Microsoft ready to make concessions in Activision acquisition, including licensing deal with Sony
Microsoft is still under heavy regulatory pressure in Europe and the US. The company is ready to offer the European Commission concessions to clear the $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
CD Projekt reports record Q3: profit up over 500% on strong Cyberpunk 2077 sales
CD Projekt has released a financial report for the three months ended September 30. It was a record Q3 in the company’s history, all thanks to the success of Cyberpunk 2077. The company also updated information on its upcoming games.
Report: FTC might file antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers challenging Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard by filing an antitrust lawsuit. This might potentially lead to the companies renegotiating or even abandoning the deal.