Russia’s FSB chief claims Islamist groups create clones of online games to involve players in terrorism
The head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has shared his thoughts on young gamers getting involved in terrorist organizations and falling under the influence of radical groups. He thinks that there are people on the Internet who “produce” future terrorists.
Activision Blizzard shareholders approve Bobby Kotick’s $155 million pay
Bobby Kotick will receive a whopping pay of $155 million following the latest approval by investors. Activision Blizzard CEO, who helped the publisher achieve record financial results, remains the longest-running CEO of a public tech company.
Portal creator Kim Swift to make cloud games for Xbox, including possible project from Hideo Kojima
Kim Swift has become a senior director of the Xbox Cloud Gaming team. The former Stadia game design director will also work with third-party and independent studios. And, according to the latest reports, one of these cloud-native projects might be Hideo Kojima’s new game.
CEIM’s Pierre Moisan on Canada’s tax credits, cold winters, and devs that are crazy but polite
EA temporarily allows players to see what’s inside FIFA Ultimate Team loot boxes before buying them
Electronic Arts decided to test a new way players interact with loot boxes in the FIFA series. The company now lets users preview packs before buying them as part of a new time-limited event. However, it has some restrictions.
PUBG Mobile returns to India as new game with more than 20 million pre-registered users
Nine months after being banned in India, PUBG Mobile has become available for download again. The game is now called Battlegrounds Mobile India. Prior to its Android release, it gained over 20 million pre-registrations on Google Play in just two weeks.
Program announced for WN Eastern Europe
WN Eastern Europe kicks off July 1. The hybrid conference will include over 3,500 attendees, representing companies like Activision Blizzard, Raw Fury, Unity, Crazy Panda, Belka Games, and Adjust. The organizers have announced the official program both for the online and offline parts of the event.
“First letter S, last letter L”: fans link Abandoned to new Silent Hill from Hideo Kojima in 2021’s most elaborate conspiracy theory
Mysterious indie studio Blue Box continues to generate fan theories around its upcoming PS5 horror game code-named Abandoned. The latest messages from the developers prompted fans to speculate that the game might be a new Silent Hill installment.