Shares of EA and other video game companies plummet after Trump links games to mass shootings
Acts of violence are once again blamed on video games. US President Donald Trump implicated games as the reason for two shootings in Texas that killed more than 30 people. Following Trump’s speech, biggest game publishers saw their shares sink.
Ooblets developers shocked by backlash over their “thing” with EGS
Glumberland, the indie studio behind Ooblets, signed a temporary PC exclusivity deal with Epic Games Store. The reaction of the community was overwhelmingly harsh, with the two-people studio of Rebecca Cordingley and Ben Wasser getting “thousands if not tens of thousands of hateful, threatening messages.”
Naughty Dog – not a a studio for everyone
Naughty Dog is behind some of the most beloved titles of all times including The Last of Us and the Uncharted series. The studio is also unique in not having producers or production managers to run things. Instead of conventional managerial structure, the company relies on department leads to steer production processes. Sounds very cool, right? Nobody to impose crunch on developers. Except it’s not that simple.
World War Z generated 42% of publisher’s total revenue in first fiscal quarter
World War Z zombie shooter dramatically boosted revenue growth for Focus Home Interactive in the first fiscal quarter. The game developed by Saber Interactive is responsible for 42% of the publisher’s earnings for the period.