After days of silence, Blizzard released a statement addressing the controversial player ban at the Hearthstone Grandmaster's Tournament late Friday afternoon. While Blitzchung's prize has been restored and his ban time reduced, the top-level player isn't sure he'll want to return to competitive Hearthstone.
The backlash against Blizzard is palpable, and it could damage the studio's brand and business. GameDaily chats with analysts about Blizzard's bottom line, and PR veterans about crisis management. [UPDATE]
Ybarra was a CVP in charge of Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, and Mixer. He has not yet announced where he'll be going next or what he'll be doing.
Reaction to the move has been almost universally negative, with effects stretching beyond the games industry.
The former Bungie CEO wants to help foster next generation studios with a focus on sustainability. GameDaily chatted at length with Ryan.
A star-studded group of woman from the games industry filled The Strong National Museum of Play to talk about their experiences and creating an environment for the next generation.
NPD predicts that Modern Warfare will be the top-selling game in the U.S. in 2019.
Logitech, best known for its high-end gaming peripherals, is moving deeper into the lucrative game-streaming market with its purchase of popular toolkit Streamlabs. The acquisition was the result of an $89 million cash deal, with further stock incentives if Streamlabs meets growth goals.
PlayStation, Xbox, Google Stadia and more have pledged to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 million tons by 2030, among other pro-climate actions.