The rise in influencer culture necessitates its own protocol, according to lawyer Richard Hoeg. (Image: Fragbite)
CouRage's exclusivity agreement with YouTube marks the fourth major departure from Twitch this year, and the third in under two weeks. (Photo: Matt Shouse/YouTube)
Sega of America's Jon Riesenbach talks to GameDaily on localizing the Yakuza Collection and the internal localization processes between Sega and Atlus.
Cory 'Gothalion' Michael, who goes by the handle KingGothalion, is the third major Twitch personality to abandon Amazon's streaming platform in favor of Microsoft's this year. He joins Ninja and Shroud in bolstering the Mixer lineup.
Shroud's departure from Twitch makes this the second time this year a top streamer has left the Amazon-owned platform behind in favor of Microsoft's Mixer streaming service. Though Twitch is still by far the most-used service, Mixer has been steadily growing this year.
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. [Update: Ybarra will be joining Blizzard as Executive Vice President and General Manager.]
GameDaily sat down with Funomena's co-founder to talk about emotions in games, diversity, and how co-ops could be a good studio structure for indies.
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]
Reaction to the move has been almost universally negative, with effects stretching beyond the games industry.