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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Really Shouldn’t Be Allowed on Twitter

Steam has been the recipient of its fair share of condemnation over the years for what are widely regarded as pretty dire terms for studios using the platform to release their games. Despite this, Valve’s platform remains the go-to store for digital video games, with publishers effectively biting the bullet of a hefty 30% cut solely for access to such a vast market. However, according to a new report published by IGN, Steam’s 30% share isn’t all that uncommon. In fact, it’s fairly standard within the industry. GoG.com, the Microsoft…

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Fortnite Leaders Dominate Day 1 of Champion Series Finals

The highly anticipated finals of the Fortnite Champion Series are in full swing, bringing together battle royale hopefuls from across the world who’ve toiled away for five consecutive weeks to secure a spot among each regions’ best players. On day one, the competition produced some high tier matches, brilliantly contested wins, dominance from Fortnite’s biggest names, and its fair share of surprises. The competition’s scheduled matchmaking system had a few hiccups too, forcing Epic Games to push back both the Brazil Heat 1 and NA East Heat 1. That wasn’t…

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$5 Billion Esports Boom Will Benefit Big Publishers, Slaughter Indies

Esports revenues could reach $5 billion in 2024 as the fan base expands, but not all game developers will be able to make bank. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN Markets: A new report by technology analyst firm Rethink Technology Research suggests that esports will be bringing in revenues of more than $5 billion a year by 2024. Esports revenue brought in an estimated $800 million in 2018, but this could grow to $5.05 billion by 2024, a meteoric rise that Rethink pins on the growing number of “esports enthusiasts.” In 2018,…

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