Tencent Begins Using Facial Recognition Tech to Ban Kids from Gaming into the Night

Tencent launched a new program earlier this month dubbed 'Midnight Patrol' which uses facial recognition technology to stop kids in China from gaming between 10pm - 8am. China has long has strict rules surrounding gaming for minors, but kids would frequently circumvent these restrictions by using their parent's identities to log into devices. This tactic won't work any longer as [...]

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US Department Of Justice Investigates Activision Blizzard For Limiting Overwatch League Team Earnings

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Activision Blizzard is once again in hot water following a year of layoffs and controversies surrounding the inflated salaries of its executives. The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division is currently investigating the company for allegedly putting limits on how much Overwatch League teams can earn in a given season. According to Dot Esports, Activision Blizzard enforces a “secret soft [...]

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Electronic Arts Confirms Security Breach, Frostbite And FIFA Source Codes Stolen

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Electronic Arts fell victim to hackers earlier this week, with the perpetrators managing to steal over 780 gigabytes (GB) of data, including Frostbite source code. The Frostbite game engine powers multiple EA games, including the Battlefield, FIFA, and Madden series of games, among others. The hackers also claimed to have stolen FIFA 21 dev tools and matchmaking server codes for [...]

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Pearl Abyss Continues Western Expansion With Two New Studios In Europe And The US

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South Korean developer and publisher, Pearl Abyss, has opened two new studios in North America and in Europe as part of their continued efforts to expand into the west. The new North American studio is located in Los Angeles, while the European studio is located in Amsterdam. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the new studios will be providing support for North American [...]

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