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Weekly Gaming News Recap August 23rd – 30th

We have had an eventful week in the gaming industry, a lot has been happening lately and this week we have covered a lot of interesting and exciting news for you. If you didn’t get a chance to follow any of the news, don’t you worry, we are here to summarize all the things that you need to know about the gaming industry this past week. Let’s hook you up with hot news of the week.

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Tencent is potential buyer for Leyou Technologies

The bidding war for Leyou Technologies continues with Tencent said to be the latest potential suitor. Bloomberg reports that the Chinese giant is currently in talks to acquire Leyou, citing anonymous sources close to the matter.

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Mobile gamers keep breaking app store records in 2020

Mobile gamers keep breaking app store records in 2020. Covid-19 makes people search for mobile games and download. Long live gaming!

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Kongregate is saying goodbye to flash games

Gaming publisher and flash portal Kongregate announced a series of changes coming later this month which resulted in the layoff of multiple employees and the closing of submissions for new titles on the site, as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz.

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Epic versus Steam; the Battle is on!

The title says it all; Epic versus Steam. Valve’s Steam has found a competitor in Epic Games and since then both have locked horns in an ugly battle in the gaming industry.

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Entertainment Software Association (ESA) speaks out against Trump visa freeze

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has spoken out about President Donald Trump’s executive order that places a freeze on non-immigrant visas. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the organisation said immigration is vital to the health of the American economy, which needs to bounce back following the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Trump signed the executive order…

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Gearbox Software Sues 3D Realms

It all started in 2014 when Gearbox decided to sue 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment over Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction; a property owned by the Gearbox in 2010.

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Twitch will issue permanent suspensions to abusers

Twitch revealed this week it will be handing out permanent suspensions amid the latest wave of abuse allegations. Investigation is ongoing as Twitch takes additional steps to combat abuse and hate within its communities.

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Microsoft spends $150 Million on Diversity

Microsoft said it will add $150 million to its diversity and inclusion investment while working to double the number of Black employees in senior and leadership positions at the company by 2025.

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