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Amazon cancels / interrupts support for Crucible, the game that tried to offer ALL the game modes from the most popular eSports… the writing was on the wall on this one

 https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/10/amazons-crucible-wont-be-coming-back/

https://www.wired.com/story/amazon-wants-to-win-at-games-so-why-hasnt-it/

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4 hours ago, blackdog said:

Amazon cancels / interrupts support for Crucible, the game that tried to offer ALL the game modes from the most popular eSports… the writing was on the wall on this one

 https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/10/10/amazons-crucible-wont-be-coming-back/

https://www.wired.com/story/amazon-wants-to-win-at-games-so-why-hasnt-it/

Hm, hadn't actually heard about that until now, but I don't suppose I missed out

Real battleborn vibes there, which I guess is really all that needs be said

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"Blizzard employees in France are preparing to strike over the company's decision to close its office in Versailles. Less than two weeks ago, Bloomberg reported that the World of Warcraft developer would completely shut down its Versailles site, which among other things handles marketing, customer support, and localization, after plans to relocate employees to London fell through due to Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic."

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/371869/Blizzard_workers_in_France_called_to_strike_over_closure_of_Versailles_office.php

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Light, but interesting article about some of the things in the industry: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-10-22-the-constant-tug-of-war-between-aaa-developers-and-the-money-people

Might pick up his book to get a better picture.

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