It appears that Saudi Arabia has banned 47 games, including extremely popular ones like GTA V and The Witcher 3 in response to two suicides linked to the viral "Blue Whale Challenge" game.
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A new report has emerged, claiming that Microsoft's Andromeda project is definitely not dead, and that it has just been sent back to the drawing board to be "significantly reworked".
A new UK survey shows that 86% of interviewed parents do not pay any mind to age ratings for video games. Only 23% had the same to say regarding movies, which raises some interesting questions.
Facebook has published its fifth annual report. There has been a marked increase in female representation at the company, but it is still struggling in some areas that it intends to improve upon.
Google has announced that it will now be offering the powers of machine learning to advertisers over the coming months so that they can maximize their revenue by delivering targeted ads.
A petition to save Microsoft's long-rumored and possibly delayed Andromeda "Surface Phone" device has already been started, and has amassed over 3,000 supporters in the last couple of days.
Warner Bros. has responded to Bethesda's copyright infringement lawsuit regarding its latest mobile game, Westworld. It has called the accusations "as surprising as they are unsubstantiated."
It appears that Snapchat is looking to launch its own gaming platform towards the end of this year, which will allow users to download third-party games from within the application.
Slack is dropping support for Windows Phone. The app will continue to be available for download from the Store, and will remain functional for the foreseeable future, but won't receive updates.
Sony is currently facing a lot of backlash for blocking cross-play and progression between the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Owners of both consoles can't sync their purchases as well.
All future DLC for popular multiplayer title, Friday the 13th: The Game, have been canceled due to an ongoing legal battle between makers of the movie. The future of the game is in limbo.
The Sinking City is an upcoming creepy third-person detective game from developer Frogwares, best known for its Sherlock Holmes series. However, its new game doesn't have a release date yet.
Fans of Don't Starve will be happy to know that they'll be getting an expansion pack for the game late this year. The DLC promises a lost town for players to explore with treasure hunting as well.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds is yet another battle royale game. However, it promises 400- and 1000- player modes with destructible environments, and is slated for a release sometime in 2019.
Tons of games were shown off at the PC Gaming Show, including Rapture Rejects - which contains characters from Cyanide and Happiness - and Theme Hospital's spiritual successor, Two Point Hospital.