This Week in the Games Industry: 1/28/2019 – 2/3/2019

Tencent uses model’s likeness for Ring of Elysium without permission
This one is pretty blatant. If they led with the in-game 3D model maybe they’d have a counter argument, but the character portrait is a straight-up photoshop job on one of the model’s images.

Metro Exodus for PC skipping Steam for Epic Games store
Epic continues to snipe exclusives from Steam. I sense more spicy rhetoric coming down the pipe.

Games investments raised $5.7 billion in 2018
The fact that I only recognized the #1 company on the top-5 list reminds me to widen my perspective on game companies.

GameStop is looking at other options after plans to sell the company fall through
GameStop is finding the “used company” business to be even harder than the “used game” business.

Capcom tops Metacritic publisher rankings for 2018
I hope the prime takeway from this isn’t just: “if you want to be popular, focus on remakes instead of new IP”

Trading Card Bots Sent A Small Indie Game Rocketing Up The Steam Charts
The Law of Unintended Consequences strikes hard. Is this another part of the legacy of Yanis Varoufakis?

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