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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Super Nintendo World to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023

The California-based theme park will join Osaka as the second Nintendo themed amusement park

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel amasses 20m downloads

The free-to-play card game reaches the install milestone two months after launch

US game revenue fell 6% to $4.4bn in February, says NPD| US monthly charts

Elden Ring debuts as no. 1 on the sales chart followed by Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Tether Games lifetime revenue generated $250m

Mobile game developer behind Yatzy Royale amasses the earnings milestone after being established in 2014

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Niantic acquires 8th Wall

Web-based augmented reality platform will remain as a separate entity and joins Niantic's AR engineer organization

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Scopely invests $20m in new game company Burlingame Studios

The California-based studio led by Chris McGill joins mobile game publisher's developer ecosystem

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Reboot Develop announces return

Games industry conference announces events scheduled for Croatia and Canada slated later in 2022

Hideo Kojima receives the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts

The Death Stranding creator is the second game industry individual to receive the award from the government of Japan's Agency of Cultural Affairs

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ikumi Nakamura launches new game studio Unseen

The CEO and creative director said "I want to make a game with characters that reflect real-life personalities and minorities..."

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: Eight women join gender discrimination lawsuit against PlayStation

A plaintiff told Axios that "I believe Sony is not equipped to appropriately handle toxic environments"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Dutch court rules in EA's favor and says that loot boxes aren't gambling

The decision overturns a 2020 district court ruling that fined the game publisher €10 million

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Valve: During 2021 Steam saw 2.6m first-time buyers each month

Report also says that people spent almost 38 billion hours playing games on the platform, up 21% compared to 2020

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Atari purchases Moby Games

Jeremiah Freyholtz will remain onboard as general manager of the video game credit database

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Amazon Games addresses Lost Ark's gender representation concerns

Game will roll out more gender classes choices over time and marketing will focus less on featuring female characters with revealing outfits

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Netflix names Roberto Barrera as new head of gaming strategy

Games industry veteran departs PlayStation after 11 years to join streaming platform's growing games division

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Postcard Game Studio secures $3.5m seed investment from Smilegate

Newly formed game studio founded by Ray Almaden aims to develop an open world FPS title

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Lightforge Games raises $15m in Series A funding round

Studio to build a game "that looks to push the boundaries of the stories and worlds players can create together," CEO says

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Luminous Productions delays Forspoken

Developer moves RPG's release date from May 24 to October 11 citing that its focusing efforts to polish the game further

Bobby Kotick to exit Coca-Cola board of directors

After joining in 2012, the exec leaves citing that he's focusing on the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Frost Fatales 2022 raises over $100,000 for Malala Fund

All women speedrunning group, Frame Fatales' event proceeds goes to nonprofit dedicated to supporting girls' right to learn

Spanish Association of Video Games launches #PlayEquall program

The campaign aims to build a fairer sector following its six commitments for more diversity and inclusion

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Sensor Tower: Genshin Impact & PUBG Mobile among 2021's top grossing monetization enabled titles

Report said that ad removal, live service games, and season pass were the most common revenue generating features during the year

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Thatgamecompany receives $160m investment

Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull joins the Journey developer as principal advisor on creative culture and strategic growth

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Group urges FTC to monitor Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard

Organization collective also expressed concerns over the possible undermining of workers unionization efforts

By Jeffrey Rousseau

GTR launches new seed funding program

The initiative will function as a year-long support program for later stage game startups

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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