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Twitch Removes Amazon’s Anti-Union Ads After Furious Streamer Response

Earlier this week, it came to light that Twitch was running ads in blatant opposition to the Amazon warehouse worker unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama. Streamers, who had no say in whether or not these ads appeared during their broadcasts, were outraged. Today, Twitch has removed the ads, saying that they never should have run in the first place.

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Yooka-Laylee developer launches Playtonic Friends publishing label

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 18:07 GMT And it’s already partnered with three studios.The studio behind platformer series Yooka-Laylee Playtonic has opened its own publishing label.The brilliantly-named Playtonic Friends will apparently help studios release “fresh, creative and compelling” titles. It already has three games in its stable; Awe Interactive’s BPM: Bullets Per Minute, Slime-san from New York-based Fabraz and a title from Okidokico.“The knowledge that we were coming up to our sixth birthday triggered lots of typical Teams calls amongst the staff here at Playtonic,” Playtonic boss Gavin Price said.“Should we all don party hats and video chat…

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All future Star Wars games to be grouped together under new Lucasfilm Games brand

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 17:48 GMT Disney has announced that all future Star Wars games will be grouped together under one collective banner, Lucasfilm Games.In a statement that’s appeared over on StarWars.com, it was revealed without warning that “Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm”. The name, it seems, takes its inspiration from LucasArts’ old moniker: the studio went by Lucasfilm Games until it rebranded in 1990.The statement notes that Lucasfilm Games – “a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future” –…