The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Diversity in games with Anita Sarkeesian The Feminist Frequency founder reflects on her Tropes series, discusses dealing with the backlash and suggests how developers can explore new stories
The latest episode of The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast is available to download now, featuring a one-on-one chat with noted critic and avid proponent for wider representation in video games Anita Sarkeesian.
Feminist Frequency also released a report during E3 that showed the titles on display featured more multi-gender options than ever before.
We previously covered Sarkeesian's Nordic Game talk, in which she posited that games often oversimplify the oppression they are trying to explore.
This is exactly the kind of shift that Activision Blizzard is trying to capitalise on with its plans for the Overwatch League.
Activision Blizzard: Overwatch League is the most ambitious in eSports history At Gamelab, MLG founder Mike Sepso opened up about the Overwatch League - "this will be a core part of the future of the eSports business"
The Overwatch League will be a major step forward in the development of eSports, Activision Blizzard's Mike Sepso has said, and the company's perceived silence on its plans is simply an outcome of the complexity of what it's trying to achieve.
Sepso, is the founder of MLG, the pioneering eSports organisation acquired by Activision Blizzard in January 2016.
Nickelodeon enters esports as part of $15m funding round for Super League Gaming SLG total now at $28m, other investors include DMG Entertainment and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik
Super League Gaming has completed another successful funding round to the tune of $15m - and it marks the first esports activity from kids' broadcaster Nickelodeon.
Super League Gaming reports it has now raised more than $28m in total since it was founded in 2014.
While Super League Gaming organises tournaments around the usual, popular esports titles such as League of Legends, it also specialises in more kid-friendly events such as Minecraft competitions - something that helped secure the interest and funding of Nickelodeon.
Southeast Asia: Mobile's misunderstood market One region of Asia Pacific offers huge potential, says CloudMoolah's Jonathan Sze - but the rules of success are quite different
In areas of Southeast Asia, mobile gamers often play publically, and in large groups.
Southeast Asia, he is convinced, offers a tremendous commercial opportunity, and one quite distinct from the area's Asia Pacific neighbours.
Then there are the publishers that miss the wild variety in ARPU that Southeast Asia offers.
Nexon Thailand already has a slate of games to publish before 2017 is over, including mobile titles Durango, Dark Avenger 3 and Point Blank: Strike.
Isra Taulananda has been named CEO of Nexon Thailand.
"We see an immense growth opportunity in the game market in Southeast Asia, especially in mobile, which is why we originally invested in iDCC," said Terry Noh, who has been appointed COO of Nexon Thailand.