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  • Launcher News

A year into the pandemic, game developers reflect on burnout, mental health and avoiding crunch

“I just see people exhausted, and I see the motivation and the excitement just trickling out,” Respawn game director Chad Grenier said.
  • Apr 15, 2021
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‘New Pokémon Snap’ developer discusses the game’s big changes from the original

Gotta catch them all, more like, gotta snap them all. 'New Pokémon Snap' director Haruki Suzaki explains how the new game adapts to the smartphone age.
  • Apr 14, 2021
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Flash is dead. These games from the early 2000s hope to live on.

“We pretty much spent the past decade ... preparing for a future without Flash.”
  • Apr 8, 2021
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Amazon’s livestreaming service Twitch will police users’ behavior outside of its platform

The live streaming company said it will investigate and ban users found to be members of a hate group, who committed non-consensual sexual acts or other serious crimes.
  • Apr 7, 2021
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‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’ is ‘League’ Lite, targeted at new players

“League of Legends” veterans may still prefer the PC version, but the mobile app provides a premium feel for newcomers.
  • Apr 2, 2021
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Everything to know about the new mobile game ‘League of Legends: Wild Rift’

To bring “League of Legends” to mobile, Riot performed a balancing act between appealing to veteran players and attracting new ones.
  • Mar 28, 2021
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The people who spent the year in ‘Animal Crossing’

"Animal Crossing" users poured hundreds of hours into the game. These islands are the fruits of their labor.
  • Mar 19, 2021
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Roblox, the game company made wildly popular by kids, goes public with $41 billion valuation

Roblox is now valued at over 20 times the price Microsoft paid to acquire "Minecraft."
  • Mar 11, 2021
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As ‘Valheim’ grows, its developer reflects on bugs, updates and the prospect of acquisition

“We’re still struggling to grasp exactly how big this can become.”
  • Mar 9, 2021