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New York Game Awards creators on games as tools for education – VentureBeat.com

While the New York Video Game Critics Circle will be hosting the New York Games Awards later this month, their president, Harold Goldberg, took a moment to reflect on the strides their non-profit organization, Playing with Purpose, is making in the world of education. The program teaches writing skills, journalism, and teamwork based on the topic of video games to engage students and help them improve academically.


Nacon exec says industry’s problem is “too many games” – GamesIndustry.biz

Benoit Clerc, the Head of Publishing at Nacon, believes that the games industry is facing a crisis due to the oversaturation of the market with too many games. He notes that, “the standards in terms of production values, length of experience, and knowledge of the medium from customers are going up,” and innovation is needed to keep up with the competition.


SAG-AFTRA Signs Agreement To Allow Devs To Use A.I. Voices In Games – GameInformer.com

SAG-AFTRA, the union representing video game voice actors, has signed an agreement with Replica Studios, an AI voice technology company, to allow game developers to use AI voices. The agreement will enable Replica and union members to engage “under a fair, ethical agreement to safely create and license a digital replica of their voice” for use in media including game development.


Activision opens its first Call of Duty: Mobile web store with Coda – VentureBeat.com

Activision has partnered with Coda to bring players exclusive deals and in-game content through a Call of Duty: Mobile web store. The partnership is made possible due to recent rulings in EU and US courts expanding publishers’ ability to monetize outside of device vendors’ approved app stores.