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12-17-2021

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Inside the Lucrative World of Console Resell – Wired.com

Consoles, chip shortages, and bots: Wired looks inside the world of console resale market. Global supply shortages and the approaching holiday season mean consumers are paying huge markups on hard-to-find hardware, and resellers are leveraging technology and human capital to turn a profit.

Riot Games buys property for big studio with up to 400 employees in Seattle – VentureBeat.com

League of Legends developer Riot Games is expanding into Seattle with the purchase of new office space on Mercer Island. The company is planning to hire 400 employees to support the online shooter game Valorant and other titles in development.

PUBG: Battlegrounds finally goes free to play on January 12 – VentureBeat.com

After four years and 75 million in sales, PUBG is moving to a F2P model and introducing an optional premium upgrade named Battlegrounds Plus, offering new and exclusive in-game features. PUBG: Battlegrounds is going free to play on January 12, 2022, on PC and consoles.

Minecraft crosses 1 trillion views on YouTube – TheVerge.com

Mojang’s open-world game Minecraft has crossed one trillion views on YouTube. Minecraft’s community on YouTube encompasses over 35,000 creators in 150 countries, with content ranging from simple Let’s Play videos to polished digital animations set in the Minecraft universe.