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Jade Raymond Joins Google, Seemingly as the Vice President of its Gaming Initiative

Jade Raymond is starting a new chapter of her career, and she’s doing it alongside one of the new major players in the gaming space. Raymond has joined Google, serving as a vice president in some capacity.  Raymond was a producer on the first two Assassin’s Creed games before opening a Ubisoft studio in Toronto in 2010.  In 2014, she left Ubisoft for Electronic Arts, founding EA Motive in Montreal.  EA Motive’s most notable work was on the campaign portion of Star Wars Battlefront II. Raymond left EA last October.


Anthem Players Are Protesting Recent Loot Drop Changes with Weeklong Blackout

 Anthem players are vowing to log out of the polarizing online game this week, as a stand against recent loot drop changes. Unless developer BioWare fixes the quality of loot drops, these players say, they won’t be playing — at least for a few days.  A patch issued just two days ago tweaked which types of loot higher-level players will encounter, removing the two lowest-ranked types from drops for players above level 30.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection Confirmed for PC

During the latest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft dropped a bombshell amid the wait for the latest Halo game — Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and the entire collection itself is adding Halo: Reach.  The PC release includes Steam on top of the Microsoft Store so there are options, and will include sequential releases over time, something Microsoft says will ensure they get the PC ports “right.” Translation: Reach is coming first, followed by Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, ODST, and Halo 4.


Fortnite Dance Lawsuits Dismissed after New Supreme Court Ruling

The creators will have to wait for copyrights on their dances for the suits to move forward.  Law firm Pierce Brainridge has dismissed five of its copyright lawsuits against Epic Games over dances in Fortnite, it announced in a news release.  The decision to dismiss the suits comes as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, which changes the traditional understanding of process in copyright suits.