The Lego Group is leading the way in making digital play safer for kids. This year’s Game for Change award winner goes beyond just providing safe spaces online; Lego endeavors to educate parents and children, to conduct further research, and to provide information for policymakers to encourage positive outcomes from children’s digital experiences.
While work is limited during the SAG-AFTRA strike, actors are being allowed to continue their work on video games, whether that be performance capture or voiceover work. The San Diego Comic-Con is expecting a lower turnout for Hollywood stars but will have full panels for some games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Even with a 50% bump in second quarter revenue over last year, Activision Blizzard is still on the fence about the future of their Overwatch Leagues. The company just laid-off 50 employees in a move that may “precede … a large shakeup to Activision Blizzard’s esports efforts.” Teams are set to vote on a revised operating agreement at the end of the current season.
Blizzard announces it will be releasing several games on the Steam platform; the first of which is Overwatch 2, which becomes available on August 10th. The company has been holding off on naming any other titles join Overwatch on Steam.