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Games industry roundup: US Senator introduces loot box bill, blockchain gaming's state of play, and Tencent shuts down PUBG Mobile in China

Games industry roundup: US Senator introduces loot box bill, blockchain gaming's state of play, and Tencent shuts down PUBG Mobile in China

While InfluencerUpdate.biz focuses on the world of content creators and influencer marketing, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends, controversies and opportunities of other sectors.

To that end, each week we round up the hottest stories as selected by our expert editorial team across our network of sites that includes PCGamesInsider.biz, PocketGamer.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz. Want to catch up on our influencer news? Find our Hot Five right here.

Hottest stories

On PCGamesInsider.biz, there's a news story and analysis on a new bill introduced to the US Senate that aims to ban loot boxes in games played by kids, and EA plans to change the way it launches games following the underperformance of BioWare's Anthem.

On PocketGamer.biz, Clash of Clans' new battle pass-like Season Challenges have spurred on $71 million revenues in April alone, Supercell has invested $3.8m in Malmo start-up Luau Games, and PUBG Mobile has been shut down in China.

Meanwhile, BlockchainGamer.biz reports on a new state of play for the blockchain gaming space, and Unlimited Tower launches its early access game.


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Influencer Editor

Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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