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Games industry roundup: Blizzard co-founder steps down, Facebook pulls games from Messenger, and Dapper Labs' $15,000 Cheeze Wizards hackathon

Games industry roundup: Blizzard co-founder steps down, Facebook pulls games from Messenger, and Dapper Labs' $15,000 Cheeze Wizards hackathon

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.

Hottest stories

On PCGamesinsider.biz, co-founder of Blizzard Frank Pearce steps down after a 28-year stint at the company. Football Manager 19 shifts over two million copies, becoming the first installment of the franchise to do so, and two former MachineGames devs known for their work on Wolfenstein have opened a new studio. 

In the mobile realm of Pocketgamer.biz, Facebook pulls its host of popular instant games from separate app Messenger, Zynga has soft-launched FarmVille 3 - Animals, and there's a roundtable discussion among PG's Monetizer Mavens to establish what happened to Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizard's Unite. 

Meanwhile, over on BlockchainGamer.biz, Kakao's global public blockchain project Klaytn has introduced the first games into its ecosystem, ITAMGames is temporarily unavailable in South Korea due to legal issues, and Dapper Labs unveils a $15,000 hackathon to support its blockchain battle royale title Cheeze Wizards.


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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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