This story about legal grudges, boiled down, in 1:20 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

The Apple v. Epic Games lawsuit has reached a verdict, but the battle is far from over.

The situation

In case you missed it, Epic Games (the developer behind the massive hit Fortnite) sued Apple last August over monopolistic App Store policies that ultimately hurts the bottom line of all app developers.

It’s not all sunshine and…


This story about eSports ownership, boiled down, in 1:29 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

One of the biggest video game streamers in the world just became part-owner of an eSports organization owned by the Dallas Cowboys. Steaming is a whole different ball game than it was only some years ago.

The situation

Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar first started streaming in 2012 to audiences in the single digits.

Tim recently became not only a content creator for, but part-owner of…


This story about esports upsets, boiled down, in 1:32 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

One European eSports team has overcome the odds against arguably the best team in the world at a major tournament. The NA vs. EU eSports war rages on.

The situation

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is known for its natural beauty and historic attractions.


This story about video game financing, boiled down, in 1:33 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

The developers behind an innovative breakout success just earned millions in funding to “make new classic games”. What does that even mean?

The situation

5 years ago, a new developer set out to create a competitive shooter that ambitiously combined the shooting mechanics of games such as Halo with teleportation from Portal.

The developer’s success reached new heights after attaining $100m in venture capital funding.

  • The financial…

This story about game upgrades, boiled down, in 1:15 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Public outcry has made PlayStation reverse a decision to charge for upgrading a certain game, but the company is standing firm on charging extra for future upgradeable titles.

The situation

It’s already been almost a year since the newest generation of video game consoles were released.

  • Exacerbated by the supply glut, many gamers are still stuck with previous generation game consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • To cater to as many gamers as possible, developers are releasing their games on both console generations, usually with the option of upgrading to the newer generation for free or for a fee.


This story about mass control, boiled down, in 1:31 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

China is cracking down on young gamers by heavily restricting their play time to a few hours per week. This is an aggressive, perhaps understandable measure.

The situation

China likes to think it has a video game problem.

China’s latest attempt may be the most severe of all to the country’s young…


This story about changes in esports, boiled down, in 1:30 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

The next season of the internationally acclaimed Overwatch League will feature the next game in the series Overwatch 2, presumably before it’s released to the public.

The situation

The Overwatch League, the esports league for the 2016 competitive shooter game Overwatch, has been a staple in the pro gaming scene.


This story about taking action, boiled down, in 1:14 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

Twitch streamers and users alike are taking a day off Twitch to protest the company’s inability to take action against harassment that has plagued the platform. It’s working.

The situation

At its core, the video live streaming service Twitch is a magical place where users can directly connect with their favourite content creators in real-time as they are performing.

  • At its worst, Twitch can be a toxic place when some viewers decide to overtly be hateful against marginalized streamers.
  • Among the most disgusting behaviour on the platform are what are called “hate raids” — when a streamer is flooded with hateful messages…


This story about signing superstar talent, boiled down, in 1:25 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

YouTube just poached a very popular streamer from Twitch, a deal that apparently makes him “secure for life” — the price to pay for streaming supremacy.

The situation

Ben “DrLupo” Lupo is a very popular gamer.

  • With 4.5 million followers on the streaming site Twitch, it’s not uncommon to see him playing video games for thousands of viewers on any given night.

Thanks to a multi-million dollar deal, DrLupo will now exclusively stream for YouTube’s streaming service — bringing his legions of followers with him.

  • Outside of being “secure for life” thanks to the financial terms, the streamer stated he will get…


This story about games as education, boiled down, in 1:16 minutes.

What’s the fuss?

A new generation has the ability to interact with a virtual reconstruction of the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famed speech. Education is becoming more effective through interactivity.

The situation

From hosting virtual concerts to its crossovers with household IPs, Fortnite has gone a long way from its humble beginnings as a cartoonish battle royale game.

  • The title has become more of a creative platform, allowing for players to create their own worlds as well as providing other forms of digital entertainment.

In partnership with TIME, Fortnite’s latest foray in such alternative entertainment is a virtual recreation of the March…

Matt Eng

Writer, gamer, seeker of simplicity.

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