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Asmodee Group Purchase Time’s Up and seven Wonders Writer Repos Manufacturing

Belgian board sport writer Repos Manufacturing launched a number of gems to the world of tabletop, together with the likes of Time’s Up, 7 Wonders, Idea and Simply One. Their creations drew the eye of board video games’ giants and the second-largest writer behind Hasbro, Asmodee Group. Earlier right now, the latter accomplished the acquisition of Repos Manufacturing. They don’t seem to be alone as Asmodee Group has been rising their portfolio over the past couple of years with 2018’s two acquisitions, ACD Blackfire Leisure and Insurgent. Repos Manufacturing founders, Cédrick Caumont and Thomas Provoost expressed their gratitude…

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Embracer Group (THQ Nordic) has bought the Little Nightmares developer

Today, Little Nightmares developer Tarsier Studios has been acquired by Embracer Group, better known by their former name as THQ Nordic. Little Nightmares is a game in which the main character (you) is confronted by their childhood fears. It is an atmospheric puzzle platformer that is currently sporting an 89% positive review rating on Steam, it is also currently available for 75% off during the Steam Winter sale, if anyone is interested. Embracer Group also owns THQ Nordic, Koch Media, and Coffee Stain. For this purchase, Embracer Group spent SEK…

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A UK Charity is the Latest Group to Join the Call for Loot Box Regulation

[quads id=10] Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. Loot boxes are coming under increased scrutiny throughout the world. In the UK, the Royal Society for Public Health has published a report on the negative effects of modern gambling, calling for an overhaul of regulations on, among other things, loot boxes. The extensive report (via The Guardian) discusses loot boxes as well as skin betting in games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. These issues have come up in the UK in the…

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“Gamers for Freedom” Group Planning to Protest at Blizzcon 2019

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! Non-Profit organization Fight for the Future have created Gamers for Freedom, a group dedicated to freedom of speech in video games and the video game industry – and they have their sights set on BlizzCon 2019. For those unaware, Blizzard Entertainment have been in hot water since their suspension of pro-Hearthstone player Blitzchung for his support…

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