Hot Five

Amazon buys GameSparks, King doubles down on midcore, and Riot sues Moonton

Amazon buys GameSparks, King doubles down on midcore, and Riot sues Moonton

If there's one thing that a life in video games has taught me, it's that court cases are cool, tense and involve a lot of people shouting "objection!" at one another over and over again.

It's that level of excitement around the legal system that has no doubt led to our readers being particularly interested in the case of Riot Games vs Shanghai Moonton Technologies, which became our most read article of the week.

Second on our Hot Five list is the news that King is doubling-down on its midcore efforts and has just soft-launched another game called Stellar: Galaxy Commander.

Amazon, Summoners War and Final Fantasy

Third up is the news that Amazon has bought GameSparks in a deal reportedly worth "tens of millions of dollars", though no official figure has been released to confirm this.

And finally, Com2uS' Summoners War has surpassed $890 million in lifetime revenues and 80 million downloads worldwide, and our IAP Inspector takes a closer look at the monetisation of Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.

Click the link below to find out more about the stories that caught our readers' eyes over the last week.


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Ric likes to read epic poems and watch classic films to hide the fact he plays way too many games. The facade has thus far not been very effective.

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