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Games industry roundup: US Senator introduces loot box bill, blockchain gaming's state of play, and influencer distrust

Games industry roundup: US Senator introduces loot box bill, blockchain gaming's state of play, and influencer distrust

While PocketGamer.biz focuses on the world of mobile gaming, 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, InfluencerUpdate.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz.

Looking for a mobile roundup? You can check out our Hot Five here. You can also catch up on all the news coming out of Asia in our East Meets West roundup here.

Learn more about all these sectors of the games industry at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th.

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.

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

Over on InfluencerUpdate.biz, there's a concerning report that claims only four per cent of internet users trust what influencers say online, Chinese streaming platform DouYu has halted its US IPO, and Instagram is changing up some of its policies when it comes to banning accounts.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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