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Trouble at HQ Trivia studio, Oculus staffing up for AR Glasses, and Clash of Clans a US top grosser thanks to Gold Pass

Trouble at HQ Trivia studio, Oculus staffing up for AR Glasses, and Clash of Clans a US top grosser thanks to Gold Pass

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Weekly global mobile games charts: Clash of Clans the US top grosser thanks to new Gold Pass

For the week of April 1st, Supercell’s Clash of Clans topped the US grossing charts thanks to the introduction of a new Gold Pass, which offers better rewards for completing Season Challenges if players are willing to pay a regular fee.

Oculus staffing up for new augmented reality glasses

Facebook-owned Oculus is best known for its virtual reality headsets like the Rift, Go and Quest, but now the company is hiring for new augmented reality Glasses.

HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky leaves show amid trouble at studio

HQ Trivia appears to be struggling to return to its former highs, host Scott Rogowsky has left, and there is now also a report that claims 20 of the company’s 35 staff signed a petition to remove CEO Rus Yusupov from his post.

Niantic soft-launches Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in New Zealand

Niantic’s next big game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is edging closer to global release after a soft launch in New Zealand.

China and South Korea are driving Eve Online into the future

CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson likes to keep his eye on markets like China and South Korea and believes that trends in the latter eventually make their way to the West.


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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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