Figures released by the ESA, and shown during the 9th Annual Digital Entertainment Conference by NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime, show that 72% of US households play video games. In 2007, the figure stood at 67%, with gains and declines happening over the past four years of console and/or PC gaming usage. While types of games weren’t noted, it’s assumed these figures also include mobile and social titles as well. The number of households with game consoles has gone from 43.1% in 2010 to 50.5% in 2011, which broken down, has Wii in 31.2% of households, Xbox 360 in 14% of homes, and PS3 in 10.6% of US households. Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Overwatch PTR patch: several changes made to highlights, duplicates from Loot Boxes "drastically" reduced
The Overwatch team is currently testing some of the highlight reel changes promised back in May, and you can help things move along by hopping onto the Public Test Realm (PTR). And in more good news: Blizzard is “drastically reducing the amount of duplicates” you’ll find in Loot Boxes.
Ever Oasis releases for 3DS tomorrow, and if you want a look at some of the puzzles and resources you’ll need to gather in order to build up your oasis, check out this gameplay video.
Destiny fans were probably pleased when they heard the release date for Destiny 2 had been moved up. And while it’s nice to get things early, there was a very good reason for the move.
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