The Podcast: Unpacking loot boxes

first_imgThe Podcast: Unpacking loot boxesDownload our latest episode now, exploring how the industry can handle its monetisation more responsiblyJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 5th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGI PodcastIt’s been a little over a year since Star Wars Battlefront II ramped up the controversy around loot boxes, and yet the debate rages on – as we discuss in the newest episode of The Podcast.In light of increased scrutiny around loot boxes in full-price games, Brendan and James explore how the games industry is (and should be) handling this divisive monetisation mechanic.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games During the episode, we touch on the dangers that legislation like that imposed in Belgium and the Netherlands pose to publishers, the IGDA’s recommendations on how games firms can show it is implementing loot boxes responsibly, and the different mindsets the prevalance of this monetisation is creating among players.You can listen to our latest episode below, subscribe to our RSS feed, or download the file directly here. It is also available via iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.All our previous episodes can be found here.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 5 days agoCan Returnal pave the way for $70 AAA roguelikes? | PodcastLatest episode also discusses the demand for socially responsible developers, and Toys For Bob’s shift to Call of Duty supportBy GamesIndustry Staff 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Advanced Power Finances $1.6 Billion Gas Plant in New York

first_img Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Cricket Valley, which will cost an estimated $1.584 billion to build, will sell energy, capacity and ancillary services to the New York Independent System Operator energy market. The investors in the project, including Advanced Power AG, JERA Co. Inc., TIAA Investments, BlackRock Financial Management Inc., Development Bank of Japan Inc. and NongHyup Financial Group, will provide $709 million in equity investments. Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables 1.25.2017 Twitter Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Previous articleTexas Electric Cooperatives, AMS Announce Energy Storage PartnershipNext articleDominion Adds Two Directors to Its Board chloecox Twitter By Editors of Power Engineering Cricket Valley will be Advanced Power AG’s second major generating facility in the U.S., with the 700-MW Carroll County Energy Center in Carroll County. Ohio under construction. TAGSNYISO Advanced Power Finances $1.6 Billion Gas Plant in New Yorkcenter_img Advanced Power AG announced the successful financing for construction of the Cricket Valley Energy Center, a 1,100-MW combined-cycle gas facility slated for Dover, New York. Gas $875 million in funded debt facilities will come from GE Energy Financial Services Inc.; BNP Paribas; Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Bank of America N.A.; CIT BANK N.A.; Industrial Bank of Korea; Shinhan Bank, New York Branch; Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, New York Branch; NongHyup Financial Group; National Australia Bank Limited; Siemens Financial Services, Inc.; and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Linkedin Facebook By chloecox – Facebook Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Betchel will undertake engineering, procurement and construction of the energy center, which is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2020. The gas power equipment will be provided by GE. No posts to displaylast_img read more

See Tony Nominee Fionnula Flanagan & the Cast of The Ferryman Celebrate Nine Tony Nominations

first_imgA hilariously filthy message adorns The Ferryman company’s celebration. The cast of Broadway’s The Ferryman woke up to nine Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, on April 30. The current company, including Brian d’Arcy James, Shuler Hensley, Holley Fain and Jack DiFalco, celebrated original cast member Fionnula Flanagan, who was nominated for her performance as Aunt Maggie Faraway. Other original cast members Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly, who left the production earlier this year, were both nominated for their lead performances. A cheeky message on the celebratory cake reads “9 Tony noms! F**k me blue,” referencing a line the youngest daughter, Honor Carney, blurts out in the show. Check out the photos below. View All (5) Holley Fain Shuler Hensley View Comments Jack DiFalcocenter_img The cast of The Ferryman gather around the newly Tony-nominated Fionnula Flanagan. Star Files Brian d’Arcy James Fionnula Flanagan Fionnula Flanagan and Jack DiFalco (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

MACS and UAL launch joint service

first_imgThe service will start with monthly sailings later in April. It will accept containers, breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes.In Europe, the service will call at Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg, with additional ports served on inducement. In East Africa, ports of call will be Nacala and Pemba subject to inducement.www.macship.comwww.ualalliance.comlast_img

PI solicitor helped client who wanted to hide damages from husband

first_imgAn experienced personal injury lawyer has agreed to be struck off after drafting a letter to help a client conceal from her husband the extent of a damages settlement. Geoffrey Hart, a former director with Midlands firm Ward & Rider, had secured damages of £48,000 after costs for his client in 2017. But, during a telephone discussion, the client advised Hart she would be telling her husband the claim settled for £30,000 and asked him to prepare a letter confirming the lower amount.Hart then wrote to state damages were £30,000 and broke down the elements of the claim. He wrote a further letter two weeks later referring to the £30,000 figure.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard that the client, who was a family friend of Hart’s wife, had told him she wanted to keep some of her own damages because her husband was controlling and would decide how the money was spent.Hart submitted that he became ‘very emotional’ after learning the client had gone through tragic events in her personal life similar to those he was experiencing at the time, and he acted out of character in drafting the false letter.A clinical psychologist report confirmed that Hart made a mistake while experiencing psychological difficulties and some associated impairment in cognitive processing – namely judgement and reasoning.Hart, a solicitor for 21 years, made no attempt to conceal the relevant letters and upon realising the seriousness of the matter he pressed his employer to recall the letter. He was reported to the SRA by his firm and resigned shortly after. The false letter was not shown to the client’s husband or anyone else.The tribunal heard that Hart also admitted sending an email to his wife, a solicitor, which included personal information about another client who had suffered a personal injury. The email was to provide his wife with a precedent document for her own legal practice.Hart and the SRA agreed on a joint outcome that he be struck off and pay £9,000 costs.last_img read more

Positive Covid-19 tests have been found for the Manchester United light…

first_imgTherefore, the World Cup winner will have to stay out of the French national team in next month’s League of Nations games with Sweden and Croatia.“Pogba is not currently a member of the Covid-19 test,” the United club said on its website. “Everyone on the United team wishes Pogba a speedy recovery before the new season.”The BBC quotes French coach Didier Desan as saying that positive analyzes had been carried out in Pogba on Wednesday and Thursday.last_img