– YouTube announced that it is moving forward with a streaming service for live television, simply called YouTube TV, that will provide a mix of cable and broadcast channels to subscribers for $35 a month.
– Microsoft is moving into the world of Netflix-style game subscriptions with Xbox Game Pass, a monthly service coming this spring that will give you a selection of games you can download and play on your Xbox One for $9.99 a month.
– Studio Wildcard will officially launch a new program for modders. Every month, 15 modders will receive a $4,000 stipend for their work.
– This July, Square Enix is teaming up with the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki, to bring Bahamut Disco, the first VR attraction that doesn’t require the use of head-mounted displays.
– Twitch announced it’s partnering with a variety of developers and studios, including Ubisoft and Telltale Games, to sell games directly to players via Twitch streams.
– BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn dubbed Mass Effect: Andromeda “totally softcore space porn,” but had to clarify it as “all dealing with mature themes.”
– Toyota’s latest Japanese commercial for its C-HR subcompact crossover invades the world of video games to showcase testimonials from the stars Capcom’s landmark arcade fighting game Street Fighter II.
– In one of the show’s newest episodes, “The Console,” main character Gumball Watterson and his siblings are forced to play their way out of a fantasy role-playing game after Gumball is given a cursed console.
– Netflix has been holding an event today where it’s announcing the bulk of its upcoming programming slate. Nestled in the press release was this: Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017
– It was around for a full decade—since Team Fortress was released in 2007—before a bug was noticed last month.