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GTL: Overwatch Update Leaves Trolls to Rot

New Overwatch updates include social features like endorsements and a "Looking for Group" feature as Blizzard practices positive reinforcement. Plus, the reveal of Hero 28 (aka Wrecking Ball) is a big surprise for fans, but it's not without controversy. With continued Meta changes, like the Symmetra rework and major map updates, players and onlookers are eager to see how these adjustments will affect Overwatch League.

GTL: Fortnite Fever Rages On Amongst Kids

The popularity of Epic Games' Fortnite among young gamers is leaving kids vulnerable. Luckily, streamer Ninja chooses to tone down vulgar language for his under aged audience, and teachers adapt by incorporating game terminology into their lesson plans. At the same time, children as young as 9 are being sent to rehab for their Fortnite addictions, and the World Health Organization (WHO) now categorizes Gaming Disorder as a mental condition.

GTL: Twitch's Power Means Game Over for Single Player Titles

Developers claim that Twitch is killing their single player games. With titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 removing their single player campaign and Fallout 76 bringing multiplayer to the series, streaming services are showing their powerful influence on game development. It's clear that "Games as a Service" is not just a lucrative opportunity for publishers but also a strategy to keep games relevant and trending on Twitch.

GTL: China Monopolizes Gaming Worldwide

Chinese-owned Tencent is the #1 gaming company in the world for the fifth year in a row. The company holds stakes in the studios that brought us games like League of Legends, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Despite severe government regulations, Chinese gamers are a powerful force. Will American companies like Sony, Apple, Microsoft, and Blizzard be able to keep up?

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