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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

CrazyLabs exceeds 4b downloads

Publisher reaches new milestone with its portfolio of titles across mobile landscape

Wargaming opens new Lithuanian studio

World of Tanks publisher's new office to be led by industry veteran Thaine Lyman

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Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March

Grand Theft Auto V becomes the number one game watched for the first time as sleeping streamers gains popularity

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Grid secures $10m in Series A funding

German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"

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Microids signs Smurfs license for four more games

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EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters

In wake of 2K securing Tiger Woods rights, EA Sports PGA Tour becomes the only game with all four golf majors

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 mobile hits 400m downloads

Konami sports franchise reaches new milestone across iOS and Android platforms

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Microsoft hires Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox director of global partnerships, Stephen Totilo moves to Axios as gaming reporter

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Nearly 26% of Discord user reports in back half of 2020 were acted upon

Harassment complaints acted upon 15% of the time, while extremist or violent content reports led to action 38% of the time

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Certain Affinity hires Dan Ayoub to head Toronto studio

Industry veteran joins expansion studio as vice president and general manager

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Consumers spend $32b on apps in Q1 2021 - App Annie

Total consumer spend on gaming hit $22 billion up 32% year-over-year

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Sandbox & Co. acquires edutainment company Fingerprint

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Manticore Games raises $100m for user-generated content platform

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Graffiti Games raises $1.5m in funding

New investment will allow publisher to increase team and acquire new projects

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PAX East cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The annual convention will be replaced by PAX Online 2021 digital event running July 15 to July 18

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EA announces new PGA Tour title

Long-term deal will see the publisher return to the links for first time since 2015

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Ghost of Tsushima to receive film adaptation

John Wick director attached to project; PlayStation action adventure has now topped 6.5 million copies sold

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IGDA appoints new members to board of directors

Natasha Skult named new chair of the board as Margaret Krohn, Tim Cullings, and Taha Rasouli sign on

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Genshin Impact passes $1bn on mobile

MiHoYo's open-world fantasy game passes revenue milestone six months after launch

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Cloud gaming expected to hit $1.4 billion in revenue this year

Newzoo says cloud gaming services revenue this year will more than double total from 2020

By Jeffrey Rousseau

HiDef raises $9m for metaverse project

Veteran MMO dev Anthony Castoro, Echo Fox execs Jace Hall and Rick Fox, and Dr. David Washington unveil new startup with Series A funding round

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