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Screenshot: instagram Popular Instagrammers can now start charging you money to view their content, in a move that seemed pre-ordained from when Facebook (now called Meta) acquired the photo-sharing app. In one Wednesday blog post, Instagram announced that a “handful of creators” had been chosen to test subscriptions. The option to subscribe will appear as … Read more

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal to Power Its Netflix-of-Gaming Aspirations

Microsoft Body MSFT 1.87% Acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. ATVI -0.18% aims to shake up the gaming industry by expanding the software giant’s library of hit video games and strengthening its efforts to attract consumers to its cloud gaming service. The anticipated $75 billion deal would be Microsoft’s biggest ever and its most ambitious investment … Read more

Why Is Pandemic Digital Game Not Available On Steam Anymore?

Picture: Asmodee / Z-Man Games / Kotaku The digital version of the board game Pandemic disappeared from Steam after being quietly delisted on January 6. And it will be removed from other digital storefronts throughout the year. His the publisher, Asmodee, has not yet explained why beyond a vague statement that the game is being … Read more

CS:GO Skin Lawsuit Dismissed Because Parents Didn’t Use Steam

Picture: Valve On January 7, a U.S. federal court dismissed the final lawsuit against Valve regarding the company’s alleged facilitation of what plaintiffs claimed to be illegal gambling in CSGO matches. It was the latest in a series of claims brought to court by parents whose children had purchased CSGO skins in order to bet … Read more