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Games industry roundup: Clash of Clans makes $71m in April, blockchain gaming's state of play, and influencer distrust

Games industry roundup: Clash of Clans makes $71m in April, blockchain gaming's state of play, and influencer distrust

While PCGamesInsider.biz focuses on the world of PC gaming, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends, controversies and opportunities of other sectors.

To that end, each week we round up the hottest stories as selected by our expert editorial team across our network of sites that includes PocketGamer.biz, PocketGamer.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz.

Oh, and you can check out our own roundup right here

Hottest stories

On PocketGamer.biz, Clash of Clans' new battle pass-like Season Challenges have spurred on $71 million revenues in April alone, Supercell has invested $3.8m in Malmo start-up Luau Games, and PUBG Mobile has been shut down in China.

BlockchainGamer.biz reports on a new state of play for the blockchain gaming space, and Unlimited Tower launches its early access game.

Over on InfluencerUpdate.biz, there's a concerning report that claims only four per cent of internet users trust what influencers say online, Chinese streaming platform DouYu has halted its US IPO, and Instagram is changing up some of its policies when it comes to banning accounts.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch PCGamesInsider.biz for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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