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#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - Blizzard co-founder steps down, Football Manager 19 shifts two billion copies and much more!

#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - Blizzard co-founder steps down, Football Manager 19 shifts two billion copies and much more!

At the start of each week, we collect the biggest stories and the hottest features of the last seven days.

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Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce stepping down from the Overwatch firm

In a blog post on the beloved games firm's website, Pearce said that he is grateful for his time at the development giant.

Ubisoft joins Blender Development Fund as a corporate gold member

The publisher is not only backing online support for Blender developers but will also be using it for Ubisoft Animation Studio productions, a department of Film and Television.

Football Manager 19 has sold more than two million copies

Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson says that this is the first time one of its annual releases has shifted this many units.

Former MachineGames developers open new studio Bad Yolk

Founders Michael Paixao and Joel Jonsson will serve as CEO and creative director respectively. The two previously worked for Wolfenstein developer MachineGames as technical artists.

Digital revenue grew 2%year-on-year to $9.2 billion in June

Last month’s top-grossing titles were League of Legends for PC, Fifa 19 consoles and Honor of Kings for mobile. Blizzard’s shooter Overwatch also became the 64th title to achieve $1 billion in in-game spending. It’s Activision Blizzard’s sixth title to reach the milestone.


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Danielle Partis is Editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.

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