Riot Is Finally Taking Female Gamer Harassment In Valorant Seriously

Valorant’s creative director doesn’t want harassment and bullying to become the status quo. Riot Games is committed to fighting the problem and is making finding long-term solutions a priority. The developer acknowledges that the problem is complex, but wants to guarantee “a similar experience” for all players. The Valorant closed beta launched a month ago today. From millions of Twitch viewers hunting drops to professional outfits announcing their first Valorant rosters, things are moving fast for the latest eSports contender. Despite Valorant’s early successes, and the fact it has yet…

Shockingly Bad Unemployment News Is Great News for Disney+ and Netflix

The U.S. unemployment rate is expected to rise dramatically with the release of April’s job report. Tight budgets will force Americans to turn more towards affordable at-home entertainment options such as streaming services. Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming services are some of the likely beneficiaries. The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive job losses, with unemployment set to surge to double-digit levels. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expect a loss of 21.5 million jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate to 16%. Source: Twitter The devastating job losses will be good…

Dow Jones Braces for Worst Jobs Report in U.S. History

The stock market is bracing for the worst jobs report in American history. If past monthly updates are anything to go by, the Dow will slide in response to Friday’s posting. And with the jobless rate set to rise further, this stock market headwind could fester for many months to come. The Dow Jones is bracing itself for what economists predict will be the worst monthly employment report in American history. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor is expected to confirm that upwards of 20 million Americans lost their…

Fortnite Has More Registered Gamers Than the Entire U.S. Population

There are now 350 million registered Fortnite players, according to developer Epic Games. In April, players logged a staggering 3.2 billion hours of play time. Fortnite continues to grow, albeit at a slower pace than in the past. Epic Games has announced that its flagship battle royale shooter Fortnite now has 350 million registered players. 350 Million Registered Players Epic Games also notes that in April, players sunk over 3.2 billion hours into the game. How that figure compares to an average month for Fortnite is unclear. The widespread lockdown…

Data Shows a Third of Unemployment Filers Will Remain Jobless

Many small businesses aren’t going to last through the year due to coronavirus-inflicted pain. Even if they do make it, many won’t rehire their workforce. That’s going to severely dent US GDP and leave a lasting scar on the labor force. On Friday, we are due to find out the total number of unemployed people in the U.S. so far in 2020. Data out so far indicate a whopping 30 million Americans, or 19% of the labor force, have filed jobless claims. But shocking unemployment data have been largely disregarded…

China’s Beef With Pompeo Risks Crushing the Stock Market Recovery

The tension between the U.S. and China is rising by the day as the two sides continue to posture. A potential trade war has become a massive risk to the stock market, perhaps even more so than the coronavirus itself. It would be detrimental to both sides to let the trade deal fall apart, but if the conflict keeps escalating they might. The tension between the U.S. and China ratcheted up once again this week as Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced that the U.S. would hold off on an…

Today’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Trailer Won’t Feature Gameplay

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to feature in today’s next-gen gameplay-focused Inside Xbox. Ubisoft has confirmed that it will showcase an ‘in-game first look teaser’ rather than the promised gameplay trailer. We can expect the rest of Inside Xbox’s bill to follow suit. We’re unlikely to see much actual next-gen gameplay. Ubisoft has announced that the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay trailer set to feature during today’s Inside Xbox won’t, in fact, feature any gameplay. Last week, when Xbox first announced the next-gen gameplay-focused Inside Xbox, Ubisoft was quick to confirm…

Dow Rockets after Japanese Coronavirus Antibody Breakthrough

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) jumped higher on Thursday. Another coronavirus treatment breakthrough comes from Japan’s Kao Corporation and Kitasato University. China’s export numbers defied expectations to rise 3.5% in April, bolstering investor sentiment. The U.S. stock market is back in risk-on mode today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rocketing around 300 points higher during the morning session. The move comes as yet another promising coronavirus treatment was announced overnight. Researchers at Kitasato University and Kao Corporation revealed a new antibody that ‘neutralizes’ the coronavirus in a…

A Stock Market Crash is Coming

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sees a tax rate hike in the short-term, along with increased bankruptcies. The U.S. stock market would face significant selling pressure as corporate profits decline. Mounting geopolitical risks add to the risk of a stocks downtrend. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink does not seem to believe in the recent stock market recovery. He believes a possible cascade of bankruptcies, a wrecked airline industry, and cautious consumers can bring down the momentum of the market. Along with major Wall Street firms, Fink is advising U.S. President Donald Trump…

This Stock Market Indicator is About to Smash The Tech Bubble Peak

The stock market growth to value ratio is at historic extremes. One hedge fund manager warns this indicates equities are in a bubble. It’s not the only indicator echoing the Dot Com bubble. The stock market has entered the doldrums after a record-setting crash followed by a record-setting rally. And first-quarter earnings season hasn’t seemed to clear up any of the uncertainty. Over the past week, the market doesn’t seem sure whether valuations should move up or down. The fundamental question for hedge funds right now is whether equities are…