Deadline Hollywood, reported June 25, 2019: Popular YouTube Gamer Etika Found Dead In New York At 29.
A body pulled from New York’s East River has been identified as Desmond Amofah, the popular YouTube and onetime Twitch gamer known as Etika. The NYPD confirmed the news Tuesday after putting out an earlier bulletin seeking information about the whereabouts of Etika, who was last heard from a week ago. He was 29.
io9/Gizmodo: Yes, Lucasfilm Is Developing Something for Knights of the Old Republic.
Knights of the Old Republic is an era and subset of Star Wars that fans have been clamoring to see in live action for a long time. And while that wait will continue, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed that something based on the classic video game is potentially bubbling.

“You know we talk about [Knights of the Old Republic] all the time,” Kennedy told MTV at Star Wars Celebration. “Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things fall but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.”
As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, "This is the kind of good geeky news I've been waiting to read."

New York Times, reported November 2, 2018: Mario Segale, Developer Who Inspired Nintendo to Name Super Mario, Dies at 84.

Mario A. Segale, a Seattle-area real estate developer who unwittingly lent his name to perhaps the most famous video game character in history — Nintendo’s Mario — died at a local hospital on Oct. 27. He was 84.

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The Verge, reported October 4, 2018: THE TRAGIC END OF TELLTALE GAMES.
How an award-winning studio abruptly shuttered, as told by the people who were there.

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