Daily - 01/07/15

Minecraft tops any other search on Youtube in 2014. This includes searches for musical artists like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Minecraft is pop culture.

Source: Polygon

In an interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said that Nintendo wouldn't make a new F-Zero title until they had a controller interface that was a good fit for it. He also said that he and the other F-Zero creator were currently working on the new Star Fox.

Source: Gamespot

Riot Games is working with ISP's to optimize League of Legends traffic. They are also rewarding their non toxic player base with free goodies.

Source: Kotaku

The 2015 IGF Finalists have been announced. Some highlights include 80 days, This War of Mine, The Talos Principle, Shovel Knight, Bounden and Desert Golfing.

Source: Polygon

Valve's The International is going to take place August 3rd through 8th in Seattle, Washington. Valve also announced there would be no Dev Day this year but instead have a bigger presence at GDC where they promise to show the finalized steam controller. Also Steam Machines are dead.

Source: Polygon

During their CES Keynote, Intel announced they are spending 300 million to increase hiring of women and minorities.

Source: Gamespot

Planetside 2 PS4 closed beta begins on January 20th. 

Source: Playstation Blog