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Meet Roblox: The biggest game platform you have never heard of

Meet Roblox: The biggest game platform you have never heard of

We’re not quite sure how MMO game making platform Roblox managed to fly under our radar for so long.  Today the firm boasts 56m monthly active players, 1.9m game creators and 29m projects and a massively popular line-up of toys based on developers from its community. But Roblox had rather low-key beginnings with founder and …

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Roblox and YouTuber at odds over $150,000 fee

Roblox and YouTuber at odds over $150,000 fee

YouTuber and developer Kerstin “Keisyo” Hoffmann reckons that games platform Roblox owes her $150,000, but they disagree. In a video on her channel (below), Hoffman claims that Roblox is stopping her from converting her in-game robux currency into real currency as she is apparently ‘not eligible’. Hoffman currently has 31m robux in her account something …

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Roblox hires former Apple GM to help international expansion

Roblox hires former Apple GM to help international expansion

Former Apple Asia-Pacific GM Chris Misner has been named as president of Roblox International to help expand the popular game around the world. The game, which lets players create their own content and get paid for it, is now available in Spanish and is set to get further localisations throughout the year. Support for French, …

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Roblox lands $150m investment for international grow

“Safety is our top priority,” says Roblox after in-game sexual assault

Roblox has spoken out in condemnation of a recent incident that saw a seven-year-old girl ‘gang-raped’ by abusive players. Late last month, mother Amber Petersen warned parents on Facebook to stay away from the Roblox platform, after her daughter’s character was assaulted by players who had crafted digital genitals onto their own avatars. Petersen’s post …

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Roblox lands $150m investment for international grow

Roblox lands $150m investment for international grow

Game creation platform Roblox has secured $150m in investment as the firm sets its sights overseas. The Series F funding round was led by Greylock Partners and Tiger Global Management and represents the largest investment the company has secured to date.  This isn’t Greylock’s first venture into the video game space, with the firm having …

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Roblox ups security efforts with online safety veteran hire

Roblox ups security efforts with online safety veteran hire

Roblox has increased security efforts by hiring online safety expert Laura Higgins. Safety has been an increasing concern for the wildly-popular online game after incidents like last summer’s in-game sexual assault of a young child by users who broke through a number of protections. Higgins, who has been working as a consultant with Roblox for …

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