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Blizzard knuckles down on community as Valve fiddles

A few graphs won't fix review bombing and abuse; if Valve wants tips, it could look to the tough decisions and hard work Blizzard is doing on Overwatch

By Rob Fahey

Revealed: The Best Places To Work in the UK games industry

Interviews with all 12 winners of these new awards

By Christopher Dring

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Square Enix targets games-as-a-service, esports and higher digital sales

One in five copies of Final Fantasy XV sold in North America were downloads, almost one in three for Nier Automata worldwide

By James Batchelor

Starbreeze up-lists to Nasdaq Stockholm

Leaving First North Premier exchange will increase its reach with potential investors

By Matthew Handrahan

"We're in danger of talking ourselves out of VR and AR"

A GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit panel discussed the need for patience among UK investors, and the earning potential of serious VR games for developers

By Matthew Handrahan

HTC Vive giving devs 100% of Viveport revenue for holidays

Company also increasing rev share on Viveport Arcade Manager and leading $4m investment into VRChat

By James Brightman

"Crowdfunding is the single hardest way to raise money"

Altara Games' Ella Romanos warns that while crowdfunding endures, the bubble has burst - and the potential for cryptocurrency fundraising is still uncertain

By James Batchelor

Overwatch permanent bans begin next week

Starting September 27, players who accrue three seasonal bans will be forever barred from Competitive Play mode

Ukie unveils new plan to boost West Midlands games sector

A two-year funded program will be put in place thanks to Coventry and Warwickshire LEP

By James Brightman

Mira receives another $1 million towards AR headset

Total investment into the startup sits at $2.5 million as development kits start to ship

By Haydn Taylor

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FTC clarifies influencer guidelines

Federal Trade Commission warns that platforms' built-in disclosure methods aren't sufficient, reviews of products given for free must be marked as ads

By Brendan Sinclair

UKIE refreshes parental advice site AskAboutGames in renewed VSC deal

Long-serving journalist Will Freeman hired as editor, year of new activities planned

Flappy Bird will die with iOS11

Developer of the wildly successful app confirms he will not update the game to run on a 64-bit system

By Haydn Taylor

Slightly Mad CEO all but confirms six-year Fast & Furious deal

Ian Bell lets slips UK racing studio's plans after this week's Project Cars 2 launch

By James Batchelor

Patreon confirms $60 million funding round

CEO Jack Conte lays out growth plans for the next two to five years

By Matthew Handrahan

Madison Square Gardens hires Twitch VP as head of esports

Nick Allen joins world famous sports firm as it purchases controlling stake in Counter Logic Gaming

By James Batchelor

Supercell, Rovio, Zynga, Remedy, EA and more on board for One Special Day

More than 30 major mobile game developers raising money for charity by donating 100% of UK revenue for 24 hours

By Haydn Taylor

HTC to further support Vive following $1.1 billion Google deal

Cash made from selling mobile staff to Google will partly be used to fund growth in VR and AR

By Matthew Handrahan

Giving indies "every chance of success"

How Team17 is helping Finnish developer Riku Tamminen realize his dream with new IP Mugsters

By James Brightman

Overwatch League finalizes season 1 teams

OpTic Gaming, Team Envy, and Philadelphia Flyers owner Comcast Spectator round out field of competitors for Blizzard shooter's inaugural esports campaign

By Brendan Sinclair

How Planet of the Apes is using console gamers to reach its real audience

The Imaginati's Martin Alltimes talks us through the unusual business model behind narrative adventure spin-off Last Frontier

By James Batchelor

Force Field VR: Turning a profit in a difficult market

"Force Field is profitable," says creative director Martin de Ronde, "but at the moment you need to be more a b2b business than a b2c"

By Matthew Handrahan

Number of Xbox One X enhanced games rises to over 130

L.A. Noire enters steadily growing catalogue as pre-orders re-open

By Haydn Taylor

BAFTA announces 2017 scholars

Two games designers among 39 recipients, one receives top honour of Prince William Scholarship

YouTube introduces Twitch-style sponsorship service for streamers

Trials of the $4.99 per month model have proven successful as platform abandons paid channel service

By Haydn Taylor

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