6 Mobile has become an indie-hostile market

Opinion 3 days ago Sky-high barriers to entry have made mobile into a space no indie creator or small studio should even consider


1 Kabam's Next Wave: PS4 level graphics and $24 million launches

6 days ago CEO Kevin Chou details the company's ambitious new product strategy, and explains the "healthy" lack of mobile game IPOs


2 "Where are all the women at?"

4 days ago Farmville: Tropic Escape lead Nicole Opas offers advice on recruiting women devs and appealing to an audience without insulting them


CtrlMovie - A film format for interactive storytelling

4 days ago Associate producer Demetri Jagger talks about a new meeting of media

2 What Nintendo needs to do better with NX

3 days ago Reggie Fils-Aime identifies "traditional lessons" the company took from the Wii U's struggles

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3 days ago Weekly Roundup: PS Slim leaks, EA considers HD remasters and the UK booms

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2 days ago Battlefield 4 and Hardline creative director will be working on the Lara Croft franchise


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7 days ago Highlighting the best up-and-coming talent in the UK

1 Steam Spy will now refuse all requests for removal of data

3 days ago Techland prompted a change in policy - and a reversal of prior decisions - at Steam Spy

GameStop reports Q2 2016 results

3 days ago Total global sales down 7.4%


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4 days ago Mobile arm shuttered less than a year after its inception due to "a very difficult market"

Digital sales up 10% year-over-year in July - Superdata

4 days ago Pokemon Go, Overwatch powering a strong summer for game industry; Clash Royale cannibalizing Clash of Clans

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12 HTC Vive drawing more interest than Oculus from devs - VRDC survey

5 days ago Also, 78% of VR devs are saying no to exclusivity

PS Now expands to PC

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2 Remedy pushes for shorter dev cycles

6 days ago Incoming CEO Tero Virtala talks about Quantum Break studio's move to multi-project development

5 Sony raising PS Plus price

6 days ago Annual memberships for online play and free games program going up $10 in US, $20 in Canada next month

ZeniMax raises the stakes in Oculus VR lawsuit

6 days ago Amended complaint makes direct accusations against John Carmack, questions Luckey's role in Rift's creation

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6 days ago Monster Hunter: Generations on 3DS was the best-selling new title in a month with very few new releases

5 Mario closes out Rio Olympics

7 days ago Japanese prime minister dresses as Nintendo mascot for hand-off to promote 2020 Tokyo Olympics

4 PS4 Slim is real

7 days ago Following leaked images, our colleagues at Eurogamer have verified that the slimmed down console is legit

11 EA warms up to HD remasters

7 days ago Patrick Soderlund attributes change of heart to "more clear evidence that this is something that people really want"

Year of solid growth for UK industry sees employment and revenues rise

7 days ago Update: "Micro studios" on the rise with 65% of UK developers now employing less than 5 people


2 Goodgame Studios redundancies could hit 200 people

7 days ago German company will focus its resources on mobile and PC strategy titles, and cease production of casual and client games

RPG, strategy are most lucrative mobile genres - SurveyMonkey

9 days ago Other genres see more downloads, but downloads have become almost meaningless


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10 days ago How crowdfunding helped Crate Entertainment invert the usual third-party developer difficulty curve

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8 Facing Down the Online Mob

10 days ago As hype and expectations for major games spiral out of control, hate campaigns and death threats have become an occupational hazard for game creators

2 Capy delays Below

10 days ago "We did a lot of soul searching"

1 Unity and Facebook form new partnership

10 days ago “Integrating tools that provide effortless access to Facebook's network"


castAR hires Darrell Rodriguez as CEO

11 days ago Augmented reality company also brings on Steve Parkis as president and COO

7 This is the last console generation - Greenberg

11 days ago Head of Xbox marketing stresses company's commitment to compatibility, backtracks on pledge of no exclusives for Scorpio

3 VR/AR to reach $162 billion in worldwide revenues by 2020 - IDC

11 days ago Importantly, hardware accounts for half of the forecast and it includes applications for all industries, not just games

Kabam: Look beyond whales, focus on your "regulars"

11 days ago In seeking long-term success, Aaron Loeb believes mobile developers can learn from the long-term strategies found in television shows

Oculus Rift hitting retailers in Europe, Canada

12 days ago Retail partners open preorders; VR headsets arrive in brick-and-mortar locations September 20


In Colombia's game market knowledge is power

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Twitch acquiring Curse

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8 Property owners sue over Pokemon Go

12 days ago Detroit-area couple says they don't feel safe as players loiter, trespass, harass home owners near in-game hotspots


1 Bossa returns to multiplayer roots

13 days ago Henrique Olifiers explains why Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread don't represent the studio's future, and why the studio took VC money for Worlds Adrift

Voting opens for GamesAid charity selection

13 days ago Members decide on who will benefit from this year's fund raising

8 Final Fantasy XV delayed to November

14 days ago Square Enix RPG pushed back another two months to avoid a substantial day-one patch; publisher says impact on forecasts "limited"


Why understanding analytics is critical to your game's launch

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3 UK retail #1 for No Man's Sky

14 days ago Hello Games' explorer becomes Sony's biggest ever new IP launch on PS4

Open Gaming Alliance and Unity launch WISER

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King's Z2 studio cuts support staff

16 days ago "We are removing some support functions and capitalizing on the experience and talent within the studio"

Riot sues League of Legends cheat-makers

16 days ago Developer goes after hackers behind LeagueSharp subscription service "dedicated to destroying the LoL player experience"

Firefly Games raises $10 million more

16 days ago Rush of Heroes publisher will invest funding in movie-based games, VR, eSports

6 Don't believe the hype

Opinion 17 days ago Weekly roundup: No Man's Sky still embodies a simple lesson many in the industry refuse to learn


Jobs roundup: The return of Shenmue's co-director

17 days ago Yu Suzuki teams with Keiji Okayasu, Kris Larson joins Formosa, Reboot hires Pavol Buday, Mattia Traverso joins Ovosonico and more

Nordic rebrands as THQ Nordic

17 days ago Swedish publisher has 23 projects underway, with a majority of them based on acquired IPs from THQ


7 No Man's Stream: Leaks Mar an Indie Milestone

Opinion 17 days ago Ignorance or cynical self-interest; there's no other explanation for broadcasting hours of footage of a leaked, unfinished game

Microsoft acquires Beam

17 days ago Streaming service with an interactive twist is coming to Xbox


11 "Premium is dead. That's a fact, so let's deal with it"

18 days ago With Lost in Harmony, Digixart's Yoan Fanise confronted the death of premium on mobile, but that shouldn't mean the death of variety


New CEO for Remedy Entertainment

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GREE Inc. is back in the black after transitional year

18 days ago Japanese firm readies for "new release blitz" in the next fiscal year after 12 months of declining revenue

1 Pokémon Go sponsorships will ease "that pressure" to dial up IAP

18 days ago "It's tough to be disciplined and understand where you want to draw the line between monetisation and fun gameplay" - Niantic CEO John Hanke

3 Hackers finally breach Denuvo's impenetrable defences

19 days ago "Denuvo allowed 650,000 pirates to breach their servers for 3 days. And they call themselves the most secure company?"

7 PlayStation Neo to be unveiled on September 7 - report

19 days ago Sony has confirmed a "PlayStation Meeting" will take place in NY City on that date, and rumours suggest it will be Neo's official unveiling

Nvidia aims to give indies more exposure

19 days ago Graphics card maker unveils its Indie Spotlight program

10 Critical Consensus: No Man's Sky

20 days ago Mixed first impressions from reviewers coming to grips with space exploration game

1 No Man's Sky could alter the relationship between indies and publishers

20 days ago Hello Games' Sean Murray believes success could have a "real impact" on how big publishers see indie games

Dota 2 eSports prize pool eclipses $20 million

20 days ago The International sets another record, but the real money remains in eSports' future


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20 days ago Creating truly social VR with MetaWorld

1 Bossa nets $1.35 million for Worlds Adrift

20 days ago London Venture Partners funding to help Surgeon Simulator studio create ambitious Improbable-powered MMO sandbox game

10 Kicking and Screaming: Leaks, Day 1 patches, and No Man's Sky

21 days ago Are Hello Games' pre-launch woes evidence of a console industry struggling to come to terms with its digital future?


7 Pokemon Go legislation puts ESA in a tight spot

Opinion 21 days ago Will the industry side with sex offenders or risk legislators hobbling a new market just as it gets going?

3 Pokémon Go blocks third-party services as global rollout continues

21 days ago Niantic's game earned a reported $200 million in its first month, giving rise to a cottage industry of external sites

YouTube is stepping up its investment in original content

21 days ago Early success of Red subscription service means more funding and support for creators like PewDiePie


8 Relentless shutting down

24 days ago Developer of Buzz! series, Murder Files closing as all employees being let go today


Deus Ex, Salt and Sanctuary, Pokemon Go - different shades of outrage

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VR's AAA wave is coming - First Contact Entertainment

24 days ago Starbreeze vets found new studio with "mission to become the top independent AAA VR game development team in the industry"


9 Beware the Pokemon Go Bandwagon

Opinion 24 days ago The phenomenal success of Niantic's game is driving developers, IP holders and venture capitalists towards mobile AR, but most of those bets won't pay off

SteamVR tracking technology to be free to developers

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Zynga posts another up-and-down quarter

24 days ago Frank Gibeau says company turnaround is building momentum, confirms work on games using VR, AR, and wearables

Take-Two financials endure Battleborn miss

24 days ago Strong catalog sales help publisher exceed guidance despite shooter's under-performance; new Rockstar projects "will be revealed soon"

Activision enjoys record Q2 sales of $1.57 billion

24 days ago Update: Overwatch's life-to-date franchise revenue hits $500m


Zynga names Matt Bromberg COO

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4 Ska Studios laments "toxic" trend in community attitudes

25 days ago Delay to Salt and Sanctuary's Vita port prompted a backlash from the game's audience

7 Sony cancels PlayStation Plus TV series Powers

25 days ago Second season will be "last, for now" says show runner Michael Bendis

1 Studio Wildcard: "We just aren't cut out for free-to-play mechanics"

25 days ago Ark developer withdraws free-to-play Survival of the Fittest as a standalone product

App Store devs have earned $50 billion

25 days ago Apple CEO shares news

New York bills target Pokemon Go, sex offenders

25 days ago Legislation would ban registered sex offenders from playing AR games, require AR devs to create item-free zones around their homes

19 Augs Lives Matter slogan an "unfortunate coincidence"

25 days ago Deus Ex brand marketer defends use while Bioware's Manveer Heir criticizes the developer's controversial language choice

Owlchemy raises $5m in Series A funding

25 days ago Job Simulator studio ready to push VR even further with Qualcomm Ventures backing

"Risk-takers are always sexy" - Yoot Saito

26 days ago Designer of Seaman and SimTower candidly returns to commercial gaming for the money, suggests a spiritual sequel is on the way

EA grows digital revenue in Q1 with FIFA, Star Wars driving live services

26 days ago Update: "We are energized by the success of Pokémon GO"

4 Gamescom, GDC Europe adopt new security measures

26 days ago In wake of attacks, organizers forbid cosplay weapons, ask attendees to leave bags at home

GameStop acquires 507 AT&T mobile stores

27 days ago Game retailer steps up diversification efforts, increases cell phone storefronts by 45%

PC games revenue to hit $42 billion in 2020 - DFC

27 days ago Research firm sees market in the West driven by core gamers as games-as-a-service model cools


Is your dev scene close-knit, or closed-minded?

27 days ago Hibernum's new hire Jesse Divnich lays out how supportive communities can avoid becoming insular, argues for geographic diversity in hiring

YouTubers walk away from G2A sponsorship revenue

27 days ago Accusations of fraudulent transactions on G2A's marketplace has prompted some streamers to break their partnerships

5 New York State bans sex offenders from any form of online gaming

27 days ago Governor ask Niantic for help in creating a "safer environment" for players

Submissions open for 2017 Independent Games Festival

27 days ago Submission deadline is October 24


Amazon Game Studios signs Rich Hilleman

27 days ago 30-year EA veteran has taken his creative talents to Amazon