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The Game Awards sees viewership triple in 2017

The event saw over 11.5 million global livestreams, up from 3.8 million in 2016

A how-to guide for Muslim representation

WB Games Montreal senior designer Osama Dorias offers tips for developers not wanting to alienate a significant chunk of their audience

By Brendan Sinclair

Over 10% of UK kids are gambling on in-game items - Report

UK's Gambling Commission has also found that around one percent are considered "problem gamblers"

By James Brightman

Cuphead dev: "We didn't go from zero to hero"

StudioMDHR talks about its challenges and rise to success with the ID@Xbox title during a MIGS 2017 keynote

By Brendan Sinclair

Harry Potter and the publisher's casual vacancy

Jam City tells us how its Hogwarts RPG will help Warner Bros finally attract the masses on mobile

By James Batchelor

People of the Year 2017: Tequila Works

The Spanish studio has come into its own in 2017 with deep and engaging titles like Rime and The Invisible Hours

By James Brightman

Pincus: For new mobile devs, it's organic growth or bust

At Slush, Zynga founder Mark Pincus advised mobile startups to set a "high bar" for organic growth before investing in advertising and UA

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch sales hit 10m worldwide

Console sales have now exceeded most optimistic pre-launch estimations

By Christopher Dring

Jobs Roundup: New Roblox trio to push for greater diversity

Meanwhile, Netflix's Witcher show gains a showrunner and Dots loses its CEO

By James Batchelor

Apple introduces pre-orders to App Store

Developers will now be able to sell mobile games to iOS users up to three months before launch

By James Batchelor

Loot boxes aren't gambling, says New Zealand government

Department for Internal Affairs will “continue to follow the international discussion around loot boxes"

By Haydn Taylor

Doki Doki Literature Club hits 1 million downloads on Steam

Team Salvato's visual novel is free to download, and monetises through a DLC art and soundtrack pack

Valve removes another game from Steam for "pornographic" content

You Must be 18 or Older to Enter dev describes "problematic cycle" perpetuated by Valve's stance on sex

By Matthew Handrahan

"Mobile has become more difficult to support than consoles"

Device 6 and Year Walk dev Simogo explains why it's ditching mobile and making a console game next

By James Brightman

Player Research to open new lab in Montreal

The Keywords Studio lab will include a team of up to 8 games UX researchers, led by Ubisoft vet Morgan Kennedy

Global esports revenue to hit $2.3 billion in 2022 - SuperData

"Advertisers and investors are finally taking notice of esports' access to key audiences"

By James Brightman

People of the Year 2017: Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene

The driving force behind the biggest game of 2017 was "a photographer, a DJ, a designer" for most of his life - the remarkable rise of Brendan Greene

By Matthew Handrahan

Former employee sues Crytek Istanbul

Head of game operations laid off in October, still waiting on severance pay

By James Batchelor

Call of Duty: World War II longest-running UK No.1 since 2015

Activision Blizzard's latest shooter rack up sixth consecutive week in the top spot

By James Batchelor

Steam's new Curator Connect feature targets key-scamming

System emerges from beta to help all developers find genuine influencers

By James Batchelor

Zeptolab's CATS is Google Play's Best Game of 2017

Nintendo's Super Mario Run was the most downloaded title, Kefir!'s Last Day on Earth: Survival was named Most Innovative

By Matthew Handrahan

Uncharted series sales pass 41 million

More than a quarter of total units sold in the the past 18 months

By James Batchelor

Is Nintendo Switch really as successful as we think it is?

Review of the Year: We look at a landmark 12 months for Nintendo

By Christopher Dring

Boss Key co-founder Arjan Brussee joins Epic Games

Brussee has parted ways with fellow co-founder Cliff Bleszinski to work on an "exciting secret project"

By James Brightman

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