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Coffee Stain invests in Ghost Ship Games

Goat Simulator outfit buys minority stake in Danish studio, will publish Deep Rock Galactic this year

"Fewer, bigger, better" a boon for one mid-sized publisher

Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz explains how Koch and Deep Silver are capitalizing as bigger companies have narrowed their release slates

By Brendan Sinclair

VR hardware to hit $3.6 billion in revenues in 2017 - SuperData

Revenue from VR software and services will also grow to $1.3 billion, according to the research firm's new forecast

By James Brightman

"This year there will be longer and better VR games than Arizona Sunshine"

Vertigo Games on finding success in a limited market, the importance of the long tail, and what Resident Evil 7 means for VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Two Kabam studios form Aftershock following Netmarble acquisition

New company has “opened itself for acquisition”, conversations already underway with potential buyers

By James Batchelor

Christmas will be the true test for Nintendo Switch

Next week's launch is surprisingly understated for a new Nintendo console

By Christopher Dring

Testology launches QA Academy to fix "high-quality tester shortage"

MD Andy Robson believes "the industry has to take control" when it comes to training future talent

By James Batchelor

Valve makes VR audio tools available for free

"Steam Audio is the product of many years of academic and industry research and development"

IGN launches in China

Website available in Mandarin and the Simplified Chinese writing system

By Christopher Dring

Overwatch named Game of the Year at the DICE Awards

Blizzard and Naughty Dog collected four awards each, Playdead took home three

By Matthew Handrahan

Horizon's success is Sony's next step on the long trek to 100 million

Sony's exclusive slate is streets ahead of the competition, but it's the uphill battle to reach the next 50 million consumers that really matters

By Rob Fahey

Silicon Studio releasing Xenko Engine

New open-source contender available in engine space after two-year beta, specialises in virtual reality

ZeniMax files for injunction over Oculus code

If granted, it would apply to games on sale for Oculus Rift and Gear VR

By Matthew Handrahan

Irrational Games has rebranded as Ghost Story

"Our mission is simple: to create immersive, story-driven games for people who love games that ask something of them"

Disney's Maker Studios lays off around 80

Former PewDiePie outfit also slashing its YouTube partner program from 60,000 to just 300 large, family friendly creators

By Brendan Sinclair

Virtuos acquires Black Shamrock

Chinese outsourcing firm picks up Dublin-based core game studio to bolster European presence

By Brendan Sinclair

Maintaining Halo

343 Industries head Bonnie Ross shares her approach to owning a franchise that isn't your own

By Brendan Sinclair

Switch launching without Virtual Console

Nintendo gives no window for downloadable retro game service, "will share more information in the future."

By Brendan Sinclair

Coffee Stain Studios becomes a publisher

First project for Goat Simulator team is arcade shooter Huntdown

By Dan Pearson

Armada Interactive raises $10 million seed funding

Led by the founder of Remedy Entertainment, Finnish studio wants to raise the standard of core mobile games

By Matthew Handrahan

IO Interactive names new studio head

Former studio production director Hakan Abrak to lead Hitman team

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: When crowdfunding fails

New episode available to download now, featuring ICO Partners' Thomas Bidaux

By James Batchelor

InnoGames picks up Warlords from Wooga

Sale of mobile strategy title indicative of Wooga's renewed focus on casual games

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