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How to avoid a bad investor

Financial experts discuss the warning signs developers should look out for during the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

By James Batchelor

Bazalgette Review proposes 23.7m extension to UK Games Fund

Independent study calls for higher government funding to prevent losing talent overseas

By James Batchelor

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle outsells all non-Nintendo Switch games

Ubisoft crossover dominates within just a month of its release, Nintendo publishing in Japan and South Korea

By James Batchelor

One Gamer Fund unites seven charities under one banner

“Seven charities combined into a Voltron of altruism," including AbleGamers, Child's Play and Take This

By Matthew Handrahan

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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