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Niantic offers full refunds after Pokémon Go Fest debacle

Tech issues rendered the game unplayable, all attendees eligible for a refund and $100 of in-game currency

By Matthew Handrahan

Dying Light still attracts 500,000 users a week

The community for Techland's zombie hit has fallen by just 200,000 people in the two and a half years since launch

By Matthew Handrahan

UK Retail Charts: Crash Bandicoot just beats Splatoon 2 to No.1

Under 700 games separated the two at the top of the charts

By Christopher Dring

DeNA has 10% of games staff working on Nintendo projects

Around 100 people are currently involved, but that number could rise if necessary

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze appoints new head of corporate comms

Ann Charlotte Svensson will also lead investor relations, brings 20 years of experience to the role

Oculus: The Climb is Rift's best-seller to date

It's one of several titles that have made over $1m on the Oculus store alone, according to Jason Rubin

By James Brightman

Washington Governor to open VR and indie filled Casual Connect USA

Studio Wildcard, Psyonix, Survios, Oculus, Valve and Supreme Commander creator Chris Taylor among the speakers at Seattle event

By Matthew Handrahan

Roblox expects to pay $30m to devs this year

Kids-focused user-generated platform seeing 10x increase in developer earnings over past three years

By James Brightman

WoW composer Russell Brower made redundant

Position of 12 years eliminated but "there is an excellent chance I will continue to contribute to Blizzard's projects as a freelance composer"

Name-your-price games storefront LBO launches

Curve Digital, Digerati, KISS among indie publishers on board for a Priceline-esque approach to game sales

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two: “Ideally, we will have at least one triple-A title every year”

Strauss Zelnick and David Ismailer on the company's battle for consistency

By Christopher Dring

Making games under threat of nuclear war

Why Estonian developer ZA/UM is moving its team to the safety of a new London studio

By James Batchelor

Software up, hardware down in latest Xbox financial results

Gaming revenue for last quarter at $1.65bn, Xbox Live users rises to 53m

By James Batchelor

United States lifts laptop and electronics ban from Middle East flights

Developers and games firms from the region now able to bring the equipment they need into US

By James Batchelor

Location-based augmented reality games now protected by First Amendment

US judge rules it unconstitutional for laws to block where AR titles may be played

By James Batchelor

VR's paths diverge: A question of scale

As the world's largest VR arcade opens to showcase room- and arena-scale VR, the out-of-home possibilities continue to diverge from in-home implementations

By Rob Fahey

PS4, Tekken 7 drive June US game sales - NPD

Hardware was up 27% y-o-y thanks to PS4 and Nintendo Switch

By James Brightman

Sonic's run with Archie Comics ending

After 24 years, Sega of America says it has decided "to take a different direction with the series" to be announced at later date

Phil Harrison sees a "golden age" for games - and it's still to come

"The reach is there, the tools are there, the distribution is there," Harrison said - now all we need are the stories

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital game sales to reach $7.8 billion this year - SuperData

Video game DLC and microtransactions to drive $4 billion in sales alone, says research firm

By James Brightman

Take responsibility for your community

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds flap shows how game makers can set the tone for their player base with zero tolerance for toxic behavior

By Brendan Sinclair

Atari launches wearable push with Speakerhats

Ball caps with built-in Bluetooth speakers made in partnership with NECA and Audiowear

By Brendan Sinclair

UK video games tax relief payouts up 60% to £73m

Claims more than double year-on-year to 280 in 2016/17

By James Batchelor

Walking Dead game designer joins Blizzard

Harrison G. Pink takes up the role of senior designer on the Diablo team

By James Batchelor

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