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Yorkshire Games Festival sees attendance jump by 15% in second year

Ninja Theory, Wargaming.net and TT Games join festival at National Science and Media Museum

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Disney flexes its muscle over Star Wars and Marvel

The IP powerhouse values protecting that IP over any business relationship - as firms working on those properties would do well to remember

By Rob Fahey

Why casual games need a narrative

Mobile studios discuss how they use serialised storylines to drive player retention far beyond launch

By James Batchelor

Kevin Chou joins the board at Critical Force

Ex-Kabam CEO will help guide Finnish mobile esports firm as its FPS Critical Force passes 30 million downloads

“People in AAA talk about games being mainstream - they're not”

But they soon will be, and Massimo Guarini founded Ovosonico to be a different kind of studio, making a different kind of game

By Matthew Handrahan

Rovio share price down nearly 20% after latest financial report

Profitability dented as user acquisition costs spike by over 300%

By Haydn Taylor

Victorian gambling commission: "What occurs with 'loot boxes' does constitute gambling"

Commission has limited options for enforcement, looks to work with other agencies to bring about change

By Haydn Taylor

Playground Games hires GTA V, Metal Gear Solid and Hellblade devs for open-world action RPG

Forza Horizon developer also secures new 200-person studio, which will bring headcount up to 400

By James Batchelor

Multiple layoffs at Gazillion day before Thanksgiving

Staff to lose insurance, severance, and paid time off

By Haydn Taylor

Could UK retail sell 2m games over Black Friday?

This weekend will be a huge period for hardware and software

By Christopher Dring

Microsoft sued over HoloLens patent infringement

Connecticut-based HoloTouch claims that HoloLens actually infringes two of its patents

By James Brightman

Star Wars Battlefront loot boxes investigation continues, say Belgian authorities

Hawaii also considers legislation against "Star Wars-themed online casino"

By Haydn Taylor

UK Budget 2017: games fund extended, R&D credits boosted and better maths education

The Chancellor of the Exchequer also confirmed plans to invest 500m in the Tech sector

By James Batchelor

Ninja Theory in profit only three months after Hellblade launch

Game way ahead of nine-month target as it approaches 500,000 sales

By Haydn Taylor

"It's not Hitman without IO": Why Square Enix set the franchise free

President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda tells GamesIndustry.biz the reasons behind the surprise split with IO Interactive

By James Batchelor

Publisher to donate 75% of Axiom Verge sales to support developer's son

BadLands forgoes profits as Axiom Verge prepares for retail launch on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch drives GameStop global sales to just shy of $2bn for latest quarter

Hardware and software demand counters slight decline in pre-owned sales

By Haydn Taylor

Tencent to publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China

Bluehole's new partner obliterates any notion on a ban in PUBG's biggest market

By Matthew Handrahan

AppLovin abandons acquisition plans, opts for $841m debt financing

Orient Hontai Capital invests further into mobile marketing firm, after US government questions previous takeover bid

By James Batchelor

Apple reportedly buys AR startup Vrvana for $30 million

Multiple sources confirm the acquisition of the creator of the Totem mixed reality headset

By Matthew Handrahan

FCC is about to dismantle net neutrality

Gamers who rely on equal access to the internet may no longer have any such guarantee

By James Brightman

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age sells 1 million

PS4-exclusive HD remaster of PS2 game hits milestone a little over four months after release

Dan Gilbert makes multimillion investment in 100 Thieves

Cleveland Cavaliers owner helping former Call of Duty pro player's apparel line to field a team in 2018 League of Legends LCS

By Brendan Sinclair

Publishers are "the most valuable piece of the puzzle" right now

We Are Fuzzy's Maxx Burman offers a not-so-fuzzy view of indie development in 2017 as he readies his first project, Sleep Tight

By Brendan Sinclair

Wargaming's symbiotic relationship with education and marketing

Director of special projects Tracy Spaight explores the applications for AR and VR outside of gaming

By Haydn Taylor

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