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Samsung acquires VR studio VRB

Gear VR maker reportedly paid $5.5 million for developer of The Launch, VRB Home

By Brendan Sinclair

EA's Evolution: Free DLC, neural networks and (maybe) VR

Electronic Arts' Laura Miele explains the publisher's changing approach to live operations as well as lukewarm support for VR and Switch

By Brendan Sinclair

Microsoft "wins" E3 coverage race

ICO Partners finds Xbox One X helped platform holder garner most ink, with Nintendo and Ubisoft posting strong showings as well

By Brendan Sinclair

How PlayLink opens PS4 to mobile developers

Wish Studios CEO Caspar Field talks us through the opportunities offered by PlayStation's new mobile-to-console range

By James Batchelor

TopWare defends Two Worlds 2's surprise microtransactions

Developer insists RPG has not been transformed into pay-to-play, that IAPs are optional

By James Batchelor

Hutch hires former Codermasters, Gameloft devs

Producer Rachael Edwards and senior designer Corentin Delprat join the team

Tencent's five-year plan for a Ľ100bn Chinese esports industry

Riot Games parent pushing for unified standards, more leagues and esports-themed industrial parks

By James Batchelor

MTG to acquire GameStop's Kongregate for $55m

Nordic firm to add Kongregate to its recent InnoGames acquisition

By Christopher Dring

Fuze Code Studio teaches Nintendo Switch owners to develop games

New software will even enable users to create titles that use motion controls

By James Batchelor

EA restructure bolsters Geneva HQ, cuts local teams

Publisher is re-thinking its PR and marketing plans

By Christopher Dring

EA Tiburon's Jon Sullivan killed

26-year-old Madden developer shot to death in parking lot dispute

By Brendan Sinclair

HTC Vive now available through BestBuy, Walmart websites

Four new online retailers are "a testament to VR's march toward the broader consumer market"

Waypoint publisher Vice Media takes $450m investment

CEO Shane Smith listed gaming as one area of expansion in bid to build "the largest millennial video library in the world"

By Matthew Handrahan

Pokémon Go Fest tickets sell out in minutes, scalpers rejoice

$20 tickets for Pokémon Go's anniversary event are now changing hands for hundreds of dollars

By Matthew Handrahan

Nine Australian indies funded by Film Victoria

Government of Victoria believes funding will create 40 jobs and generate $1.2 million for the state

US games spending fell 11% on weak software market - NPD

Switch drove hardware gains in May, but Injustice 2's success couldn't prevent a 20% drop in software sales

By Matthew Handrahan

What did we think of E3 2017? New GamesIndustry.biz Podcast out now

From Xbox One X to a teary Michel Ancel, we discuss the highs, lows, surprises and disappointments of the past week

By James Batchelor

GamesIndustry.biz restructures editorial team

Promotions made to existing team as we look to launch new events and increase editorial output

By GamesIndustry Staff

Dave Cowling joins VR startup Within

Infinity Ward's former chief tech officer signs on with outfit behind Mr. Robot, OneRepublic VR experiences

Capcom and Bandai Namco ink cross-licensing deal for fighting games

"Online matching" agreement will reduce dev costs and production times for "game series such as Street Fighter"

By Matthew Handrahan

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 triumphant as YouTube reveals E3 trailer rankings

EA's sci-fi shooter racked up 9.5m views, fending off Assassin's Creed: Origins and FIFA 18

By James Batchelor

Channel 4: “There's a massively disproportionate amount of money and effort going into core VR games”

Broadcaster's games publishing arm says it's open to opportunities in mobile VR, but first title Soar is currently “a one-off”

By James Batchelor

Atari is preparing to launch new hardware

The "Ataribox" is "years in the making" and will be based on PC technology

By Matthew Handrahan

The E3 Interview: PlayStation's Jim Ryan

Sony on absent indies, fighting Xbox, reaching mainstream gamers and why a resurgent Nintendo is good for everyone

By Christopher Dring

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