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Slot machine denies Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC trademark

US patent office suspends The Frozen Wilds DLC trademark for similarities to mobile game Frozen Wild

By Haydn Taylor

Gaming video content has an audience of 665 million

SuperData report forecasts ads and direct consumer spending to push GVC earnings to $4.6 billion in 2017

By Haydn Taylor

Games for the Many: how Labour plans to win elections with video games

Designer Rosa Carbó-Mascarell on using video games to make politics accessible

By Haydn Taylor

New York Yankees invest in Vision Esports

Most valuable team in baseball ventures into the world of competitive video games

By Haydn Taylor

Digital Storefront report: "Never discount less than 40%"

Don't be concerned about diminishing returns and always promote aggressively, says EEDAR

By Haydn Taylor

Implied sexual assault scene in Call of Duty modified for Australia

The "threat of sexual violence" no longer listed as content warning, but title remains rated R18+

By Haydn Taylor

Resident Evil VII ships four million units but remains a long way from sales target

The game has proven a hit on VR, with just under 300,000 users on the platform

By Haydn Taylor

Tomb Raider creative director steps down to join indie developer

Milham had been with Crystal Dynamics just over a year before joining Outpost Games

By Haydn Taylor

Patent that pushes microtransactions through multiplayer granted to Activision

The "exploratory" systems have not been implemented into any games as of yet, publisher says

By Haydn Taylor

Loot box petition prompts response from UK government

Department for Culture recognises risk and will keep matter under review

By Haydn Taylor

Japanese mobile market outgrows US three years in a row

RPGs account for 65% of mobile revenue in Japan, App Annie report shows

By Haydn Taylor

More games released on Steam this year than whole of 2016

Steam Direct fails to halt over population as total number of games expected to exceed 6,000

By Haydn Taylor

Overwatch hits 35 million players

The player base continues to grow, but it's slowing

By Haydn Taylor

Leaked assets partly responsible for Swery's crowdfunding failure

Campaign was a learning experience and plans are in place to try again on Kickstarter, says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Xbox head says cross-platform talks with Sony go nowhere

Sony "should talk about what their view is," says Spencer

By Haydn Taylor

H1Z1 Pro League announced for 2018

Developer Daybreak teams up with Twin Galaxies, promising "players-first" epsorts league

By Haydn Taylor

Supercell CEO hands over control to 15-year-old girl for the day

Clash of Clans developer takes part in International Day of the Girl campaign

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile developer Supersolid secures $4 million investment

Developer raises capital as latest game arrives on iOS and Android

By Haydn Taylor

PUBG passes two million concurrent players milestone

Update: Battle royale shooter's record is now 700,000 players beyond Dota 2

By Haydn Taylor

Fortnite reaches ten million players

The free battle royale mode is still a long way behind PlayerUknown Battlegrounds, however

By Haydn Taylor

Virtual social spaces app receives additional $11 million funding

Funding for Bigscreen reaches $14 million as developers prepare app for Microsoft Mixed Reality

By Haydn Taylor

Tekken 7 has sold over two million units on consoles

It took three months to outsell Street Fighter V which sold 1.7 million console units since February 2016

By Haydn Taylor

SNES Mini sells over 360,000 units in Japan in four days

The console is on track to outsell its predecessor, though stock shortages remain an issue

By Haydn Taylor

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