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Games as a service has "tripled the industry's value"

Digital River report finds consumers prefer games with a steady stream of content over a $60 boxed title

By Haydn Taylor

Popular YouTuber calls for ESRB to step in over loot boxes

As controversy bubbles over, review aggregator OpenCritic takes "a stand against loot boxes"

By Haydn Taylor

Fired Riot employee discusses toxicity and community engagement

Rutledge says that talking to players can be scary, but it's better than "feeling like total silence out there"

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo shares hit-ten year high

Production of the Switch upped to two million units per month amid speculation of Chinese release

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: Andrew House leaves PlayStation

Elsewhere, Guardian games editor steps down and long standing Bandai Namco composer moves on

By Haydn Taylor

Creation Club brings paid mods to Skyrim

Bethesda finds acceptable face of paid mods and microtransactions after a long and difficult history

By Haydn Taylor

Turn 10 studio head apologises to fans over Forza 7 VIP passes

Developer folds to community pressure following controversial changes and communication issues

By Haydn Taylor

Scopely to open Barcelona office

LA-based mobile publisher going international after receiving $60m investment earlier this year

By Haydn Taylor

American esports audiences most receptive to corporate sponsorship, Nielsen report reveals

The Nielsen Esports Playbook finds esports fans are divided on VR and esports as an Olympic event

By Haydn Taylor

Immortals appoint former hockey league officer as new president and COO

CrossCut managing director: "I believe we found a great fit and a world-class executive in Ari Segal."

By Haydn Taylor

Toys R Us launches AR app to drive footfall into struggling stores

Play Chase being trialled in 23 US locations before going national later this month

By Haydn Taylor

SpecialEffect celebrates ten years of life changing work

CEO Dr Mick Donegan reflects on a decade of charity work, the benefits of video games, and how to make them more accessible

By Haydn Taylor

IndieBox shuts down subscription service

Company will be moving in new direction but promises more collector's editions in the future

By Haydn Taylor

Sports Interactive relocates to Here East

Studio director Miles Jacobson: It's the "sweet spot where sport and technology meet"

By Haydn Taylor

How to support the next generation of game developers

Game development requires a diverse range of skills and experience, but is the industry doing everything it can to equip graduates for life after university?

By Haydn Taylor

Jeff Kaplan: ''It often feels like there is no winning'' against toxic Overwatch users

Game director says forums don't feel like a safe environment for his team

By Haydn Taylor

PlayStation introduces credit card

The card promises rewards such as games, DLC, electronics and more

By Haydn Taylor

Jennifer Lopez part of $15m investment in esports team

NRG Esports receives huge investment from NFL and baseball stars

By Haydn Taylor

Plarium acquires Rumble Entertainment

Parent company Aristocrat continues to swallows up swathes of the mobile market

By Haydn Taylor

Ataribox will be a gaming PC for the living room

More than just a retro-collection, the console aims to succeed where the Steam Machine failed

By Haydn Taylor

Ubisoft using machine learning to translate hieroglyphics

The Assassin's Creed developer has put out a call for historians and researchers to aid in the project

By Haydn Taylor

Valve gives green light to community merchandising deal

3D printing service Shapeways has partnered with the games giant to produce and sell fan art designs

By Haydn Taylor

Gfinity raises 7m in new funding round

The esports tournament organiser looks towards becoming “global leader” in the sector

By Haydn Taylor

Atlus US file DMCA takedown against Patreon-funded PS3 emulator

Team behind RPCS3 hold their ground with support from Patreon against pressure from Persona 5 developer

By Haydn Taylor

Shadow of War DLC in honour of deceased developer is now free

Warner Bros. will make donation directly to the family of Michael Forgey who is immortalised as a character in the game

By Haydn Taylor

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