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Eastern European developers seek growth through solidarity

At Poland's Games Industry Conference, six European developer associations pledged to work together to achieve their goals

By Matthew Handrahan

Loot box petition prompts response from UK government

Department for Culture recognises risk and will keep matter under review

By Haydn Taylor

Hard games as a disempowerment fantasy

Bennett Foddy explains why he made his latest, Getting Over It, to hurt a certain kind of person

By Brendan Sinclair

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

The technical artists balancing polycounts and visual quality

Games' greatest visuals might freeze computers and crash consoles if not for intensive optimisation by technical artists

By Astrid Johnson

Sony to publish Nintendo Switch games with new label Unties

Indie publisher operated by Sony Music Entertainment, first title Tiny Metal releases in November

By James Batchelor

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

Indiegogo launches marketplace

Creators can now sell finished products directly through the crowdfunding platform

Sumo Digital going public - Report

Snake Pass and Crackdown 3 developer preparing for an IPO expected to be worth around 150 million

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt Red responds to scathing Glassdoor reviews

After complaints of mismanagement, senseless crunch, and poor pay, Witcher studio says its approach to development "is not for everyone"

By Brendan Sinclair

Chinese firm Leyou buys 20% of Certain Affinity for $10m

Co-developer of Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops excited to "create an ambitious and exciting new game together"

By James Brightman

Wargaming opens new Moscow mobile studio

New branch will focus on developing midcore titles, headed up by Andrey Zimenko

By James Batchelor

Does anyone own the Battle Royale genre?

Current law gives developers little more than "a headstart" over potential imitators, says Harbottle & Lewis' Kostyantyn Lobov

By Kostyantyn Lobov

Apple asked to remove Philippines drug war games from App Store

Anti-drug organisation ANPUD demands an apology from Apple for handling "insensitive content"

By Matthew Handrahan

Loot box petition will get a response from UK government

Call to adapt laws to include game mechanics that are "essentially gambling" attracts requisite 10,000 signatures

NBA: “Esports is a massive industry, and we think we have a place in it”

The basketball league's esports boss discusses decades-long plans for professional competitions with 2K Games

By James Batchelor

Warner dominates UK charts with Shadow of War and Lego - but FIFA still No.1

Middle-Earth sequel settles for second place, while Bethesda's The Evil Within debuts at No.3

By James Batchelor

Apple: "Quality" AR headsets aren't possible with current tech

CEO Tim Cook believes "anything you would see on the market any time soon" won't provide a good experience

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG has doubled total banned players in a month

BattlEye has banned 322,000 players, with as many as 13,000 banned every day

By Matthew Handrahan

Ex-Naughty Dog dev levies sexual harassment allegation

Developer accuses studio of firing him after he spoke up; studio says it has no evidence he ever notified it of inappropriate conduct

By Brendan Sinclair

IGN buys Humble Bundle

Pay-what-you-want game storefront to retain office, staff, charitable focus as it joins consumer gaming site

By Brendan Sinclair

Cuphead sells 1 million

StudioMDHR says vintage cartoon-inspired run-and-gun game hit milestone in just two weeks on sale

VR chasm of disappointment becoming more of an abyss?

Analysts weigh in on whether the latest Oculus announcements this week will move the needle for VR adoption

By James Brightman

Post-IPO Rovio: "Our numbers will tell the best story going forward"

CEO Kati Levoranta says it's "still very early days" to predict share trading levels, team is already "back to hard work" on growth strategy

By James Batchelor

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