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"Games are the largest provider of critical thinking education in the world"

Improbable's Oliver Lewis and Nick Button-Brown want to unlock the potential of games as an antidote for "fake news, bias and extremism"

By Matthew Handrahan

Force Field VR raises €1 million in funding

New money will support Landfall developer's further activities in high-end location-based VR

By Matthew Handrahan

British Games Institute lays out Finance, Culture and Skills programmes

BGI needs £8 million a year for its plans, rising to as much as £12 million after three years

By Matthew Handrahan

Gameslab Leeds awards £157,000 in grants

Money received by nine local companies will create or safeguard 40 jobs

Tackling mobile's "game cloning" issue

Riot Games is trying to prevent League of Legends being ripped off by a cloning outfit, but is there more that store operators could do to protect creators?

By Rob Fahey

Nintendo ends New Nintendo 3DS production in Japan

It seems that the larger New Nintendo 3DS XL will still be manufactured, however [UPDATE: New 3DS also discontinued in Europe, no impact on 3DS in America]

By James Brightman

ESL adds new chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer

Global esports firm hires Rodrigo Samwell as CMO and Martin Hubert as CRO

Oculus plans $200 VR headset - Report

Company said to be launching new stand-alone device next year to bridge gap between mobile VR and high-end enthusiast market

By Brendan Sinclair

Itch.io changes policy in wake of pirated games scam

Open marketplace adapts after users report ersatz indie games being sold in store

By Brendan Sinclair

VR criticism "a little unfair" - Fargo

Industry vet still a big believer in VR, targeting 2019 for his server-based open-world survival VR title

By James Brightman

nDreams secures £2.7m further investment

Apax Partners' Paul Fitzsimons joins as Chairman, Geomerics' Rob Precious made non-executive director

SuperData predicts 5m digital sales for Destiny 2

Research firm also expects series' PC debut to reach 3m downloads within first three months

By James Batchelor

Why does Sports Direct want GAME?

The retail giant now owns almost 26% of the UK High Street chain

By Christopher Dring

Oculus moving on from investing in smaller VR projects

VR market can now support small and mid-sized teams, Oculus now prefers multi-million dollar investments

By Matthew Handrahan

Brie Code and Anita Sarkeesian to keynote European Women In Games Conference

Seventh iteration of two-day summit will be held in London this September

By James Batchelor

Patriots, Mets and NetEase among first Overwatch League team owners

Five of the seven teams will be in the US, as well as one in Seoul and one in Shanghai

By Matthew Handrahan

Sports Direct buys large stake in struggling GAME

Retail billionaire Mike Ashley takes almost 26% in the retailer

By Christopher Dring

Valve dismisses Steam Direct concern

Alden Krol says "a bunch of low effort, low quality games" aren't hurting better titles, details changes for discoverability, curators

By Brendan Sinclair

DOTA 2 breaks eSports prize pool record again

Over $20.75 million at stake as Valve's seventh The International tournament surpasses last year's total with almost a month left to raise more funds

By Brendan Sinclair

Is high-end VR a dead end?

The Rift, Vive, and PSVR could fall short of success on their own while still securing a brighter future for VR

By Brendan Sinclair

Brian Fargo's inXile secures $4.5m investment from gumi VR

Veteran plans to follow Mage's Tale with open-world survival VR title; gumi investment is part equity, part funding for development

By James Brightman

Meet the finalists of Epic and Wellcome's Developing Beyond competition

Untold Games, All Seeing Eye and Lost Forest Games will each receive $60k to continue work on their games

By Matthew Handrahan

Harvest Moon publisher reaps what it has sown

Natsume CEO Hiro Maekawa celebrates farming sim's 20th anniversary reflecting on a win-win approach to business and how the company is facing more and less competition simultaneously

By Brendan Sinclair

Gameloft appoints new UK and Ireland country manager

Former Bin Weevils sales boss John-Paul Burke joins major mobile publisher

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