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Nintendo helps push April US game sales up 10% - NPD

Switch hardware and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dominated the industry

By James Brightman

Destiny 2 PC exclusive to Battle.net

Bungie shooter will be first non-Blizzard game on digital distribution service; other Activision titles could follow

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega Europe names new digital VP

James Schall promoted from director of digital distribution to grow business in PC and console space

By Brendan Sinclair

Razer launching Destiny 2 peripheral line

Partnership with Bungie will see new branded versions of mouse, keyboard, headset, and mouse mat

Splatoon 2 gets Switch hardware bundle

Nintendo UK and Japan confirm first pack-in title, intro full line of accessories for upcoming shooter

By Brendan Sinclair

Facebook expands eSports coverage with ESL partnership

Social network to host over 5,500 hours of live tournament programming including 1,500 hours of exclusive content

By James Brightman

Curve Digital appoints Alex Moyet as marketing director

Moyet brings experience from Media Molecule and Sony to growing UK publisher

Ico, Inside and Ultima creators to speak at Gamelab 2017

GamesIndustry.biz has 10 free tickets to Spain's leading developer conference - see inside for more information

By Matthew Handrahan

Fumito Ueda: “For me, it's not important to tell the details of the story”

The Last Guardian developer shares his design process with Massive MD David Polfeldt and attendees at Nordic Game Conference

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: VRX 2017 with Brynley Gibson and Julian Mower

Latest episode now available to download, discussing the search for new genres and the rising standards of virtual reality

By James Batchelor

VR Diversity Initiative to launch in the UK this summer

Event will appeal to women, LGBT and people of colour interested in making the move to VR

Inon Zur: “In video games, you don't need to hear the music - you need to feel it”

The Fallout 4 composer offers advice to aspiring musicians and discusses why he prefers scoring games to TV and film

By James Batchelor

Tencent game revenues hit $3.9 billion in Q1

Chinese publisher's PC and smartphone game revenue more than doubled Activision Blizzard's record quarter

By Matthew Handrahan

Ukie's Student Game Jam starts today

Fourth and biggest event will see 21 teams from across the UK will compete over the next 48 hours

UKIE lays out new policy manifesto

With an election on the way, UK trade group tells government what the industry needs to succeed in a post-Brexit world

By Brendan Sinclair

Google to launch standalone VR headsets with HTC Vive, Lenovo

The headsets will not need a phone or PC to run, and they offer six degrees of tracking

By James Brightman

The Witcher series to be adapted for Netflix

Drama series to be executive produced by team behind The Expanse and The Mummy

Playground spent 18 months developing the first 10 minutes of Forza Horizon 3

“First impressions change how players perceive a game,” says creative director Ralph Fulton

By James Batchelor

GameStop Expo 2017 set for August 27

Retailer's fan-focused event returns to Vegas, will be held on a weekend for first time

Switch best-selling console in US for second month

Nintendo says it sold more than 280,000 systems last month and 550,000 copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

By Brendan Sinclair

Devolver Digital planning an E3 press conference

Indie publisher says it will host a media briefing to go with its E3-adjacent Indie Picnic event in the LACC parking lot

Is Bethesda's reviews policy really harming game sales?

We look at the data around Doom, Skyrim Special Edition, Dishonored 2 and Prey

By Christopher Dring

VR motion tracking firm OptiTrack opens European office

New division based in Paris and led by Dr. Francois Asseman

Keywords moves into software engineering with GameSim acquisition

Yet another company bought by the industry services provider

By Christopher Dring

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