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Overwatch League attracts 10m viewers in its first week

Average audience of 408,000 per minute for opening day, concurrent viewers peaks at 437,000

By James Batchelor

YouTube fights "bad actors" with new content policies

New measures include manual vetting of Google Preferred videos, and a higher monetisation threshold for small channels

By Matthew Handrahan

Media Training for Beginners

Insomniac's Ryan Schneider shares tips for devs to make the most of their press interviews, from proper preparation to spotting gotcha questions

By Ryan Schneider

Writers Guild Awards 2018: Video game writing nominations announced

Madden NFL 18 and mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow among nominees

Google to monitor popular YouTube channels - Report

After dropping another big YouTuber over controversy, company will begin vetting content in Google Preferred advertiser program

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds most covered game in December 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II knocked from top spot as PUBG enjoys official console and Xbox launch

By Haydn Taylor

Smosh Games YouTuber departs following sexual assault allegations

Amra 'Flitz' Ricketts denies all "false claims" but "cannot risk negative impact" on YouTube group

By James Batchelor

$5.2m raised in Yogscast's Jingle Jam

2.5m people watched 700 hours of charity livestreams in December

By James Batchelor

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling console in US history

Platform holder breaks own record set by the Wii over ten years ago

By Haydn Taylor

IGN fires editor-in-chief - Report

Gaming site says it made the move after investigation into alleged misconduct

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Game of the Year 2017

Final episode of the year available to download now, reflecting on our favourite games from the past 12 months

By James Batchelor

Twitch announces reality game show for streamers

Stream On to feature creators competing to turn live-streaming into full-time career

By Haydn Taylor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Voice acting, with the stars of Assassin's Creed Origins

The talent behind Bayek, Aya and Cleopatra shares their experiences of bringing games characters to life

By James Batchelor

Patreon raises user fees to stabilise creator payouts

UPDATE: Crowdfunding platform decides not to add $0.35 service charge after creators begin to lose subscribers

By James Batchelor

Steam's new Curator Connect feature targets key-scamming

System emerges from beta to help all developers find genuine influencers

By James Batchelor

Twitch sees "glimmer of hope" in battle against toxic behaviour

Co-founder Kevin Lin tells GamesIndustry.biz he believes positivity will perpetuate out from smaller, more controlled channels

By James Batchelor

Wonderstorm brewing animation and AAA games

Avatar: The Last Airbender writer, Uncharted 3 director and Riot Games R&D finance head set up studio to work on linked game and Netflix series

By Brendan Sinclair

New UK games media awards event set for May

Following the cancellation of the Games Media Awards

By Christopher Dring

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Licensing your IP, with Gary D Nissenbaum

Latest episode available now, discusses how to arrange merchandise deals and more

By James Batchelor

Twitch: "We're almost ready to go full-blown Hunger Games"

Co-founder Kevin Lin is excited for a new age of games development where streaming audiences can interact with the players

By James Batchelor

Jobs Roundup: Green Man Gaming hires former EA, Activision marketing boss

Also this week, Keza MacDonald leaves Kotaku, a Mythbuster joins Giant Bomb, and Unity hires Insomniac developers

By James Batchelor

National Videogame Arcade launching music festival in 2018

Masaya Matsura, Jessica Curry and Rob Hubbard to headline new event

By James Batchelor

Minions studio close to deal for Mario movie - Report

Universal's Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo nearly ready to move forward with animated feature film

By Brendan Sinclair

Hitman series in the works at streaming platform Hulu

John Wick creator Derek Kolstad on board to write pilot

By Haydn Taylor

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