Worldwide digital sales top $6 billion in August - Superdata

Tracking firm sees premium games getting more popular in China, with collectible card games the future of free-to-play

By Brendan Sinclair

Valve relents on Steam key reviews - well, almost

Individual reviews from non-Steam purchases will be more visible, but they are still excluded from overall score

By Matthew Handrahan

Never-ending Siege

Ubisoft's VP of live operations Anne Blondel-Jouin details the AAA-as-a-service approach behind the steadily improving Rainbow Six Siege

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam alters review system, irritates indies

Storefront only allows copies it sold to be used in aggregate review score, hiding opinions of scammers, crowdfunding backers, bundle purchasers, and more

By Brendan Sinclair

Digital sales up 10% year-over-year in July - Superdata

Pokemon Go, Overwatch powering a strong summer for game industry; Clash Royale cannibalizing Clash of Clans

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony raising PS Plus price

Annual memberships for online play and free games program going up $10 in US, $20 in Canada next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Ska Studios laments "toxic" trend in community attitudes

Delay to Salt and Sanctuary's Vita port prompted a backlash from the game's audience

By Matthew Handrahan

Japanese LittleBigPlanet servers shutting down

Sony confirms closures for LittleBigPlanet Portable and Karting servers worldwide

By Rachel Weber

League of Legends generates $150m a month - SuperData

PC online multiplayer space to approach $20bn this year thanks in part to MOBAs like LoL

By James Brightman

Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook target online hate speech

New EC Code of Conduct demands action against reported violations within 24 hours

By Matthew Handrahan

Steam's turned toxic, and Valve doesn't care

PC gaming's most important storefront is all too often an unmoderated playground for harassers and trolls, damaging developers and gamers alike

By Rob Fahey

Steam updates user reviews to show a game's score over time

System will now show most recent user reviews to reflect how games can change after release

By James Brightman

.games and .game website domains launching soon

Uniregistry plans to open .game availability this month as Rightside slates .games for third quarter

By Brendan Sinclair

Drinkbox cuts through the noise

Severed studio founders reflect on eight years in business, mid-gen console upgrades, the already crowded VR market, and the problem of relying on popularity to solve discoverability

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft's The Division pushes digital sales up 5% in March - SuperData

Total digital game sales reached $6.2bn, driven by digital console revenue, which climbed 23%

By James Brightman

Hearthstone hits 50m players

Blizzard releases Whispers of the Old Gods expansion

By Rachel Weber

Blizzard considering "pristine" World of Warcraft

After shutting down pirate servers running original version of MMO, publisher weighs in on proper support for the idea

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Live sees growth but hardware dips in Microsoft's Q3

Xbox Live monthly active user base stands at 46 million

By James Brightman

GameFront shutting down

Mod-hosting site will be taken offline permanently on April 30; Mod DB begins effort to preserve hundreds of thousands of files

By Brendan Sinclair

Garena raises $170 million series D round

The Singapore startup has come along way since its origins as a multiplayer gaming network

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital revenues up 10% in February - Superdata

DLC purchases make up for sliding new game sales; Street Fighter V fails to crack top five console games in launch month

By Brendan Sinclair

Xbox Survey asks users if they want to sell back digital content

Question suggests potential trade-in price of 10%; analyst downplays potential threat to GameStop

By Dan Pearson

Sony responds to Microsoft's cross-platform play announcement

Sony is "happy to have the conversation" about cross-platform play on PlayStation 4.

By Mike Williams

Xbox Live adds cross-network multiplayer

Microsoft allowing developers to make Xbox One games that can connect with other console networks

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony drops PlayStation Vue price, adds Disney and ESPN

Every multi-channel plan is now $10 cheaper despite the addition of new content

By Matthew Handrahan

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