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Vivendi to attempt hostile bid for Ubisoft this year - Reuters

Reuters' sources claim that this is the year that the French media giant will accelerate its expansion into video games

By James Brightman

Beware these soft-launch mistakes

Mike Herron, managing director at ChilliConnect, outlines the key aspects developers should master for soft-launching their games

By Mike Herron

ZeptoLab: "There's no way around it. Devs need to understand the numbers"

CEO Misha Lyalin discusses the increasing focus on metrics in mobile games, as well as his company's quest to publish the next big hit

By James Batchelor

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Critical Consensus

Switch software lineup gets a turbo boost with Nintendo racer's victory lap

By Brendan Sinclair

Frontier to release Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster at physical retail

Sold Out handling the physical versions, believes "quality games will sell whatever the distribution method"

By Christopher Dring

The third age of Jagex

Acting CEO and COO Phil Mansell tells us what new ownership means for the RuneScape maker

By Christopher Dring

Over 500 ID@Xbox games released

More than 1bn hour spent playing these games in 2016, 1,000-plus games still in development

By James Batchelor

G2A's reputation can still be fixed, indies say - "Just stop being shit"

Rami Ismail, Mike Bithell and Dan Da Rocha on the art of managing reputation in the games business

By Matthew Handrahan

Should indies release their video games in a box?

There's still money to be made in the old physical games market

By Christopher Dring

Nintendo, Ever the Toy Company

The fate of NES Classic is a reminder that while Nintendo may be a console firm, its DNA remains that of a toy maker

By Rob Fahey

Starbreeze wants publishing partners to take the lead on single-player

"As many lovely emails as we've received about [Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons], it doesn't pay salaries"

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo Switch drives March games sales to $1.36B in US - NPD

The hardware category nearly doubled year-over-year thanks to Nintendo's record-breaking Switch launch

By James Brightman

Curve Digital hires new business development manager

Former Gamer Network trade events manager Charlotte Nangle joins UK publisher

Tencent bringing free-to-play Rocket League to China

Partnership with Psyonix will see smash hit localised for Chinese market with hints at eSports events

By James Batchelor

Remote Control Productions expands into Romania

Romania joins Finland as second international subsidiary for the Munich-based developer network

By Matthew Handrahan

Nintendo preparing SNES mini for this Christmas - report

Eurogamer has confirmed with "sources close to the company" that another Nintendo microconsole is on the way

By James Brightman

Digital sales now represent 74% of the US game market

The games industry added $11.7 billion to the US GDP in 2016, according to ESA's new Essential Facts report

By James Brightman

Ubisoft opens two new studios

Berlin and Bordeaux branches, plus at least 100 jobs, added to Assassin's Creed publisher's global empire

By James Batchelor

"We want to be the global community for people to play, watch and share games"

Facebook is rolling out new features for Instant Games, Gameroom and its gaming videos

By James Brightman

Development by expo: How Ghost Town built Overcooked

We visit a house in Cambridge to uncover the secrets of BAFTA-winning Overcooked

By Christopher Dring

Peter Moore bids the game industry farewell

"If you work in the industry, I am in awe of what you do in bringing games to life in ways we could have only dreamed of a few short years ago"

By James Brightman

Nintendo Switch becomes fastest-selling system in Nintendo history

NPD reports that 906,000 units were sold in March, and Zelda broke records as well

By James Brightman

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