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Pokémon Go's road to China blocked over safety and security concerns

The mobile hit will be investigated by a state body for a range of potential risks

By Matthew Handrahan

2017: A reason to be cheerful

CEO Richard Wilson ponders what the findings from TIGA's annual survey really mean for UK games makers

By Richard Wilson

Rocket League topped PlayStation Store's download charts in 2016

Psyonix beat some heavyweight competition to finish on top in both Europe and the US

By Matthew Handrahan

Yogscast raises $2.5m in festive charity drive

Six charities will receive a share of Humble Bundle revenue

By Christopher Dring

Steam hits all-time high of 14 million concurrent users

This time last year, the record for Valve's platform was 8.5 million

Daybreak to shut Landmark MMO in February

EverQuest Next spinoff got a full release in June 2016, but it will close next month

PlayStation reorganises European senior management team

Simon Rutter becomes COO and Tim Stokes named senior VP as president Jim Ryan stresses the importance of regional strength

By Christopher Dring

Steam paid revenue flat in 2016 despite escalating releases - Steam Spy

More than 5,000 games hit Valve's store last year, but "truly big games" were in shorter supply

By Matthew Handrahan

Global PlayStation 4 sales pass 53m

6.2m consoles and 50.4m software units sold over the holiday season, Uncharted 4 total sales top 8.7m

Ladykiller in a Bind to launch "fully unedited and uncensored" on Steam

Love Conquers All Games' erotic visual novel sets a precedent on the PC's most popular retail platform

By Matthew Handrahan

ERA: Digital games generated £2.2bn in the UK last year and offset physical decline

Overall game sales across digital and physical grew 2.9%, according to GfK and IHS figures

By Christopher Dring

Firewatch passes 1 million units sold

Campo Santo's acclaimed debut reached a major milestone in the last days of 2016

UK physical games sales dropped 13.4% in 2016

PS4 and 3DS game sales rise, every other platform falls

By Christopher Dring

GTA V, Civ VI among top grossing Steam titles in 2016

Valve releases list of top revenue generating games but does not share actual sales figures

Playrix's Gardenscapes: New Acres is Facebook's game of the year

Social network also reveals most popular titles on new Instant Games and Gameroom platforms

By James Batchelor

VR killer app, Red Dead 2 and Nintendo Switch top games industry's 2017 wish list

We ask leading indies and games industry figureheads about their highlights of the past year and most anticipated releases

By James Batchelor

2016 games industry brings in $94 billion - Superdata

Research firm says mobile dominated the year, bringing in $41 billion compared to retail's $26 billion and free-to-play online's $19 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

30 Years of Ubisoft: “The Guillemots are critical to our success”

Jonathan Morin, Rima Brek, Rebecka Coutaz, Patrick Plourde, Clint Hocking, Martin Oliver, Antti Ilvessuo and Magnus Jansen on Ubisoft's 30 years

By Christopher Dring

Physical releases rising with over 300 games launched in 2016

NPD data shows number of boxed titles up year-on-year thanks to ports from digital and PlayStation VR launch

By James Batchelor

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