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New VC firm Eleven Ventures opens in California

Investment firm wants to focus on start-ups in VR, AR, esports and games development

By James Batchelor

Six ways to make the most of Video Games Tax Relief

Altara Games' Ella Romanos explains why there is no longer a barrier to UK studios who want to benefit from this government incentive

By Ella Romanos

Razer buys 19.9% of e-payment firm MOL

SE Asia focused company will help Razer to build its business in the region as "master distributor" of its zGold virtual currency

Waypoint publisher Vice Media takes $450m investment

CEO Shane Smith listed gaming as one area of expansion in bid to build "the largest millennial video library in the world"

By Matthew Handrahan

E3 is over and investors are hammering GAME, GameStop

After an E3 filled with great games, you might think retailers could get a little boost, but that's not the case

By James Brightman

Scopely raises $60m with injection from AOL founding team

Company behind The Walking Dead: Road to Survival has grown its revenues nine-fold in nine quarters

By James Brightman

TreasureHunt takes lifetime funding to $8.4 million

Berlin-based studio has raised $6 million to launch its second game, Pet Paradise, and to create a a new dev team

Discord raised $50 million in funding this year - report

Company behind game chat app was valued at $725 million in January

By Matthew Handrahan

Garriott reassures backers after fresh crowdfunding push exposes finances

Portalarium boss says studio tends to operate with $500,000 in the bank despite $11m in donations

By James Batchelor

Newly-launched VC Rooks Nest Ventures has £28m to invest in tech and games firms

UK-based venture capital company open to investing in studios overseas

By James Batchelor

Zelnick: “We're probably undermonetising our users”

Despite ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto Online, CEO insists publisher is “not going to grab the last nickel”

By James Batchelor

Klang receives additional funding, strikes a deal with Harvard Law professor

Unity founder David Helgason among backers for studio behind SpatialOS-powered MMO Seed

By James Batchelor

What went wrong at Mad Catz?

It was once the most powerful peripherals brand in the world, but now it's in bankruptcy

By Christopher Dring

Take-Two acquires Kerbal Space Program

Mexico City based developer Squad will continue supporting and making content for the popular space sim

By Matthew Handrahan

Forge of Empires reaches €250m lifetime revenue

And InnoGames' biggest hit is gathering momentum, with €150m earned in less than half its five-year lifetime

By Matthew Handrahan

Stillfront Group buys eRepublik Labs for €7.5m

eRepublik earned €2.5 million in 2016 from its portfolio of free-to-play browser games

VR startup Playsnak raises $2.5m

Japanese mobile company Gumi has invested $1.2 million of that total

Switch and Pokémon boost GameStop Q1 sales

Company beats expectations, although profits do slip

By Christopher Dring

$275,000 awarded in latest Unreal Dev Grants round

17 new recipients include 12 games developers, primarily in mobile and VR

Nintendo Switch helps Best Buy fight off decline

New console propelled US retailer to record shares high, best entertainment performance since 2014

By James Batchelor

Lusionsoft raises $1.7 million for VR development

Virtuous spin-off already has two games in Steam, with two more to launch this year

Softbank buys Nvidia stake, worth a reported $4 billion

Deal is linked to $93 billion Vision Fund, and would make Softbank Nvidia's fourth largest shareholder

By Matthew Handrahan

Embrace.io raises $2.5 million seed funding

Mobile app performance platform will be led by Scopely co-founder Eric Futoran

Unity takes $400 million investment from Silver Lake

Half of the money will let employees and shareholders cash out of the company

By Matthew Handrahan

Top Gear mobile dev Motorious passes €1.3m in investment

New round of funding adds €800,000 to Finnish studio's total ahead of first game launch

By James Batchelor

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