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Why the games industry holds the key to War Child's future

The charity that supports children in war-torn areas reflects on its blossoming relationship with video games

By James Batchelor

Overwatch drives Activision Blizzard to record Q1 2017

Revenues climbed to $1.73 billion with digital growing 50% y-o-y

By James Brightman

Zynga CEO: "We'll be profitable in the very near future"

Q1 2017 loss narrowed to $9.5m as Frank Gibeau tells us that Zynga will be "in the same conversation with the Activisions and EAs" of the world

By James Brightman

Xsolla Capital to fund Unreal Engine 4 projects

Partnership with Epic Games will help developers bring their titles to market, even covering UE4 custom licensing costs

Wavedash Games secures $6m in Series A funding

Finance will be used to hire new talent and finish Smash Bros-style eSports title

By James Batchelor

Julian Gollop's Phoenix Point funded within a week

X-Com creator adds two stretch goals as Fig donations continue to roll in

By James Batchelor

MTG ups InnoGames stake to 51%

Another €82.6 million buys majority of the German publisher; MTG says this is a "first step" in growing new gaming vertical

By Matthew Handrahan

Sony expects PS4 sales to slow as console nears 60m units

Game profits up 50% with 20m PS4s sold in the fiscal year, but Sony predicts 18m for the year ahead

By Matthew Handrahan

GREE's Q3 net sales rise to $142.9m

Japanese mobile firm shows quarterly growth, but still down year-on-year from $151m in 2016

Breathing In: The Industry in Consolidation

Vivendi, Tencent, Softbank, Activision; the list of companies with billion-dollar shopping lists continues to grow. Is Disney next?

By Rob Fahey

Xbox Live lifts Microsoft's Q3 Gaming revenue by 4%

Xbox Live users up 13% to 52 million in the third quarter, but other Gaming figures were thin on the ground

By Matthew Handrahan

Mobile start-up Mech Moca raises $5m

Bangalore-based mobile studio will be targeting India with its games

By James Brightman

Capcom full-year sales rise to $782.9m

Solid performance from Resident Evil VII helps offset underperformance of Dead Rising 4

By James Batchelor

Nintendo Switch sold 2.74 million units in March alone

Profits up 5x in the last fiscal year, with Nintendo expecting a further 10 million Switch sales in the year ahead

By Matthew Handrahan

Remedy Entertainment is planning an IPO

Finnish dev wants to improve negotiating position and retain IP ownership through Nasdaq First North listing

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent splashes $142.2m on Chinese developer Seasun

Internet giant acquires 9.9% stake in PC and mobile studio

By James Batchelor

Mail.Ru founds Game Investment division

Up to $100m worth of funds to be made available

By Dan Pearson

Avalanche takes over $10M in funding from Nordisk film

Just Cause studio looking to accelerate growth with cash injection

By Dan Pearson

HP joins Venture Reality Fund

Tech giant commits to VR investment

Netmarble Games IPO raises $2.3bn

Second-biggest share sale in South Korea, thanks partly to the success of high-end mobile title Lineage II: Revolution

By James Batchelor

Mobile games booming as global games market hits $108.9B in 2017 - Newzoo

Research firm estimates that smartphone and tablet game revenues will account for 42% of worldwide sales this year

By James Brightman

DomiNations' lifetime revenue passes $100m

Historical mobile strategy game celebrates two-year anniversary with 32m players

By James Batchelor

Cave Story publisher Nicalis buys two indie studios

SuperVillain Studios and Cowboy Color will help the indie publisher to "achieve long-term goals"

Remedy eyes PS4 development after 20% revenue rise

Finnish studio's last PlayStation game was Max Payne 2

By Matthew Handrahan

Mind Candy avoids bankruptcy with new loan terms

Moshi Monsters studio also raised $1.5 million to execute its future plans

By Matthew Handrahan

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