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GameStop creates Senior Vice President of Collectibles position

Former Walmart exec Janet Bareis will oversee specialty retailer's collectibles merchandising strategy

Why I Love

GamesIndustry.biz is readying a series of columns to add much needed positivity to the gaming media landscape, and we could use some help

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Examining Xbox

Latest episode available to download now, discussing the challenges Microsoft faces with the Xbox One X launch

By James Batchelor

What happens when you turn a game into a concert?

Jessica Curry discusses the difference of interactivity in Dear Esther Live and assesses how the industry treats women two years after she stepped back

By Brendan Sinclair

Funcom's The Secret World picked up for a TV series

Johnny Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil will be involved in screen adaptation of relaunched MMO

Sonic Mania: Critical Consensus

Sega's 16-bit mascot revisits his glory years with a 2D reboot that's more than just another nostalgia trip

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony UK marketing boss Rich Keen departing in November

Exec leaving “to pursue another opportunity in the industry”

By James Batchelor

GawkBox raises $3.7m series A for streamer tipping tech

Twitch and YouTube streamers can use GawkBox to receive "tips" from their communities

Fixing our broken internet culture

If we're serious about tackling harassment of developers, start with the culture of angry entitlement encouraged by many media figures

By Rob Fahey

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Charting Southeast Asia with Ubisoft

Three studio heads discuss the talent and tech in the region, new episode available to download now

By James Batchelor

Devolver Digital to release Call of Duty documentary

CODumentary will be a feature-length exploration of Call of Duty's emergence as a blockbuster franchise

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Beating the bootlegs

Harbottle & Lewis' Kostya Lobov offers advice on how to protect your rights as a developer - and avoid infringing on the rights of others

By James Batchelor

The Verge's Chris Plante to take executive editor role at Polygon

Plante to take Brian Crecente's vacant role, while Verge's Ross Miller also will become Polygon's first director of programming

Sonic's run with Archie Comics ending

After 24 years, Sega of America says it has decided "to take a different direction with the series" to be announced at later date

Atari launches wearable push with Speakerhats

Ball caps with built-in Bluetooth speakers made in partnership with NECA and Audiowear

By Brendan Sinclair

Words With Friends TV show in the works

Zynga partners with MGM to bring long-running mobile hit to the not-quite-as-small screen

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Catching up with the Romeros

Legendary games designers John and Brenda Romero join us for this week's show, available to download now

By James Batchelor

Splatoon 2: Critical Consensus

Reviewers agree Nintendo's latest is great, but still quite similar to the first Splatoon

By Brendan Sinclair

How Pokémon Go has transformed the brand

The mobile game may be past its peak, but its impact is permanent

By Christopher Dring

Brian Crecente leaving Polygon

Executive editor with Vox Media's game site leaving after five years to become editorial director for Glixel

By Brendan Sinclair

"Design a game that lends itself to catchy review titles or YouTubers' dick jokes"

Big Pharma creator Tim Wicksteed discusses making a title that promotes itself ahead of his Develop:Brighton talk

By James Batchelor

Sony's David Perry departs for Instagram influencer marketing firm

Ex-Gaikai boss co-founds new start-up GoVyrl, takes on CEO role

By James Batchelor

Glixel's San Francisco office closed, team laid off

At least seven jobs lost as site control passed to Rolling Stone's New York office

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Diversity in games with Anita Sarkeesian

The Feminist Frequency founder on her Tropes series, dealing with the backlash and how developers can explore new stories

By James Batchelor

EXP: London's secret new games venue

CEO Vince Lammas tells us why a warehouse near Stratford's Olympic Park could become a hotspot for gamesevents

By James Batchelor

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