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“There will be hate you cannot control. In all honesty, it's defeating”

Square Enix's Amy Graves discusses the pressures community managers face ahead of her UKIE Careers Bar talk next week

By James Batchelor

Campo Santo legally able to file DMCA against PewDiePie over racial slur

But court costs to enforce could be "well over six figures" so dangerous defence for indies and smaller studios

By James Batchelor

PewDiePie racial slur sparks backlash from Campo Santo, Simogo

[UPDATE] Prominent YouTube streamers brace for fallout from "liability" PewDiePie's actions

By Matthew Handrahan

FTC demands disclosure from influencers following TmarTn CS:GO scandal

Commission rules that influencers must "clearly and conspicuously" identify links to products and services

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Women In Games

Nyamyam's Jennifer Schneidereit, Dovetail's Gemma Johnson-Brown and Space Ape's Deborah Mensah-Bonsu discuss improving diversity

By James Batchelor

Samsung "official 4K TV partner" for Xbox One X

Electronics firm using QLED TVs to help showcase new Microsoft console at US retail

The indie publishers' guide to marketing your game

Versus Evil, Raw Fury, Headup Games and Good Shepherd offer advice to developers during their Devcom panel

By James Batchelor

Amazon Associates lets Twitch viewers buy while streaming

Meanwhile Twitch Extensions enables developers to build interactive overlays for streamers

By James Batchelor

Xbox One X couldn't save gamescom 2017 from weak media coverage

ICO Partners' analysis shows that this year's gamescom was "relatively underwhelming"

By James Brightman

GameStop: Forced bundles are for customer convenience

Retailer defends practice of requiring online purchasers of high-demand items to pay for additional merchandise

By Brendan Sinclair

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

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