(now incorporating IndustryGamers) is the world's leading games industry website. Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:59:44 +0000 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:59:44 +0000 60 To build a future, Italy's games industry must reckon with its past Cultural prejudice against games remains strong in Italy, but the AESVI and its development community have gained vital ground on the path to acceptance Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:21:00 +0000 Politics Publishing Development Gfinity: "We're getting ready for when the esports revenue finally takes off" Esports firm discusses its Elite series, why it's partnering with EA and getting ready for the inevitable esports revenue Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:16:00 +0000 eSports Blockchain technology could spell the end of DRM, says Robot Cache founder Products tracked on the blockchain can't be copied or altered, allowing users to resell their digital goods Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:27:00 +0000 Nintendo's share price jumps on Labo reveal Games giant returning to ten year-high after major project showcase Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:42:00 +0000 Publishing Chinese mobile gaming market sees 250% growth in consumer spend since 2015 App Annie: Total consumer spend in China reaches $11 billion, but remains behind Japan and US Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:00 +0000 Mobile Stardew Valley was the world's most downloaded Switch title in 2017 But Minecraft: Switch Edition dominates in home territory of Japan Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:34:00 +0000 Publishing The heavy cost of toxic work culture Regardless of the truth of the allegations of harassment and toxicity at Quantic Dream, many in the industry will have found the claims all too familiar Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 Publishing Development US console, PC market up 11% in 2017 - NPD Hardware sales drove growth and Switch drove hardware sales as number of retail releases trend upward Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:36:00 +0000 Publishing Oculus Start program aims to lighten the load for VR devs Facebook-owned VR company is offering "access, support and savings" to thousands of developers Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0000 Virtual Reality Sony's dev relations head departs - Report Florian Hunziker leaves PlayStation maker after just a year on the job Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:00:00 +0000 Publishing Jobs Hirshberg stepping down as Activision Publishing CEO Head of Call of Duty and Destiny publisher leaving in March after eight years in role Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:57:00 +0000 Publishing Switch sold 1.5 million in US for December Nintendo says its latest is the fastest-selling home console in US history; 3DS posts best monthly sales in three years Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0000 Hardware Do we even need a Netflix for games? All forms of entertainment have perfected the on-demand model - except video games. We speak to the firms striving to rectify this Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:38:00 +0000 Publishing Development City State Entertainment lands $7.5m from Mythic investors Mythic founder Mark Jacobs' studio pledges to accelerate the release of crowdfunded MMO Camelot Unchained Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Financial More data, "real feedback" would greatly benefit indies - Clever Endeavour CEO Ultimate Chicken Horse developer Richard Atlas lays out the biggest challenges he sees facing his studio after its first success Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:48:00 +0000 Development Facebook to be exclusive broadcaster of two ESL events CS:GO Pro League and the ESL One circuit will only be available on Facebook in 2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:20:00 +0000 eSports Jobs roundup: Former Pandora COO among three key hires at Twitch Meanwhile, Sony Interactive Entertainment appoints new deputy president and former Minecraft boss takes over game development and publishing at Microsoft Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:12:00 +0000 Jobs Nintendo Labo: the next Wonderbook? The Switch's latest bold attempt to win over kids can't work, can it? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Hardware Publishing Mobile gaming sessions down by 16% in 2017 but users spending more money than ever Meanwhile, larger high-end mobile devices seize 55% of market Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:51:00 +0000 Mobile Minecraft boss Matt Booty to lead Microsoft game dev and publishing Phil Spencer talks up greater investment after promoting Booty to lead all Xbox game teams Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:00 +0000 Jobs