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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:45:31 +0100 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:45:31 +0100 ops@eurogamer.net 60 E3 2017: Every announcement and release date http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-e3-2017-every-announcement-and-release-date Catch up on the biggest news from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo with our handy guide Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:14:00 +0100 Publishing Virtual Reality E3 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909508 Introversion's latest game has "bombed in a big way" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-26-introversions-latest-game-has-bombed-in-a-big-way Scanner Sombre sold 6k units in two months, but was still among the top 15% of games on Steam Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:07:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909756 GTA V back at No.1 in poor week for UK games retail http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-26-gta-v-back-at-no-1-in-poor-week-for-uk-games-retail Dirt 4 is now at No.2 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:49:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909750 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds hits 4m sales, $100m revenue http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-playeruknowns-battlegrounds-hits-4-million-sales Update: Bluehole Inc's breakout hit reached a peak of 230,000 concurrent users Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:04:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909338 Rockstar: GTA single-player mods are "generally" safe from legal action http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-26-rockstar-gta-single-player-mods-are-generally-safe-from-legal-action Take-Two and Rockstar have agreed to focus on GTA Online mods, an updated version of OpenIV is now available Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:40:00 +0100 Legal Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909722 Superhero games: Why they don't make 'em like they used to http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-superhero-games-why-they-dont-make-em-like-they-used-to Marvel Games' Jay Ong details a changing approach, from exclusivity to long-term contracts to games-as-a-service Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:30:00 +0100 Publishing E3 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909494 One in three VR/AR projects in development will be platform-exclusive http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-one-in-three-vr-ar-projects-in-development-will-be-platform-exclusive HTC Vive remains developers' headset of choice in VRDC survey Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:02:00 +0100 Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909495 A beginner's guide to boosting Lifetime Value http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-a-n00bie-guide-for-boosting-ltv Server-side development, balanced difficulty and weekly events - AppLovin MD Johannes Heinze on increasing LTV in mobile games Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:03:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909441 Here's why 'deliberate Switch shortages' is a ridiculous notion http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-heres-why-deliberate-switch-shortages-is-a-ridiculous-notion Nintendo has regularly said it's ramping up production, so why are people so worried the platform holder is holding out on us? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:53:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909444 Corona goes completely free http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-corona-goes-completely-free Firm behind cross-platform 2D development software removes Enterprise licenses Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:15:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909376 Valve's SteamVR "Knuckles" controller tracks all five fingers http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-valves-steamvr-knuckles-controller-tracks-all-five-fingers Dev kits are now shipping for a new VR controller that emphasises hand presence Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:37:00 +0100 Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909359 Color Switch joins Skillz mobile eSports platform http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-color-switch-joins-skillz-mobile-esports-platform With almost 200 million downloads, mobile hit has designs to become "a full-fledged eSport" Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:33:00 +0100 Mobile http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909363 Paradox insists price hikes “create a more equal price point” http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-paradox-insists-price-hikes-create-a-more-equal-price-point UPDATE: Crusader Kings publisher reverses decision, intends to honour refunds Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:15:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909145 Is PlayLink the PS4's missing link to casual consumers? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-is-playlink-the-ps4s-missing-link-to-casual-consumers Missing in action at E3, PlayLink might be Sony's best effort yet at capturing the thus-far ignored casual market Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing E3 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909321 GameMaker Studio 2 adds new license options http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-23-gamemaker-studio-2-adds-new-licensing-options Devs can pay for PS4 and Xbox One exports separately, or for all platforms under new "Ultimate" license Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:50:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909325 WBIE opens WB Games New York http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-wbie-opens-wb-games-new-york Warner subsidiary establishes cloud-based backend tech team to support its other studios' projects Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909279 Yunoia lands $1 million in funding http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-yunoia-lands-usd1-million-in-funding Czech and US investors provide initial backing for B2B-focused game discoverability platform Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:16:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909286 Mobile gaming is a black ocean - GungHo CEO http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-mobile-gaming-is-a-black-ocean-gungho-ceo Kazuki Morishita explains why the Puzzle & Dragons publisher didn't double-down on mobile, and how Let it Die embodies its new global-centric approach Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:12:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing E3 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909246 From prototype to product in less than a year http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-from-prototype-to-product-in-less-than-a-year Indie devs reflect on how their Jamchester projects helped them learn more about routes to market Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:33:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909193 German chancellor Angela Merkel to open Gamescom 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-22-german-chancellor-angela-merkel-to-open-gamescom-2017 First time the country's leader will open long-running video games expo Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:06:00 +0100 Politics http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1909174