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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:44:56 +0100 Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:44:56 +0100 ops@eurogamer.net 60 Destiny 2 is the best-selling game of 2017 in the US so far http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-24-destiny-2-the-best-selling-game-of-2017-in-the-us-after-one-month NPD data shows strength of Bungie's sequel, while Nintendo's SNES Mini sold more units than any other console Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:23:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1935039 Esports firm Cloud9 raises $25m in latest funding round http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-24-esports-firm-cloud9-raises-usd25m-in-latest-funding-round Investors include WWE, Beverly Hills Sports Council, Washington Wizards owner and more Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:01:00 +0100 eSports http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1935033 First batch of backwards compatible Xbox games hit Xbox One http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-24-first-batch-of-backwards-compatible-xbox-games-hit-xbox-one KOTOR, Ninja Gaiden Black, Psychonauts among 13 games now playable on current gen hardware Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:48:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1935027 The Escapist lays off "all paid staff" - Report http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-the-escapist-lays-off-all-paid-staff-report Site turns to volunteer content, with exception of Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, streamers, and EIC Joshua Vanderwall "for a few contracted hours a month" Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:52:00 +0100 Media http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934970 Adding multiplayer would "dilute" Wolfenstein's storytelling http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-adding-multiplayer-would-dilute-wolfensteins-storytelling MachineGames' Tommy Tordsson Björk on the benefits of single-player focus to "pushing the boundaries" in The New Colossus Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:26:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934947 British Games Institute targets government approval with online petition http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-british-games-institute-petitions-government-for-funding Time for a "single national public agency to champion games", says institute Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:13:00 +0100 Politics http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934928 How games media can work more effectively with PR http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-how-games-media-can-work-more-effectively-with-pr LittleBig PR's Gareth Williams offers a counterpoint to our recent piece on the relationships between journalists and the industry Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:42:00 +0100 Media http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934911 First game announced for Twitch Extensions http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-extensions-for-twitch-a-revolution-for-live-streaming Hitbox Team hired to develop game using Extensions for video streaming platform Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:51:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934860 Wired Productions donates $10,000 to mental health charity Take This http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-wired-productions-donates-USD10-000-to-mental-health-charity-take-this The money was raised from sales of Town of Light, working with Italian dev LKA and several retailers Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:27:00 +0100 Charity http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934852 Solid start for Gran Turismo Sport in congested week for UK games retail http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-solid-start-for-gran-turismo-sport-in-congested-week-for-uk-games-retail South Park overtakes WWE 2K18 as second highest new release Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:23:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934850 Skipmore's Kamiko sells 150,000 on Switch http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-skipmores-kamiko-sells-150-000-on-switch Two-person Japanese studio sees a big return on Nintendo's new console Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:10:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934840 NeoGAF goes offline in wake of sexual assault allegations http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-neogaf-goes-offline-in-wake-of-sexual-assault-allegations Users and moderators leave en masse after founder Tyler “Evilore” Malka accused of sexual assault Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:46:00 +0100 Politics http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934827 What's next for Activision Blizzard's $300m merchandise business http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-whats-next-for-activision-blizzards-usd300m-merchandise-business Consumer Products CEO on Activision Blizzard's new franchise philosophy Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:29:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934626 Treasure Hunters FanClub formed to fund indies http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-23-treasure-hunters-fanclub-formed-to-fund-indies Devs behind Hyper Light Drifter, Crossy Road, and more team up with Surprise Attack to scout and publish promising games Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:01:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934683 Limited Run Games supporting Switch http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-limited-run-games-supporting-switch Starting next year, boutique publisher will release small print run physical versions of digital games for Nintendo's console Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:17:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934678 Sony: Planet of the Apes and PlayLink will help us reach non-gamers http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-sony-planet-of-the-apes-and-playlink-will-help-us-reach-non-gamers Platform holder expects recognisable IP to play a big role in selling PlayStations to the masses Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:30:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934567 What do you do when a hate group steals your logo? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-what-do-you-do-when-a-hate-group-steals-your-logo How a Star Citizen player group responded to white nationalists adopting their branding, and what publishers could learn from Cloud Imperium's response Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:09:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934392 Ignited Artists: "We're here to win, and to win together" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-ignited-artists-were-here-to-win-and-to-win-together Scott Foe on the "no dead monkeys" policy that led to its debut, Barbaric, and why every member of staff will receive an equal profit share Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:07:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934570 Slot machine denies Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC trademark http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-slot-machine-denies-horizon-zero-dawn-dlc-trademark US patent office suspends The Frozen Wilds DLC trademark for similarities to mobile game Frozen Wild Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:50:00 +0100 Legal http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934568 Gaming video content has an audience of 665 million http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-10-20-superdata-report-finds-gaming-video-content-has-an-audience-of-665-million SuperData report forecasts ads and direct consumer spending to push GVC earnings to $4.6 billion in 2017 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:05:00 +0100 Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1934515