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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:50:38 +0100 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:50:38 +0100 ops@eurogamer.net 60 PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds dev: “I want to find the next me” http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-26-playerunknown-battlegrounds-dev-i-want-to-find-the-next-me Bluehole's Brendan Greene on the rise of Battle Royale, the importance of modding support and escaping the stigma of Early Access Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:38:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897296 Two-year jail sentence for teen who hacked Xbox http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-26-two-year-jail-sentence-for-teen-who-hacked-xbox Convict carried out more than 1.7m cyber attacks and enabled further crimes globally Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:30:00 +0100 Legal http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897281 Tencent splashes $142.2m on Chinese developer Seasun http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-26-tencent-splashes-usd142-2m-on-chinese-developer-seasun Internet giant acquires 9.9% stake in PC and mobile studio Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:49:00 +0100 Development Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897270 Reboot: Develop 2018 dates announced, tickets on sale http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-26-reboot-develop-2018-dates-announced-tickets-on-sale Dubrovnik show prepares for April 19-21 next year Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:36:00 +0100 Events http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897192 Vivendi to attempt hostile bid for Ubisoft this year - Reuters http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-vivendi-to-attempt-hostile-bid-for-ubisoft-this-year-reuters Reuters' sources claim that this is the year that the French media giant will accelerate its expansion into video games Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:25:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897144 NBA 2K eSports league appoints Brendan Donohue as managing director http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-nba-2k-esports-league-appoints-brendan-donohue-as-managing-director NBA executive to oversee the new eSports league kicking off its inaugural season in 2018 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:24:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897136 Beware these soft-launch mistakes http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-20-beware-these-soft-launch-pitfalls Mike Herron, managing director at ChilliConnect, outlines the key aspects developers should master for soft-launching their games Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:27:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896310 ZeptoLab: "There's no way around it. Devs need to understand the numbers" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-zeptolab-theres-no-way-around-it-devs-need-to-understand-the-numbers CEO Misha Lyalin discusses the increasing focus on metrics in mobile games, as well as his company's quest to publish the next big hit Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:58:00 +0100 Mobile Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897094 Mail.Ru founds Game Investment division http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-mail-ru-founds-game-investment-division Up to $100m worth of funds to be made available Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:59:00 +0100 Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897089 Sonic co-creator Hirokazu Yasuhara to speak at Digital Dragons http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-sonic-co-creator-hirokazu-yasuhara-to-speak-at-digital-dragons Polish developer conference will also host Remedy's Sam Lake, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, and Ghost Recon designer Brian Upton Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:52:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1897073 "There are so many amazing stories out there that don't end in success" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-25-there-are-so-many-amazing-stories-out-there-that-dont-end-in-success Rami Ismail and Mike Bithell on the industry's tendency to "romanticise" indie developers, and the value of hearing more stories of failure Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:49:00 +0100 Development Reboot Develop 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896975 Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial slurs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-pro-overwatch-player-dropped-for-outburst-of-racist-slurs Toronto Esports cuts ties with Matt "Dellor" Vaughn for prolonged outburst during Twitch stream; Vaughn says he's quitting competitive gaming Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:11:00 +0100 eSports http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896961 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Critical Consensus http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-mario-kart-8-deluxe-critical-consensus Switch software lineup gets a turbo boost with Nintendo racer's victory lap Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:49:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896930 Avalanche takes over $10M in funding from Nordisk film http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-avalanche-takes-over-USD10m-in-funding-from-nordisk-film Just Cause studio looking to accelerate growth with cash injection Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:20:00 +0100 Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896910 Frontier to release Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster at physical retail http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-frontier-to-release-elite-dangerous-and-planet-coaster-at-physical-retail Sold Out handling the physical versions, believes "quality games will sell whatever the distribution method" Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896866 The third age of Jagex http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-21-the-third-age-of-jagex Acting CEO and COO Phil Mansell tells us what new ownership means for the RuneScape maker Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:27:00 +0100 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896609 Sketchbook Games and Crunch Studio qualify for Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-sketchbook-games-and-crunch-studio-qualify-for-nordic-game-discovery-contest-finals Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:00 +0100 Nordic Game Conference 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896850 Nintendo shuns N++ Switch port in favour of "games that will sell systems" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-nintendo-shuns-n-switch-port-in-favour-of-games-that-will-sell-systems UPDATE: Metanet has clarified this was Nintendo's stance prior to Switch launch, more "optimistic" about port now Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:40:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896844 HP joins Venture Reality Fund http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-hp-joins-venture-reality-fund Tech giant commits to VR investment Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:37:00 +0100 Financial Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896835 Fourth UK No.1 for Ghost Recon: Wildlands http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-04-24-fourth-uk-no-1-for-ghost-recon-wildlands Yooka-Laylee drops out of Top 10 in second week, only one new entry in Top 40 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:48:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1896807