(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 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:50:38 +0100 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:50:38 +0100 60 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 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 Tencent splashes $142.2m 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 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 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 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 Beware these soft-launch mistakes 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 ZeptoLab: "There's 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 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 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 "There are so many amazing stories out there that don't 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 Pro Overwatch player dropped for racial 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 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 Avalanche takes over $10M in funding from Nordisk film Just Cause studio looking to accelerate growth with cash injection Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:20:00 +0100 Financial 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 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 Sketchbook Games and Crunch Studio qualify for Nordic Game Discovery Contest Finals Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:00 +0100 Nordic Game Conference 2017 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 HP joins Venture Reality Fund Tech giant commits to VR investment Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:37:00 +0100 Financial Virtual Reality 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