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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:44:05 +0000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:44:05 +0000 ops@eurogamer.net 60 EA's Ultimate Team now worth $800 million annually http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-eas-ultimate-team-now-worth-USD800-million-annually CFO Blake Jorgensen says EA spends "a lot of time thinking about" how to add similar mechanics to Battlefield and Battlefront Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:30:00 +0000 Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887361 Four simple ways to get more influencers covering your game http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-four-simple-ways-to-get-more-influencers-covering-your-game Innervate consultant Becky Taylor offers GDC 2017 attendees helpful advice on how to attract YouTubers and streamers Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:30:00 +0000 Marketing GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887266 Switch, Twitch and Horizon: A critical week for retail http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-switch-twitch-and-horizon-a-critical-week-for-retail Physical retailers bank on big March launches Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:23:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887335 Where to watch Unreal's 2017 GDC keynote http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-where-to-watch-unreals-2017-gdc-keynote Developers can watch this year's presentation via Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:30:00 +0000 Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887264 Mo-cap specialist Xsens launches Indie Program http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-mo-cap-specialist-xsens-launches-indie-program Cost of tech used in FIFA, LawBreakers and Hellblade will be slashed for small teams Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:22:00 +0000 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887310 Nintendo promises 60 Switch indie games this year http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-nintendo-promises-60-switch-indie-games-this-year Stardew Valley, Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee and Runner3 among those detailed so far Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:55:00 +0000 Hardware Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887272 "You don't have to suffer to make great games" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-you-dont-have-to-suffer-to-make-great-games Tanya Short of Kitfox Games explains how a developer's first priority is simply not to die Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:06:00 +0000 Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887268 Nvidia announces 1080Ti card http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-03-01-nvidia-announces-1080ti-card Unit shows biggest uptick against regular card of any in x80 range Wed, 01 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000 Hardware http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887257 Tips for writing better marginalized characters http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-tips-for-writing-marginalized-characters Treachery in Beatdown City developer Shawn Alexander Allen offers advice for well-intentioned creators Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:44:00 +0000 Politics Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887254 Rovio Games had its best year ever in 2016 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-rovio-games-had-its-best-year-ever-in-2016 Angry Birds firms discusses latest financial results at GDC 2017 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:29:00 +0000 Mobile GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887242 Unity's GDC 2017 keynote: Access to China, Artist in Residence and Power Rangers http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-unitys-gdc-2017-keynote-access-to-china-artist-in-residence-and-power-rangers Engine firm gears up for next product cycle as version 5.6 paves the way Unity 2017 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:36:00 +0000 Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887229 Ubisoft: Our VR games are not break-even and that's ok http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-ubisoft-our-vr-games-are-not-break-even-and-thats-ok Chris Early, VP of Digital, says Ubisoft's VR investment is about learning how to use the medium for the long-term Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:00 +0000 Virtual Reality GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1886999 Xbox readies digital subscription service http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-xbox-readies-digital-subscription-service Pay 7.99/$9.99 a month to receive access to 100 games Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:41:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887158 Google has shipped 10m Cardboard VR viewers http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-google-has-shipped-10m-cardboard-vr-viewers Daydream's antecedent has doubled shipments in the last year, with 150 million app downloads Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:35:00 +0000 Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887159 "Don't rely on being featured by app stores" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-27-dont-rely-on-being-featured-by-app-stores Google's Matteo Vallone encourages mobile devs to find other channels to new audiences and trust in the quality of their games Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:55:00 +0000 Mobile Marketing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1886500 Conan Exiles hit 480k unit full-year target in 28 days http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-conan-exiles-hit-12-month-sales-target-in-28-days Funcom will invest as much as $10 million extra in the game through early 2018, with console launches now planned Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:04:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887098 Indies call for accessibility options from engine firms and platform holders http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-indies-call-for-accessibility-options-from-engine-firms-and-platform-holders Devs suggest remappable controls, customisable gameplay speed and more would help broaden audience if made available by default Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:30:00 +0000 Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1886997 Keywords appoints new audio manager in LA office http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-keywords-appoints-new-audio-manager-in-la-office Ed Lima brings experience from Deep Silver Volition, Gearbox Software and 2K Games Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:16:00 +0000 Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887102 Ark: Survival Evolved program will pay 15 modders $4k a month http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-ark-survival-evolved-program-will-pay-15-modders-usd4k-a-month Selection will be evaluated and refreshed each month, with best modders paid until their content is finished Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:25:00 +0000 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1887048 Where to watch Unity's GDC 2017 keynote livestream http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-02-28-where-to-watch-unitys-gdc-2017-keynote-livestream Engine and services firm expected to discuss new support for virtual and augmented reality, plus new game reveals Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000 Development GDC 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1886995