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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:59:44 +0000 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:59:44 +0000 ops@eurogamer.net 60 To build a future, Italy's games industry must reckon with its past http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-to-build-a-future-italys-games-industry-must-reckon-with-its-past Cultural prejudice against games remains strong in Italy, but the AESVI and its development community have gained vital ground on the path to acceptance Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:21:00 +0000 Politics Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1951045 Gfinity: "We're getting ready for when the esports revenue finally takes off" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-gfinity-predicts-esports-consolidation-over-the-next-3-5-years Esports firm discusses its Elite series, why it's partnering with EA and getting ready for the inevitable esports revenue Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:16:00 +0000 eSports http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1951007 Blockchain technology could spell the end of DRM, says Robot Cache founder http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-blockchain-technology-could-spell-the-end-of-drm-says-robot-cache-founder Products tracked on the blockchain can't be copied or altered, allowing users to resell their digital goods Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:27:00 +0000 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950982 Nintendo's share price jumps on Labo reveal http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-nintendos-share-price-jumps-on-labo-reveal Games giant returning to ten year-high after major project showcase Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:42:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950958 Chinese mobile gaming market sees 250% growth in consumer spend since 2015 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-chinese-mobile-gaming-market-sees-250-percent-growth-since-2015 App Annie: Total consumer spend in China reaches $11 billion, but remains behind Japan and US Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:00 +0000 Mobile http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950949 Stardew Valley was the world's most downloaded Switch title in 2017 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-stardew-valley-was-the-worlds-most-downloaded-switch-title-in-2017 But Minecraft: Switch Edition dominates in home territory of Japan Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:34:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950950 The heavy cost of toxic work culture http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-the-heavy-cost-of-toxic-work-culture Regardless of the truth of the allegations of harassment and toxicity at Quantic Dream, many in the industry will have found the claims all too familiar Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950836 US console, PC market up 11% in 2017 - NPD http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-19-us-games-market-up-11-percent-in-2017-npd Hardware sales drove growth and Switch drove hardware sales as number of retail releases trend upward Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:36:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950915 Oculus Start program aims to lighten the load for VR devs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-oculus-start-program-aims-to-lighten-the-load-for-vr-devs Facebook-owned VR company is offering "access, support and savings" to thousands of developers Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:30:00 +0000 Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950823 Sony's dev relations head departs - Report http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-sonys-dev-relations-head-departs-report Florian Hunziker leaves PlayStation maker after just a year on the job Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:00:00 +0000 Publishing Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950904 Hirshberg stepping down as Activision Publishing CEO http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-hirshberg-stepping-down-as-activision-publishing-ceo Head of Call of Duty and Destiny publisher leaving in March after eight years in role Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:57:00 +0000 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950902 Switch sold 1.5 million in US for December http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-switch-sold-1-5-million-in-us-for-december Nintendo says its latest is the fastest-selling home console in US history; 3DS posts best monthly sales in three years Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0000 Hardware http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950875 Do we even need a Netflix for games? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-do-we-even-need-a-netflix-for-games All forms of entertainment have perfected the on-demand model - except video games. We speak to the firms striving to rectify this Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:38:00 +0000 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950839 City State Entertainment lands $7.5m from Mythic investors http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-city-state-entertainment-lands-USD7-5m-from-mythic-investors Mythic founder Mark Jacobs' studio pledges to accelerate the release of crowdfunded MMO Camelot Unchained Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Financial http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950827 More data, "real feedback" would greatly benefit indies - Clever Endeavour CEO http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-17-more-data-real-feedback-would-greatly-benefit-indies-clever-endeavour-ceo Ultimate Chicken Horse developer Richard Atlas lays out the biggest challenges he sees facing his studio after its first success Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:48:00 +0000 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950580 Facebook to be exclusive broadcaster of two ESL events http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-facebook-to-be-exclusive-broadcaster-of-two-esl-events CS:GO Pro League and the ESL One circuit will only be available on Facebook in 2018 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:20:00 +0000 eSports http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950828 Jobs roundup: Former Pandora COO among three key hires at Twitch http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-jobs-roundup-new-key-hires-at-twitch Meanwhile, Sony Interactive Entertainment appoints new deputy president and former Minecraft boss takes over game development and publishing at Microsoft Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:12:00 +0000 Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950800 Nintendo Labo: the next Wonderbook? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-nintendo-labo-the-next-wonderbook The Switch's latest bold attempt to win over kids can't work, can it? Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:51:00 +0000 Hardware Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950704 Mobile gaming sessions down by 16% in 2017 but users spending more money than ever http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-mobile-gaming-sessions-down-by-16-percent-in-2017-but-users-spending-more-money-than-ever-before Meanwhile, larger high-end mobile devices seize 55% of market Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:51:00 +0000 Mobile http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950629 Minecraft boss Matt Booty to lead Microsoft game dev and publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-01-18-minecraft-boss-matt-booty-to-lead-microsoft-game-dev-and-publishing Phil Spencer talks up greater investment after promoting Booty to lead all Xbox game teams Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:00 +0000 Jobs http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1950617