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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:30:58 +0100 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:30:58 +0100 ops@eurogamer.net 60 Nintendo adds Paypal support http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-nintendo-adds-paypal-support Gamers can now use digital payment service from the Switch itself, or through Nintendo online storefront for 3DS and Wii U titles Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:51:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921662 Radiant Worlds layoffs incoming http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-radiant-worlds-layoffs-incoming Unexpected shelving of SkySaga: Infinite Isles leaves developer without income, staff notified of redundancies "potentially affecting everyone" Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:59:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921641 Goodgame Empire tops $800 million lifetime revenues http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-goodgame-empire-tops-usd800-million-lifetime-revenues Goodgame Studios marks free-to-play title's sixth anniversary by declaring it Germany's most successful game of all time Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:40:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921611 Why I Love http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-why-i-love GamesIndustry.biz is readying a series of columns to add much needed positivity to the gaming media landscape, and we could use some help Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:07:00 +0100 Media Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921397 "Don't treat your players like they're stupid" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-dont-treat-your-players-like-theyre-stupid Bluehole's Brendan Greene on maintaining honesty and transparency with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Early Access community Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:05:00 +0100 Development Devcom http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921580 Sweeney: App stores are "pocketing a huge amount of profit" at devs' expense http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-tim-sweeney-app-stores-are-pocketing-a-huge-amount-of-profit-at-developers-expense "We should be angry about this, and we should constantly be on the lookout for other solutions, and new ways to reach gamers." Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:31:00 +0100 Mobile Devcom http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921561 Chinese Super League invests $15m in six-year video games deal http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-chinese-super-league-invests-usd15m-in-six-year-video-games-deal Developer Crazy Sports hopes football game revenues could reach $150m by 2020 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:20:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921465 Microsoft calls in Sega studio to revive another franchise with Age of Empires IV http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-microsoft-calls-in-sega-studio-to-revive-another-franchise-with-age-of-empires-iv Next instalment to be handled by Dawn of War dev Relic Entertainment, AoE II and III remasters also in the works Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:34:00 +0100 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921425 The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Examining Xbox http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-22-the-gamesindustry-biz-podcast-examining-xbox Latest episode available to download now, discussing the challenges Microsoft faces with the Xbox One X launch Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:29:00 +0100 Media Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921399 THQ Nordic acquires Black Forest Games http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-thq-nordic-acquires-black-forest-games The 50-person German studio and its five founders will now work with THQ Nordic Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:16:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921333 Chinese publishers ramping up global business - Report http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-chinese-publishers-ramping-up-international-business-report App Annie says Chinese mobile game publisher revenues from overseas markets have doubled year-over-year Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:57:00 +0100 Mobile http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921308 Atomhawk opens new studio in Vancouver http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-atomhawk-opens-new-studio-in-vancouver British design services firm expands into Canada; new studio headed by creative director Maurice "Skip" Kimball Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:20:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921290 No more Mass Effect Andromeda single-player updates http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-no-more-mass-effect-andromeda-single-player-updates EA says there will be no more patches for in-game story content, but multiplayer will see continued content updates Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:59:00 +0100 Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921276 "With $6m, you can compete with Call of Duty" http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-with-usd6m-you-can-compete-with-call-of-duty Devcom panel discusses the opportunities for smaller studios in the AAA market Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:07:00 +0100 Development Devcom http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921230 Why Square Enix Collective is resurrecting Fear Effect http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-why-square-enix-collective-is-resurrecting-fear-effect There are now two Fear Effect games coming to market 17 years after they were last seen Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921107 Koch Media to publish Conan Exiles http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-koch-media-to-publish-conan-exiles Game will leave Early Access in early 2018, publisher to handle retail versions for Xbox One, PS4 and PC Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:44:00 +0100 http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921199 Crash Bandicoot is UK No.1 again, but should it be Sonic Mania? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-was-sonic-mania-the-real-uk-no-1-last-week-p Update: Sega says yes Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:29:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921173 Playerunknown's Battlegrounds hits 8 million sales http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-playerunknowns-battlegrounds-hits-8-million-sales Bluehole's breakout hit will be published by Microsoft when it launches on Xbox this year Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:16:00 +0100 Publishing http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921144 HTC Vive receives $200/150 price cut http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-htc-vive-receives-usd200-150-price-cut Move follows Oculus price drop last month Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:04:00 +0100 Virtual Reality http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921138 Sony “won't allow” cross-platform play for Ark: Survival Evolved http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-08-21-sony-wont-allow-cross-platform-play-for-ark-survival-evolved Platform holder still reluctant to allow PS4 players to engage online with Xbox One owners Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:33:00 +0100 Publishing Development http://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1921119