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Never too late to learn something new | This Week in Business

The Academy had a week full of insights on game design, localization, narrative direction, IP licensing, and performance capture

By Brendan Sinclair

Could Apple and Google pull the plug on mobile game monetisation? | Opinion

As consumer and governmental pressure mounts over loot boxes, services like Apple Arcade indicate a desire by platform holders to move away from the monetisation free-for-all

By Rob Fahey

How weapon capabilities influence environmental design and player movement

Lead game designer on Hood: Outlaws & Legends Jamie Smith explores how weapon mechanics can impact other areas

By Jamie Smith

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Marketers underestimate users' privacy concerns - Survey

AppsFlyer and MMA Global release results of surveys around impact of Apple's upcoming privacy changes

By Brendan Sinclair

CrazyLabs exceeds 4b downloads

Publisher reaches new milestone with its portfolio of titles across mobile landscape

Diversity & Inclusion in a Galaxy not so far away

Iron Galaxy's Dan Coleman talks about the benefits and needed improvement on the studio's D&I Committee

By Brendan Sinclair

Wargaming opens new Lithuanian studio

World of Tanks publisher's new office to be led by industry veteran Thaine Lyman

By Jeffrey Rousseau

The manifold challenges of localising Disco Elysium

Testronic's Manuel Jimenez Verdinelli details the hurdles of localising ZA/UM's hit and its one million words

By Manuel Jimenez Verdinelli

Why next-gen consoles need next-gen faces

DI4D's Colin Urquhart discusses the ever higher expectations of realism in games for the GamesIndustry.biz Academy

By Colin Urquhart

Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March

Grand Theft Auto V becomes the number one game watched for the first time as sleeping streamers gains popularity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Tripledot Studios raises $78 million

"The funding round will allow us to accelerate our growth by acquiring studios that can benefit from our expertise"

By Marie Dealessandri

Grid secures $10m in Series A funding

German-based esports data company will use the "investment to take on the US"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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PlayStation 5 enjoys second biggest month so far | UK Monthly Boxed Charts

March 2021 can't match March 2020, but it was still a strong month for physical game sales

By Christopher Dring

Outright Games' Q4 2020 revenue skyrockets to £22m

The publisher saw a 75% growth year-on-year, boosted by the release of Paw Patrol, TrollHunters, and Transformers titles

Netflix lands streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted

All Sony Pictures films from 2022 will be available on the streaming platform after their initial theatrical release

By Marie Dealessandri

Microids signs Smurfs license for four more games

French publisher commits to follow-up this year's Mission Vileaf with Smurfs games from a variety of genres

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ubisoft names Anika Grant chief people officer

Publisher cites former Uber HR director's 19 years of experience "leading HR transformation" as it continues reform efforts after scandals

By Brendan Sinclair

How to get a job as a narrative director

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy looks at how to secure one of the most senior roles in video game storytelling

By James Batchelor

Nearly 26% of Discord user reports in back half of 2020 were acted upon

Harassment complaints acted upon 15% of the time, while extremist or violent content reports led to action 38% of the time

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters

In wake of 2K securing Tiger Woods rights, EA Sports PGA Tour becomes the only game with all four golf majors

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Deathloop delayed again to September

Arkane Studios pushes its first-person shooter back four more months, citing desire to make game better while ensuring health and safety of developers

By Brendan Sinclair

Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah

CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

Download our 'State of Console & PC Games Market Worldwide 2020' report for free

Check out our white paper featuring data on game sales in Europe, Japan, Australia and the US

By Christopher Dring

Atari restructures, names new CEO

Wade J. Rosen takes the helm as company splits into gaming and blockchain divisions, with former CEO Frédéric Chesnais leading the latter

By Christopher Dring

Dontnod moves into third-party publishing

The studio's first project as a publisher will be an original creation from Danish studio PortaPlay

By Marie Dealessandri

Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch

Off-service conduct policy states platform is willing to suspend people for violent extremism, hate group membership, sexual assault, and other actions taken elsewhere

By Brendan Sinclair

Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 mobile hits 400m downloads

Konami sports franchise reaches new milestone across iOS and Android platforms

Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup

Microsoft hires Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox director of global partnerships, Stephen Totilo moves to Axios as gaming reporter

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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