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GamesIndustry.biz presents... The Year In Numbers 2018

The global games market value, most watched YouTube videos, biggest mobile games and more

By James Batchelor

Why go for a surprise launch?

Studio Wildcard and Grapeshot Games co-founders Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak discuss the pros and cons of debuting their new MMO Atlas on short notice

By Brendan Sinclair

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Insomniac Games hires Telltale lead writer

Mary Kenney, lead writer of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, starts at the Spider-Man studio in 2019

By James Batchelor

Esports BAR's mission to get non-gaming brands excited about pro-gaming

Orange, AirAsia and Dominos amongst attendees at Cannes event in February

By Sara Elsam

The UK industry stares down a Brexit disaster

2018 in Review: There are no silver linings to Brexit for the UK industry, as uncertainty and the threat of No Deal create a difficult business climate

By Rob Fahey

Global games market value rising to $134.9bn in 2018

Revenues grew by over 10%, mobile accounts for almost half at $63.2 billion

By James Batchelor

The state of esports: Radical growth and inevitable failure

2018 in Review: League of Legends soars, esports are subbed by the Olympics, and PUBG flounders

By Haydn Taylor

Atari acquires stake in Animoca Brands as part of blockchain game deal

Partnership will see Animoca Brands develop blockchain version of RollerCoaster Tycoon

By Haydn Taylor

Sony accidentally reveals PS4 player counts

Grand Theft Auto V the highest number pulled at 51.7 million

By Rebekah Valentine

Hajime Tabata: "I want to change the way things are made"

Final Fantasy XV developer intends to keep new JP Games team small, streamline development process

By Rebekah Valentine

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DeltaDNA: In-game ads beginning to catch IAP as viable revenue stream

Study indicates that both casual and core mobile free-to-play games are making an increasing percentage of their revenue from ads

By Rebekah Valentine

Fortnite Season Five announcement most watched trailer on YouTube in 2018

Viewed 46.8 million times, the trailer beat both the Fallout 76 and Red Dead Redemption II reveals

By Haydn Taylor

Charles Martinet wins Guinness World Record for most performances as same games character

Super Smash Bros Ultimate means voice actor has played Mario in 100 different titles

Capcom responds to complaints over Street Fighter's in-game ads

Publisher will “consider how we can improve this new feature” based on community feedback

By James Batchelor

"Apathy is how games die"

Nathan Vella tells us how Capy has done everything it can to ensure Below is worth the five-year wait

By James Batchelor

Nordisk Film acquires further Star Stable Entertainment shares in deal worth $11m

Nordic entertainment company follows previous investment to stake 40% claim in Swedish developer

By Haydn Taylor

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder found dead

Colin Kroll believed to have died from drug overdose on Sunday morning

By James Batchelor

Future sells MCV to B2B media specialist

Along with several other newly acquired brands

By Christopher Dring

Eric Barone forming team for Stardew Valley

Solo developer to share the load of future updates as he begins work on new project

By Rebekah Valentine

Women in Games France launches esports incubator program

Riot Games France to support incubator's first season promoting women in League of Legends

By Rebekah Valentine

Arena of Valor downloaded one million times on Nintendo Switch

US largest contributor to milestone, showing Western viability for Tencent's MOBA on console

By Rebekah Valentine

PlayStation Classic sells 120k in Japan

Sony's plug-and-play device can't quite catch its rivals during opening week

By Rebekah Valentine

Discord store offering developers a 90/10 revenue split

Company also pledges to roll out self-serve publishing option so "all developers" can release games through Discord

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic shuts down Fortnite data miner

[UPDATE]: Developer says the takedown was for promoting and advertising game mod tools, "not directly related" to leaking

By Brendan Sinclair

IWGB launches video game workers union branch

"The game workers' decision to unionise with the IWGB should be a wake up call for the UK's gaming industry," says IWGB general secretary

By Haydn Taylor

Riot reportedly suspends COO over misconduct at work

Update: Riot offers statement, full internal email confirms suspension

By James Batchelor

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