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Epic Games Store is making the industry better but “gamers don't see that”

CEO Tim Sweeney addresses backlash against exclusivity deals, promises human curation to block “shock controversy games” like Rape Day

By James Batchelor

Google Stadia can succeed if it follows Fortnite's footsteps | Opinion

Pitching the new streaming service as a competitor to PlayStation is bound to failure, but there is a market that Google could cultivate and own

By Rob Fahey

Roblox on creating kinder communities

VP Tami Bhaumik says banning isn't an answer, improvement begins with understanding behavior

By Brendan Sinclair

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Digi-Capital projects worldwide game revenues to hit $200b by 2023

Firm believes mobile gaming could top $100b on its own in five years, with PC hardware/software the next largest sector

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony launches State of Play direct marketing show

PlayStation maker's latest joins Nintendo Direct and Inside Xbox as platform-holder initiatives, first episode set for Monday

By Brendan Sinclair

Would a Google Stadia subscription service be bad news for the industry?

Analysts discuss Stadia's potential to drive "a major downward trend" on prices, and what subscriptions mean for developers and diversity of games

By Matthew Handrahan

Phil Harrison: Stadia starts an "inevitable and one-way shift" away from consoles

Google VP also addresses concerns about bandwidth caps and those cryptic game teases shown before the keynote

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Live from (near) GDC 2019

Latest episode available to download now, recapping the biggest news from San Francisco this week

By James Batchelor

Valve stays the course despite intensifying competition

Steam business update at GDC sees Valve open its network to all developers for online play

By Haydn Taylor

Mobile strength pushed Tencent past $19bn games revenue in 2018

Just eight Tencent games have been approved for release in China since the end of the freeze

By Matthew Handrahan

SuperData: Apex Legends' $92m launch month the best ever for a free-to-play game

With Anthem's $100 million digital spending, EA had a very strong February

By Matthew Handrahan

GameStop appoints George Sherman as new CEO

Sherman held executive roles at Best Buy, Target and Home Depot

By Matthew Handrahan

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Nintendo reveals the best-selling indie games on Switch

Overcooked 2, Undertale and Dead Cells are new additions to ten most popular indie titles

By Matthew Handrahan

Devil May Cry 5 shipped 2m units in two weeks

Capcom's hot streak continues with another commercial success

By Matthew Handrahan

"If we make room for them, then there is no room for anyone else"

IGF Award host Meg Jayanth calls for devs to reject fascists, demand better treatment for themselves and their colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

Dorian lands $2m in seed funding

Interactive storytelling app start-up will target Millennial and Gen Z women with initial offerings

By Brendan Sinclair

Walmart exploring its own game streaming service - Report

Retail giant began talking to developers and publishers about its plans earlier this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Oculus: "It's no longer a burden to get into virtual reality"

Nate Mitchell and Jason Rubin discuss how a two-pronged approach with Quest and Rift S will finally bring down the barriers to VR

By James Batchelor

GAME revenue dips but profits jump on 'relentless' cost savings

Decline in pre-owned and hardware sales offset by growth in accessories and game sales

By Christopher Dring

Xbox will reportedly "go big" on streaming at E3 2019

Internal email from Phil Spencer says Google Stadia is a "validation" and notes "no big surprises" in Google reveal

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia will support the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft's accessible device included among third-party controllers Google's platform will support

By Matthew Handrahan

Epic offers support for third-party key sales -- but not for exclusives

Update: All Epic Games Store keys will be sold through the Humble Store, including exclusive titles

By Matthew Handrahan

WarDucks raises €3.3 million for location-based AR mobile game

Funding led by EQT Ventures will be used for development, new hires

By Rebekah Valentine

Indies clean up at GDC Awards 2019

God of War takes home yet another Game of the Year gong, and Return of the Obra Dinn wins $33,000 in IGF prizes

By James Batchelor

Loot boxes aren't the problem but how we use them is, says legal expert

“The key is how we use these mechanics, not whether we use them,” says Will Bucher

By Haydn Taylor

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