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For EA and loot boxes, "Fair is the number one thing"

Chief design officer Patrick Söderlund discusses EA's current thinking around monetization and its future ambitions for streaming

By Brendan Sinclair

The blood, sweat and tears behind Cyberpunk 2077

CEO Marcin Iwiński on the effort CD Projekt Red is putting into meeting expectations for its ambitious sci-fi RPG

By James Batchelor

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HTC gives 110 Vive headsets to US libraries

A curated selection of 35 educational apps will be supplied for the libraries in California and Nevada

Reagent Games no longer working on Crackdown 3, seemingly shuttered

Series creator David Jones also off the project, Cloudgine's role remains unknown

By Rebekah Valentine

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: E3 Aftermath (2018 Edition)

We discuss the biggest trends of last week's showcase, and what they mean for the industry going forward

By James Batchelor

PUBG offers compensation for erroneously banned players

20,000 in-game BP will be provided to those affected by a wave of wrongful bans last week

By Rebekah Valentine

Inkle starts a bold new chapter with Heaven's Vault

The British studio is taking a step beyond the interactive fiction of 80 Days into a fully realised visual world

By Matthew Handrahan

PayPal blocks school shooting simulator dev from making sales online

"We work to ensure that our services are not used to accept payments for activities that promote violence," says payment platform

By Haydn Taylor

NPD: Software sales slump in May offset by hardware and accessory spending

Accessory and game card spending at record high, growing 30 per cent year-on-year

By Haydn Taylor

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Dungeon Fighter Online gross lifetime revenue exceeds $10bn

Publisher Nexon celebrates ten years since Chinese release with anniversary celebration

By Haydn Taylor

New security measure from Nintendo 'perfectly prevents' digital piracy on the Switch

Platform holder permanently bans consoles with pirated games following reveal of unpatchable hardware exploit

By Haydn Taylor

Jobs Roundup: Alto's Odyssey producer leaves for Cuphead studio

Elsewhere, hires at Hutch, Bethesda promotes new European PR manager, and Owlchemy Labs changes leadership

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo attracts most attention on Twitter during E3

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the most discussed game on the platform that week

By Haydn Taylor

Shroud of the Avatar developer lays off staff

Portalarium downsizes team to match revenues as Kickstarter rewards are shipped

By Rebekah Valentine

Ukie: WHO gaming disorder diagnosis is based on "highly contested evidence"

Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE on the risks posed by the World Health Organisation's proposed definition, and the "irresponsible" reaction of mainstream media

By Jo Twist

Mighty Bear Games closes seven-figure seed funding round

Skycatcher, Everblue, M Ventures lead investment into Singapore-based startup

By Rebekah Valentine

Pokemon Quest captures 2.5 million downloads

Free Nintendo Switch game will release on iOS and Android next week

DLC: The VR cooldown

Tommy Palm talks about fading hype, Take-Two dismisses idea of cutting features to meet release dates, and more in the lead-off of our new odds-and-ends column

By Brendan Sinclair

Why Unravel Two is not on Nintendo Switch

Coldwood Interactive tells us how the console's simpler hardware would have delayed the surprise launch by six months

By James Batchelor

Valve disables CS:GO and DOTA 2 item trading in Netherlands after legal warning

“We still don't understand or agree with the [Dutch Gaming Authority's] legal conclusion," says Valve

By Haydn Taylor

TinyTap raises $5m for user-generated educational games

Aleph VC fund backs Israeli startup, which already has 150,000 teacher-created games on its platform

Fortnite hits $100m revenue in its first 90 days on iOS

Meanwhile, PUBG on iOS has grossed just $5.2 million in 60 days

By Haydn Taylor

Steam Creator Homepages enters beta

Feature allows developers and publishers to customize pages, users to follow favorite studios

By Rebekah Valentine

American Girl dolls get Xbox One accessories

Gaming finally represented as a hobby girls partake in for popular doll line with tiny Xbox One S, other accessories

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