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Reassessing the legacy of PlayStation Vita

As software production ends, it's a good moment to reassess Sony's handheld - its commercial failure looms large, but its innovations remain hugely influential

By Rob Fahey

Pushing PixelJunk beyond pixel art

With a market for "AAA indie" titles forming, Q-Games and Dylan Cuthbert are bringing their biggest franchise to the third dimension

By Brendan Sinclair

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Valve advises sexualized anime-themed titles to censor content or be removed from Steam

HuniePop, Mutiny!!, Tropical Liquor and more received warnings today for "pornographic content"

By Rebekah Valentine

Owlboy turned profit on Nintendo Switch within 24 hours of release

Switch success "bodes really well for funding our future projects" says D-Pad CEO Jo-Remi Madsen

By Rebekah Valentine

Players make the game (literally) in Worlds Adrift

UK developer discusses rewriting the rules of MMO progression, avoiding exploitation with user-created content, and penis islands

By James Batchelor

Gamelynx raises $1.2 million for mobile esports development

Investors include Riot Games, Y Combinator, and Skycatcher Fund

By Rebekah Valentine

Casual free-to-play without the competition

Pocket-Run Pool developer Zach Gage makes quickly cloned games in well-established genres for mass market audiences, so why isn't he drowning in a red ocean?

By Brendan Sinclair

Apple brings Everyone Can Code to schools for blind and deaf students

Initial launch in eight schools will tailor lessons to students' needs with accessibility resources

By Rebekah Valentine

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Accessibility in games, with SpecialEffect

Latest episode available now, discussing the Xbox Adaptive Controller and ways to help disabled gamers enjoy the latest titles

By James Batchelor

Paradox Q1 profits up 270% - despite only one new game release

Outgoing CEO Fred Wester says quarter shows the value of retaining loyal players with expansions and more

By James Batchelor

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PlayStation Vita game production will continue in Japan

Sony confirms physical games will still be released in home market beyond March 2019

By James Batchelor

ESRB dropping short form ratings for digital games in June

Developers will still be able to get rated at no cost via IARC

By James Batchelor

Eurogamer scoops multiple awards at first-ever Games Media Brit List

Meanwhile, industry veteran Keza MacDonald recognised with Most Influential award

By Haydn Taylor

Team17 expects gross proceeds of IPO to hit £107.5 million

CEO Debbie Bestwick will retain a 22.2% stake in the publisher after its flotation on May 23

By Matthew Handrahan

PUBG Mobile reaches ten million daily active users

Battle royale shooter is most downloaded game in more than 100 countries

Netease Q1 financials show hefty expenses, reduced profits

Management remains confident in sturdy existing portfolio and recent releases such as Knives Out will pay off

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will have no Steam release or single-player campaign

Treyarch's upcoming game is co-developed on PC by Beenox, joins Destiny 2 on Battle.net

By Rebekah Valentine

OrangeGames acquires majority stake in Sulake

Habbo creator will make use of stakeholder's global network to further distribution of its social communities

By Rebekah Valentine

Less AAA competition makes delays easier - Ubisoft

CEO Yves Guillemot says "we can launch games whenever we are ready," with digital content, live services, new markets offsetting any loss in revenue from smaller slate

By Rebekah Valentine

Ubisoft posts record sales, delays Skull & Bones

Original IP pushed to next fiscal year as publisher sees pace of digital shift picking up, eyes expansion in PC, mobile, and China

By Brendan Sinclair

Giants Software opens new office in Brno, Czech Republic

German and Swiss offices also growing as part of expansion

Amy Hennig and Shawn Layden headline Gamelab 2018

Hennig will receive the Gamelab Honor Award, while Layden will be interviewed onstage by PS4 architect Mark Cerny

By Matthew Handrahan

Investors urge GameStop to overhaul retail strategy amid management upheaval

Tiger Management threatens to sell off stake in retailer should GameStop fail to heed its advice

By Haydn Taylor

Google rethinks Chrome update after it breaks countless HTML5 games

Developers have until October to alter their code before Google fully reinstates update

By Haydn Taylor

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