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Shuhei Yoshida's first play of God of War - "He was horrified"

At Devcom 2018, creative director Cory Barlog laid out the difficult user responses to the in-development God of War, from both playtesters and SIE's top brass

By Matthew Handrahan

Unions aren't the only way to give developers leverage

DLC: Ex-IGDA director Kate Edwards on labour issues, plus Battletoads isn't a sign Rare is reverting to old IP and Forza Horizon 4's 'pothole technology'

By James Batchelor

VR's slow growth ideal for indies - Moss dev

Polyarc's Danny Bulla says market's smaller size works to the advantage of smaller VR developers right now, hopes both will grow in tandem

By Brendan Sinclair

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Cliff Bleszinksi to address Boss Key failure in new book

Industry veteran's memoir “closes the chapter” on studio that shut down less than a year after its debut title Lawbreakers launched

By James Batchelor

China's censors may target business models, not content

With no games approved in four months, China's censorship regime is in flux; could game monetisation be in the sights of the new authorities?

By Rob Fahey

Bridge Constructor Portal reaches 500,000 sales

German publisher Headup Games reveals strong sales after eight months on the market

Super Seducer 2 creator faults #MeToo movement, "a few bad apples" for first game's controversy

Richard and Kate La Ruina discuss production struggles, criticism, and changes they did and did not make in the sequel

By Rebekah Valentine

FuturLab: No publisher will sign Velocity 2X sequel, despite millions of downloads

UK studio shares turbulent journey behind Velocity Supernova, the secretly-developed sequel it might never release

By James Batchelor

Monster Hunter series has sold 50 million units worldwide

Milestone achieved as PC version of Monster Hunter World pushes latest title's global shipments past 10 million

Former Multiplay boss Craig Fletcher invests $330,000 in Toadman Interactive

Funds will be used to boost development on upcoming esports title Sky Fighter Legends

By James Batchelor

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Keywords Studios acquires Studio Gobo for 26m

Technical services provider continues spending spree with eighth acquisition this year

By Haydn Taylor

Gameseek founder returns with toy and video games retailer

Just three months since the website entered administration leaving customers out of pocket

By Christopher Dring

UK Charts: Crash Bandicoot is No.1 again, as World of Warcraft makes No.3

Eighth consecutive week at the top for Activision Blizzard's platformer

By Christopher Dring

Valve launches streaming platform Steam TV

Quiet launch of new broadcasting arm gives Twitch and YouTube gaming a new competitor

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft, Sony, other major publishers form HDR Gaming Interest Group

Group aims to specify and share public guidelines to improve HDR gaming

By Rebekah Valentine

Playne: Encouraging mindfulness through video games

Developer Krish Shrikumar on using video games to break down stigma against meditation and mindfulness

By Haydn Taylor

Mad Machines to debut as a "First on Discord" game

Rocket League-like robot spike hockey game will be exclusive to Discord at launch

By Rebekah Valentine

NVIDIA cryptocurrency revenues fall 82% below $100m estimate for last quarter

Revenues up but OEM segment declines 54 per cent with crypto shortfall

By Haydn Taylor

Fox21 adapting Dontnod's Vampyr for TV

Series based on video game will be produced by same company behind upcoming Life Is Strange TV show

By James Batchelor

Riot Games exec Greg Street promises change to sexist culture

Meanwhile, ex-Riot artist and Jinx creator Katie De Sousa reflects on her own experiences, is confident studio can turn things around

By James Batchelor

US judge blocks man from selling Grand Theft Auto Online cheat programs

Take-Two claims software by David Zipperer has cost the firm more than $500,000

By James Batchelor

Profits tumble 57.5% at Rovio, despite rising games revenue

Angry Birds 2 pulls in €29.7 million but developer admits it “did not see the growth we wanted” from other games

By Haydn Taylor

Developers of adult games on Steam should "assume months" before game approval

Negligee: Love Stories forced into a likely delay as Valve continues work on content filter

By Rebekah Valentine

Veteran game designer arrested after altercation with police

Industry crowdfunds legal and medical fees for former Disney and Turbine developer Patricia A. Pizer after alleged assault

By Rebekah Valentine, James Batchelor

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