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Xbox: “We have a huge responsibility to a healthy gaming lifestyle”

The platform holder discusses addiction, aggressive monetisation and its role in protecting gamers

By Christopher Dring

PlayStack makes PC/console move with a Doctor Who VR game

The smartphone specialist has also signed three other PC/console games

By Christopher Dring

Tilting Point tips its focus into co-development

Mobile user acquisition and marketing company to join with existing partners for four new games based on existing IP

By Rebekah Valentine

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Streamer Tfue sues esports organization for illegal operation as a talent agency

Turner Tenney claims Faze Clan did not act in his best interests, withheld 80% of his earnings from streaming

By Rebekah Valentine

Red Dead Online's in-game poker unavailable in certain regions

Despite no connection with real-world money, players in countries with strict gambling laws may not be able to access minigame

By Rebekah Valentine

Xbox's Gaming for Everyone: "Diversity has always been here"

Senior community program manager Benjamin Williams on ensuring the industry's diverse voices feel welcome enough to stay

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony announces PlayStation Productions to bring gaming IP to film and TV

Production studio to be headed by Asad Qizilbash, already working on first round of projects

By Rebekah Valentine

Apple ruling opens a can of worms for digital storefronts | Opinion

The Supreme Court ruling could open the floodgate to consumer lawsuits for digital stores -- including the content of developer agreements

By Rob Fahey

Bandai Namco partners with ISKN to build new "creative entertainment platform"

Partnership with French tech firm will see platform release sometime in 2019

NetEase reveals game deals with Pokémon and Marvel

Pokémon Quest will be the first mobile game in the series to launch in China

By Matthew Handrahan

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Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industry

Developer removes posts detailing "especially helpful" real-money gaming features

By Haydn Taylor

Defiant Studios dropped as developer of Lords of the Fallen 2

CI Games terminates contract after one year, calls Defiant's work on the game "inadequate"

By Matthew Handrahan

2K halts Borderlands 3 pre-orders during Epic Games Store Mega Sale

Publisher says decision is temporary, and pre-orders made during sale will be honoured

By Haydn Taylor

Marvelous CEO Haruki Nakayama steps down due to ill health

Nakayama is also president and chairman, will be succeeded as chairman by Shuichi Motoda

Why we're headed toward loot box legislation | Opinion

The games industry is poorly positioned to defend itself on this front, and the fallout could impact a lot more than just loot box mechanisms

By Brendan Sinclair

Who is responsible for loot boxes?

Voices from around the industry share their thoughts on what's at stake and who should be doing what

By Brendan Sinclair

CD Projekt Red wants to be "known for treating developers with respect"

Company is pushing "non-obligatory crunch policy" for development of Cyberpunk 2077, asking workers to push back if hours are too much

By Rebekah Valentine

Minecraft has sold 176 million copies worldwide

Latest figure makes Mojang's sandbox adventure the best-selling game of all time based on known game unit sales

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games stands firm against walkout employees' demands

UPDATE: League of Legends developer describes walkout as an "important moment" for the company, details changes made as a result

By James Batchelor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Microsoft and Sony's cloud co-operation

Latest episode also discusses EU's proposal to track overtime and eliminate crunch, plus Ubisoft's mystery AAA titles

By James Batchelor

Minecraft Earth gives franchise a Pokémon Go twist

Microsoft launching free-to-play augmented reality mobile game in closed beta this summer

By Brendan Sinclair

Games2win launches $1.4m fund for Indian startups

The Replay Gaming Fund offers funding, mentorship, and exposure

By Haydn Taylor

Nvidia anticipates growth despite steep drop in Q1 profit

Gaming revenue was also down, but Nvidia expects a change in its fortunes

By Matthew Handrahan

Magic Leap acquires holographic communication startup Mimesys

"Concepts of communication imagined in science-fiction in the past 30 years are becoming now technically possible," says Mimesys CEO

Paradox pulls Bloodlines 2 from Epic Store during Mega Sale

Klei Entertainment follows suit with Oxygen Not Included as Epic offers $10 off basically everything

By Haydn Taylor

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