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Nintendo's disappointing year on mobile

Smartphone games are proving to be a challenge for Nintendo - and the problems are more basic than a failure to embrace F2P

By Rob Fahey

"There's no excuse for unequal pay"

Leading UK games organisations discuss the importance of ensuring employees of any gender are paid fairly as claims against major non-games firms rise

By James Batchelor

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Rovio's value halves following investor exodus

Angry Birds developer cites spiralling user acquisition cost for profit forecast shortfall

By Haydn Taylor

Trump decries violent games after school shooting

US president raises concerns about the internet, games, and movies during a meeting on school safety

By Brendan Sinclair

Ubisoft's "Minority Report of programming"

La Forge claims its Commit Assistant AI for detecting bugs as they're introduced can cut programming time by 20 per cent

By Brendan Sinclair

Rhode Island politician proposes violent game tax

10% sales tax on M-rated games would pay for mental health and counselling resources in schools

By Haydn Taylor

Why release a new N64 game in 2018?

How a forgotten PS1 game has become a Kickstarter hit

By Christopher Dring

New BAME exhibition to debut at London Games Festival

Submissions now open, curator Sharna Jackson tells us decline in BAME representation "must be rectified"

By James Batchelor

Vision Esports raises $38 million in funding

Round led by Evolution Media featured contributions from numerous star professional athletes

By Matthew Handrahan

Overwatch: Building an esport from the ground up

At the DICE Summit, Mike Morhaime, Nate Nazer, and Kim Phan discussed the publisher's approach to establishing Overwatch as a top flight esport

By Haydn Taylor

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Star Control creators file counterclaim against Stardock

Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III seek an injunction, but Stardock CEO responds that its ownership position is "incontestable"

By Matthew Handrahan

FanAI raises $2.5 million for esports audience monetisation

AI-driven platform takes lifetime funding to $4.5 million

Zelda and Nintendo clean up at the DICE Awards

Breath of the Wild wins four including GOTY, while Nintendo was involved with a further seven winners

By Matthew Handrahan

Smite esports leagues will be exclusive to Microsoft's Mixer

Xbox streaming service to showcase both the Pro and Console series for Hi-Rez's fantasy MOBA

By James Batchelor

Kingdom Come: Deliverance hits 1m sales

Warhorse Studios' RPG reaches a major milestone in less than two weeks

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft: "Representation isn't just good common sense, it's good business sense"

At the DICE Summit today, Phil Spencer urged the industry to pursue diversity and inclusivity or risk missing out on the growth opportunities to come

By Matthew Handrahan

Australians spent AU$3.23bn on video games in 2017

IGEA data shows AU$1bn on physical hardware and software, console sales up 36% year-on-year

By James Batchelor

Ex-Quantic Dream dev launches video game storytelling course

Interior Night's Caroline Marchal teams up with author and TV producer John Yorke for seven-week program

By James Batchelor

Nintendo's eShop refund policy found to violate European consumer rights

Norwegian Consumer Council asks Nintendo to bring its policy in line with European law

By Matthew Handrahan

Newzoo lays down ten key factors that will determine the growth of esports

"Crunch time for esports as it enters adolescence," says market intelligence firm

By Haydn Taylor

NPD: US games business had its best January since 2011

Monster Hunter: World was the best-selling game in a month where dollar spend reached $1.1 billion

By Matthew Handrahan

Global esports revenue projected to reach $905.6m in 2018

Total esports audience to surpass 380 million this year

By Haydn Taylor

Mediating the meeting of games and movies

APA Agency's Gina Ramirez talks about her time on both sides of the Hollywood and Games divide

By Brendan Sinclair

New Angry Birds game targets esports-style cash tournaments

Skill-based games company WorldWinner partners with Rovio in big mobile push

By Christopher Dring

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