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Epic v. Apple shows games industry at its most absurd | This Week in Business

Minecraft isn't a game, Sony is tearing friendships apart, Apple taking 30% makes the world a better place, and other dubious claims aired in court

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony's cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | Opinion

The royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger - but it's a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry's revenue models

By Rob Fahey

How Women in Gaming survived its publisher's demise

Meagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launch

By Brendan Sinclair

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Genesis Noir nabs four nominations in 2021 IGF Awards

Other games in the running for Seumas McNally Grand Prize include Paradise Killer, Teardown, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Umurani Generation, and Spiritfarer

By Brendan Sinclair

Yoshinori Ono joins DelightWorks as president and representative director| Jobs Roundup

FunPlus hires Wei Wang as chief creative officer, Arone Le Bray joins The Chinese Room as principal narrative designer

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Resident Evil Village | Critical Consensus

Capcom's survival horror title is met with positive reactions, but critics say a strong start is followed by an uneven second half

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Project Liberty: What was Epic's battle plan against Apple?

Report laid out company roadmap prior to ongoing lawsuit

By Danielle Partis

GamesAid raises 70,000 for multiple charities

UK-based games industry charity splits donation among seven organizations

By Jeffrey Rousseau

USC Games launches fund to support Black and Indigenous students

Professor Jim Huntley talks about starting the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund with help from Take-Two, and why it's a needed step toward equity

By Brendan Sinclair

Tribeca Film Festival holds its first-ever games award

Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Sable, and Lost in Random among festival's first eight official selections for games

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Epic vs Apple: What we've learned so far

We summarise the ongoing events of this month's industry-shaping trial

By James Batchelor

Podcast: IO's independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live Online

Hitman studio's CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogy

By GamesIndustry Staff

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Ubisoft announces free-to-play The Division game

The publisher also has plans to bring the series to mobile

By Marie Dealessandri

"I felt that I had no choice," says Wolfire CEO about Valve antitrust lawsuit

"Most developers have little or no choice but to sell on Steam and do as they're told by Valve," David Rosen argued

By Marie Dealessandri

FTC has looked into Epic's handling of children's personal information

Testimony in Apple suit indicates federal regulator has taken an interest in Fortnite publisher's privacy practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Global games market to generate $175 billion in 2021- Newzoo

Research firm notes a decline of 1% year-over-year in revenue

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Outright Games launches mobile division

Company announces six new executive hires following record revenues in 2020

By Danielle Partis

Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless looks at the data around platform splits, exclusives and free games revealed in this week's legal proceedings

By Simon Carless

Hypercasual UA and ad monetization in a post-IDFA world

Adjust's Katie Madding shares some best practices to minimise the impact of iOS 14.5

By Katie Madding

Nintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directors

Animation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Metacore secures €150m credit line from Supercell

The funding will go towards growing the Merge Mansion developer's team and expand its operations

By Marie Dealessandri

E3 confirms Sega, Square Enix, Bandai Namco and more

Ten more companies added to next month's all-digital industry showcase

By Brendan Sinclair

Lost Ember developer launches publishing label Mooneye Indies

The new indie publisher will focus on narrative and wholesome games, and will debut with camping grounds sim Haven Park

Activision Blizzard wins patent lawsuit after nine years

The judge ruled that the patents were "not inventions" of Worlds Incorporated, which was suing for infringement

By Marie Dealessandri

Tencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakes

The CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a "national security risk" because they are Chinese-owned

By Marie Dealessandri

Humble Bundle rolls back plans to remove charity sliders

Storefront backtracks on decision following feedback from the community

By Danielle Partis

Nintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units sold

And, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii's 101 million lifetime sales this year

By James Batchelor

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