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The Red Flag of Passion

How a seemingly harmless word is used to put a happy face on some of the industry's biggest problems

By Brendan Sinclair

EA, Activision Blizzard, and Valve found in breach of Belgian gambling laws

Loot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and CS:GO violate gambling legislation, says Belgian Gaming Commission

By Haydn Taylor

How Space Ape eschewed convention to make its most profitable game

Simon Hade and Nicolas Boulay discuss growing Fastlane: Road to Revenge from $5,000 ad revenue a day to $45,000 in four months

By Haydn Taylor

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A Whole New World (of Tanks)

Wargaming's Victor Kislyi talks about why the free-to-play game's growth plateaued and the company's plan to keep it going for the next 20 years

By Brendan Sinclair

Wolfenstein II leads the nominations at the Nordic Game Awards 2018

MachineGames' sequel is up for five awards, with Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares and Image & Form's SteamWorld Dig 2 close behind

By Matthew Handrahan

Unpatchable hardware exploit leaves Nintendo facing security nightmare

Hackers get Linux running on Switch but Nvidia Tegra X1 flaw opens the gates to modders and cheats in Nintendo's online games

By Haydn Taylor

"What's your plan to not destroy yourself as you're stepping into this career path?"

At Reboot Develop, Devolver and Good Shepherd co-founder Mike Wilson discussed the need for unions, mental burnout, and dealing with online toxicity

By James Batchelor

The Sentinel stands alone

Why I Love: Quantum Soup's Chris Payne remembers Geoff Crammond's purely innovative, rarely imitated classic

By Chris Payne

Henchman & Goon secures $400,000 funding

Altered Ventures invests in Norwegian studio's upcoming game Pode

Strong first quarter Xbox One sales offset March hardware spending slump

Total consumer spend down 11 per cent in March, but up by 15 per cent for the year

By Haydn Taylor

Kartridge offers developers 100% of revenue up to $10,000

Exclusive games will also get 90% up to $40k, in new terms aimed at "smaller developers"

By Matthew Handrahan

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EA Maxis renames The Sims' "insane" character trait

Switch to "erratic" is a reflection of how "language evolves", EA says

By Matthew Handrahan

Turtle Beach regains compliance with Nasdaq listing standards

Gaming headset firm reaches minimum bid price and market value to stay public

Albert Penello leaving Microsoft

Senior director of Xbox console marketing has been with the company since before the original Xbox launch

By Brendan Sinclair

Jobs roundup: Hearthstone game director Ben Brode parts ways with Blizzard

Meanwhile, Universal names new senior vice president of games and former Tomb Raider boss joins Xbox leadership team

By Haydn Taylor

Death Road to Canada delayed after Toronto tragedy

Ukiyo Publishing postpones game's console launch after van attack kills 10, injures 15 more

The GamesIndustry.biz Careers Survey 2018: Your insights needed

Annual study gives all industry members the chance to have their say (anonymously) about pay, working conditions, diversity and more

By James Batchelor

EGX Rezzed 2018 posts record industry attendance

1,500 business professionals at this year's event

By Christopher Dring

Razer eyes SE Asia expansion with $61 million MOL Global buyout

The deal will combine zGold and MOLPoints, "creating one of the world's largest virtual credits platforms for gamers"

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft accused of 'egregious and wilful' patent infringement

Terminal Reality and Infernal Technologies file lawsuit against tech giant for infringing patent with multiple games

By Haydn Taylor

Rooster Teeth expands into the UK with London office

London will be "a proving ground" in a larger, international expansion

By Matthew Handrahan

Tencent will invest $15 million in Fortnite's rollout in China

Seeding an esports community for Epic's game will be a focus of the investment

By Matthew Handrahan

First major PUBG tournament launches this summer with $2m prize pool on the line

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Global Invitational set to take place this year in Berlin, Germany

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch starts beta for new monetisation system

Viewers can now spend virtual Bits in Extensions, with revenue divided between streamer and developer

By Matthew Handrahan

GOG storefront adds social features with User Profiles

CD Projekt subsidiary moves closer to Steam with new features

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