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Balatro runs into rating trouble

Poker-based roguelike removed from some regional console stores as publisher says PEGI rating was changed from 3+ to 18+ overnight

Brendan Sinclair

What led to Sony laying off 900 people? | This Week in Business

Sony's president complained about unaccountable developers missing budgets and schedules, but there are other culprits behind the game division's thin profit margin

Brendan Sinclair

Brazilian games industry grew by 3.2% in 2023

Revenue generated by the industry reached $251.6 million

Sophie McEvoy

City State Entertainment is now Unchained Entertainment

The studio aims to fully release its first title, Final Stand: Ragnarok later this year

Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo's Yuzu lawsuit puts emulation in the spotlight | Opinion

Few companies have been impacted by piracy as badly as Nintendo, so its litigiousness is understandable – but there are no good possible outcomes from this new legal action

Rob Fahey

GamesIndustry.biz's South Africa Games Week starts this Monday

Week-long editorial special will explore the massive growth the industry has experienced, and the opportunities that can be found there

James Batchelor

Radical Forge lays off "handful" of staff

Update: Six reportedly affected after developer cites "minor restructuring" as reason for layoffs

Sophie McEvoy

505 Games shutter offices in France, Germany, and Spain

The closures continue Digital Bros’ organization review announced back in November

Jeffrey Rousseau

Toys For Bob splitting from Activision Blizzard

Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot 4 studio being spun out, currently in talks on a partnership with Microsoft

Brendan Sinclair

Report: Firesprite devs describe rocky acquisition by PlayStation

Sources tell Eurogamer the deal led to toxic culture, crunch, staff turnover, claims of sexual discrimination and ageism

Jeffrey Rousseau

Wildlife Studios cuts 21% of its staff

The mobile game firm lays off 133 employees in its third year of consecutive job cuts

Jeffrey Rousseau

Report: Saber Interactive buys itself back from Embracer in $500m deal

The developer of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was originally acquired back in 2020

Jeffrey Rousseau

"I want people in my age range to realize they can jump into the industry" | Black Voices Progress Report

Focus Entertainment's Funké Joseph discusses their motivation and positive outlook on game development

Jeffrey Rousseau

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