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Tranzfuser in the time of Coronavirus

The pandemic throws up barriers and opportunities for the 27 graduate teams chasing UK Games Fund finance

By Haydn Taylor

India needs an industry where games like Raji can thrive

Following Narendra Modi's call for games based on Indian folklore, Nodding Heads Games recalls struggling in a system that doesn't understand game development

By Matthew Handrahan

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German consumers spent more than €3.7bn on games in H1 2020

Local trady body Game reports strong growth in hardware and revenue, driven partly by pandemic

By James Batchelor

EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board

The organisation announced its objectives to create a "more diverse, inclusive and positive online environment for youth"

By Marie Dealessandri

Mike Morhaime's new games company dreams of being an industry beacon

Dreamhaven, Moonshot, and Secret Door leads share their hopes for a venture built on creative freedom, experimentation, and cooperation

By Rebekah Valentine

Kalypso Media opening publishing office in Japan

New operation will be based in Tokyo, will open later this year and be led by former Ubisoft Japan bos Kazuhiro Ueda

Luck is a failing strategy for developers | Opinion

Leverage Partnership's David O'Connor shares a cautionary tale about indies whose first game was a smash hit

By David O'Connor

Xbox Series X, S orders sell out

Microsoft reports "record-breaking demand" for new consoles, promises more stock will be available for November 10 launch

Among Us 2 cancelled in favour of expanding the first game

Developers aim to build on huge success of original despite challenges of outdated codebase

By James Batchelor

Fall Guys had the highest-earning PC launch since Overwatch in digital revenue

SuperData: It brought in $185 million in August on PC, with 8.2m players buying the game

By Rebekah Valentine

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Analyst expects PS5 and Xbox Series to sell 1.5m each in North America this year

Baird Equity Research's Colin Sebastian says demand strong for next-gen consoles with PS5 selling at a slightly higher premium on auction sites

By Brendan Sinclair

Spellbreak reaches over five million players

It's also seen four million hours watched on Twitch since September 3 launch

Among Us hours watched on Twitch spiked 650% from July to August

It was the 11th most-watched category on Twitch at 30 million hours for the month

By Rebekah Valentine

The Game Awards set for December 10

Geoff Keighley's annual celebration of the industry will air live from New York, London, and Tokyo

GameDiscoverCo founder: "It's not selling out" to use metrics in development

Simon Carless says his new research and consultancy company wants to add data so devs don't go solely on gut feel

By Brendan Sinclair

Games industry a "prime target" for cyber attacks

Data shows there were 3,072 DDoS attacks in games over the course of one year

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft apologises after male-only Assassin's Creed promo video

Publisher has since re-edited and released a version showcasing the female protagonists of the best-selling series

By James Batchelor

Mike Morhaime founds new games company, Dreamhaven

Dreamhaven to serve as parent company to two new studios headed by fellow Blizzard veterans

By Rebekah Valentine

UK Government launches call for evidence on loot boxes

Inquiry seeks to examine concerns over whether randomised monetisation mechanics can lead to problem gambling

By James Batchelor

Nintendo sued for planned obsolescence over Joy-Con drift

French organisation found controllers suffer from premature wear of the electronic circuits and an airtightness defect

By Marie Dealessandri

Melbourne International Games Week reveals nine days of online events

Australian games event will take place online next month, including the GCAP 2020 developer conference

By Matthew Handrahan

Digital Bros. driven to full-year profit by Remedy's Control

Revenue was up 71%, with Control contributing a quarter of the Italian publisher's full-year earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple launches online store in India this week

The Apple Store will offer official products and support to Indian customers for the first time, starting Sept. 23

Microsoft is open to still more games acquisitions

CEO Satya Nadella: "We will always look to grow inorganically where it makes sense"

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic leads $15m funding round in Manticore Games

Core platform "exemplifies" the user-generated future of video games, Epic says

By Matthew Handrahan

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