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Can Nintendo learn from its mistakes with Mario Kart Tour? | Opinion

All eyes are on Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo's most important mobile release so far

By Franco Spina

Making Madden a spectator sport

EA's Madden Championship commissioner Matt Marcou says the publisher's esports strategy is driven by more than selling copies

By Brendan Sinclair

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Steam changes recommendation algorithm

Valve says trial of bug fixes and other tweaks showed gains in variety of games users visited, wishlisted, and purchased

Discord pulls free games from Nitro

Chat service pulls feature from subscription offering because "vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn't play them"

By Brendan Sinclair

Parliamentary committee recommends banning loot box sales to children

Report proposes industry tax to fund research into the harmful effects of gaming, slams "wilfully obtuse" industry representatives

By Haydn Taylor

NPD: US game sales drop 18% in August

Industry posts weakest August software sales in more than 20 years as hardware continues 2019's unbroken string of double-digit declines

By Brendan Sinclair

Gears 5: Teaching an old COG new tricks

Campaign designer Matt Searcy on balancing the old and new of an ageing franchise

By Haydn Taylor

UK regulatory roundup: Where we are and what lies ahead

Harbottle & Lewis on four imminent developments that will impact the games industry in the UK and Europe

By Kostyantyn Lobov

BetaDwarf raises $6.6m to develop new loneliness-busting genre

Danish developer cites rise in loneliness around the world, looks to "invest aggressively" in friendship game

By Haydn Taylor

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne ships 2.5 million

Last week's PS4 and Xbox One expansion is off to a quick start; base game shipments now total 13.1 million

PewDiePie pulls $50,000 pledge to Jewish anti-hate group

"I made the mistake of picking a charity I was advised [to] instead of picking a charity I'm personally passionate about," says popular YouTuber

By Haydn Taylor

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ESA "strongly disagrees" with UK DCMS loot box report

Trade group points to promises of odds disclosure as evidence it is "a leader in partnering with parents and players"

By Brendan Sinclair

Nicalis president accused of unprofessional conduct

Former employees describe president Tyrone Rodriguez as exploitative, developers say the publisher ghosted them

By Brendan Sinclair

TIGA: Government should "urgently" carry out research around loot boxes and gambling

CEO Dr Richard Wilson raises impartiality concerns over suggestion of taxing industry to fund research; PEGI also weighs in

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo's new fitness game is Ring Fit Adventure

Switch title uses new Ring-Con and leg strap peripherals to sense movement, launches October 18

By James Batchelor

Gayming Magazine to host week-long live event

Plans include exhibition of LGBTQ game artists' work, writers and journalist lounge, dedicated radio show and 8-Bit Drag Show

By James Batchelor

Dignitas CEO: Soccer, basketball, and esports will be the major sports of the future

Michael Prindiville shares optimism for esports industry and predictions of consolidation ahead of keynote at Esports BAR Miami

By Rebekah Valentine

Improbable acquires Scavengers developer

CEO Herman Narula explains strategy behind Midwinter purchase, addresses shut down of some high-profile SpatialOS titles

By Brendan Sinclair

Electronic Arts responds to DCMS committee calls for loot box regulation

Publisher "doesn't agree with all conclusions" but will continue dialogue with UK government

By James Batchelor

Vive Cosmos arrives on October 3 for 699

New virtual reality headset from HTC will cost roughly the same as predecessor

By Haydn Taylor

2K will donate up to $500,000 to blood cancer research in WWE marketing campaign

Publisher partners with Leukemia & Lymphona Society as survivor Roman Reigns stars on the cover of this year's wrestling game

By James Batchelor

Nintendo sues ROM site

Switch maker's anti-piracy legal efforts continue with copyright and trademark infringement suit against RomUniverse

By Brendan Sinclair

No longer Adrift: How Bossa reset course after closing its biggest project

General manager Daniel Clough tells us the indie studio is refining the way it releases games

By James Batchelor

What we can learn from Nordic developers

Consultant Will Luton explores the factors that have allowed a small part of the world to cast a large shadow over the industry

By Will Luton

Nordeus launches free co-working space for students and start-ups

Company will also run educational programs and talks at Nordeus Hub

By James Batchelor

GameStop: PS5 and Project Scarlett won't shut us out with digital sales

CEO George Sherman confident struggling retailer will still take a "very, very significant share" of boxed sales during next gen

By James Batchelor

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