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May 2016 Archive

    1. Xbox One gets $50 price cut leading into E3
    2. Facebook Games: "We're everywhere"
    3. Vivendi has shareholder backing for Gameloft takeover - Report
    4. Ex-Lionhead devs form Flaming Fowl
    5. Overwatch steals UK #1 from Uncharted 4
    6. Starbreeze acquires full rights to Payday IP from 505 Games
    7. Trade Zone announced for EGX
    8. New Unity Plus tier announced at Unite Europe
    9. Accessibility in gaming should be the rule, not the exception
    1. No Man's Sky delay results in death threats for dev
    1. WESA responds to Faze Clan departure
    2. Total War: Warhammer sells 500,000 in three days
    3. Supercell "printing money" with Clash games - SuperData
    4. When the customer is always alt-right
    5. Tencent acquiring 5% equity in Paradox
    6. From Game of War to public transport
    7. Gamelab 2016: Indiepocalypse and the changing face of games media
    8. PlayStation has become Sony's cornerstone
    1. Mirror's Edge, Mega Man TV shows moving forward
    2. Exploring the "positive tension" between creativity and marketing
    3. Funcom back in black after $6.3m investment
    4. PlayStation 4 sales exceed 40m worldwide
    5. Vlambeer, Sumo and Samsung join NASSCOM GDC advisory board
    6. Xbox One "Scorpio" coming in 2017 - reports
    1. Uncharted 4 is still Japanese #1
    2. Alexis Kennedy leaving Failbetter Games
    3. Tiger Style: A tale of two Spiders
    4. Microsoft laying off up to 1,850
    5. IndieCade expands with European show
    6. Uncharted 4 was inspired by the industry's struggle against crunch
    1. Paradox removes "White Humans" Stellaris mod
    2. Former Valve employee alleges she was fired for being transgender
    3. BAFTA to honor Amy Hennig
    4. GAME shares drop 20% in a week
    5. Ron Gilbert asks Disney to sell Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion IP
    6. Sony predicts 20m PS4 sales in FY2016
    7. Tencent thought to be interested in Supercell purchase
    8. Facebook acquires VR audio specialists
    1. Rolling Stone publisher launching gaming site
    2. Can local multiplayer translate to online VR?
    3. Uncharted 4 sells 2.7 million in first week
    4. E3 launches open-to-the-public satellite event
    5. Uncharted 4 resists Homefront onslaught to remain UK #1
    6. Minecraft videos based on Super Mario DLC hit with copyright claims
    7. Monument Valley has earned over $14 million in two years
    8. Rovio's Angry Birds film has earned $150 million worldwide
    9. Apple deems Palestinian dev's game "not appropriate" for the App Store
    1. Oculus introduces DRM that kills Revive mod
    2. Kickstarter UK has raised £26m for games
    3. Daydream could make mobile VR matter
    4. IMAX, Starbreeze partner for VR
    5. Uncharted 4 is a paragon of AAA accessibility
    6. Minecraft to launch on PC and mobile in China
    7. Women in Games Awards Winners
    8. Google Play is adding an Early Access section
    9. Professionalism and toxicity threaten eSports' breakthrough
    1. Epic's mobile VR daydream
    2. The Elder Scrolls Online added "millions" of new players in 2015
    3. Raw Fury wants to close the gates on the "developer valley of death"
    4. Studio Wildcard will pay for ARK: Survival Evolved mod content
    5. Kojima: People expect big games from me
    1. eSports "more a promotional tool than anything else" - Zelnick
    2. Take-Two beats forecasts for third straight year
    3. Google unveils Daydream VR platform
    4. Uncharted 4 is Japanese #1
    5. Nintendo preps expansion into medical device business
    6. Rich Hilleman leaves EA
    7. Microsoft showing new hardware at E3 - Report
    8. Atlas Reactor: From freemium to premium
    9. Blizzard and Twitch pledge to fight racism with pilot program
    10. IGN acquires GameTrailers assets
    11. Lucid Sight raises $3.5m in Series A
    1. "We are providing self-actualization for a great many of our players"
    2. Tetris movie has an $80 million budget
    3. Superhot leads BIG Festival nominees
    4. It's not the platform holder's job to make your game succeed - Robot
    1. Dark Souls: The Board Game raises over £3.7m
    2. Gear VR sold 300k in Europe year-to-date - Samsung
    3. Razer opening first US retail store
    4. Starbreeze, Acer forming joint venture for StarVR headset
    5. Nintendo lays out movie aspirations
    6. Uncharted beats Doom to UK retail number one
    7. Softbank rumoured to be considering Supercell sale
    8. Microsoft discontinues support for Project Spark
    9. "It's really easy these days to learn how to do cool stuff. All you need is a computer."
    1. Crytek adds 6 new unis to VR First
    2. launches Early Access-like refinery
    3. AwesomenessTV announces The Kids' Game Awards
    4. World Esports Association founded
    5. New hire roundup: Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson COO
    6. Disney's departure is not about the market's health
    7. Make alternate future America great again
    8. Sega returns to profit on cuts and streamlining
    9. eSports supremacy beckons as Overwatch beta pulls 9.7m players
    10. Games have left the shadow of the movie business
    1. KingsIsle Entertainment confirms layoffs
    2. NPD: Dark Souls 3 is April's top seller
    3. Ubisoft reports full year earnings
    4. John McAfee joins social casino firm MGT
    5. Activision Blizzard's Media Network launching new stream features in June
    6. Square Enix doubles annual profits
    7. Microsoft vetoed a black woman on cover for Fable II
    8. Asobo Studio: Lessons from the frontline of HoloLens development
    9. Game Jolt's Marketplace lets indies decide their own revenue share
    10. MZ's RTplatform now has a leader
    11. now has over 12m MAUs
    1. Kirby: Planet Robobot is Japanese #1
    2. Unity launches free Women In Gaming talks
    3. eSports awareness to surge past 1 billion consumers in 2016 - Newzoo
    4. Microsoft refused to sell Fable IP - Report
    5. Nintendo drops 2DS price to $80
    6. The Death of Toys-to-Life?
    7. Bandai Namco profits slip, Dark Souls III soars
    8. PS4 and Xbox One have a new competitor in the Chinese console market
    1. Disney Infinity is dead as Disney exits game publishing
    2. Star Wars Battlefront ships 14m copies, EA enjoys "phenomenal" FY2016
    3. Mass Effect: Andromeda and Need for Speed set for 2017
    4. Stellaris breaks day-one records for Paradox
    5. Microsoft adds unlocked framerate support to UWP
    6. "It's impossible not to consider mobile these days"
    7. Paypal ending payment protection for crowdfunders
    8. How do you keep World of Warcraft's players happy?
    9. Metal Gear and mobile games give Konami a boost
    1. Applications open for Gamers in Real Life scholarship
    2. League of Legends bans three teams from competition
    3. How Twitch helps devs leverage the power of its platform
    4. What went into "the best Splinter Cell level ever made"
    5. Dodge Roll's speedrun to indie success
    6. Battleborn takes #1 on a quiet week in the UK
    7. Capcom forecasts digital shift after solid fiscal year results
    1. Activision joins White House's Joining Forces initiative
    2. Kirby: Planet Robobot is Japanese #1
    3. Clash Royale: Is Supercell shooting itself in the foot?
    4. International eGames Committee names advisory board
    5. Does App Store placement still matter?
    6. Steam's turned toxic, and Valve doesn't care
    7. GAME acquires AR ads company
    1. Twitch VP on community and commerical success
    2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare negativity doesn't worry Eric Hirshberg
    3. King pushes Activision Blizzard to record Q1
    4. Zelda anchors Nintendo E3 plans
    5. GTA III, The Sims among 2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees
    6. Critical Consensus: Uncharted 4 a real treasure
    7. "Cross-play with other networks? That's not the Microsoft of ten years ago"
    8. Gary Welch promoted at Climax to Art Director
    9. Reboot: Develop capitalising on success to grow again in 2017
    10. Made for Samsung exclusivity programme opens up to indie games
    11. New COO for Oculus as VR firm grabs Hans Hartmann from Fitbit
    12. Tim Sweeney is still mad at Microsoft
    1. Former Chief Xbox Officer Bach's take on VR
    2. Zynga can do a hell of a lot more with the resources it has - Gibeau
    3. Steam updates user reviews to show a game's score over time
    4. Respawn is latest EA partner on Star Wars
    5. .games and .game website domains launching soon
    6. When a $599 PS3 was "probably too cheap"
    7. VR market fallout may lead to lots of new indies - Adelman
    8. TIGA welcomes rise in UK studios receiving cultural tax breaks
    9. Glu Mobile: VR several years from returning "meaningful" revenue
    10. inXile legal challenge forces indie dev to rebrand game
    11. Glu confirms 100 jobs cut in five months following Q1 loss
    12. The Workshop Entertainment acquired by Skydance Media
    1. Keywords expanding Montreal studio
    2. "We don't call ourselves a publisher. We're looking for friends"
    3. Chinese mobile games market is now the most valuable in the world
    4. Nvidia and Samsung settle all existing patent litigation
    5. Deceased Oculus co-founder to be honoured at University of Maryland
    1. Copenhagen professor gets €2m games research grant
    2. GameStop co-founder Fontaine retires
    3. Oculus Rift arriving at retail
    4. Square Enix Montreal hires Bédard and Dief
    5. New head of PR for InnoGames
    6. Gears of War 4 would have cost Epic $100m - Sweeney
    7. Nintendo won't sell NX at a loss
    8. GameAnalytics now available to Unreal Engine devs