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June 2016 Archive

    1. British eSports Association formed
    2. Only 3.5% of gamers make in-app purchases - AppsFlyer
    3. Nintendo NX may capitalize on "largely ignored" kids market - DFC
    4. HTC Vive spearheads $10bn VR VC group
    5. "From a publishing point of view, VR is just too risky"
    1. Vivendi COO Stephane Roussel named Gameloft CEO
    2. PlayStation Plus now has 20.8m paying subscribers
    3. Moore: "We want to make stars of all our players"
    4. Square Enix's celebrity status: An interview with the CEO
    5. What every mobile game developer needs to know about soft launching
    1. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood creators form Lightbulb
    2. Ubisoft: Creativity and commerce in AAA development
    1. Xbox Scorpio, PlayStation Neo an "incredibly positive evolution"
    2. Develop in Brighton - What not to miss
    3. Starbreeze secures $9 million from Acer ahead of StarVR launch
    4. Failbetter Games: Seven Years, Ten Lessons
    1. Brexit: UK game developers share their concerns
    2. Brexit, M&A and VR exclusivity
    3. Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade
    4. Virginia Territory: Variable State's indie debut
    5. Nintendo is closing servers for Devil's Third
    6. TIGA calls for government to reassure UK games industry
    7. Tinybuild: G2A "facilitates a black market economy"
    8. Ukie issues statement on Brexit
    9. From the archives: Brexit to Desktop?
    10. Tencent is the games industry's silent giant
    1. "Overwatch dominates rankings leaving Battleborn in the dust" - SuperData
    2. EA dominates E3 Twitch streaming - EEDAR
    3. Can Puerto Rico be the Silicon Valley of the Caribbean?
    4. Shortlist announced for Develop: Brighton Indie Showcase
    5. Tickets on sale for the Investment Summit
    6. A New Dawn
    1. Jeff Minter: iOS games ended up costing us money
    2. Sony settling PS3 Other OS suit
    3. Oculus: Our exclusive deals are good for the VR industry
    4. Fable Fortunes closes Kickstarter in favour of private funding
    5. Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio
    6. Peter Moore and EA's eSports masterplan
    1. Analysts give Tencent-Supercell thumbs up
    2. Tencent acquires Supercell
    3. Sony, Microsoft share honours for E3 coverage
    4. Star Citizen's refunds process just got more complicated
    5. Chris Smith and Paul Andrews resign as Retro Computers directors
    6. Vivendi ups Ubisoft share ownership to 20%, but delays takeover
    1. Warcraft, Angry Birds movies cashing in
    2. Oculus and Valve send mixed messages on VR exclusivity
    3. Twitch pledges to stamp out viewbot services
    4. "Seeing studios as classic start-ups that you can scale is flawed"
    5. Hello Games settles "secret stupid" legal dispute with Sky
    1. Vice launching games site
    2. Newell weighs in on VR exclusives
    3. E3: Everybody entertained effectively
    4. YouTubers band together to form Internet Creator's Guild
    5. Unity changes Unity Plus tier in response to complaints
    6. E3 Live completely disappoints fans
    7. Scorpio is a beast, but Microsoft needs to explain it better
    1. Skylanders TV show lands on Netflix
    2. PlayStation VR demos hit stores starting tomorrow
    3. VR not ready for the mainstream - Fils-Aime
    4. E3 may need to change but it's still very relevant, say publishers
    5. Tencent could be lining up to buy Supercell - at a $9bn valuation
    6. "When I was a kid, I didn't dream of becoming a video game executive"
    1. Sony's House surprised by Project Scorpio
    2. Michael Bay joins Rogue Initiative
    3. PlayStation VR likely to be in short supply - Sony
    4. Spider-Man leads Marvel's "epic" new console strategy
    5. "We're not creating haves and have-nots"
    6. Why Scorpio and Xbox One S sales don't actually matter
    7. Xbox One price cut yet again to $279
    1. Analysts split on E3 showings
    2. Roundtable: Who won E3?
    3. New Xbox community features will create "virtual safe spaces"
    4. Zynga appoints EA's Bernard Kim as president of publishing
    5. Sony's E3 surprises with God of War, Resident Evil VII VR
    1. Steep reveal highlights Ubisoft's E3
    2. Project Scorpio unveiled at E3
    3. E3: Microsoft announces Xbox One S, Scorpio and Play Anywhere
    4. Watch Sony's E3 2016 livestream here
    5. Game publishers treading carefully at E3 in wake of Orlando tragedy
    6. Watch Microsoft's E3 2016 livestream here
    7. Watch Ubisoft's E3 2016 livestream here
    8. Twist, Bestwick and Upton receive Queen's Birthday Honours
    9. E3: Bethesda makes old games new again, announces Prey
    1. E3: EA focuses on sports, charities and indie devs
    1. Gawker filing for bankruptcy - Report
    2. Limitless scores close to $1m in seed funding
    3. Watch EA's E3 2016 livestream here
    4. Watch Bethesda's E3 2016 livestream here
    5. Nintendo 3DS passes 60 million sold
    6. Jobs roundup: Daybreak Austin appoints Cryptic's Jack Emmert as new CEO
    7. Pre3: Sony comes clean on Neo as FB inks a deal with Blizzard
    8. Sony confirms PlayStation Neo - but it won't be at E3
    9. The King Maker
    10. MOBA: Truly embracing the mobile platform
    11. Riot uses LoL chatlogs to weed out toxic employees
    12. Is VR just a stepping stone to something bigger?
    1. NPD: May sales up 4% year-on-year
    2. League of Legends generates $150m a month - SuperData
    3. Ubisoft shutters Casablanca studio
    4. Microsoft scraps Xbox One DVR plans
    5. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Deep Dive
    6. Sony's divided attention gives Xbox an opportunity - Analyst
    1. Digital games to account for a third of console revenues in 2020 - PwC
    2. Apple will allow subscriptions for games
    3. Xbox Live Arcade creator wants you to join his Sparcade
    4. Mohawk wants user reviews, sales, refunds removed from Early Access
    5. Patent filing gives first look at Magic Leap
    6. Last day for Develop in Brighton Early Bird tickets
    7. Gameloft CEO to step down, Vivendi issues letter to employees
    8. Positech Games: An Indiepocalypse survival guide
    1. Conflict mineral sourcing still hazy for games industry
    2. Twintown charity rally raises £250,000 for Special Effect
    3. "We've dug our heels in a bit"
    4. China tightens regulations around mobile games
    5. Facebook signs deal to let users livestream Blizzard games
    6. Slitherine: Steam refunds not harming sales
    7. Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard after a decade
    1. eSports' "path to profitability farther off than VR" for publishers - Pachter
    2. Horizon Zero Dawn delayed to 2017
    3. Sony, Rovio, Square Enix among 50 international speakers at BIG Business Forum
    4. Nearly 100 games compete for Gamelab Indie prize in Barcelona
    5. Gungho to buy back $680 million in shares from Softbank
    6. EGX secures major Amazon partnership
    1. Lillith Ltd cancels Allison Road
    1. Capcom bans pro player for sexual harassment
    2. No Man's Sky's hostile fans meet Vivendi's hostile takeover
    3. New hire roundup: Google expands its VR team
    4. Cream of the riding crop
    5. Watch Unite Europe's Keynote and Roadmap presentations
    6. BAME in Games network launched to promote UK industry diversity
    7. Full line-up confirmed for Develop in Brighton
    8. Maxis and GLAAD collaborate to remove gender restrictions from The Sims
    9. Tickets on sale for the summer party
    10. Mad Catz profit turns to $11m loss on "incredibly disappointing" Rock Band 4
    11. E3 struggles to find its purpose
    12. Overwatch and the death of the midnight launch
    1. EA veteran David DeMartini passes away
    2. ESA: The 50-plus gamer crowd has passed 40m in the US
    3. How an American company topped China's mobile charts
    4. The Division making its way to movies
    5. Rocket League hit $110m in revenue by giving away content for free
    6. "I'm doing this because I'm a gamer"
    1. Manchester talent launches new Fabrik studio
    2. Women in Games appoints new CEO
    3. The Time for Backwards Compatibility Was Yesterday
    4. Microsoft seeking to control VR/AR ecosystem
    5. Activision still committed to toys-to-life
    6. Microsoft, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook target online hate speech
    7. Mojang: Minecraft is not an advertising platform