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July 2016 Archive

    1. Metal Gear series has sold 49m copies
    2. Jobs roundup: Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive
    3. Sony surges, Microsoft meanders and Nintendo nosedives
    4. Counter-Strike eSports broadcast pulled following Munich shooting
    5. PlayStation division more than doubles profits, sells another 3.5m PS4
    6. Nintendo's Roller-Coaster Week
    1. Steve Meretzky gone from GSN Games
    2. Tencent, Unity, Tinybuild and CCP are the first D.I.C.E. Europe speakers
    3. Samsung Gear VR hits 1 million MAUs
    4. Dontnod deepens collaboration with Hesaw
    5. Microsoft plans to sabotage Steam - Sweeney
    6. Layoffs at GSN Games
    1. SpecialEffect's One Special Day raises over £90,000
    2. From announcement to launch in mere months
    3. Qualcomm settles class-action gender bias suit for $19.5 million
    4. Superdata predicts Battleborn will go F2P
    5. Nintendo posts biggest Q1 loss in five years
    1. Apple reports quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion
    2. Nintendo NX is a portable console powered by a mobile processor - report
    3. Tom Kalinske gets back in the game
    4. Adam Boyes joins Iron Galaxy as CEO
    5. Is Pokémon Go success going to come to a Weezing halt?
    1. Humble Bundle clarifies fraud policies
    2. Gamer Network appoints Julia Loranger as West Coast Sales Director
    3. Games finally becoming a mature entertainment biz - Zelnick
    4. ESL: "The onus is on us to set the bar"
    5. Nintendo issues reminder it didn't make Pokémon Go, stock slumps 18%
    6. Gaming revenues down 9% at Microsoft as hardware sales slow
    7. The vanishing differences between mobile and desktop VR
    1. Digital Extremes admits Warframe hack
    2. Photos from the Summer party are live
    3. Man arrested for threats against Blizzard
    4. Niantic gigantic as Pokemon dominates the news again
    5. Microsoft rolls the dice in a huge Xbox gamble
    1. Overwatch tops US sales during June slump
    2. Splitter Critters was the big winner at the Indie Prize Awards
    3. Are VR exclusives bad? It's complicated
    4. ESA adds three new members
    1. Valve warns 23 gambling sites as Twitch bans popular streamer
    2. Brazil, India and Russia in the top 5 markets for Unity installs
    3. eSports growth slowing but market to pass $1bn in 2017 - SuperData
    4. Crossy Road studio Hipster Whale expands into publishing
    5. Suda51 goes back to his roots
    6. Spanish games companies have "multiplied by a factor of 8" since 2005
    7. Traveller's Tales vets form Quantum Soup
    8. Pro-skier Matilda Rapaport dies whilst filming footage for Steep
    1. Pokemon GO drives Nintendo market cap past Sony
    2. VR "kind of scares me as an investor" - Lasky
    3. eSports' "Wild West" period is drawing to a close
    4. Ubisoft's sales climb 44% as Vivendi increases stake in publisher
    5. China overtakes US in iOS game revenues - App Annie
    6. More investors added to GI Investment Summit
    7. Dino Patti leaving Playdead
    8. Smart lessons 17 million organic installs taught us about mobile
    1. GameAnalytics acquired by Mobvista
    2. Xbox One S "launch edition" to ship August 2 for $399
    3. 5 Ways to Improve Pokémon GO from a Location-based Game Designer
    4. Obsidian Entertainment: Survival, success and independence
    5. TIGA issues ten-point report on preparing for Brexit
    6. SoftBank to buy ARM for £24bn
    1. Layoffs at Kabam San Francisco
    2. Jobs roundup: Dishonored's visual design director joins Darewise
    3. Pokemon GO shows us the power of brands and AR
    4. Robert Yang calls out Twitch for "humiliating and dehumanising treatment"
    5. Line IPO raises $1.1 billion, the biggest in tech in 2016
    6. Pokemon GO is the perfect marriage of IP and technology
    7. Twitch gets political
    8. Google opens submissions for its own Indie Games Festival
    1. Breeding Season's Patreon campaign turns sour
    2. Pokemon GO is now the biggest US mobile game ever
    3. Magic Leap: "We're kinda like a baby Apple"
    1. Warner Bros. settles FTC influencer charges
    2. Valve demands that gambling sites cease operations through Steam
    3. Unity raises $181 million to drive VR/AR
    4. Broadcasting is Sakaguchi's next Fantasy
    5. CryEngine 5 business model is built on "appreciation and trust"
    6. Location, location, location: Pokémon GO's unique strength and biggest problem
    1. New studio for Monument Valley's lead designer
    2. "Is there a space in games for the deliberately developmental game company?"
    3. Rubbing shoulders with the greats at BitSummit
    1. Gamestop raises over $760,000 for St. Jude
    2. Pokemon GO's launch was an unqualified success - almost
    3. Twitch opens new Austin office
    4. “We're not looking for another Crossy Road”
    5. Splash Damage sold to Chinese poultry firm
    6. A Global Platform Through a Western Lens
    7. G2A will allow developers to apply for royalties, adds seller verification
    8. Showing Off Your Best Assets
    9. NPD finally launches digital tracking to address "long-standing need"
    1. Turbine confirms layoffs
    2. Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO forms new studio
    3. Nintendo faces its biggest test yet
    4. "We see ourselves as the last Mohicans, the last dinosaurs"
    5. Adam Boyes leaving Sony role to return to development
    6. YouTube corruption sinks even deeper into the gutter
    7. Evolve switches to free-to-play model
    1. Prison Architect sells 2m copies
    2. Wii U was expected to sell 100 million units
    1. Prominent YouTubers revealed as owners of controversial CS:GO gambling site
    2. Ubisoft board nominates two new independent directors
    3. SGN acquires TinyCo
    4. EA Originals "genuinely comes from us wanting more innovation and creativity"
    5. Watch Tim Schafer's opening keynote discussion from Reboot: Develop
    6. Kabam, Glu, and Super Evil Megacorp. CEOs to speak at Casual Connect USA
    1. Registration opens for GamesAid poker at Develop in Brighton
    2. eSports Integrity Coalition launches
    3. Sega acquires Endless Legend developer Amplitude
    4. TIGA asks UK government to protect status of existing EU workers
    5. Blockbusters, Board Games and Billion Dollar Industries
    1. Animoca acquires Finnish dev TicBits
    1. Japanese LittleBigPlanet servers shutting down
    2. GameStop sells out of PS VR pre-orders... again
    3. Video games on Kickstarter raise just $8.2m in first half of 2016 - ICO
    4. Techstravaganza: New consoles and VR money
    5. Jobs roundup: Karl Magnus Troedsson leaves EA DICE for Raw Fury
    6. Horizon Chase wins Best Game at BIG Festival
    7. Sony's entire future now rests on PlayStation