December 2019 Archive

    1. UK Charts: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the final No.1 of the year
    1. Grand Theft Auto V was the most downloaded game of Christmas in Europe
    1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is UK Christmas No.1 despite late FIFA surge
    1. Red Dead Redemption 2 sold 408k units on the Epic Games Store in its first month
    2. Yes, FIFA 20 is once more at the top of the EMEAA charts
    3. Games of the Year 2019: Eastshade
    4. Death Stranding, Control and next-gen teases among industry's 2019 highlights
    5. Mobile's fast risers of 2019 could be leaders in 2020
    6. UK charity calls on government to regulate loot boxes
    7. Embracer Group acquires Little Nightmares dev Tarsier Studios for $10.5m
    8. Console makers lay out their 2020 visions | Opinion
    9. Global Esports Federation announced, backed by Tencent
    10. Tencent launches its Start cloud gaming service
    1. Telltale Games revival is aiming for a "stable, non-crunch work environment"
    2. Mixer, Facebook Gaming chipped away at Twitch market share in 2019
    3. Dangen Entertainment's new CEO to let devs cancel existing contracts
    4. Google Stadia acquires Typhoon Studios
    5. 38 reasons why 2019 was not all bad
    6. The long game: Running PR in the games-as-a-service era
    7. Dragon Quest XI ships 5.5 million
    8. Games of the Year 2019: The Outer Worlds
    9. Ubisoft Just Dance campaign raises £60k for Alzheimers Research UK
    10. What we can learn from... The Future
    11. Xbox releases advice video for parents buying consoles for Christmas
    12. Arsenal's Mesut Özil removed from PES 2020 after criticising China's treatment of Muslims
    13. Facebook acquires cloud gaming outfit PlayGiga
    1. League of Legends World Championship 2019 was the most-watched LoL esports event ever
    2. Rainbow Six Siege switches core team
    3. N3twork acquires Funko Pop! Blitz
    4. The Game Awards reached 7.5m concurrent viewers
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sales top $1 billion
    6. Games of the Year 2019: Divinity: Original Sin II
    7. How ArenaNet is rewriting the narrative for its narrative writers
    8. Atari offers 88% of revenue to exclusive VCS games
    9. Games of the Year 2019: Super Mario Maker 2
    1. Another ex-Google employee accuses company of union busting
    2. Brawl Stars brought in $422m in its first year
    3. Nreal files motion to dismiss Magic Leap copycat suit
    4. EA, Respawn announce Apex Legends Global Series
    5. Kate Edwards to be honored with GDCA's Ambassador Award
    6. Sony launching DualShock 4 rear button attachment
    7. Why the creator of Kerbal Space Program is returning to the troposphere
    8. Games of the Year 2019: Untitled Goose Game
    9. Call for speakers opens for Careers Fair at EGX Rezzed 2020
    10. PlayStation legend Shuhei Yoshida joins Investment Summit
    11. Microsoft returning to simpler "Xbox" branding for next gen hardware
    12. presents... The Year In Numbers 2019
    13. Russia's Rambler Group suing Twitch for $2.8 billion
    14. Apple Arcade now has a cut-price annual payment tier
    15. Games of the Year 2019: Heaven's Vault
    16. Keywords Studios acquires Kantan, Ichi and Syllables
    1. Undead Labs' Jeff Strain opens New Orleans development academy
    2. Subway Surfers is the top mobile game of the decade by downloads
    3. The Podcast: Games of the Year 2019
    4. Ben Judd departs Dangen, DDM amid accusations of harassment, bad business
    5. Ubisoft, Humble Bundle and Kickstarter sign up to Investment Summit at PAX
    6. People of the Year 2019
    7. Final Fantasy XIV Online passes 18m players
    8. Just 15% of Shroud's US audience followed him to Mixer
    9. Esports platform secures $25 million in funding
    10. Abertay University unveils £5.5m School of Design and Informatics
    11. Animoca Brands acquires Power Rangers developer nWay
    12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare narrowly beats Star Wars ahead of UK Christmas chart
    13. Games of the Year 2019: Sea of Thieves
    1. Company fined nearly $100k for publishing unapproved game in China
    2. FIFA 20 is still at the top of the EMEAA charts
    3. Zynga opens new studio in Birmingham
    4. A (Magic) leap backwards | Opinion
    5. TIGA seeks industry feedback on principles for safeguarding players
    6. Former Channel 4 publishing label All 4 Games rebrands as Indie Champions
    7. Riot Games' publishing label expands LoL universe with two new games
    8. Edgegap raises $1m for infrastructure tech to reduce lag
    9. Microsoft severs ties with Mixer streamer after 'sex offender' comment
    10. PUBG Mobile earned at least $1.3 billion in 2019
    11. Expect "seven or eight" Dungeons & Dragons games in the near future
    12. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards
    13. Xbox Series X officially revealed at The Game Awards
    1. NPD: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order debuts at No.2 in the US for November
    2. High Fidelity lays off half of staff, pulls plug on open-source VR platform
    3. Motive GM establishes means and opportunity
    4. Epic's exclusivity push leads to ugliness
    5. Survey finds parents getting stricter on kids' in-game spending
    6. Mario has the most fans in the US, but Call of Duty ranks higher for most people
    7. People of the Year 2019: Respawn Entertainment
    8. Mobile games made 15 times more revenue than entertainment apps in a single year
    9. Games Education Summit returns in April
    10. Wargaming finally branching beyond World of Tanks with UK studio's new IP
    11. Naughty Dog donating Jak & Daxter proceeds to charity
    12. Bethesda adds John Romero Sigil mod to Doom console ports
    1. Gameloft partners with Blacknut on mobile cloud gaming service
    2. Nintendo Switch sold estimated 50k units in China on launch day
    3. Greg Rice, Christian Svensson join Sony
    4. German regulator prompts Valve crackdown on Steam Nazis
    5. The Game Awards launches 48-hour digital demo event
    6. Voodoo acquires Gumbug
    7. Pole to Win opens product development unit
    8. Niantic releases 2019 social impact report
    9. How Angry Birds broke the limits for mobile games
    10. People of the Year 2019: Hermen Hulst
    11. Resident Evil 2 remake surpasses five million sales
    12. Twitch signs three exclusivity deals with major streamers
    13. GAME's Belong esports division opens 100-seat venue in London
    1. GameStop CEO: Financial struggles are a console issue, not a GameStop issue
    2. GameStop winding down operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
    3. GameStop Q3 global sales down again, expected full-year decline in the high-teens
    4. Tatsuya Minami reportedly starts new, Capcom-backed studio M-Two Inc
    5. Magic Leap launches upgraded headset, reportedly lays off dozens
    6. Playrix acquires Eipix Entertainment
    7. Kalypso opening third German studio
    8. The year of PR disasters
    9. People of the Year 2019: Media Molecule
    10. Epic Games files preemptive lawsuit against Dancing Pumpkin Man
    11. IndieBI: Superhot Team's biz dev platform that helps indies stay indie
    12. Nintendo stock rises following Switch launch in China
    13. Sony's MLB The Show will be released on rival consoles
    14. Choose Your Own Adventure publisher cracks down on devs
    15. UK Charts: No new releases means Mario Kart 8 Deluxe races back to No.3
    16. Redbox will no longer rent video games
    1. PS4 finally gets Minecraft cross-platform play with Bedrock Edition
    2. iDreamSky in talks to buy Leyou
    3. PatronGG secures $1m for esports engagement app Kokyo
    4. People of the Year 2019: Yu Suzuki
    5. The Podcast: Toxicity, Nintendo, and Shovelware
    6. 2K opens Cloud Chamber to build "another unforgettable BioShock experience"
    7. Industry-backed campaign encourages gamers to vote
    8. Gameloft UK shuts down
    9. Elder Scrolls Legends development "on hold for the foreseeable future"
    1. FIFA 20 returns to No.1 on EMEAA charts for fifth week since launch
    2. Chucklefish apologizes for Wargroove's whitewashed voice casting
    3. Skybound Entertainment to make TV series based on DrDisrespect
    4. Epic Games Store implements in-game purchases for third-parties
    5. Starbreeze completes reconstruction process after 12 months
    6. Fast Travel CEO navigates VR's speed bumps
    7. People of the Year 2019: Sam Barlow
    8. Minecraft is most popular game on YouTube in 2019 with 100bn views
    9. Remedy, Raw Fury and Iron Galaxy in the first wave of Reboot Develop Blue speakers
    10. GameRankings to close down after 20 years
    11. Niantic and Qualcomm collaborating on augmented reality glasses
    12. Rockstar and Nintendo fill top five in Metacritic's Games of the 2010s
    13. Nintendo Switch faces an uphill slog in China | Opinion
    14. Kongregate acquires browser and mobile 2D battle royale
    15. Wildlife Studios raises $60m, now valued at $1.3b
    16. Black Friday saw US mobile game spending hit nearly $70m
    1. NetEase launches its own cloud gaming platform in beta
    2. Riot Games reveals new publishing label, Riot Forge
    3. Ex-Razer employees accuse CEO of abusive behavior
    4. How God of War converted a non-believer
    5. People of the Year 2019: SonicFox and Blitzchung
    6. Avakin Life dev Lockwood Publishing closes Leamington Spa studio
    7. The dawn of streaming requires contract revisions
    8. Call of Duty Mobile made almost $87m in its first two months
    9. Sony pulls PS4 Lineup video after accusations of plagiarism
    1. CD Projekt Red will shut down Gwent on consoles
    2. Nintendo Switch sees best US sales week ever
    3. Microsoft shareholders reject call for gender pay gap report
    4. Ex-Human Head devs sued by Rune II publisher
    5. Microsoft's cheaper, discless next-gen Xbox reportedly still in the works
    6. "Winning and measuring engagement is no longer enough"
    7. Owlcat Games raises $1m for new Pathfinder video game
    8. XR Games secures £1.5m investment
    9. People of the Year 2019: Remedy Entertainment
    10. Persona 5 has sold 3.2m copies worldwide
    11. ESL reportedly shuts down Spain, France branches, UK is "at risk"
    12. Dicebreaker launches news and reviews site to serve thriving tabletop community
    13. Tencent launching Nintendo Switch in China next week
    14. Logitech commits to carbon neutrality by 2030
    15. EA removes Marco van Basten from FIFA 20 after Nazi comment
    16. Call of Duty Mobile is Google Play's best game of 2019
    1. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from executive roles
    2. In the Valley of Gods "on hold" indefinitely
    3. Fired Google employees accuse company of union-busting
    4. E3 media study shows declining media attendance, coverage
    5. People of the Year 2019: Playing for the Planet Alliance
    6. PlayStations 1 to 4 have sold more than 450 million systems
    7. What will the next UK gaming IPO look like? | Opinion
    8. Sky: Children of the Light and Hyper Light Drifter among Apple's Games of the Year
    9. Xbox One was the UK No.1 games console over Black Friday
    10. Quantic Dream to pay former employee €7,000 over offensive photoshopped image
    11. EA donating $500,000 to Team Trees
    12. Are publishers doing enough with their brands? | Opinion
    13. Black Friday weekend digital game spending reached record $4.36b
    1. Riot Games to pay out $10m to former employees in gender discrimination settlement
    2. Toys R Us opens two new US stores following 2018 liquidation
    3. YouTube lightens restrictions on violent video game content
    4. Did "Fewer, Bigger, Better" actually work?
    5. Video Games Without Borders wins UN Refugee Agency's Innovation Award
    6. Dean Hall's Rocketwerkz offers unlimited annual leave
    7. People of the Year 2019: Jeffrey Rosen and John Graham
    8. The Podcast: How unconscious bias is holding back the industry
    9. Area28 raises $2.15m for cloud-based development platform
    10. Star Citizen hits $250m raised through crowdfunding
    11. Jingle Jam raises $500k for charity in one day
    1. Sea of Thieves is No.4 as Black Friday transforms UK Charts