September 2020 Archive

    1. Insomniac re-casts Peter Parker's face model in Spider-Man Remastered
    2. Nintendo will leave Jump Rope Challenge in eshop indefinitely
    3. ESL and DreamHack merge
    4. A guide to designing transformative, empowering experiences
    5. ShopTo warns PS5 preorders may not arrive for launch
    6. Nintendo Switch dominates in September | UK Monthly Charts
    7. Lo-Fi Games' Kenshi passes 1m sales
    8. Among Us drives record Discord installs
    9. Epic and Apple decline trial by jury
    10. Niantic makes most Pokémon Go pandemic changes permanent
    11. Analysts and publishers say the boom in game sales is here to stay
    12. CD Projekt Red reportedly enforcing mandatory crunch on Cyberpunk 2077
    13. Sumo Group acquires Pipeworks for $100m
    1. EA under fire for promoting FIFA loot boxes in toy catalogue
    2. Outer Wilds' existential loneliness is engaging, entertaining | Why I Love
    3. Armada Interactive declares bankruptcy
    4. EA Play will be added to Xbox Game Pass on November 10
    5. Game Pink event to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation
    6. How former Techland staff plan to "cut the crap" from publishing
    7. Genshin Impact removes controversial anti-cheat system
    8. Epic vs Apple judge calls for trial by jury
    9. Take-Two sued over use of tattoos in WWE 2K
    10. How to apply for the Global Top Round accelerator program
    11. Glu Mobile opens e-commerce platform within Design Home
    12. Admix extends funding round by $1.5m
    1. The US Navy paid $2m to marketing company to assist with foray into esports
    2. Cloud streaming has larger carbon footprint than downloads, physical games
    3. Google to make third-party app store use easier with Android 12
    4. Xbox Series X previews report shorter load times, 802GB of usable storage
    5. The black art of platform conversion: How to get your technical assessment right
    6. Microsoft's game-changing acquisition | Podcast
    7. Michel Ancel denies link between departure and Ubisoft abuse scandal
    8. Five best practices for making high-performing creatives
    9. Resident Evil series will debut on Netflix in 2021
    10. India unlikely to revoke PUBG ban
    11. Zynga to sunset FarmVille after 11 years
    12. Tekken 7 pushes franchise past 50m worldwide sales
    13. Iam8bit courts physical publishing with digital
    1. Two Mafia games break Top Ten, but Mario remains in charge | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Former Rockstar producer Leslie Benzies raises $40.8m toward new game
    2. Xbox launching app for remote gameplay on iOS
    3. Nintendo brings back amiibo cards to select retailers
    4. Krafton merging with PUBG Corp
    5. The Five Games of Debbie Bestwick | Podcast
    6. Epic Games acquires SuperAwesome
    7. The social media strategy behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
    8. RuneScape to launch on Steam
    9. Rocket League passes 1m concurrent players
    10. Microsoft won't try to buy industry dominance | Opinion
    1. GameHERs awards announced for November 19
    2. Live-action Yakuza movie is in the works
    3. Japan is Xbox's fastest growing market
    4. Amazon announces new cloud gaming service, Luna
    5. Tribeca Film Festival issues call for games submissions
    6. Stadia Makers say transition to Google's platform challenging, but rewarding
    7. Snap Games hires Kongregate and Facebook executives
    8. German consumers spent more than €3.7bn on games in H1 2020
    9. Tranzfuser in the time of Coronavirus
    10. EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board
    11. Kalypso Media opening publishing office in Japan
    12. Xbox Series X, S orders sell out
    13. India needs an industry where games like Raji can thrive
    14. Among Us 2 cancelled in favour of expanding the first game
    1. Fall Guys had the highest-earning PC launch since Overwatch in digital revenue
    2. Analyst expects PS5 and Xbox Series to sell 1.5m each in North America this year
    3. Spellbreak reaches over five million players
    4. Among Us hours watched on Twitch spiked 650% from July to August
    5. The Game Awards set for December 10
    6. GameDiscoverCo founder: "It's not selling out" to use metrics in development
    7. Mike Morhaime's new games company dreams of being an industry beacon
    8. Games industry a "prime target" for cyber attacks
    9. Ubisoft apologises after male-only Assassin's Creed promo video
    10. Mike Morhaime founds new games company, Dreamhaven
    11. UK Government launches call for evidence on loot boxes
    12. Nintendo sued for planned obsolescence over Joy-Con drift
    13. Luck is a failing strategy for developers | Opinion
    14. Melbourne International Games Week reveals nine days of online events
    15. Digital Bros. driven to full-year profit by Remedy's Control
    16. Apple launches online store in India this week
    1. Microsoft is open to still more games acquisitions
    2. Epic leads $15m funding round in Manticore Games
    3. Simon Carless launches GameDiscoverCo
    4. Beyond COVID-19: Lessons from an unprecedented global challenge
    5. Facebook: Why genre matters in mobile gaming
    6. Voodoo wins plagiarism lawsuit against Zynga-owned Rollic Games
    7. Spider-Man Remastered won't get physical PS5 release
    8. Why playable teasers are way better than demos
    9. Microsoft commits to becoming "water positive" by 2030
    10. Microsoft still determined to get Xbox Game Pass on iOS
    11. Gamecity Hamburg offers funding for devs to attend events
    12. Super Mario 3D All-Stars beats Avengers to No.1 | UK Charts
    13. Activision says Call of Duty account hack reports are false
    14. China is ready for the PS5 and Xbox, even if Sony and Microsoft aren't ready for China | Opinion
    15. Reboot Develop Blue delayed to April 2021
    1. Microsoft's Game Pass now has over 15m subscribers
    2. Blizzconline to take place February 19 and 20
    3. Game streaming start-up Playco lands $100m in Series A funding
    4. Krafton makes Bluehole into an independent subsidiary
    5. Skullgirls, Indivisible veterans form new studio, Future Club
    6. Google Stadia welcomes seven new games as part of its Makers program
    7. Xbox buys Bethesda parent ZeniMax for $7.5bn
    8. NPD analyst says higher next-gen prices shouldn't hurt sales
    9. PlayStation, pre-orders and preparing for next-gen | Podcast
    10. Legend of Grimrock leaves no stone unpressed | Why I Love
    11. "Instead of recycling your machines, can you donate them instead, please?"
    12. Supercell ordered to pay $8.5 million for infringing Gree's patents
    13. Mobile Premier League raises $90m in funding
    14. Free Football Manager scores 1m new players on Epic Games Store
    15. How the UK games industry and education should work together
    16. Sony promises more PS5 pre-order stock for retailers
    17. Supergiant Games' Hades reaches 1m sales
    18. CD Projekt "shortened" Cyberpunk's campaign over length complaints
    1. Amazon is telling those who pre-ordered PS5s they may not get them at launch
    2. The average cost to acquire a mobile game user plummeted this year
    3. Jett: The Far Shore delayed to 2021
    4. Meet the 2020 UK Best Places To Work Awards winners
    5. Here are the winners of the GamesIndustry.biz 2020 UK Best Places To Work Awards
    6. Unity valued at $13.7bn after successful IPO
    7. Lab Rat dev skeptical of multiplatform launches and the virtues of virtual events
    8. Stardew Valley passes 2m downloads on mobile
    9. Michel Ancel quits games development
    10. Meet the 2020 UK Best Places To Work Awards winners
    11. Bandai Namco acquires Unknown 9 developer Reflector Entertainment
    12. Trump administration reportedly questions Epic, Riot about Tencent investment
    13. Watch the GamesIndustry.biz UK Best Places To Work Awards 2020
    14. Firing the starting pistol on the next generation | Opinion
    1. PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with most PS4 titles, but nothing older
    2. Stillfront Group acquires Nanobit for at least $100 million
    3. Disintegration sunsets its multiplayer mode for good
    4. PlayStation 5 already selling out at some retailers
    5. Bunch raises $20m toward multiplayer social platform expansion
    6. Metacore gets €25m investment from Supercell
    7. PlayStation and Xbox have both failed to sell next-gen | Opinion
    8. Riot signs deal for League of Legends toys
    9. My.Games invests in Hypemasters
    10. Digital Schoolhouse expands to Nigerian classrooms with Kucheza partnership
    11. Super Mario 3D All-Stars | Critical Consensus
    12. Apple presses court to deny Epic's request for lift on Fortnite ban
    13. Keywords splashes $13.3m on Heavy Iron Studios acquisition
    14. PlayStation's Jim Ryan: "We want to give gamers certainty that they're buying a true next-generation console"
    15. Nintendo 3DS discontinued
    1. Sony embraces increased next-gen software pricing
    2. PlayStation 5 will cost $500, all-digital version is $400
    3. Sony rolls out PS Plus Collection for PS5 launch
    4. Over 35 Oculus Quest games have generated revenue in the millions
    5. Ubisoft is making Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell titles for Oculus
    6. Facebook announces Oculus Quest 2, discontinues Rift and original Quest
    7. Asobu: Putting Japan's indies on the international map
    8. Twitch apologizes for offensive Hispanic Heritage Month emotes
    9. Games London announces new digital initatives ahead of 2021 festival
    10. Codemasters: "It would be naive to think costs remain the same" on next-gen
    11. Former CD Projekt and Techland devs form new studio Starward Industries
    12. Mario Kart Tour more than doubled Nintendo Account user base to 200m
    13. Among Us got 70% of lifetime downloads in 45 days
    14. Xbox updates privacy settings, promises more transparency about data collection
    15. Koch Media acquires Vertigo Games for €50m
    1. Slime Rancher has sold over 3m copies
    2. Sony reportedly using air freight to move PlayStation 5 to US retailers
    3. Apple bundles Apple Arcade in with other subscription services via Apple One
    4. Northgard has sold two million units in two and a half years
    5. Sony: "We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5"
    6. Asobu lays out plans to grow the Japanese indie scene
    7. Gameloft looks to diversify with The Other Guys acquisition
    8. Aardman, Ustwo and more to discuss non-violent games design at EGX Digital
    9. Ubisoft renamed Immortals: Fenyx Rising after trademark dispute
    10. Trans games professionals explore Tell Me Why's landmark depiction of trans identity
    11. Strauss Zelnick doubts cloud gaming will transform the industry
    12. Razer apologises for exposing 100,000 customers' personal data
    13. Farming Simulator League: Bringing agriculture and gaming together
    14. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 has sold over one million units
    15. Oculus users who violate Facebook rules may lose access to VR content
    1. EA furthers its strategy for "frictionless," "democratized" gaming
    2. ViacomCBS sells CNET Media Group to digital marketing company Red Ventures
    3. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 goes fully digital
    4. Xbox shows its hand | Podcast
    5. Xbox streaming will have 168 games at launch
    6. New research project sets out to map Scotland's games industry
    7. EA's NFL/UFC 1-2 punch tops NPD's August chart
    8. Level up on diversity: Three changes to get more women into games
    9. How Wargaming embraces flexible development with G-Core Labs Public Cloud
    10. Apple revises platform rules to explicitly allow games streaming, but with a catch
    11. Base.com cancels all Super Mario 3D All-Stars pre-orders due to stock allocation
    12. Nvidia acquires Arm for $40bn
    13. Avengers holds No.1 as Kingdoms of Amalur returns to Top Five | UK Charts
    1. Kena: Bridge of Spirits delayed to Q1 2021
    2. The Xbox Series S will play the Xbox One S versions of backward compatible titles
    3. Former EA VP Tabitha Hayes joins Star Stable Entertainment as CMO
    4. Addicting Games acquires Mope.io game
    5. Series S redefines "next-gen" - and throws down a gauntlet to Sony | Opinion
    6. Hendrik Lesser re-elected as president of European Game Developer Federation
    7. GameStop reportedly preparing Xbox, PS5 payment plans
    8. Bloober Team sets sights on becoming "the Blumhouse of the games industry"
    1. Apple goes on offensive in Epic Games lawsuit
    2. Ubisoft adds Riders Republic, Prince of Persia remake to early 2021 lineup
    3. Watch Xsolla chat with Bitkraft Ventures | Investment Summit Online
    4. US labor agency finds merit in Kickstarter termination complaint
    5. Watch 'How The New Consoles Will Change Investment' here | Investment Summit Online
    6. Black Desert Online has made $1.7bn in revenue to date
    7. Watch the fireside chat with industry legend Emily Greer here | Investment Summit Online
    8. Roblox wants to teach kids how to spot fake news and be safe online
    9. Ubisoft CEO addresses abuse scandal, Elite Squad controversy
    10. New publisher Tokyo-based publisher Binary Haze launches
    11. Ninja returns to Twitch with multi-year exclusivity deal
    12. Report: Nintendo Switch has sold more than 15m units in Japan
    13. Watch 'Your Game Is Funded... Now What?' here | Investment Summit Online
    14. Watch 'Implementing alternative monetisation in games' here | Investment Summit Online
    15. Activision Blizzard names new EMEA boss
    16. Darewise: "We have a social responsibility" to provide alternatives to game violence
    17. Watch Shahid Ahmad's 'Failing With Style' here | Investment Summit Online
    18. Check out the GI Live: Best Places To Work Awards 2020 line-up
    19. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is the biggest UK launch for the series since 2003
    20. SockMonkey Studios wins GamesIndustry.Quiz (again)
    21. Team17 reports record H1 revenues at £38.8m
    22. Xbox Game Pass for PC will rise to full price after beta ends this month
    23. No More Heroes slips to 2021 due to COVID "body blow"
    1. GameStop will close another 400 to 450 stores this fiscal year
    2. GameStop continues to post heavy losses amid pandemic, end of console cycle
    3. Gaming engagement begins to return to post-pandemic levels in Europe
    4. The Soulcalibur still burns | Why I Love
    5. No More Robots, Game Devs of Color Expo to award $75,000 in grants
    6. Coffee Stain expands Levelling the Playing Field to fund racially diverse studios
    7. Cloud gaming not ready for disruption - Report
    8. Xbox's next-generation strategy threatens to disrupt the console business l Opinion
    9. Take part in the GamesIndustry.Quiz here | Investment Summit Online
    10. Watch 'How PR can help you secure investment' here | Investment Summit Online
    11. EA Play added to Xbox Game Pass at no extra cost
    12. Xbox Series X will sell for $499
    13. David Beckham-backed Guild Esports sets sights on London IPO
    14. Watch Crayta dev's 'Planning for Downstream' here | Investment Summit Online
    15. Watch 'Don't do this! Worst practice for pitching' here | Investment Summit Online
    16. Rovio appoints new head of its Stockholm Studio
    17. Epic Games commits to live concert series in Fortnite
    18. Game Seer Venture Partners invests in Sword of the Necromancer
    19. Report: Nintendo increases Switch production targets again
    20. Sega Searchlight and Two Point Studios | Investment Summit Online
    21. Watch 'Getting your business in pole position' here | Investment Summit Online
    22. Amazon imagines a genre-blended New World for MMOs
    23. Among Us hits 1.5m concurrent players
    1. Gaming historian Curt Vendel dies at 53
    2. Simon Carless leaves Informa
    3. PUBG responds to India's ban on PUBG Mobile
    4. Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden NFL
    5. Team Alto veterans form new studio, Land & Sea
    6. Xbox Series S finally announced, priced at $299
    7. Paradox QA staff allege poor treatment
    8. How to pitch your game remotely
    9. Gameye closes $2.4m funding round
    10. How Quantic Dream took control of remote working using Amazon Web Services
    11. CI Games creates new home for Lords of the Fallen 2 with Hexworks
    12. Marketing is the business of selling entertainment, not news
    13. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is already Amazon's second biggest game of 2020
    14. WinZo raises $18m in Series B round
    1. Google requests court not connect it to Apple vs Epic
    2. Marvel's Avengers | Critical Consensus
    3. Streets of Rage 4 hits 1.5m downloads
    4. The Game Developer's Playlist: RPG Maker, with Davionne Gooden | Podcast
    5. Kotaku UK shutting down
    6. EA removes new in-game ads from UFC 4 after player complaints
    7. Five top tips to avoid the post-investment hangover
    8. Epic Games wants court order to reinstate Fortnite on iOS
    9. Indian dev unveils FAU:G in the wake of government's PUBG Mobile ban
    1. Marvel's Avengers defeats Tony Hawk and NBA to claim No.1 | UK Charts
    1. Voodoo invests in Fabrika Games
    2. Amazon Web Services announces support for GamesIndustry.biz Academy
    3. Duke Nukem throws a spanner in the Gearbox | 10 Years Ago This Month
    4. CD Projekt Red confirms next-gen version of The Witcher 3
    5. What's wrong with the games industry, and how to fix it
    6. Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans steps down
    7. No Straight Roads turns a profit on first day of release
    8. Lab Zero Games lays off remaining employees
    9. Codemasters, Sega, Team17, Frontier and more to speak at GamesIndustry.biz Live: Investment Summit
    10. Microsoft Flight Simulator draws 1m unique players in two weeks
    11. Marvel's Avengers shows how a “beta” can be a pitfall | Opinion
    1. MTG Group rearranges leadership team
    2. Madden NFL 21 sells 20% more copies in first week than last year's game
    3. Cloud gaming revenue to reach $585m in 2020
    4. Barrage of games coming for Super Mario Bros.' 35th anniversary
    5. Wasteland 3 | Critical Consensus
    6. Discover the impact of Covid and Brexit on games education and recruitment at GamesEd 20
    7. UK government's Digital Services Tax misses its target
    8. Wargaming UK rebrands as DPS Games
    9. Kwalee to open Chinese office
    10. Glu Mobile appoints new vice president and general manager
    11. Pokémon Go drops support for older iOS, Android devices
    12. Rocket League drops PS Plus and Switch Online services for online play
    13. What can the games industry learn from Netflix and Spotify?
    1. Oculus halts headset sales in Germany
    2. StreamElements unveils recipients of Creator Diversity Fund
    3. Freedom Games joins indie publisher ranks at full speed
    4. India bans 118 apps citing privacy concerns
    5. The ultimate guide to pitching your game
    6. Skillz valued at $3.5bn as it prepares IPO
    7. Interactive narrative platform Dorian raises $3.25m
    8. Gamescom confirms physical/digital hybrid event for 2021
    9. The Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force today
    10. Big Fish Games lays off around 250 staff
    11. Epic Games vs. Apple -- the legal issues
    12. Roblox hires Walmart veteran Barbara Messing as new CMO
    1. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment no longer for sale - Report
    2. Niantic teams with telecoms for 5G AR showpieces
    3. Nintendo changes preorder cancellation policy
    4. Vlambeer calls it quits
    5. Potato Play raises $1.75m in seed funding
    6. The Gaming Stadium parent acquiring Pepper Esports
    7. The future of Unity | Podcast
    8. Huuuge Inc. preparing for an IPO
    9. Crusader Kings 3 | Critical Consensus
    10. Tencent and Ziff Davis partner to relaunch IGN China
    11. Former EA exec Aaron Loeb named chief business officer at Scopely
    12. Fall Guys bidding contest raises $1 million for SpecialEffect
    13. Leyou Technologies confirms ongoing acquisition talks with Tencent
    14. Ratchet & Clank is the unlikely star of the PS5 line-up | Opinion