September 2022 Archive

    1. The Game Awards 2022 will be open to the public
    2. Free advice for scandal-hit publishers | This Week in Business
    3. GamesAid's first ever fundraising gala set for November
    4. In the face of recession | Podcast
    5. Overwatch 2 tries to balance acquisition against retention | Opinion
    6. Wildlife Studios surpasses 3 billion downloads
    7. Gamurs Group buying Enthusiast Gaming sites
    8. Developers voice concerns over Stadia closure
    1. Stadia shutting down
    2. Saudi Arabia sets aside $13 billion to acquire a major publisher
    3. Unknown Worlds' Moonbreaker: Canterbury Tales, miniatures, audio dramas and a best-selling author
    4. Ex-Nintendo worker details labor complaint
    5. Limited Run launches book publishing imprint
    6. Genshin Impact makes $3.7 billion in mobile lifetime revenue
    7. The Children’s Code: What we’ve learned one year on
    8. Cyberpunk 2077 sells 20 million copies
    9. PlayStation Stars launches in Asia today, more territories next month
    10. Tilting Point to publish three games on Netflix
    1. Ubisoft delays Skull & Bones until March
    2. The fragile state of Steam in mainland China - and why it's important | Opinion
    3. ASA cracks down on 'sexist' mobile game adverts
    4. Mobile games publishers need a transformation before it’s too late
    5. Aaron Greenberg promoted to Xbox VP of games marketing | Jobs Roundup: September 2022
    6. Making distinctive game brands
    7. Suspect arrested for GTA 6 leak pleads not guilty
    8. Atlus sues makers behind private server of defunct Shin Megami Tensei MMO
    1. Mighty Kingdom laying off staff
    2. Smilegate at 20: Growing beyond Crossfire, reaching beyond games
    3. Game publishing in the post-publishing era | Playable Futures
    4. Shuhei Yoshida on PlayStation's ongoing mission to transform how it works with indies
    5. People Can Fly ends publishing agreement with Take-Two
    6. Panivox receives £500,000 grant from Innovate UK
    7. Bandai Namco Europe launches music label
    8. Technicolor spins off games and VFX division
    9. BFI's ten-year screen culture strategy includes video games preservation, education
    1. Netflix launches new studio in Finland
    2. School district denies banning Girls Who Code books
    3. E3 2023… What’s the latest?
    4. Adapting in-game advertising for a privacy-centric world
    5. Slime Rancher 2 sells 100,000 units in six hours
    6. Sega Europe's Brian Ayers has died
    7. G2 Esports CEO steps down following Andrew Tate controversy
    8. Physical edition of Stray launches at No.3 | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Nihon Falcom's Legend of Heroes franchise has sold 7m units to date
    2. 17-year-old reportedly arrested over GTA 6 hack
    3. Newzoo: 43% of Brazil's game users spend money on titles
    4. Keeping the gambling stigma alive | This Week in Business
    5. Ubisoft staff call for more change, "explanations" around harassment
    6. Epic, Women in Games and Dove launch campaign to improve female character diversity
    7. Leaks and hacks are not the same as investigative reporting | Opinion
    8. Valve launches new Steam Charts section
    1. Wired Productions launches Black Razor Records
    2. Life after Armello: How League of Geeks wants to "nip at the revenue of the big guys"
    3. Theorycraft Games raises $50m in Series B funding
    4. Return To Monkey Island | Critical Consensus
    5. Growing the Icelandic games industry beyond CCP Games
    6. YouTuber Dunkey forms indie games publisher Bigmode
    7. Cyberpunk 2077 ramps up to 1m active players following Netflix anime, Edgerunners update
    8. Logitech takes on Switch and Steam Deck with cloud-centric handheld this October
    1. Anemone Hug Interactive forms the first Canadian video game union
    2. US Dept. of Homeland Security funds research into extremism in gaming
    3. Twitch lowers top streamers' revenue share
    4. Digital Confectioners receives Tencent investment
    5. Ex-Rocksteady dev says studio offered money after harassment complaint, but no apology
    6. Deep dive: The Riftbreaker's Metal Terror DLC
    7. Shuhei Yoshida: "We believe in the premium release of a title" before subscriptions
    8. Keywords Studios to acquire game developer Smoking Gun
    9. 2K support platform offline after being "illegally accessed" by third party
    10. Cheat provider AimJunkies countersues Bungie
    11. Star Citizen crowdfunding passes $500m
    12. Grand Theft Auto 5 denies Saints Row No.1 in August | European Monthly Charts
    13. YouTuber inadvertently outs himself as insider behind Ubisoft leaks
    14. Twitch updates gambling policy, will no longer allow streaming of unlicensed sites
    1. Game Devs of Color Expo 2022 grant award winners announced
    2. Game Informer editor-in-chief Andrew Reiner is leaving
    3. Alleged hacker of the GTA 6 leak is being investigated by the FBI
    4. EA and Marvel to create AAA Iron Man game: "It’s about giving developers freedom"
    5. Sceneri raises $1.5m in funding
    6. Madden, Saints Row fails to prevent August revenues dipping 5% to $4.10 billion | US Monthly Charts
    7. Twitch streamer Sliker admits to $200,000 gambling scam
    8. Nintendo dropping Facebook, Twitter logins next month
    9. GI Academy's free online Discord event returns next month
    10. How should the UK video game industry self-regulate loot boxes?
    11. Zynga opens San Mateo headquarters
    12. Apple increasing app store prices across Europe and Asia next month
    13. Shawn Layden joins Tencent as strategic advisor
    1. Report: Top 1% of mobile game publishers made $27bn during H1
    2. Rockstar sees major Grand Theft Auto 6 leak
    3. How EA is transforming the way it makes video games
    4. The ten games to keep an eye on at GI Live: London 2022
    1. Phil Spencer says Xbox will continue M&A activity to remain competitive
    2. EVGA withdrawing from video card market
    3. PSVR 2 won't work with PSVR games
    4. Disney Dreamlight Valley amasses a player base of 1m
    5. Twitch pulled in 1.9bn hours of viewership during August
    6. There are more important questions than HowLongtoBeat | This Week in Business
    7. iOS 16 update affects gameplay in some music and rhythm games
    8. Sony carves its own path for PSVR2 | Opinion
    9. Can Ubisoft fix its company culture? | Podcast
    10. Schedule for GI Academy Stage at EGX is now live
    11. Ruckus Games raises $5.5 million
    12. Sega retires Yakuza brand in favour of Like A Dragon
    13. Tencent takes minority stake in Mordhau studio Triternion
    14. Check out the full GI Live: London 2022 line-up
    1. Fanbyte hit by round of layoffs
    2. Microsoft Activision acquisition expected to face deeper investigations in UK, EU
    3. 13 must-see talks at Game Devs of Color Expo 2022
    4. Why aren't there more video game characters on the autism spectrum?
    5. Adopt Me shuts down in The Netherlands and Belgium over loot box woes
    6. G4TV reportedly lays of up to 30 staff less than a year after relaunch
    7. Future makes editorial layoffs despite 'high' revenue projections
    8. Industry drinks reception confirmed for GI Live: London
    1. Roblox to launch in-game advertisements next year
    2. The Sims 4 to go free-to-play eight years after launch
    3. 343 Industries reportedly loses director of engineer as well
    4. The rise of Game Devs of Color Expo
    5. EA Originals expands beyond indies with Koei Tecmo partnership
    6. Weed game studio making a Bob Marley game with no weed
    7. Activision has banned half a million Call of Duty accounts
    8. Earth Defense Force 6 is August's top cumulative seller | Japan Monthly Charts
    9. Nobody really wins when a video game leaks | Opinion
    10. Disney to keynote GI Live: London’s digital day
    11. The return of Tekken headlines PlayStation's State of Play
    1. THQ Nordic launches new studio Campfire Cabal
    2. Breath of the Wild sequel gets title and release date at Nintendo Direct
    3. Square Enix to shutter Babylon's Fall in February 2023
    4. Red flags a-plenty heading into Wii U's launch | 10 Years Ago This Month
    5. Applovin no longer looking to pursue Unity deal
    6. Call of Duty: Mobile has earned $1bn for Activision - Appmagic
    7. Infinity and beyond: The future of Assassin's Creed
    8. How to break into the alternative app stores
    9. Focus Entertainment acquires WW1 Game Series developer BlackMill Games
    1. Bonnie Ross to leave Xbox and 343 Industries
    2. Zynga finalizes purchase of Storemaven
    3. Ubisoft denies latest Assassin's Creed has Adults Only rating, real gambling
    4. Yogscast and Makers Fund join GI Live: London line-up
    5. SNK: Saudi Arabia's 96% ownership "doesn't affect us in any way"
    6. Square Enix becomes part of Oasys blockchain
    7. Splatoon franchise scores its first ever UK No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    8. Splatoon 3 sells 3.45 million copies in Japan after three days
    9. ReedPop launches new Engage data platform
    1. Five Assassin's Creed titles headline Ubisoft Forward
    2. Yves Guillemot: "I think we are a company that can be proud of itself"
    1. The Disney and Marvel Games Showcase was a teaser of future releases
    2. Jason Blundell exits from Deviation Games
    3. Social platform gaming ambitions disappear in a Snap | This Week in Business
    4. Gamescom Asia's consumer exhibition goes digital
    5. Garena laying off hundreds
    6. PS5 overtakes Nintendo Switch to become 2022’s best-selling console (so far) | UK Monthly Charts
    7. To consumers, development crunch is increasingly a red flag | Opinion
    8. Ubisoft details further changes to company culture
    9. Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal reclaim IPs
    1. AGDQ 2023 goes digital due to Florida anti-trans legislation
    2. Meta disbands Responsible Innovation team
    3. Long-time Battlefield developer Lars Gustavsson departs EA
    4. Cyberpunk 2077 expansion only for new-gen consoles and PC
    5. EA opens new studio Ridgeline Games
    6. PlayStation London's Justin Der Gregorian has died
    7. Gamr Africa is posed to increase Africa's esports presence
    8. GameStop continues to post losses
    9. Reuniting Mario with the Rabbids: "If our composers don't get awards for this, I will change my job"
    10. Steam fully launches Store Hubs feature
    11. Lawsuit accuses GameStop of wiretapping customers
    12. PlayStation’s Shuhei Yoshida joins GI Live: London line-up
    1. Vodeo Games shutting down
    2. G Fuel fires staffers after complaints over CEO's offensive language
    3. PlayStation: Xbox's Call of Duty offer was "inadequate on many levels"
    4. Mike Fahey of Kotaku has passed away
    5. Xbox lowers entry price for Elite premium controller
    6. New Twitch policy enables wider strategies for building your brand | Opinion
    7. Netspeak Games secures $12m investment for first product launch
    8. Switch games are 2022's highest-grossing entertainment product in the UK at £88.7m
    9. EA caps cash severance plans for execs, but stops short of limiting stock
    10. PowerWash Simulator has reached 3m players
    11. Corecell accuses PQube of failing to fulfill publisher payments
    1. The Last of Us Part 1 | Critical Consensus
    2. GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards Canada to be presented at MEGAMIGS
    3. Chucklefish raises employee wages in response to rising cost of living
    4. Meta Connect set for October 11
    5. Tencent increases investment in Ubisoft
    6. Sony donates $3m to USC Games' Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund
    7. GameStop chairman's co-defendant in insider trading suit found dead
    8. Arcane is awarded Emmy for Oustanding Animated Program
    9. How to get a job as a product manager
    10. PlayStation hardware architect Masayasu Ito retires this month
    11. ByteDance reportedly lays off hundreds from games division
    1. Virtuos opens co-development studio in the Bay Area
    2. What UKIE is doing to protect game IP
    3. Nintendo removing Mario Kart Tour loot boxes in October
    4. Microsoft launches shared Xbox Game Pass plan in Ireland and Colombia
    5. Snap confirms layoffs of around 1,300, games business on hold
    6. The Last of Us Part 1 leads wave of new releases | UK Boxed Charts
    7. Glen Schofield back pedals Callisto Protocol crunch comments
    1. Splitgate maker ceases updates and announces new game project
    2. Meta acquires haptic VR start-up Lofelt
    3. After a $1bn quarter loss, Garena's parent company halts projects and lays off some staff
    4. Xbox says Call of Duty will be on PlayStation after current deal expires
    5. Lockwood Publishing to lay off 15% of its workforce
    6. Girls Who Code making women the future of warfare | This Week in Business
    7. Two weeks remaining to enter Best Places To Work Awards Canada
    8. Domina removed from Steam after studio's anti-trans post
    9. Riot and Take This launch mental health tools for marginalised creators
    10. Two Point Campus reaches 1m players in two weeks
    1. League of Legends: Wild Rift pulls in $750m global player spending
    2. Pokémon Company sues over Chinese game Pocket Monster Reissue
    3. Playtropic launches in Barbados
    4. CMA recommends second phase of Microsoft Activision investigation
    5. Don’t Nod ventures into new territory with Gerda and indie publishing
    6. Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard: What’s going on and what happens next?
    7. Ian Livingstone and Hiro Capital to speak at GI Live: London
    8. Ubisoft delays decommission of some online services by a month
    9. Taleworlds invests in mobile studio Udo Games