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December 2022 Archive

    1. Sonic Frontiers and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope return to Top Ten | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Blizzard subsidiary Proletariat seeks to unionize
    1. Roundup:'s Games of the Year 2022
    2. ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area | Games of the Year 2022
    3. Gran Turismo series speeds past 90 million lifetime sales | News-in-brief
    1. Square Enix's Chocobo GP will no longer receive large content updates | News-in-brief
    2. Destiny 2 | Games of the Year 2022
    3. During a H1 downturn Atari’s blockchain division sees growth
    4. Gamers band together to sue Microsoft over Activision merger
    5. Violent games a part of the post-shooting pageant | 10 Years Ago This Month
    6. Metal: Hellsinger passes 1m players | News-in-brief
    1. 75% of public comments on Microsoft-Activision were in favor of deal, says UK CMA
    2. Global games market to reach $184bn in 2022 – Newzoo
    3. EU regulators send inquiry to assess concerns over the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard deal
    4. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Games of the Year 2022
    5. High on Life is 2022's biggest Game Pass launch
    6. Games of the Year 2022 | Podcast
    1. GamePlay Space shutters after eight years
    2. Jingle Jam 2022 pulls in $3.6m for charity
    3. Tencent purchases 20% stake in Korean game developer Shift Up
    4. Vampire Survivors (again) | Games of the Year 2022
    5. UK watchdog calls on Nintendo to fix Joy-Con drift, compensate consumers
    6. presents… The Year In Numbers 2022
    7. NDreams's first acquisition is Shooty Fruity developer Near Light
    1. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run to shut down in February | News-in-brief
    2. Microsoft gauging interest for Xbox Game Pass ad-supported tier subscription
    3. Riot Games files motion to end deal with cryptocurrency firm FTX
    4. Epic to pay $520 million to settle FTC charges on Fortnite
    5. US senator presses Valve on Nazi content
    6. The future of game marketing and community | Playable Futures Podcast
    7. How the fans made Goldeneye’s 25th anniversary one to remember
    8. John Carmack leaves Meta, criticises firm's efficiency
    9. FIFA is Christmas No.1 as God of War drops to third place | UK Boxed Charts
    10. Activision Blizzard president and COO Daniel Alegre stepping down
    1. The Game Awards pulls in 103m livestreams | News-in-brief
    2. Chris Metzen returns to Blizzard Entertainment after six years
    3. Activision Blizzard partners with researchers to create AI against online abuse
    4. 2022 was a year of market corrections | This Year in Business
    5. Mobile version of Vampire Survivors reaches 1m downloads in a week
    6. Looking back to look forward: 2023 is shaping up to look familiar | Opinion
    7. Five Criterion veterans depart after Need for Speed Unbound launch
    8. USK adds loot boxes and online risks to age ratings
    1. Congress members pen letter asking gaming firms how they are combating extremism
    2. Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding gets a film adaptation
    3. Facebook Gaming viewership grew by 21% during November
    4. Amazon Games to publish the next Tomb Raider game
    5. Former Bungie manager on the move from sci-fi shooters to football management
    6. Epic to delist a number of older games
    7. European Parliament calls for better consumer protections in gaming
    8. Exploring Finland's proposed loot box regulation
    9. My.Games to exit Russia, restructure business
    10. Vampire Survivors | Games of the Year 2022
    11. Super Nintendo World US opens on February 17
    1. Jarvi Games raises $3m in a seed funding round
    2. Voodoo announces new mobile publishing business model
    3. Zynga unveils Access All Area
    4. Private Division Development Fund reaffirms label's small-scale push
    5. Private Division launches new developer fund
    6. Can the FTC block Microsoft's ABK acquisition?
    7. Apple may allow third-party app stores on iPhone in next update
    8. ESA and Gay Gaming Professionals celebrate Respect for Marriage Act adoption
    9. Hogwarts Legacy delayed on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One | News-in-Brief
    10. Jagex acquires Gamepires, studio behind Scum
    1. Loot box State of Play 2022: Regulatory and policy research developments
    2. 2022 In Review | Podcast
    3. "Call of Duty would have a notable impact on subscriber numbers"
    4. Report: Microsoft is willing to put Call of Duty in PS Plus
    5. Keywords acquires PR firm LabCom
    6. Sonic Frontiers has sold 2.5m units | News-in-brief
    1. Games Industry Africa Awards 2022 winners announced
    2. Playtika to fire 600 staffers
    3. Pokémon and God of War can’t prevent November sales slump | European Monthly Charts
    4. Tekken 7 has moved 10m units to date | News-in-brief
    5. The Outbound Ghost dev says Digerati released game without permission
    6. Why we're still passing on blockchain pitches
    7. Sonic 3 makes a fine holiday tradition | Why I Love
    8. Did Microsoft break its promise to the EU about Bethesda exclusives? | For The Record
    9. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shifts three million | Japan Monthly Charts
    10. Supercell removes loot boxes from Brawl Stars
    11. Riot Games suing NetEase, claims Hyper Front copies Valorant
    12. Class-action lawsuit against Fortnite to go ahead in Canada
    1. God of War Ragnarok returns to No.1 as PS5 stock arrives | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Ubisoft asks players to stop being toxic | This Week in Business
    2. PS5 and Modern Warfare 2 help drive November spending to $6.3 billion | US Monthly Charts
    3. Splash Damage acquires Battalion 1944 dev Bulkhead
    4. Hades 2, Death Stranding 2 and Armored Core 6 revealed at The Game Awards 2022
    5. Battle passes are everywhere – but few of them are good | Opinion
    6. Days Gone developer distances itself from former director
    7. God of War Ragnarök storms The Game Awards 2022
    8. EA signs new fantasy shooter from former Call of Duty developers
    1. The Mirror raises $2.3m in pre-seed funding round
    2. Diablo 4 devs describe mismanagement, crunch
    3. Activision sues California Civil Rights Dept. over handling of lawsuit
    4. FTC files lawsuit to block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition
    5. IGN part of Ziff Davis layoffs
    6. GamerMaker unveils free education version
    7. Starbreeze opens new UK studio
    8. Making a true detective game in Shadows of Doubt
    9. Epic Games launches minor-specific user accounts
    10. Industry shows zero improvement on conflict minerals sourcing
    11. Evercade units stolen in robbery
    12. Lawsuit against ZA/UM majority shareholder withdrawn
    13. GameStop losses continue in Q3
    14. Call of Duty on Nintendo is a sideshow | Opinion
    15. Embracer approved to trade on Nasdaq Stockholm
    16. Metal: Hellsinger passes 1m players | News-in-brief
    1. Activision Blizzard releases 2022 representation data
    2. Sega of America launches new California office
    3. Keywords opens new office in Romania
    4. ADL: Harassment in online games continues to rise
    5. Humor in games: keeping it funny when going global
    6. PUBG Mobile surpasses $9bn in lifetime revenue, Genshin Impact hits $4bn
    7. Gankster raises $4m in seed funding round
    8. The truth about video game awards events | Opinion
    9. Yuji Naka reportedly arrested again
    10. Apple unveils new app pricing options
    11. CD Projekt to undergo "structural changes" as Spokko merged into Red studio
    12. Microsoft commits to Call of Duty on Nintendo platforms if Activision merger approved
    1. Jobs Roundup: December 2022 | Apple vet John Stauffer joins Roblox
    2. The Game Awards announces 2022 Future Class
    3. How game developers can help their players understand network issues
    4. GameStop reportedly makes another round of layoffs
    5. Zenimax QA workers to vote on forming union
    6. Modern Warfare 2, Nintendo Switch and God of War Ragnarok dominate November | UK Monthly Charts
    1. Microsoft to increase new Xbox first-party game prices in 2023
    2. November sees fewer UK games job vacancies
    3. FTC reportedly split on Microsoft-Activision acquisition
    4. Panda Global CEO removed, cup final postponed after Smash Bros esports controversy
    5. Furi excels in efficient execution | Why I Love
    6. Harmonix to shut down Fuser
    7. Keywords acquires AI-driven player support platform for $75m
    8. Microsoft reportedly preparing to defend Activision Blizzard acquisition in US court
    1. Did you know a new Need for Speed came out last week? | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Blizzard Albany QA team votes to unionize
    2. Has 2022 been a bad year for new games? | This Week in Business
    3. The future of indie | Playable Futures Podcast
    4. EA shares more accessibility patents
    5. Nintendo: Mobile strategy is about reaching new audiences
    6. Nintendo cancels Smash World Tour, organisers accuse Panda Global of "sabotage"
    7. Multi-platform Personal 5 Royal release has sold 1m units | News-in-brief
    1. NLRB again rejects Activision Blizzard argument on Albany QA vote
    2. Disney Dreamlight Valley reaffirms Gameloft's path to consoles and PC
    3. How Tencent is ramping up its global games business
    4. Luke was here: A remarkable moment of kindness during the making of Marvel’s Midnight Suns
    5. "We apologise for the inconvenience": Nintendo addresses Pokémon complaints
    6. Apex Legends: Mobile wins Google Play's Best Game award
    7. Disney Speedstorm delayed to 2023 | News-in-brief
    8. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling games console during UK Black Friday