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April 2023 Archive

    1. Ukraine approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    2. Cygames opens offices in US and UK
    3. MegaMan Battle Network collections top 1m sold | News-in-brief
    4. Astragon Entertainment snaps up Independent Arts
    5. Microsoft and Activision Blizzard won't take no for an answer | This Week in Business
    6. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor | Critical Consensus
    7. Sony aims to sell 25m PS5 units by April 2024
    8. Microsoft's next ten-year deal is with European cloud gaming platform Nware
    9. The CMA and Microsoft agree on one thing: the cloud gaming market is what matters | Opinion
    10. High On Life reaches 7.5 million unique players | News-in-brief
    11. PS5 shipped 19m units in FY2022, games revenues up 33% to $26.5bn
    12. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has sold 1m copies | News-in-brief
    13. Vice shutting down Waypoint
    1. Is the Microsoft-Activision deal dead?
    2. Jobs Roundup: April 2023 | Angie Smets becomes head of development strategy at PlayStation
    3. Why Bossa sold its past to pursue a future in co-op PvE
    4. Microsoft: "This is the darkest day in our four decades in Britain"
    5. Nintendo to exhibit at Gamescom 2023 | News-in-brief
    6. Without Activision, what does Xbox do now? | Opinion
    7. Reboot Develop Blue 2024 dated, first speakers confirmed
    1. Activision Blizzard revenues jump 35% as everything clicks
    2. Koei Tecmo sales jump 7.8% in 2022 to hit $589m
    3. Don't like always-online consoles? #DealWithIt | 10 Years Ago This Month
    4. NetEase announces development outfit Anchor Point Studios
    5. Xbox hardware sales down 30% during Q3 FY23
    1. Give me the money: A mobile funding application guide
    2. Cosmic Lounge raises €4m in seed funding round
    3. 80% of game workers interested in four-day week, Skillsearch survey finds
    4. Why Ghost Ship is sailing into publishing
    5. Cult of the Lamb wins Game of the Year at Gayming Awards 2023
    1. Apple wins appeal against Epic Games' antitrust lawsuit
    2. Sega of America cohort moves to unionize
    3. Dead Island 2 moves one million copies | News-in-brief
    4. Star Wars is the sixth highest grossing video game franchise in UK history | UK Time Tunnel
    5. Moon Rover aims to explore new frontiers in emergent games
    6. Dead Island 2 leads all-new Top Three | UK Boxed Charts
    1. World Makers receives $4m in funding
    2. Joel Hochberg, former Rare director, has died
    3. How Dambuster finally brought Dead Island 2 over the finish line
    4. Are developers allowed to copy themselves? | This Week in Business
    5. The HR Summit debuts in London this September
    6. Could AI spell the end of the immersion-breaking NPC? | Opinion
    7. Ready at Dawn and Downpour Interactive impacted by Meta layoffs
    8. Outright Games to raise at least £200,000 per year for UNICEF
    1. PlayStation to acquire AAA multiplayer developer Firewalk Studios
    2. Focus Entertainment acquires Dovetail Games
    3. TreesPlease on tackling climate change and breaking the industry's "habit of limited-time activism"
    4. How Move's AI technology aims to be a game-changer for motion capture
    5. Bitkraft Ventures expands to Asia seeking new games investments
    1. Epic acquires Aquiris and forms Epic Games Brasil
    2. AARP: 45% of people 50+ play games
    3. Nordisk Games CEO Mikkel Weider exits after seven years
    4. Behaviour Interactive's transatlantic expansion - and what comes next
    5. US game revenue down 5% to $4.6bn in March, says Circana | US monthly charts
    6. Representation of Black women in video games is on the rise, but there is still room to grow | Opinion
    7. London Games Festival attracts 58,000 visitors
    8. Playdate has sold over 53,000 units
    1. Twitch hours watched drop another 5% in March
    2. Latinx in Gaming to host third annual Conexion
    3. Switch hacker Gary Bowser gets an early prison release
    4. Everything you never wanted to know about burnout
    5. 'If we stop talking about diversity, people might assume we've ticked that box'
    6. Q1 PC and console game sales down 11% across Europe | European Monthly Charts
    7. Spotify shutting Heardle down on May 5, 2023 | News-in-brief
    8. Netflix hires Halo vet Joseph Staten for AAA game
    9. Niantic and Capcom launching Monster Hunter Now in September
    1. CyberConnect2 to shutter Montreal studio
    2. Nexon files US lawsuit against Ironmace
    3. Super Mario games jump up the UK charts | UK Boxed Charts
    4. Nintendo wins court battle against site used to pirate its games
    5. Ten Square Games writes off Undead Clash and Fishing Master for $6m
    6. 2022 was notably a year of growth in the industry, not decline
    7. Gamification is broken
    8. Media Molecule co-founder Mark Healey departs after 17 years
    9. Deloitte survey: 45% of gamers want more games based on film and TV
    10. Sega to acquire Rovio in €706 million deal
    1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie pulls in $500m globally
    2. Black Girl Gamers: "There's more work to be done" on representation in games
    3. How does Zynga hunt for whales? | This Week in Business
    4. Reboot Develop Blue full speaker line-up revealed
    5. Nintendo winds down operations in Russia, says it is "not affiliated" with local boss' import business
    6. Bungie to crack down on third-party peripherals used for cheating
    7. InnoGames lays off 75 staff
    8. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League officially delayed to 2024
    1. Ubisoft+ is heading to Xbox - and here's how it plans to compete with Game Pass
    2. Unity on managing perceptions and cloudless generative AI
    3. Hadi rebrands to Grand-Attic, raises $5.3 million
    4. Microsoft president claims Russian intelligence is trying to "penetrate gaming communities"
    5. Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros theme enters US' National Recording Registry | News-in-brief
    1. Reactional Music raises $2.05m in pre-Series A funding round
    2. MyGames' War Robots hits $750m in consumer spending | News-in-brief
    3. German games market up minimally in 2022
    4. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the Super Mario Bros Movie are crucial for Switch 2 | Opinion
    5. From photorealism to the silver screen: what's next for Unreal Engine 5?
    6. Aonic acquires majority stake in Milky Tea
    7. FIFA 23 reclaims No.1 | UK boxed charts
    8. Xbox launches PC Game Pass in 40 new countries | News-in-brief
    9. Gamer group refiles lawsuit against Microsoft ABK acquisition
    1. Gamefam settles NLRB complaint alleging retaliation over pay discussions amongst staffers
    2. Switch reclaims top spot in March for consoles sold | Japan Monthly Charts
    3. ZeniMax working to resolve issue of unapproved fan art being used as an Elder Scrolls Online skin
    4. DFC: Global game audience reaches 3.7 billion
    5. Media Molecule to pull the plug on Dreams live support
    6. Rod Humble says the future of the metaverse is private and player-first
    7. Hogwarts Legacy and PS5 rescue UK games market in Q1 2023 | UK Monthly Charts
    8. Microsoft signs 10-year cloud gaming agreement with EE | News-in-brief
    9. Five tips to building developer-publisher relations
    10. American McGee steps away from development as EA turns down Alice: Asylum
    11. Mario movie breaks records for biggest game adaptation opening
    12. South Korea fines Google $32m for using games to damage competing mobile stores
    1. ADL criticizes Fortnite, Call of Duty for lax stance on Holocaust denial
    2. Could Sony return to the handheld market? | Opinion
    1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection sells 1m units | News-in-brief
    2. Madison Square Garden Sports greenlights Counter Logic Gaming and NRG combination
    1. Omdia: Steam Deck's total console sales count to hit 3m units in 2023
    2. EA debuts EA Sports FC branding | News-in-Brief
    3. Return to the Savage Planet: Raccoon Logic on sequels, big companies and economic turmoil
    4. Has Name of Responsibility lastly peaked? | This Week in Enterprise
    5. Microsoft welcomes CMA U-turn on Activision deal, Sony decries "irrational" decision
    6. Phil Harrison has left Google
    7. Will E3 return? | Podcast
    1. Amazon lays off nearly 100 staffers from its gaming divisions
    2. Dark Deception: Monsters and Mortals dev details dispute with Monster Energy
    3. Savvy Games Group acquires Scopely for $4.9 billion
    4. New Street Fighter movie and TV projects are in the works
    5. Creatures Inc. sees leadership change as CEO and president step down
    6. What is an open salary policy and should you consider having one?
    7. Finally, Starbreeze eyes up its Payday
    8. Miyamoto: Mobile not the "primary path" for future Mario games
    9. New Xbox controller partly made with reclaimed materials | News-in-brief
    1. Turkey's gaming revenues nearly halved in 2022 due to lira decline
    2. EA leads publishers for engagement on Xbox and PlayStation
    3. The legal challenges of generative AI | Opinion
    4. Skybound finds life beyond undeath
    5. Saudi Arabia looking to invest $38bn in games
    6. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey has sold 1.5m copies | News-in-brief
    7. Sony launches accessibility tags on PS5 | News-in-brief
    8. UK games market dipped to £7.05bn in 2022
    1. Mike Beryln, Bubsy the Bobcat creator, has died
    2. Devolver Digital snaps up Doinksoft | News-in-brief
    3. Asus unveils the ROG Ally handheld PC
    4. Activision Blizzard sued by US government over esports salaries
    5. NLRB finds merit in union's case against Activision Blizzard
    6. The games industry needs to tell its story better to head off public concern | Opinion
    7. How Epic is "doubling down" on its vision for the metaverse
    8. Konami opens new studio in Osaka | News-in-brief
    9. Spring sales fail to dethrone Resident Evil 4 remake | UK Boxed Charts
    10. Network N acquires Custom PC, launches new website
    11. Inkle's Jon Ingold confirmed as first keynote for Develop:Brighton 2023