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May 2023 Archive

    1. Marvel's Midnight Suns developer hit by layoffs
    2. Kotick blames scandals on "a very aggressive labor movement"
    3. Copychaser Games' blueprint for story-focused titles
    4. Pokémon Masters reaches 50m downloads | News-in-brief
    5. League Championship Series delayed following conflict between Riot and players association
    6. Devolver Digital showcase set for June 8 | News-in-brief
    7. Hearing in Microsoft's appeal against CMA to start on July 24
    1. Newzoo: Revenue across all video game market segments fell in 2022
    2. Understanding the barriers facing games students – and how to remove them
    3. Microsoft-ABK deal approved in South Korea
    4. How Microsoft hopes to defeat the CMA's block against its ABK acquisition
    5. Game Drive returns with MY.GAMES, Amazon Web Services and Google to support mobile game devs
    6. Thunderful Group names Massive founder Martin Walfisz as new CEO
    7. Check out the latest speakers for the HR Summit
    1. CD Projekt sales drop 20% year-over-year
    2. NetEase opens PinCool studio in Japan
    3. Nailing down Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun's mix of modern and retro
    4. Nintendo scuttles Dolphin emulator's Steam release
    5. Roots of Pacha delisted on Steam due to contractual dispute
    6. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom secures third No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Last of Us multiplayer title gets scaled down
    2. Front Mission 2: Remake gets delayed | News-in-brief
    3. Guild Esports and Sky UK launches No Room for Abuse campaign
    4. Loot box disclosure fines are a joke | This Week in Business
    5. Sony’s Project Q offers far more Qs than As | Opinion
    6. GamesAid raised £120,000 for partner charitites in past year
    7. Are Remedy and Epic right to make Alan Wake 2 digital-only? | Opinion
    8. IGI Origins developer Antimatter Games closing down this summer
    1. Since its January launch Kick has hit a total of 114m viewership hours
    2. Bucking the fantasy hero trend with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
    3. Redundancies hit Marvel Contest of Champions publisher Kabam
    4. Have M-rated games grown their market share? | 10 Years Ago This Month
    5. You can now enter the 2023 Best Places To Work Awards
    6. Protodroid Delta's journey from Mega Man fan game to Humble-published title
    7. Unpacking the PlayStation Showcase | Microcast
    8. Embracer's $2bn+ deal collapsed due to "external factors"
    9. Google Play Games out in Europe and New Zealand | News-in-brief
    10. Microsoft vows to appeal as the UK regulator blocks its acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    1. Spider-Man 2, Project Q handheld headline PlayStation Showcase
    2. Focus Entertainment CEO steps down after four months
    3. Cloud gaming stalls Microsoft-ABK deal, but how big will it be?
    4. Microsoft hypes new games console, doesn't talk about games | 10 Years Ago This Month
    5. Embracer Group net sales rise to $3.5bn in "challenging year"
    6. PSVR 2 sold just shy of 600,000 units in six weeks
    1. Sega announces 121 redundancies at Relic Entertainment
    2. Shareholders call for a sale of EG7
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom comfortably holds No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    4. How Xsolla Funding Club helped Kautki Cave fire up Flame Keeper
    5. Activision Blizzard, Plaion fined for not disclosing loot boxes
    6. Nintendo receives lawsuit over Mario Kart Tour microtransactions
    7. UK investigation into Apple's cloud gaming restrictions on hold
    8. NetEase opens new studio in Canada, Bad Brain Game Studios
    9. Xbox enforcements to protect players rose to 10.2m in H2 2022
    10. The overlooked keys to launching and sustaining games-as-a-service
    11. Battlefield leaders form new shooter studio Time To Kill Games
    1. Japanese authorities make their first arrest over video game spoilers
    2. Rami Ismail's top ten tips on surviving the indiepocalypse
    3. Rusty Lake can not claim username in Discord and issues warning
    4. China approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    5. My.Games opens regional office in Abu Dhabi
    6. Elden Ring wins Nebula Award for Game Writing | News-in-brief
    7. Private servers, Early Access and stable launches: How GPORTAL and Stunlock pulled of V Rising
    8. Layoffs at Crypt of the Necrodancer developer Brace Yourself Games
    1. Authorities grant Battleground Mobile India a three-month trial period
    2. Nintendo's subtle approach to player creativity with Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | This Week In Business
    3. Take-Two forecasts, Ubisoft's losses, and taking E3 for granted | Microcast
    4. Want to turn your video game into a board game? Free industry event Tabletop Creators Summit next week
    5. Will players tolerate Overwatch 2’s broken promises? | Opinion
    6. Lord of the Rings Online developer assures fans it will not be replaced by Amazon MMO
    7. EA Sports College Football will compensate players that appear in-game
    8. Xbox, Sony, Nintendo and Star Wars post strong sales across Europe | European Monthly Charts
    1. Jackalope Games is now Jackalyptic Games
    2. NYU: 51% of users have encountered extremism in gaming spaces
    3. Sony's Project Leonardo officially named the Access controller
    4. Take-Two's Zelnick criticizes key companies taking E3 for granted
    5. 44% of upcoming Take-Two titles are new IP
    6. Pop culture and uniting Southern European studios: The future of Paris Games Week
    1. Take-Two's Q4 brings higher sales, deeper losses
    2. BlizzCon 2023 set for November | News-in-brief
    3. Mobile games accounted for 66% of App Store spending in 2022
    4. DDM: Game investments hit a four-year low in Q1
    5. PlayStation Showcase to unveil Sony's future line-up next week
    6. US game spending dips 5% in April | US Monthly Charts
    7. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sells 10m units in 3 days | News-in-brief
    8. Making a single-player magic shooter in a multiplayer military world
    9. Steam to stop using Google Analytics
    10. Riot Games to compensate 1,548 women in gender discrimination case
    1. Overwatch 2 ditches PvE Hero Mode
    2. Ubisoft results down more than expected as Q4 sales halved
    3. CMA defends decision to block ABK/MS before UK MPs
    4. Amazon's second attempt at making one MMO to rule them all
    5. Children's advertising watchdog takes aim at Roblox
    6. 1SP Agency acquires Studio CO2
    7. Introducing the new Microcast
    8. An introduction to how game development pipelines work
    9. Thunderful's Q1 revenue mostly flat year-on-year
    10. Saudi Arabia increases stake in Electronic Arts
    11. CD Projekt lays off 29 staff at The Molasses Flood
    1. Report - Sony fails to appeal Austrian loot box verdict
    2. Amazon and Embracer partner for new Lord of the Rings MMO
    3. European Commission approves Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal
    4. Xbox Series S and X hit 2m sales in the UK, 12 weeks faster than Nintendo Switch
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the second biggest Nintendo launch in UK history
    6. Deviation Studios reportedly lays off up to 90 staff
    1. Super Free Games receives lawsuit that alleges biases against women
    2. Open Roads team completely separates from Fullbright
    3. Blue Archive helps push Nexon Q1 sales up 36%
    4. Square Enix's full-year sales dip 6%
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Critical Consensus
    6. Gimme some truth | This Week in Business
    7. UK regulator adds further restrictions against Microsoft, Activision Blizzard
    8. Nintendo Switch gets its swansong – what about its successor? | Opinion
    1. Riot Games appoints A. Dylan Jadeja as new CEO
    2. Konami's full-year revenue sees a 5% bump as it hits $2.3bn
    3. Activision Blizzard touts 2022's diversity progress
    4. Can The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom end Wind Waker’s reign? | UK Time Tunnel
    5. PowerWash Simulator hits 7m players | News-in-brief
    6. What it actually takes to secure your next voice acting gig
    7. Virtuos opens new studio in Poland
    8. Unity revenue reaches $500m during Q1 2023
    9. Keywords Studios acquires US developer Hardsuit Labs
    1. Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 have sold 10m units each | News-in-brief
    2. Ubisoft lays off 60 from customer service centers
    3. Bandai Namco full-year sales hit $7.3bn
    4. Roblox hits record revenues, losses continue
    5. Resident Evil 4 remake caps off record year for Capcom
    6. Humble raised $33m in donations in 2022
    7. Special edition Zelda console boosts Nintendo Switch sales | UK Monthly Charts
    8. EA investing in building "games as a platform"
    9. Comparing space oranges and zero-G apples: A deep dive into Everspace's Steam launch
    10. Life is Strange: True Colors wins Peabody Award
    1. EA's fiscal year revenue tops $7.4bn
    2. Private Division and Game Freak team up for new IP Project Bloom
    3. Krafton Q1 revenue hits $408m
    4. PlayStation reveals initiative to fund and support indie devs in India
    5. Horizon Forbidden West has sold 8.4m units | News-in-brief
    6. Pearl Abyss exploring beyond Black Desert
    7. Keep up to date with the latest industry trends
    8. Nintendo profits dip to $6.6 billion after year of hardware struggles
    9. Screen Australia launches First Nations Game Studio fund
    10. Indie spirit in Japan and Switzerland: Rinaldo Wirz on captaining Momo-pi
    1. Nintendo Live 2023 set for this September
    2. Sony shutting down PixelOpus
    3. Nightdive: "Atari is on the rise, and we wanted to be part of that"
    4. Hogwarts Legacy returns to No.1 after PS4 and Xbox One launch | UK Boxed Charts
    1. Hogwarts Legacy has sold 15m copies, reached $1bn globally
    2. Plaion is restructuring, layoffs planned
    3. Unity's incredible shrinking growth story | This Week in Business
    4. Barbie Fashion Designer, Computer Space, Last of Us, Wii Sports join Hall of Fame | News-in-brief
    5. Is Xbox's future brighter without Activision? | Opinion
    6. Fragbite Group brings back MMA Manager 2 publishing in-house
    7. Activision Blizzard publishes pay equity analysis
    1. The Mix | Guerrilla Collective 2023 Showcase is set for June
    2. Phil Spencer: "We're not in the business of out-consoling Sony or out-consoling Nintendo"
    3. Meet the Game Changers
    4. Game Changers | Zoe Hobson, Runaway Play
    5. Pokémon Go hit $34.7m in April, its lowest monthly sum in five years
    6. 3 ways to bring more creativity into mobile game marketing (that don't just mean hiring Hollywood talent)
    7. Horizon Forbidden West developer Guerrilla Games to keynote Develop:Brighton 2023
    8. Bungie wins $12m in damages against Destiny 2 cheat seller
    1. Krafton-NetEase settlement dispute goes to trial
    2. Tchia pulls in one million players | News-in-brief
    3. Report: Hogwarts Legacy was the top-grossing title in the UK and US during Q1
    4. SpellForce a deft mix of RTS, RPG, and empathy | Why I Love
    5. Unity lays off 600 more, closing half of offices
    6. Why did Sega buy Rovio?
    7. Redfall | Critical Consensus
    1. 2K cans the Switch version of Marvel's Midnight Suns
    2. StreamElements unveils 2023 Creator Diversity Program winners
    3. Citizen Sleeper gets a tabletop game | News-in-brief
    4. The Last Worker takes a dystopian look at the future of the games industry itself
    5. Composer Ryo Nagamatsu leaving Nintendo | News-in-brief
    6. Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft raises wages
    7. Shueisha Games' quest to become the "Japanese Devolver"
    1. Poncle's Vampire Survivors is getting an animated series
    2. Super Mario Bros. Movie grosses $1bn globally
    3. Meta sees engagement issues with Quest headsets
    4. Phoenix Labs cuts staff
    5. Ramen VR builds Zenith: The Last City at the intersection of MMOs and VR
    6. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes No.1, but sales down on its predecessor | UK Boxed Charts
    7. PlayStation: Our live-service games will target different genres, release schedules and audiences