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July 2023 Archive

    1. Nintendo's new console is reportedly due out in the second half of 2024
    2. Analysts expect Japan's mobile game revenue to dip 3% this year
    3. From commercial animation to indie game debut success: The story of Ember Lab
    4. Companies have two weeks to submit data to the new UK games industry salary service
    5. UK regulator seeking additional views on Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger
    6. Xbox's Phil Spencer reveals new Final Fantasy partnership
    7. EA reshuffles studio leadership after Samantha Ryan departs
    1. Jobs Roundup: July 2023 | Roblox hires Christina Wootton as chief partnerships officer
    2. Twitch viewership sees a 3% dip in June
    3. ESRB wants to make it easier to harvest kids' personal data | This Week in Business
    4. Activision sues TikTok creator following legal threat
    5. Epic also appeals to US Supreme Court in legal battle against Apple
    6. German games companies increase by 15% in 2022
    1. GameStop CFO resigns
    2. How men can help stamp out harassment of women in games
    3. PlayStation 5 sales surpass 40m worldwide
    4. Hyper Games' mission to bring Moomins to the masses
    5. Street Fighter 6, Resident Evil 4 drives Capcom Q1 sales to $313m
    1. London Venture Partners, Square Enix, TinyBuild, Valve and more join GI Investment Summit at PAX
    2. Valhalla Ventures launches $66m investment
    3. Capcom acquires support studio Swordcanes
    4. Taiwanese publisher Neon Doctrine talks community, collaboration, and conflict
    5. CD Projekt Red lays off 100 people
    6. Xbox Q4 revenues flat as hardware drops 13%
    1. Ubisoft reportedly shuttered Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel
    2. How Netflix's external dev partnerships are pivotal for its gaming gambit
    3. The state of recruitment in 2023
    4. UK companies have one month left to enter Best Places To Work 2023
    5. Record attendance for Develop Brighton | News-in-brief
    6. Pikmin 4 debuts at No. 1 | UK Boxed Charts
    7. Let's not rush the death of physical video games | Opinion
    8. Exoprimal reaches one million players | News-in-brief
    9. Belgium officially expands its Tax Shelter to games
    1. ESRB asks FTC to approve facial estimation age checker
    2. Tencent to become majority shareholder of Techland
    3. Pikmin 4 | Critical Consensus
    4. Deadline extended on the UK games salary survey for businesses
    5. How to make your company economically sustainable
    6. Psygnosis veteran and Denton Designs co-founder John Gibson has died
    7. Closing Theory raises $2.3m
    1. Premier League extends licensing partnership with EA
    2. Borderlands film to release in August 2024
    3. Hogwarts Legacy and Diablo 4 lead Europe's half year games charts
    4. Roblox suffers substantial data leak
    5. Xbox' back catalogue isn't just a stopgap – it's a competitive advantage | Opinion
    6. Join our free webinar on EGX and the future of live events
    7. Microsoft and Activision urge FTC to drop its legal challenge before August hearing
    1. Bandai Namco pulls the plug on Gundam Evolution
    2. 2023 Games for Change Awards unveiled
    3. Ubisoft's Q1 sees a 9% dip
    4. First Playable 2023 sets record for attendance | News-in-brief
    5. How 25 years of Yu-Gi-Oh prepared Konami for live service games
    6. Inkle’s Jon Ingold: "The point of narrative is to turn your brain on"
    7. Bandai Namco to open London store
    8. India clarifies 28% tax only applies to real money games
    9. GGWP raises $10m for AI moderation platform
    10. Resident Evil 4 remake sells 5m copies | News-in-brief
    11. Screen Australia backs 23 studios with $2 million in funding
    12. Roblox letting developers offer subscriptions for experiences
    1. Overwatch 2 heads to Steam
    2. sales team expands with Tanya Machinjike
    3. Robot Teddy, Foampunch alumni launch new studio Creature
    4. Activision Blizzard H1 revenue sees a 34% jump
    5. The five Ps of better creative management
    6. Gamescom Asia expands with physical B2C area
    7. How Teddy Kossoko is championing the games industry in Senegal
    8. Microsoft and Activision extend acquisition deadline to October 18
    9. Battlefield 2042 returns at No. 5 | UK Boxed Charts
    10. Republican members of Congress urge FTC to drop case against Microsoft-Activision
    11. European video game sales in June jump 20% thanks to Diablo 4 | European Monthly Charts
    12. Sumo Digital, Roll7 and Gina Jackson added to HR Summit
    13. US Supreme Court denies gamer lawsuit a block against Microsoft's Activision acquisition
    1. Neopets announces independency
    2. Bungie and EA veterans form Look North World
    3. Roblox employees criticise lack of diversity in workforce
    4. 'I've turned down life-changing money': The story of Waffle
    5. UKIE publishes new guidance for paid loot boxes
    6. Microsoft, Activision reportedly discussing acquisition deadline extension
    7. Microsoft's UK appeal for Activision buy paused for two months
    8. Introducing a new UK games industry salary benchmarking service for businesses
    1. GamesAid raises £23,000 at Develop: Brighton | News-in-brief
    2. UK games professionals establish Scallywag Arcade
    3. Handheld consoles required to have replaceable batteries by 2027
    4. Why it took 20 years to start making a true Football Manager sequel
    5. Xbox Live Gold will become Game Pass Core
    6. MS-ABK nears completion in the US | Microcast
    7. Xbox's Major Nelson leaves after 20 years
    8. UK supermarket Tesco to stop stocking physical games as GameStop leaves Ireland
    9. TinyBuild does not spy on its employees with AI, CEO says
    10. Turkey gives unconditional approval to Microsoft-ABK acquisition
    1. Microsoft, Sony enter "binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation" after ABK acquisition
    1. FTC denied appeal to block Microsoft-Activision acquisition
    1. Voice actor accuses Genshin Impact of delayed pay
    2. African games market hits $863m throughout 2022
    3. People Can Fly expands with Montreal studio
    4. Microsoft-Activision's race for the finish line | This Week in Business
    5. LightSpeed Studios acquires UK developer Lucid Games
    6. Nintendo Switch moves 2m units during H1 | Japan Monthly Charts
    7. Destiny 2 player to pay $490,000 in damages for racial harassment
    8. Antstream Arcade is coming to Xbox
    9. Report: Arm in talks with Nvidia as anchor investor ahead of IPO
    10. Media Molecule opens Dreams' creations to commercial use
    11. PlayStation Access controller launches December 6 | News-in-brief
    12. UK regulator extends deadline on final decision over Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    1. Unity announces Safe Voice
    2. Polish games industry revenue up 11% year-on-year in 2022
    3. The Last of Us TV series up for 24 Emmy nominations
    4. EA rolls out EA Sports FC 24 details
    5. Cloud Imperium snaps up Turbulent
    6. Google Play gives the green light to NFTs
    7. 82% of Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Diablo and F1 sales were digital | UK Monthly Charts
    8. Sony pouring $2.16bn into R&D for live service games and extended reality
    9. Santa Monica Studio and Guerilla Games win big at Develop:Star Awards 2023
    10. Closing the tech skills gap in the video games industry
    11. Activision Blizzard to be removed from Nasdaq indexes ahead of Microsoft takeover
    12. FTC appeals against court ruling in case against Xbox
    1. Xbox rolls out new voice reporting feature
    2. Behaviour Interactive forms new UK studio with former AntiMatter Games staff
    3. UKIE: "There's a need for a game specific body to drive collective skills"
    4. Code Coven launches studio accreditation program
    5. Mobile games pull in $41bn globally during H1 2023
    6. Naughty Dog co-president retires after 25 years
    7. Bulkhead and Splash Damage opens refunds to Kickstarter backers of Battalion 1944
    8. Guerrilla Games and the road to Horizon: Forbidden West
    9. Microsoft to modify Activision Blizzard acquisition to address CMA concerns
    10. Why esports businesses should pay close attention to employment law | Opinion
    1. ESA: Hispanic and Black people are more likely to play games among US ethnic and racial groups
    2. Gardens raises $31m in Series A funding round
    3. Microsoft allowed to complete Activision Blizzard acquisition in the US
    4. Razer investigates possible security breach
    5. 87% of classic video games are 'critically endangered', says game history organisation
    6. Lawsuit accuses Pokémon Go maker of allegedly being a "boys club"
    7. Q-Games alumni form Denkiworks
    8. "There's apathy when it comes to sustainability because of outdated views about who gamers are"
    9. ID@Xbox's Chris Charla: "There's less need to separate indie from AAA"
    10. How Netflix has changed Oxenfree developer Night School
    1. Sega of America staffers vote yes to unionizing
    2. Esports will remain an official medal sport at the Asian Games Aichi-Nagoya 2026 | News-in-brief
    3. EA reveals Cliffhanger Games, the new studio working on a Black Panther game
    4. New York Videogame Critics Circle appoints new executive director
    5. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's reign continues | UK Boxed Charts
    6. BattleBit Remastered has sold 1.8m copies | News-in-Brief
    7. A decade of championing Japan's indies: The story of BitSummit
    1. Report: Women make up 37% of Asia's gamers
    2. Now you're playing with privilege | This Week in Business
    3. Court blocks restraining order against EA college football game
    4. BitNine Studio's Terrorbane wins Best Italian Game for the 2023 Italian Video Game Awards
    5. We’re in the Wild West of generative AI: Beware the outlaws | Opinion
    6. Riccitiello doubles down on Unity's AI plans
    7. Yuji Naka fined, sentenced to prison for insider trading
    8. Sega scales back blockchain plans
    9. Africa Games Week returns this November, tickets out now
    10. Street Fighter 6 has sold 2m units | News-in-Brief
    1. The GI Investment Summit returns to PAX West 2023
    2. Change that tune | 10 Years Ago This Month
    3. Atari makes minority investment into Playmaji
    4. Games London launches Game Changer programme
    5. James Bond games return to the UK: IO Interactive opens Brighton studio
    6. Embracer raises $182 million via share issue
    7. Beyond Good & Evil 2 creative director Emile Morel dies at 40
    1. South Korean government charges Game Rating and Administration Committee with embezzlement
    2. Battlebit sells nearly two million units in 14 days
    3. CyberConnect2 to open Osaka office in 2024
    4. Tokyo Game Show 2023 set to be "largest ever"
    5. Tokyo Broadcasting System Television gets into gaming
    6. The must-see sessions of Develop:Brighton 2023
    7. How to create engaging open worlds
    8. Xbox and Bethesda confirmed for Gamescom 2023
    9. Tencent investment marks "new beginning" for UK studio Lighthouse Games
    10. Japan Switch repair service cancelled after a year
    1. Why do games media layoffs keep happening?
    2. Square Enix cancels Just Cause Mobile
    3. Apple asks US Supreme Court to overthrow ruling in Epic antitrust case
    4. Report: Apple scales down plans for Vision Pro headset
    5. South Africa approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard
    1. Midnight Ghost Hunt pulls in one million users | News-in-brief
    2. Scavengers' Season takes home two 2023 BIG Festival awards
    3. Deadlines extended for the UK, US and Canada Best Places To Work Awards
    4. Xbox Series X|S have sold a combined 21m units
    5. The fluctuating scope of Inkle's games
    6. Original Far Cry source code leaked online
    7. Dutch government seeks to ban loot boxes
    8. team expands with staff writer Sophie McEvoy
    9. After Summer Games Fest, what are the biggest games left of 2023?
    10. Monster Hunter Rise sells 13m units | News-in-brief
    11. Developers say Valve blocks AI games from Steam
    12. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom returns to No.1, while new wrestler AEW debuts at No.3 | UK Boxed Charts