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August 2023 Archive

    1. Gloria Victis creator Black Eye Games is closing
    2. Volition Games closes
    3. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim sells one million units | News-in-brief
    4. Nintendo to release Mario red OLED Switch this October
    5. Arctic7 to open Barcelona office in 2024
    6. Is it worth taking part in Gamescom Opening Night Live?
    7. CD Projekt H1 revenue sees a 14% drop
    8. Xbox talks Starfield's "comet launch"
    9. Blackbird Interactive lays off 41 staff
    1. Activision Blizzard to roll out new Call of Duty voice chat moderation
    2. PlayStation Plus 12-month subscriptions to get a price bump
    3. Ronimo Games reportedly files for bankruptcy
    4. Konami moves Suikoden 1 & 2 HD release schedule out of 2023
    5. Taking a peek behind Hidden Door's AI
    6. Sea of Stars sells 100,000 copies | News-in-brief
    7. TIGA: UK games development workforce grew 15.2% in 16 months
    8. NPCx raises $3m for game character motion capture processing tool
    1. Report: Mobile game spending projected to hit $108bn in 2023
    2. Game Devs of Color Expo unveils 2023 show schedule
    3. Mimimi Games shutting down
    4. Jobs Roundup: August 2023 | Ubisoft appoints Sandra Warren as VP and Far Cry executive producer
    5. Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom leads the 2023 Gamescom Awards
    6. CharacterBank's goal to create 'VR's Mario'
    7. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    8. Weaker subscription deals have hit indie publishers, says analyst
    1. Lenovo Legion Go will reportedly set consumers back €799
    2. Motorsport Games employees win unpaid wages lawsuit
    3. Starfield leaker faces theft charges
    4. Imagendary Studios reportedly lays off majority of staff
    5. 320,000 attendees visited Gamescom 2023
    1. Krafton and Ironmace to develop mobile Dark and Darker
    2. Gamescom, Activision Blizzard, and Microsoft's history of acquisitions | This Week in Business
    3. League of Legends esports is still not breaking even
    4. The battle for October | Podcast
    5. Xbox at the crossroads | Opinion
    6. UK video games tax relief claimed drops 6%
    7. The potential audience for PlayStation Portal is huge | Opinion
    1. Baldur's Gate 3 releasing on Xbox this year
    2. Sony to acquire Audeze
    3. Scriptic raises $6m in additional seed funding
    4. Dominic Wheatley is no longer CEO of Catalis Group
    5. Why BattleBit Remastered's devs wanted to make a low-spec large-scale shooter
    6. Bandai Namco: Elden Ring success will "truly widen" Armored Core 6's audience
    7. Phil Spencer: Xbox needs mobile to thrive - and that includes streaming Starfield
    1. Denuvo technology is now authorized Nintendo Switch middleware
    2. Epic Games Store to trade revenue share for exclusivity window
    3. BioWare to lay off 50 employees
    4. Pure vision vs. player feedback | 10 Years Ago This Month
    5. Sony unveils PlayStation Portal
    6. Starfield is the "starting gun" for first-party Xbox games
    7. 3,400 industry professionals attend Devcom 2023
    8. Xbox, Curve, Tencent and more join Investment Summit at PAX
    9. One month left to enter Best Places To Work Awards Canada
    10. European market report: Growing revenues, growing workforce and older gamers
    1. Return Entertainment names Vesa Jutila as CEO
    2. Starfield leads Gamescom Opening Night Live
    3. Latin American Games Showcase submissions are now open
    4. This year's Game Awards is set for December 7 | News-in-brief
    5. Rocket Science opens Wales division
    6. Atari reveals Atari 2600+ console
    7. Netflix and XSET veterans form Midwest Games
    8. Can Ubisoft save the Microsoft-Activision acquisition? | Microcast
    9. Microsoft discontinues Kinect successor
    10. Virtuos opens Prague studio
    11. Behaviour Interactive snaps up Codeglue
    12. Industry needs to break down biases about African games markets
    13. Report: Pokémon earned $11.6bn in licensed products revenue last year
    14. Microsoft's deal with Ubisoft answers the CMA's objections over Activision Blizzard | Opinion
    15. New Microsoft-Activision deal under UK investigation as cloud gaming rights sold to Ubisoft
    1. Games Done Quick's Flame Fatales raises $110,000 for Malala Fund
    2. Gran Turismo film pulls in $23m at the box office
    3. Report: Console gaming more popular among Japanese youth than mobile
    4. How Ron Gilbert returned to Monkey Island 30 years later
    5. Remnant 2 leads July sales | US Monthly Charts
    6. Is the October video game release schedule really overcrowded? | Opinion
    7. Charles Martinet stepping down as the voice of Mario
    8. Made on Earth Games raises $3.2m in seed funding round
    9. Google Play bans Luck Be a Landlord in 13 countries
    10. Netspeak Games: Turning cozy consumers into co-creators
    11. Adapting your game's vision to benefit your players
    12. Remote Control Productions and Auctus Capital Partners form new group Prestiged
    13. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe returns to No. 1 | UK Boxed Charts
    14. Treyarch's David Vonderhaar departs after 18 years
    15. Digital summer sales propels GTA 5 back to No.1 across Europe | European Monthly Charts
    1. Hi-Rez Studios updates voice actor policy regarding AI use
    2. Embracer Group net sales rise by 47% in Q1
    3. DDM: First half gaming investments weakest since 2016
    4. Embracer on collapsed $2bn deal: "We have put this behind us"
    5. Sega finalizes purchase of Rovio
    6. Roblox accused of facilitating "illegal gambling ring" for minors
    7. Blockchain gaming forgotten, but not yet gone | This Week in Business
    8. The future of AI and games | Playable Futures Podcast
    9. Is any progress being made against online anti-social behaviour? | Opinion
    10. Take-Two shuts down AI GTA 5 mod
    1. Savvy Games Studios is now Steer Studios
    2. Must-see sessions at Devcom 2023
    3. Remedy shifts Alan Wake 2 to launch on October 27
    4. Can Xbox strike the right balance with its new enforcement system? | Microcast
    5. Microsoft to shut down Xbox 360 Store in July 2024
    6. Check out the full speaker schedule for the Investment Summit at PAX
    7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 completes crucial year-end release slate
    8. NetEase launches new US studio led by Bethesda and BioWare veterans
    9. Four steps to a mentally healthy workplace
    10. Hi-Fi Rush reaches 3m players | News-in-brief
    11. Prytania Media opens two new AAA studios
    1. EA loses minor FIFA loot box legal case in Austria
    2. How Cyberpunk 2077 shaped CD Projekt Red's approach to level design
    3. Microsoft rolls out strike-based system for Xbox
    4. Baldur's Gate 3 | Critical Consensus
    5. Gamescom 2023 to host record number of exhibitors
    1. Steam adds Indonesian language to beta | News-in-brief
    2. G/O Media reportedly fires Kotaku editor-in-chief Patricia Hernandez
    3. Riot vets at Treehouse on leaving competitive behind for co-op
    4. Black Voices in Gaming and the journey to sustainability
    5. Black Voices in Gaming unveils its first XPerience Excellence Accelerator cohort
    6. Find out how games get surfaced on Steam at the GI Investment Summit at PAX
    7. Zynga announces first blockchain game
    8. Netflix introduces limited beta for cloud gaming service
    9. PS5 promotions drive retail sales as Lego Star Wars holds No.1 | UK Boxed Charts
    10. Activision Blizzard drops lawsuit against TikTok user
    1. Report: Savvy Games Group backed out of $2bn deal with Embracer
    2. Ubisoft moves up Assassin's Creed Mirage to October 5
    3. Pokémon Company pledges $200,000 to Hawaii wildfire relief | News-in-brief
    4. Switch hits 30m lifetime unit sales during July | Japan Monthly Charts
    5. Nintendo, Limited Run and Kepler join the Investment Summit at PAX
    6. Pokémon Go downloaded over 678m times globally
    7. Xbox backwards compatibility sends old Call of Duty games back into the Top Five | UK Monthly Charts
    8. Rockstar acquires roleplay modding team
    9. Krafton to invest $150m into Indian games market
    10. New loot box transparency guidance in the UK – is it game-changing?
    1. What are the biggest games in Italy?
    2. A better way to grow? | This Week in Business
    3. Nintendo applies for patents around Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
    4. "I dream of an Italian game developer opening a studio in the UK"
    5. Baldur’s Gate 3 studio seeks full list of localizers left out of the game’s credits
    6. Capcom's recipe for success is simple: stay the course, ignore the bandwagons | Opinion
    7. Netflix launches game controller app on mobile
    1. Nexon Q2 revenue grew by 12%
    2. Twitch viewership gets a 5% bump in July
    3. Researchers find China's game time limits ineffective in reducing excessive play
    4. Author sues Apple and The Tetris Company for reportedly adapting book without consent
    5. PS5 UK sales surge again as Sony admits performance had been weaker than expected
    6. From Mario to Star Wars: What's next for Ubisoft Milan
    7. Telltale acquires Erica developer Flavourworks
    8. EA to shut down online servers for three more titles
    1. Supreme Court: Apple doesn't need to open App Store payments yet
    2. Granblue Fantasy: Versus moves 1m units | News-in-brief
    3. Krafton's H1 2023 sees a 2% sales dip
    4. Roblox takes aim at a billion daily users
    5. Xbox’s Jen MacLean to keynote PAX Investment Summit
    6. Acid Wizard Studio announces indefinite hiatus
    7. Reply Game Studios: We want to be the Italian PlatinumGames
    8. PlayStation sales up 27% year-on-year during Q1
    1. Valve begins selling refurbished Steam Decks
    2. Take-Two growth slows with anniversary of Zynga acquisition
    3. Evo 2023 pulls in over 9,000 competitors
    4. Embracer shuts down Campfire Cabal
    5. Dark and Darker finds a new publisher
    6. One month left to enter the US Best Places To Work Awards
    7. A look into the implementation of menstrual leave
    8. "There's almost an industry here now" – The rapid growth of the Italian games business
    9. Newzoo: Global games market expected to increase 2.6% in 2023
    10. Baldur's Gate 3 hits 800,000 concurrent players on Steam
    11. New Zealand approves Microsoft's acquisition of Activision
    12. Devolver Digital moves a slate of releases to next year
    1. Google opens Indie Games Fund 2023 applications for Latin American game devs
    2. Square Enix Q1 sees sales bump by 14%
    3. En Garde developers on the challenges of founding a studio early in your career
    4. PS5 games continue to dominate the UK charts | UK Boxed Charts
    5. Welcome to Italy Games Week on
    6. The size of Italy's games industry grew 50% in 2022
    7. Konami holds steady in Q1 despite game sales decreasing
    8. Guilty Gear Strive reaches 2.5m players | News-in-brief
    1. Right to repair | This Week in Business
    2. Inworld AI raises $50m for open-source version of character creator
    3. Roblox open beta on Meta Quest gets 1m downloads | News-in-brief
    4. Jo Twist on the power of play | Playable Futures Podcast
    5. The Investment Summit returns to EGX in London
    1. GEM Capital unveils $50m investment
    2. GameStop to dump cryptocurrency wallet support
    3. Unity's Q2 revenue sees an 80% year-on-year jump
    4. Twitch bans streamers from promoting skin gambling sites
    5. Resident Evil 2 remake is now best-selling title in the franchise | News-in-brief
    6. Devcom bolsters safe space measures for this year's conference
    7. Tears of the Kingdom drives Nintendo sales up 50% year-on-year
    1. Callisto Protocol studio reduces staff by 32 employees
    2. US game revenue sees a 9% jump in June | US Monthly Charts
    3. Microsoft now selling controller replacement parts for Xbox
    4. Microsoft's concerning conflict minerals disclosure reflects industry-wide slippage
    5. PS5 games dominate UK charts following console price drop | UK Boxed Charts
    6. Nintendo removes The Last of Us knock-off from its digital store
    7. Activision hasn't misplaced its Transformer games, says Hasbro
    1. FIFA, Jedi: Survivor drive EA first quarter growth
    2. Anita Sarkeesian to close Feminist Frequency after 15 years
    3. Take-Two doubled its executive's pay last year
    4. Gamefam and the business of advertising on game platforms
    5. Composer Yuka Kitamura exits FromSoftware after 12 years
    6. Capcom: We could just go wild with Exoprimal
    7. Hiro Capital, Secret Mode and more join GI Investment Summit at PAX
    8. PlayStation 5 sales jumped 75% in the UK after price cut
    9. Remnant 2 has sold 1m units | News-in-Brief
    10. Sega Q1 sales up despite lower than expected game sales