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Jambox Games raises $1.1m to support independent developers in Southeast Asia

The company specialises in casual and hypercasual mobile titles that are hugely popular in the region

By Danielle Partis

AppLovin IPO raises $1.8bn

Offering values the mobile games firm at nearly $30 billion, shares to be listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market today

By James Batchelor

Capcom closing USA online store

But European merchandise outlet will continue to operate as US arm seeks new licensing partners

By James Batchelor

Apex Legends hits 100m players globally

Respawn's battle royale celebrated its second anniversary in February

Microsoft tests removal of Xbox Live requirement for free-to-play games

Release notes in Insiders testing program say Microsoft will no longer require a paid subscription to play free-to-play games online

By Danielle Partis

PlayStation Network's 24 days of downtime | 10 Years Ago This Month

Sony's 2011 hack was covered as one of the biggest security breaches of all time, but how significant was it in the long run?

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation details recyclable packaging for PS5

Packaging per unit is between 93-99% plastic-free

Coping with impostor syndrome

Zynga's Phuong Phillips explains what companies can do to help their staff suffering from impostor syndrome, and gives tips for those who constantly fear they are a fraud

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft launches gTV channel in the UK

The channel will celebrate gaming culture with a host of industry personalities

Twitch continues to grow in Q1 2021, but YouTube Gaming is lagging

Hours watched on Twitch are up 97%, but Facebook is poised to overtake YouTube

By Danielle Partis

New database of diversity resources PixAll launches

Site lists organisations, articles, videos and conference talks that offer advice on diversity, inclusivity and accessibility

Game designers must be included in the conversation around tech ethics | Opinion

Benjamin Goldman reflects on how design decisions made to benefit players can be used to exploit them later on

By Benjamin Goldman

The Games Fund launches $50m early-stage investment fund

Venture capital fund plans to invest approximately $2 million each in companies across the US and Europe

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Starbreeze to relaunch Payday: Crime War with PopReach

Mobile shooter originally shut down in 2019, development team will now contribute to Payday 3

By James Batchelor

ByteDance games division acquires Chinese developer C4games

Beijing-based studio develops China-only Command & Conquer spin-off Red Alert Online

By James Batchelor

Activision permanently bans over 475,000 Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters

New progress report details efforts to thwart cheaters with hardware bans, two-factor authentication

Apple attempts to block Epic from calling witnesses in antitrust trial

Update: District Judge denied Apple's demands, saying Epic didn't breach disclosure requirements

By Marie Dealessandri

New PlayStation update adds USB storage and cross-generation Share Play

PS5 owners will be able to save game data onto an external drive, but the games won't be playable from there

By Danielle Partis

Epic raises $1bn to pursue its metaverse

Sony invests another $200m as part of a funding round that values the Fortnite maker at $28.7 billion

By Brendan Sinclair

Games spending passes €2bn but audience has shrunk | Italy Annual Report

38% of Italian population spends an average of eight hours per week playing video games

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt has no plans to shelve Cyberpunk 2077

CEO Adam Kicinski says abandoning the game is “not an option”

By Danielle Partis

Capcom confirms no credit card information was accessed during ransomware attack

The Japanese firm's internal systems are now "near to completely restored"

By Marie Dealessandri

The Five Games of Brenda Romero | Podcast

We speak to the long-running developer about early RPGs, social games, modding, and raising a young game developer

By GamesIndustry Staff

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