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DAGERSystem acquires Can I Play That

Accessibility non-profit purchases website "to become the largest resource for game-accessibility journalism in the world"

By Brendan Sinclair

Whatever happened to 'the power of the cloud'? | Opinion

This week saw another cloud-chasing outfit exit the scene as Improbable sold off Midwinter to pursue the metaverse

By Brendan Sinclair

Certain Affinity will pay to move its devs out of places hostile to their rights

In wake of anti-trans legislation and leak of Supreme Court decision on abortion, Texas developer pledges to cover costs of relocation for full-time staff

By Brendan Sinclair

TikTok testing gaming functionality - Report

Social media platform has been running trials in Vietnam, could roll out to more markets in third quarter

By Brendan Sinclair

Take-Two and Zynga shareholders approve acquisition deal

Zynga shares will halt trading May 20, with the formal closing of the agreement expected May 23

Super Mario Sunshine reimagined the franchise | Why I Love

Revita developer Benjamin "BenStar" Kiefer pays tribute to the "renegade spirit" behind a divisive entry in the Mario canon

By Benjamin Kiefer

Embracer lost $431 million last year

Publisher posts soaring revenues on acquisitions but says it doesn't need to buy more companies to grow; Elex 2 disappoints

By Brendan Sinclair

Sony brings environmental goals forward by ten years

PlayStation firm now aims to be carbon neutral by 2040, using 100% renewable energy by 2030

By James Batchelor

Skybound Entertainment secures fresh investment from Hiro Capital, Knollwood Advisory and more

Walking Dead IP holder also adds industry veteran Ian Livingstone to its board of directors

By James Batchelor

Andreessen Horowitz launches $600m VC fund for games

Games Fund One is firm's inaugural industry-focused investment arm

By Danielle Partis

What to think about when setting up an apprenticeship program

Beyond-FX CEO Keith Guerrette discusses the VFX studio's apprenticeship initiative, the challenges it faced and why it's worth it

By Marie Dealessandri

Hyperlab raises valuation to $7.5m

Mobile outfit headed by former Crytek staff completes seed funding round

By Danielle Partis

Focus Entertainment: "We're trying to build a Federation of Studios"

The Paris-based publisher discusses its acquisition strategy, ambitions in movies and how diversity will drive the industry

By Christopher Dring

Virtuos acquires art production studio Glass Egg

Creative services firm expands presence in Vietnam, aims to open second studio in the country by June 2022

By Danielle Partis

FIFA Online 4 will be unaffected by EA and FIFA split

Nexon tells us it does not expect any changes to players, stadiums and features in popular free-to-play version

By James Batchelor

Blizzard faces poposed class-action lawsuit over Hearthstone card packs

Suit argues packs deceive minors into making non-refundable purchases, Blizzard attempting to move case to another court

By James Batchelor

Blizzard bans professional Hearthstone player following sexual assault conviction

Jon “Orange” Westberg issued an apology for 2018 incident, says he was unaware of the suspension prior to its issue

By Danielle Partis

EA Austin lays off customer service staff

An EA representative said the change is "not tied" to EA Sports FC announcement

By Marie Dealessandri

Microids opens Berlin office as "logical milestone" in international development plan

More locations are on the horizon as CEO says new branch will also enable it to better reach Austria and Switzerland

By Marie Dealessandri

Twitch viewership hit 1.8bn hours in April

Meanwhile Facebook Gaming totaled 336 million hours watched during the month

By Jeffrey Rousseau

New York AG investigating Twitch, Discord role in Buffalo shooting

Letitia James also looking into 4chan and 8chan, saying the terror attack "again revealed the depths and dangers of these platforms that spread and promote hate without consequence"

By Brendan Sinclair

David Helgason launches Transition Labs

The former Unity founder and CEO new climate initiative aims to decarbonize the economy

By Jeffrey Rousseau

You can't quantify DEI, Activision Blizzard | Opinion

Gaming firm's latest gaffe is a reminder that game companies have a long way to go for inclusivity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Streaming is the key to discovery

Sam Naji and Damian Abrahams explain why livestreaming is crucial for understanding gamers and how it translates to sales

By Sam Naji and Damian Abrahams

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