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Yoozoo CEO Lin Qi dies at 39 as police investigate poisoning

The 39 year-old led the Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming creator

By Christopher Dring

So long, 2020, and thanks for all the fish food | Creature Comforts

We're off until the new year, but figured our readers could use one more gallery of developer pet pictures before we go

By Brendan Sinclair

Games of the Year 2020 | Xbox Game Pass

In a year when escapism was sorely needed, Microsoft's high-value subscription service became a destination unto itself

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple reportedly warns devs of more app takedowns in Chinese App Store

Thousands of games and apps will be removed unless proof of an official license is provided before December 31

By Matthew Handrahan

Blackstone makes big investment in mobile ad firm Liftoff

Sources say Blackstone's investment is close to $400 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Bloodborne producer Teruyuki Toriyama leaves SIE Japan Studio

Toriyama also worked on the Demon's Souls remake and Soul Sacrifice

Moving Out | Games of the Year 2020

SMG Studio's accessibility efforts benefit more than just disabled players -- they also help sleep-deprived parents and their uncooperative children

By James Batchelor

Human: Fall Flat sells 2m in China

Mobile release via XD Inc reaches milestone in just six days

By Rebekah Valentine

Yakuza: Like a Dragon | Games of the Year 2020

Sega's latest is an uplifting mob story as absurd as it is heartfelt, and Ichiban Kasuga is a hero for the ages

By Brendan Sinclair

1997 - 2002 | Games of the Year 2020

Here's to all the games that made me forget what year it was

By Christopher Dring

31% of young UK gamers struggle to track spending on loot boxes

New report from Gambling Health Alliance says one in four gamers spend over 100 on randomised in-game items

By James Batchelor

2020: A year of success and responsibility

Game managing director Felix Falk reflects on a pivotal year for the games industry in Germany and beyond

By Felix Falk

Suikoden successor Eiyuden Chronicle was top video games Kickstarter of 2020

Rabbit & Bear Studios' JRPG doubled the money raised by Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101: Remastered

By James Batchelor

Warframe studio "expects no changes" under Tencent ownership

Digital Extreme says it will retain creative independence and autonomy

By James Batchelor

Microsoft granting full refunds to anyone who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 digitally

Update: GameStop reportedly joins Best Buy and CD Projekt in also offering full refunds

By Rebekah Valentine

Cyberpunk 2077 has sold over 13m copies

That count is as of December 20, and takes into account returns submitted thus far

By Rebekah Valentine

Destiny 2 players raised $4.9m through game's charity events this year

This includes recent Game2Give livestream marathon, which raised over $10,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Streamlabs raised $4.6m for charity this year

Additionally, streaming software company donates $100,000 to charities fighting for racial equality

By Rebekah Valentine

ESA Foundation raises $468k for scholarship program, multiple non-profits

Charity livestreaming event included over 40 streamers raising money for Black Girls Code, Direct Relief, Trevor Project, and more

By Rebekah Valentine

Raw Fury publicly shares publishing agreement

Update: In response, WhiteThorn Digital posts its own publishing agreement

By James Batchelor

Four takeaways from the GI 100 Game Changers | Opinion

Our celebration of people making the industry a better place made it clear how much more needs to be done

By Brendan Sinclair

TikTok owner reportedly in talks to buy stake in Chinese mobile games publisher

ByteDance said to be eyeing 27.6% stake in CMGE Technology worth $275 million

By James Batchelor

Voodoo acquires OHM Games

Mobile games giant buys Paris-based developer after partnering on multiple hit games

GamesIndustry.biz presents… The Year in Numbers 2020

Featuring the global games market value, boxed vs digital spending, best-selling games, and - of course - pets

By James Batchelor

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