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PLAY Paris brings PAX to Europe

"Powered by PAX" fan expo on April 21-22 to include video games, tabletop gaming, esports, concerts

By Brendan Sinclair

Atari launching two cryptocurrencies

Shares spike 52% after company unveils Atari Token and Pong, announces plans to allow cryptocurrencies in its gambling business

By Brendan Sinclair

Gree VR Fund invests $18.3m into 17 augmented and virtual reality startups

San Francisco-based venture capital fund re-brands to reflect commitment beyond just virtual reality

By Haydn Taylor

Meet the brewery making its own video game

Tiny Rebel Games teams up with its sister company to create Beer Money

By Christopher Dring

Report: 69% of consumers find cosmetic microtransactions acceptable

Only 6% of consumers never spend money on microtransactions

By Haydn Taylor

Unreal developers can get their EGX Rezzed exhibition space doubled

Titles in the 'Powered by Unreal Engine' zone will be eligible to have their exhibition space doubled, courtesy of Epic

By GamesIndustry Staff

Mafia III developer Hangar 13 hit by redundancies

Cutbacks "to ensure that the studio's resources are properly aligned with its long-term development plans," says publisher 2K games

By Haydn Taylor

Steam overhauls store wishlist

New ways to sort and filter games on wishlist added following community feedback

Virtual reality plant breeding game Seed wins $150,000 Developing Beyond prize fund

Developer All Seeing Eye secures unanimous support from judging panel at inaugural contest final

By Haydn Taylor

Learning to love older games

The recent boom in remastered games isn't just business as usual; it signifies an underlying shift in how consumers value older games

By Rob Fahey

Eugen Systems employees on strike

Almost half of strategy studio's developers walk out claiming labor law violations

By Brendan Sinclair

Viveport Subscription increases price

Monthly price of VR service will rise from $7 to $9; storefront says it will now "regularly" give out codes for free games as well

Hawaii proposes landmark legislation against loot boxes

UPDATE: State representative who previously declared legislation a "slippery slope" affirms support for efforts toward regulating loot boxes; expects more states to follow Hawaii's lead

By Haydn Taylor

Kakao Games secures $131m from five investors

Tencent and Bluehole among the five companies to invest in South Korean developer

By Haydn Taylor

Why 2m sales means the Human: Fall Flat developer never has to work in IT again

We speak to Tomas Sakalauskas of one-man studio No Brakes Games about the career-changing success of his physics-based puzzler

By James Batchelor

27% of Brits have purchased 18-rated games while still underage

While still underage, 65% of millennials have played an 18-rated video game and 35% bought one

By Haydn Taylor

The Humble beginnings of National Insecurities

The British start-up reflects on lessons learned about funding projects and how these led to a three-game deal with Humble Bundle

By James Batchelor

Starbreeze Studios report pre-tax loss of $22.2m for 2017

New share issue worth $29.9 million to keep company afloat until release of delayed Walking Dead title

By Haydn Taylor

Bandai Namco opens two virtual reality arcades in south England

Plans to further expand the operation across the UK throughout 2018

By Haydn Taylor

Supercell sales, earnings down in 2017

Clash Royale studio posts lowest numbers in three years, still brings in $810 million profit on more than $2 billion in revenue

By Brendan Sinclair

Senator calls on ESRB to re-consider loot boxes

New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan says "at minimum" the ratings system should note when games employ the contentious business model

By Brendan Sinclair

Machinima: "We're no longer an upstart teenager"

GM Russell Arons explains why the rebranded logo breaks from the past when the content strategy is about "returning to our roots"

By Brendan Sinclair

“History is our playground”: Bringing Assassin's Creed into the classroom

We speak to Maxime Durand, franchise historian behind the publisher's flagship series, about its new violence-free Discovery Mode

By James Batchelor

Chatterbox secures €325,000 to develop games for instant messenging platforms

"We are at the sweet spot of casual gaming and messaging - both mega trends of this decade", says Chatterbox CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Channel 4 announces retro games mini-series starring Rob Beckett

Four-part series will see stand-up comic and other celebrity guest exploring the history of video games

By Haydn Taylor

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