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Xbox's Aaron Greenberg joins SpecialEffect as Vice President

Microsoft exec takes on honorary role after two organisations worked together on Xbox Adaptive Controller

Eurogamer livestream will raise money for Australian Wildlife Relief Fund

Will kick off at 2pm UK today, hosted by Ian Highton, Aoife Wilson and Zoe Delahunty-Light

Develop:Brighton 2020 opens call for speakers

Talk proposals must be submitted by February 19, conference returns on July 14

Awesome Games Done Quick raises $3.13m for Prevent Cancer Foundation

Total is nearly $100,000 more than previous record, with more than 54,000 people donating from over 80 countries

New games media site PlayDiaries go live

Johnny Cullen forms outlet dedicated to long-form content and documentary-style podcasts

Job Simulator surpasses one million units sold

"We are truly honored that you, our fans, believed in us and in VR," says Owlchemy Labs

Sea of Thieves passes ten million players since launch

"It's mind-blowing to think of that many people setting sail on the Sea of Thieves," says Rare

Superhot VR grosses $2m over Christmas period

Superhot Team's VR shooter racks up figure over seven days across all platforms

Untitled Goose Game passes one million sales

Indie hit (and Haydn's game of the year) reached the milestone within three months of launch

Dragon Quest XI ships 5.5 million

Number includes digital sales and physical shipments of PS4, PC, 3DS, and Switch versions of Square Enix RPG

Xbox releases advice video for parents buying consoles for Christmas

Hosted by Jessica Chobot, the video discusses pre-Christmas installs and set-up, parent controls and offers family-friendly game recommendations

Final Fantasy XIV Online passes 18m players

MMORPG hits latest milestone following Shadowbringers expansion

Abertay University unveils £5.5m School of Design and Informatics

Scottish Government Economy and Finance Minister opens video games and cybersecurity teaching and research facility

TIGA seeks industry feedback on principles for safeguarding players

Five principles proposed, final set due to be published in Feburary 2020

Gameloft partners with Blacknut on mobile cloud gaming service

New service will be available on smartphones, smart TVs, set-top boxes and PC

Niantic releases 2019 social impact report

Pokémon Go dev has raised $100,000 for STEM programs, hosted 90,000 players at charity events and picked up 20 elephants' worth of trash

Nintendo stock rises following Switch launch in China

Share price up 2.9%, reaching highest intraday level since May 2018

Persona 5 has sold 3.2m copies worldwide

Latest edition Persona 5 Royal has sold 400,000 copies in Japan, series' lifestime sales now past 11 million

EA donating $500,000 to Team Trees

Donation, in the name of new Plants Vs Zombies game, will see half a million trees planted by January 1, 2020

Ubisoft partners with blockchain distribution platform Ultra

"[Ubisoft] believes that all blockchain use cases that bring value to players are important to support," says blockchain initiative director

Logitech launches Adaptive Gaming Kit for Xbox Adaptive Controller

Peripherals firm rolls out £90 package of customisable controls, developed with help from Special Effect, Able Gamers and more

Heaven Media acquires Little Big PR

Marketing agency that specialises in esports and games expands into public relations

AMD joins Blender Development Fund

Chipmaker follows previous partners Ubisoft, Google and Steam Workshop

YouTubers Life passes $12m lifetime revenue

U-Play Online's streamer simulation game has sold one million units

FIFA 20 supporting Premier League's No Room For Racism campaign

Branding will appear on in-game stadium dressing, LED boards and FIFA Ultimate Team player kits in the coming months

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