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Marie Dealessandri, Academy Writer

Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz as its first Academy writer in October 2019. After living and working as a journalist in France and Canada, she entrenched herself in the UK games industry in 2015, working for B2B magazine MCV. She can be found occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Recent articles by Marie Dealessandri

Chris Pratt cast as Mario in animated adaptation dated for Holiday 2022

Charlie Day will be Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy joins as Peach and Jack Black will voice Bowser

By Marie Dealessandri

Sumo Digital opens new Indian studio

New Bangalore outfit to be led by Sumo Pune studio director Stewart Neal

By Marie Dealessandri

Quantic Dream wins one libel case, loses another - Report

Le Monde was reportedly found guilty while Mediapart was cleared of all accusations

By Marie Dealessandri

Twitch signs deal with National Music Publishers' Association

The agreement will be "more flexible and forgiving to creators who inadvertently or incidentally use music in their streams"

By Marie Dealessandri

Jennifer Scheurle steps down as IGDA group chair amid abuse allegations

Update: Employer Blackbird Interactive investigating whether any misconduct has occurred at the studio

By Marie Dealessandri

FIFA 22 to include Preview Packs from launch

The feature gives players the ability to see the content of a loot box prior to purchase

By Marie Dealessandri

Keywords Studios appoints new CEO

Bertrand Bodson is to replace Andrew Day, who retired earlier this year

By Marie Dealessandri

UKIE announces games industry census 2022

UK-based games businesses have until November 19 to participate

By Marie Dealessandri

Mobile Premier League raises $150 million

The India-based mobile esports company is valued at $2.3 billion

By Marie Dealessandri

Amazon Games Montreal hires Ubisoft Toronto MD

Alexandre Parizeau will be leading development of the studio's debut title, a competitive multiplayer game based on a new IP

By Marie Dealessandri

Twitch changes refund policy to avoid chargebacks

The new policy would prevent users from repeatedly asking for subscription refunds

By Marie Dealessandri

Deathloop | Critical Consensus

Arkane Lyon's newest game is a critical triumph, a masterful puzzle of deadly pieces supported by an engaging story and cast

By Marie Dealessandri

Apple refuses to reinstate Epic's developer account in South Korea

"We would welcome Epic's return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else," Apple said

By Marie Dealessandri

Riot Games diversity figures slowly inching up

But 28% of the League of Legends studio's new hires in 2020 were women, versus 32% in 2019

By Marie Dealessandri

China reportedly slowing down online game approvals

Tencent and Netease were summoned by Chinese regulators, resulting in their stocks dipping

By Marie Dealessandri

Jagex shuts down Old School RuneScape HD mod

Update: Jagex reversed its decision, saying it's now "exploring options" to work with Runelite HD creators

By Marie Dealessandri

Young Horses implements four-day weeks

"If we're all happier because we're well-rested, I think we're going to be better off in the long run," co-founder said

By Marie Dealessandri

Garry's Mod reaches 20 million units sold

Garry Newman's sandbox title initially released in 2006

Stardew Valley has sold 15 million units

The milestone was reached as developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone announced he was now focusing on his next game

Kickstarted game guides project shut down due to "legal trouble"

Philip Summers' project had raised over $320,000 since launching on August 6

By Marie Dealessandri

Minecraft for Switch takes No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

The only new game in the charts this week was WRC 10 at No.40

By Marie Dealessandri

Sony to charge $10 for PS4 to PS5 game upgrades

But the platform holder reversed its decision about Horizon Forbidden West's PS5 upgrade

By Marie Dealessandri

Azerion acquires digital advertising company Sublime

With this acquisition, the games monetisation platform aims at strengthening its offering across Europe

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