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Marie Dealessandri, Features Editor

Marie Dealessandri joined 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

Xbox Series X|S sells 100,000 units in Japan

It took the Xbox One four years to reach the same milestone in the country

By Marie Dealessandri

MercurySteam responds to complaints over staff missing from credits

Developers must have worked on a title for at least 25% of its full development to appear in the credits, Metroid Dread dev says

By Marie Dealessandri

Resetera sold for $4.5 million

The gaming forum was acquired by MOBA Network

By Marie Dealessandri

Activision announces new anti-cheat system for Call of Duty

Ricochet includes a mandatory kernel-level driver that monitors the apps interacting with the game

By Marie Dealessandri

Navigating the post-IDFA world: All you need to know about iOS 14.5

Check out all our Academy guides to complying with this year's disruptive iOS update

By Marie Dealessandri

Unity aims to achieve net zero carbon emission

The company didn't provide a timeline, but unveiled a three-step plan to "immediately reduce" its carbon footprint

Google countersues Epic Games for breach of contract

The tech giant argues that "Epic's purported launch on Google Play was an act of deception designed to provoke litigation"

By Marie Dealessandri

Raw Fury games to be adapted for TV and film

Dj2 Entertainment to work on Sable, Night Call, and Mosaic adaptations

By Marie Dealessandri

Former Apple Arcade head leading PlayStation's mobile strategy

Nicola Sebastiani joined in July, after seven years at Apple

By Marie Dealessandri

Post-pandemic games investment must go beyond "fishing in the same pond"

Cassia Curran, Parin Shah and Agostino Simonetta reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the investment landscape

By Marie Dealessandri

My.Games VC invests in three studios

The combined investment amounted to around $3 million

By Marie Dealessandri

Nacon acquires Ishtar Games, launches indie label

The company will be developing "the creation and marketing of high-potential independent games"

By Marie Dealessandri

An introduction to game worker cooperatives

At Game Devs of Color Expo, a panel shared their experience working in games as part of a worker cooperative, and why you should consider this business model

By Marie Dealessandri

Monster Hunter Rise passes 7.5m copies shipped

The title also won the Grand Award in the Games of the Year Division at the Japan Game Awards 2021

EGX Career Stage 2021 full schedule revealed

Into Games and UKIE to host four days of talks and Q&As with games industry professionals

By Marie Dealessandri

Xbox introduces accessibility tags in its store

The company also announced a free accessibility course for developers, available in late October

By Marie Dealessandri

Former Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark has died

The 50-year-old was diagnosed with cancer last year

By Marie Dealessandri

Product Madness acquires Playsoft

The acquisition was completed earlier this year

By Marie Dealessandri

Opera to launch self publishing platform

GXC, currently in beta, targets GameMaker Studio 2 developers who want to publish on browser Opera GX

"Accessibility doesn't hamper a vision, it enhances creativity"

Accessibility specialists discuss their quest for inclusive design, and accessibility not being rocket science

By Marie Dealessandri

Bungie starts in-house accessibility group

The group is to focus on educating staff about barriers and improving accessibility both in its workplace and in its games

By Marie Dealessandri

Firesprite acquires Fabrik Games

The acquisition "occurred in connection with Firesprite joining PlayStation Studios," the announcement said

By Marie Dealessandri

Netflix acquires Oxenfree developer Night School Studio

The streaming giant says it wants to hire "the best talent in the industry to deliver a great collection of exclusive games"

By Marie Dealessandri

Esports professionally recognised in Thailand

Players will now have access to public funding and support

By Marie Dealessandri

Roblox reaches agreement with National Music Publishers' Association

The deal opens a negotiation period for music publishers to sign licensing deals with the platform

By Marie Dealessandri

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