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Jeffrey Rousseau, Staff Writer

Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, he was a freelancer writer whose work focused on the intersectionality of games and media across multiple publications. He likes to learn about things and how people are finding solutions to problems, both big and small. When not playing games he likes to read, listen to podcasts, stay informed, or all the above at once.

Recent articles by Jeffrey Rousseau

Bethesda staff criticize leadership over lack of action after Roe vs Wade reversal

Employees have grown frustrated at management's and parent company's unclear support for reproductive healthcare

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Nintendo launches Wild Care service in Japan

For $15/Ł12 a year consumers can cover Switch console & accessory damages from water and accidents

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Wildlife establishes Moon Tavern Games

The company led by the Scopely veteran Marta Velasco & EA alum Justin Jones is Wildlife Studios' fifth game studio

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Incredibuild raises $35m in Series B funding round

Software development accelerator to use investment to expand business operations globally & into AI & metaverse industries

By Jeffrey Rousseau

The Day Before part-time staffers are working for free

Game studio Fntastic compensates part-time employees with "cool rewards, participation certificates, and free codes"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Original Overwatch will become unplayable when Overwatch 2 releases

Games director says that “When OW2 launches...it will be a replacement for the current live service”

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Miniclip to acquire mobile game developer Sybo

The latest acquisition joins the mobile gaming firm's recent additions which includes Supersonic Software and Eight Pixels

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Data.ai: Mobile gaming revenue is on pace to generate $21.4bn during Q2 2022

New report went on to say that mobile game spending will make up 65% of all app revenue during the three-month period

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Activision Blizzard shareholders vote for New York's proposed annual abuse report

Publisher's disputes settled, pending complaints regarding misconduct & more would become public

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ready or Not pulled from Steam after adding nightclub shooting level

Update: Game is now back, developer Void Interactive said the removal was due to a "suggested trademark infringement"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Diablo Immortal gets over $24 million in spending, within 14 days after launch

The US accounted for 43% of the dungeon crawler's earnings as South Korea was second at 26% in player spending

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Ubisoft issues statement of support to women and LGBTQ+ communities

Company to also host live stream benefitting LGBTQ+ youth crisis prevention organization, The Trevor Project

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Netflix mobile titles have seen 13m downloads worldwide

Since launching its mobile game service in November 2021 with five titles, its offerings have grown to 24 games to date

By Jeffrey Rousseau

CMA to investigate Apple's & Google's influence over the mobile market

The UK government division also launches investigation into Google's app store payment practices

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Mobile game spending predicted to hit $117bn by 2026

Report also says that non-game revenue will continue to outpace consumer game spending on the App Store

By Jeffrey Rousseau

King purchases AI firm Peltarion

Founders Crnkovic-Friis and Måns Essén join the Candy Crush maker's leadership team to improve AI in games

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Homeworld 3 slides into 2023

Announced in 2019, the space RTS is delayed as Blackbird Interactive intends to deliver it in its highest quality

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Pokémon software has shipped over 440 million units to date

Since its 1996 launch, the trading card game series has had over 43 billion cards produced

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Call of Duty will return to Steam with the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Shooter franchise makes its way back to the PC platform since the release of 2017's Call of Duty: WWII

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Humble Bundle announces third annual Black Game Developers Fund

Initiative adds projects from Code Blue Games, GxGrainSon, Joseph Hooker, Ritual Games, and Ryan Huggins

By Jeffrey Rousseau

iOS 16 supports Switch Joy-Cons

Nat Brown, engineering manager at Apple, confirms the new controller support on social media

Amber generated $30.5m in 2021 and announces new studio in Poland

With the expansion firm intends to grow its staff alongside game genre offerings and services

By Jeffrey Rousseau

ESA: 48% of game players are female and 29% identify as people of color

Essentials report also says that the average of game players is 33-years-old & 83% of people play online with others

By Jeffrey Rousseau

ZeDrimeTim studio adds ex-Arkane Lyon studio director Romuald Capron to team

The Paris-based company also announced its first title in development, Darwin's Paradox, a platforming adventure game

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Prince of Persia remake is delayed past fiscal year 2023

Since its 2020 reveal, the 2003 remake title has seen changes to both its release schedules & development teams

By Jeffrey Rousseau

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