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Recent articles by Eric Van Allen

Sinking City dev claims its publisher is selling a hacked copy on Steam

In an ongoing dispute, Frogwares is now saying Nacon used its encryption to modify and sell a different version of the game

By Eric Van Allen

Nacon blames Frogwares for feature-lacking Steam version of The Sinking City

The publisher of the Lovecraftian mystery game airs out its grievances after developer advises users not to purchase its current Steam version

By Eric Van Allen

EA delays Need For Speed so Criterion can help with Battlefield

Criterion's Need For Speed will be pushed back a year as the longtime DICE collaborators assist on the next Battlefield

By Eric Van Allen

The Sinking City developer asks users not to buy its game on Steam

Frogwares says it didn't create the version of the Lovecraftian detective game currently available on Steam

By Eric Van Allen

Hiro Capital invests in Snowprint, Happy Volcano, and Double Loop

VC fund leads $15 million in support for the Legend of Solgard studio, The Almost Gone studio, and Emily Greer / Shelby Moledina start-up

By Eric Van Allen

Coin Master passes $2b in lifetime player spending

Sensor Tower says Moon Active's casino-style app is leading the charge within the fast-growing Casino genre on mobile

By Eric Van Allen

Destiny 2 delays Witch Queen expansion to 2022

The publisher says its narrative ambitions and the complications of COVID-19 have necessitated a change in schedule

By Eric Van Allen

Epic giving out virtual currency after loot box settlement

US lawsuit over loot boxes leads to publisher giving out in-game money to Fortnite and Rocket League players who bought loot boxes in either game

By Eric Van Allen

Class-action suit takes aim at Google Stadia's 4K claims

A new lawsuit targets Google, Bungie, and id Software over Stadia's streaming resolution

By Eric Van Allen

Live-action Twisted Metal TV series moving forward

Sony's vehicular combat franchise has an adaptation in development from the writers of Deadpool

By Eric Van Allen

Roblox to begin trading shares in March

The popular games platform is getting ready for its direct listing following a delay last December

By Eric Van Allen

Apple turns to Valve for information in legal battle with Epic

A subpoena from last November sees Apple filing for information about Steam, but Valve is fighting back

By Eric Van Allen

Lucid Sight acquires multiplayer engine Colyseus

The multiplayer service will expand into the cloud, in an attempt to "democratize" multiplayer game server engines

By Eric Van Allen

Saudi sovereign fund invests over $3 billion in major game publishers

The Public Investment Fund acquired stock in Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two in the fourth quarter

By Eric Van Allen

GDC drops in-person plans for 2021 event

The conference shifts focus to online content, community, and networking due to health concerns

By Eric Van Allen

Eximius dev relaunching title after publisher dispute

Ammobox Studios is putting its shooter back on sale years after a fight with TheGameWall caused it to DMCA its own game

By Eric Van Allen

Twitch and Facebook Gaming set record highs in January

StreamElements report indicates both streaming platforms more than doubled their viewership year-over-year

By Eric Van Allen

Amazon delays New World again

Company pushes MMORPG to August so it can have end-game features ready for launch

By Eric Van Allen

Asmodee acquires Board Game Arena

Tabletop publisher picks up outfit offering virtual versions of more than 250 board games like Carcassonne and 7 Wonders

By Eric Van Allen

Pizza Club secures $1.5m investment from My.Games

My.Games Venture Capital will help fuel the US studio's expansion and help scale its debut release, Raid Boss

By Eric Van Allen

Focus Home Interactive is opening a Deck13 subsidiary in Montreal

The studio behind The Surge series is working on an unannounced project slated for 2022

By Eric Van Allen

Public beta of Steam China launches next week

Valve and Perfect World's partnership will come to fruition February 9; CS:GO and Dota 2 to be first games on platform

By Eric Van Allen

Kowloon Nights announces litany of indie studio partnerships

Indie gaming fund has invested in 23 new titles from the makers behind Paradise Killer, Spiritfarer, Afterparty, and more.

By Eric Van Allen

Activision Blizzard sued over Call of Duty character

Film writer Clayton Haugen alleges his concept images were used as a basis for Modern Warfare's Mara

By Eric Van Allen

Microsoft says terms of service mandate arbitration for Xbox controller suit

Xbox maker says URL on packaging and warranty notice inside count as "robust notice" of policy

By Eric Van Allen

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