Sports Direct buys 50% of GAME's esports arenas in 3.2m deal

Belong arenas to appear in Sports Direct stores, with additional 55m in loans

By Christopher Dring

Nintendo plots longer lifecycle for Switch

Firm wants to extend beyond the standard 'five or six years'

By Christopher Dring

Jobs roundup: Alex Peters joins Sega as VP of production and development

Elsewhere, Jagex makes three big hires ahead of RuneScape mobile launch, and PlayStation veteran Mark Bowles rejoins company after years with the BBC and Dixons Carphone

By Haydn Taylor

Monster Hunter: World hits 6 million shipped

Co-op action game reaches milestone faster than any title in Capcom history, already publisher's fourth best-seller of all-time

By Brendan Sinclair

Hyper casual in the capital: The growth of Gram Games London

Co-founder Kaan Karamanci shares how the mobile developer will build on its UK studio's early successes

By James Batchelor

Twitch ramps up anti-harassment efforts with new community guidelines

Immediate indefinite bans introduced because "hate simply has no place in the Twitch community"

By James Batchelor

Chinese and UK focus promised as Bandai Namco reports profits dip

Restructure and fresh regional focus revealed as part of new mid-term strategy

By Ben Parfitt

ESL acquires minority stake in Indian publisher Nazara Technologies

"Our goal is to bring esports to the players and fans all around the world," says ESL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Stugan opens 2018 applications

Swedish accelerator once again inviting developers to spend two months in a cabin creating innovative new games

Planning for the end of the one-hit wonder

The mobile gaming landscape is filled with giant companies living off the back of a single, enormous hit title - but how many are planning effectively for when that title starts to decline?

By Rob Fahey

Activision Blizzard posts record quarter, full-year results

Growth in mobile more than offsets single-digit slips in console and PC revenues for owner of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Candy Crush

By Brendan Sinclair

Viacom Next VR/AR studio shuts down

Developer of Smash Party and Transformers: Cade's Junkyard axed as part of larger layoffs at Viacom

By Brendan Sinclair

Building MechWarrior Online

Piranha Games was among the first wave of Western studios with free-to-play hits, but it was there by necessity, not by design

By Brendan Sinclair

Why non-gaming influencers may be the best fit for your game

Benedikt Seitz of marketing agency GameInfluencer says not all developers need to win over PewDiePie to boost sales

By James Batchelor

Nintendo adds Gold Points discounts for Switch eshop

Players can earn Gold Points worth up to 5% of price paid for physical or digital purchase

Relic ceases support for underperforming Dawn of War III

"When a game underperforms, plans need to change," says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Milton Jones leads all-star line-up for 2018 StandUp For GamesAid

Abandoman, Geoff Norcott, Scummy Mummies and more join Imran Yusuf at The Comedy Store

By Christopher Dring

Gameloft closes New Orleans studio - report

The French publisher has reportedly cut 40 jobs

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze plotting IPO for StarVR

Games firm confirms discussions with partner Acer for future of location-based virtual reality company

By James Batchelor

Nintendo inspires improved January sales for UK retail

Monster Hunter is January's No.3 best-selling game after just a week on sale

By Christopher Dring

Number of streamers earning money on Twitch spikes by 223% in 2017

Over 150,000 people join Twitch Affiliates program since launching in April

By Haydn Taylor

Strong mobile launches drive NetEase revenues

Onmyyoji and Knives Out attract big player numbers and are backed up by ecommerce growth

By Ben Parfitt

Nexon reports a record-breaking year

Revenues and income up as Dungeon & Fighter and Maple Story enjoy strong growth

By Ben Parfitt

Update: Swedish gambling legislation review unlikely to impact loot boxes

Any review of gambling legislation will not necessarily include an investigation into loot boxes, says Swedish Games Industry spokesman

By Haydn Taylor

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