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Blasphemous has passed one million players

Developers say success of Gothic Metroidvania has enabled them to produce more free content than originally planned

PlayStation partners with four organisations supporting Black communities

Collaborations with Black Girls Code, The Hidden Genius Project, Gameheads, and Black in Games follow pledge of $1 million to boost Black creators

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes to be published by 505 Games

Spiritual successor to Suikoden by original creators was biggest games Kickstarter of 2020, biggest Japanese Kickstarter of all time at $4.6 million

Beat Saber has sold 4m copies

VR rhythm action hit has also sold 40 million songs from paid music packs since 2018 launch

Develop:Brighton 2021 moves to October over COVID-19 uncertainty

July conference slips to last week of October, will be hosted at Hilton Metropole as usual

Nintendo opens corporate and investor relations Twitter account

Social media account will be used to share financial announcements and other corporate-focused information

Netflix ending Wii U, 3DS support on June 30

App was removed from eShop on Dec 31st, previous customers can still redownload

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Epic Games Store branches into non-gaming apps

Spotify among the first applications available via the Fortnite maker's online marketplace

Ori and the Will of the Wisps raising money for Rainforest Trust

Moon Studios, Skybound and iam8bit will donate 5% from every sale of Switch version until December 13

Rust raises $80,000 for Movember

Sales of in-game moustaches make Facepunch Studios one of the biggest donors to this year's charity drive

FMOD goes free for indies

Audio engine now available for commercial use with no yearly limits, providing annual revenue is less than $200,000

Marvel finale was Fortnite's biggest event ever at 15.3m concurrent users

A further 3.4 million watched the battle with Galactus on Twitch and YouTube

Kwalee's hypercasual games portfolio passes 500m downloads

90% of downloads secured in the past two years, Draw It is studio's biggest game at 87 million downloads

Sakuna: Of Rain and Rice passes 500,000 units shipped worldwide

Figure from publisher Marvelous incudes both boxed copy shipments and digital sales

Desert Bus for Hope 2020 raises $986,793 in 164 hours

Charity gaming marathon has now surpassed $7 million in lifetime fundraising

UKIE launches Get Set Go campaign to prepare parents for new consoles

Activity aims to raise awareness of family controls, and how to set up PS5 or Xbox Series X/S in time for Christmas

Sony releases free Black Lives Matter theme for PlayStation 4

Theme adds black and yellow banner with movement's name plus raised fist logo to home screen background

Genshin Impact made $100m in less than two weeks

Niko Partners' Daniel Ahmad confirms free-to-play RPG is the most successful new IP from a Chinese developer

War Child UK running women in games panel next week

Discussion coincides with International Day of the Girl, features Ellie Gibson, Anita Wong, Izzy Jagan and more

Kalypso Media opening publishing office in Japan

New operation will be based in Tokyo, will open later this year and be led by former Ubisoft Japan bos Kazuhiro Ueda

Stardew Valley passes 2m downloads on mobile

Acclaimed indie farming adventure has been downloaded more than one million times on both iOS and Android

Games London announces new digital initatives ahead of 2021 festival

Six-month programme includes Ensemble Salons to highlight BAME creators and Games London Accelerator to boost new businesses

Hendrik Lesser re-elected as president of European Game Developer Federation

Three other board members re-elected, with Polish Games Association's Rafał Kloczko joining for the first time

Fall Guys is the most downloaded PlayStation Plus game of all time

Mediatonic's title has outperformed all previous free offerings as part of Sony's subscription service, such as Rocket League

Nintendo confirms official Brazilian launch for Switch

Console will debut in key South American market soon

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