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

Bandai Namco's profit rose almost 50% in FY2022

Sales were also on the rise, up 20% to $6.8 billion

By Marie Dealessandri

Unity Q1 2022 revenue up 36% to $320m

But guidance for Q2 and full financial year has been lowered

By Marie Dealessandri

Games Branding opens first US-based office in Boston

PR and marketing firm launched as a remote company in 2021, currently has offices in Brazil and Mexico

Ubisoft adds seven to executive committee to "accelerate its transformation"

Marie-Sophie de Waubert has been appointed SVP of studios operations

By Marie Dealessandri

Riot files new lawsuit against Moonton for copying League of Legends: Wild Rift

The LoL developer has been battling against the Shanghai-based studio for several years for IP infringement

By Marie Dealessandri

PlayStation sales rise slightly to $20.7bn as PS5 nears 20m shipments

Sony's new gen console shipped 11.5 million units during FY2021

By Marie Dealessandri

Summer Game Fest showcase dated for June 9

The live-streamed event will take place at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 6pm GMT

Women in Games opens Asia branch

New chapter to be headed by Riot Games' Dan Sun and Keywords' Kah Hui Teo

By Marie Dealessandri

Indielab launches new games accelerator

Regional and national programmes will be created across the UK to support small to mid-size studios

By Marie Dealessandri

Haden Blackman steps down as Hangar 13 studio head

He will be replaced by Nick Baynes, previously studio head of Hangar 13 Brighton

By Marie Dealessandri

Roblox introduces flexible working options

Staff given choice between coming to the office, remote working, or three days a week in the office

By Marie Dealessandri

Interim director says IGDA is "revamping its ethics processes"

After the organisation mishandled complaints of harassment, Jakin Vela says it's gathering community feedback "to ensure that no missteps happen"

By Marie Dealessandri

Efuse chief strategy officer resigns over past sexual harassment case

"Although there has not been a single reported instance of concern at Efuse, [it] has accepted the resignation of Patrick Klein," firm said

By Marie Dealessandri

Former Blizzard Versailles employees win appeal over redundancies that led to studio closure

Employees who choose to pursue further legal action may be entitled to compensation equivalent to a minimum of six months of salary

By Marie Dealessandri

Skábma: Snowfall writer on preserving cultural identity in games

Marjaana Auranen and Stanislas Jun Peyrat discuss the emotional journey of reclaiming and retelling the nuances of Sámi culture

By Marie Dealessandri

Moving Out has sold one million copies

The Team17-published title, developed by DevM Games and SMG Studio, initially released in April 2020

Climate Replay launches pledge against irresponsible use of NFTs in games

"It is imperative for the health of the planet to ensure any adoption of blockchain-based technologies such as NFTs occurs only when they bring demonstrable value to games"

By Marie Dealessandri

Recruitment tips when recovering from cultural issues

MidBoss' Cade Peterson and Onward Play's Kim Shatzer share advice on demonstrating your company has changed -- and ensuring you won't repeat past mistakes

By Marie Dealessandri

Life is Strange: True Colors wins Game of the Year at Gayming Awards 2022

Deck Nine and Square Enix's title was the big winner of the evening, receiving three trophies

By Marie Dealessandri

Ubisoft shutting down online functionality for 90 older games

Offline features will still be available, but multiplayer and online services will be shut down

Dying Light 2 has sold over 5m copies

Techland's title reached the milestone on February 28, having released earlier that month

Apple to remove apps that haven't been updated in a "significant amount of time"

"Outdated" apps have 30 days to submit an update for review or they will be deleted from the App Store

By Marie Dealessandri

Play Create Green on building a lasting green movement within games

In celebration of Earth Day, we talk to Play Create Green's Sofie Filt Lćntver about encouraging sustainable practices and how the organisation is doing its part

By Marie Dealessandri

Konami to change trade name to Konami Group Corporation

The Japanese company was previously trading under the name Konami Holdings Corporation, with the change taking effect on July 1, 2022

Frogwares postpones Sherlock Holmes "indefinitely" on Xbox One due to war in Ukraine

"To say that the war made an impact on us is probably the understatement of the decade," the studio said

By Marie Dealessandri

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