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Washington bills would carve out exceptions for games in gambling law

Bipartisan legislation aims to protect gaming industry from lawsuits if games don't let users cash out

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: The (Doom) Eternal cycle of crunch

Latest episode also discusses allegations against Riot in class-action lawsuit, Paradox's subscription experiment, and tossing coins to Witchers

By James Batchelor

Industry faces "significant" regulatory risk following 2019 government inquiry

Combined concerns around bullying and gaming disorder could lead to "badly-informed regulation that damages the functioning of the industry"

By Haydn Taylor

Plague Inc dev: Game is "not a scientific model" for coronavirus outbreak

Ndemic Creations compelled to release statement as sales spike in China

By James Batchelor

How to market your video game and find your target audience

Versus Evil, Raw Fury, Headup Games, Good Shepherd and Dan Adelman offer advice to developers on how to market their game

By GamesIndustry Staff

Console tariff off the table as tensions ease between US and China

Tariff backtrack is well-timed as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X prepare for launch

By Haydn Taylor

Disney reportedly closing down Fogbank Entertainment

FoxNext's San Francisco studio was not part of recent sale to Scopely

By James Batchelor

Activision Blizzard and Google sign esports, cloud deals

Overwatch League and others will air exclusively on YouTube and Google Cloud becomes preferred cloud service for game hosting

By Brendan Sinclair

Over one-fourth of developers say their studio has no diversity or inclusion initiatives

GDC State of the Industry: Over half of developers are in favor of unionization; meanwhile, needle hasn't moved on accessibility

By Rebekah Valentine

Developers are divided on how subscription services will affect game values

GDC State of the Industry: One-fourth of devs are concerned such services will devalue games, another fourth aren't worried at all

By Rebekah Valentine

Over 10% of developers are making games for the next generation

GDC State of the Industry Survey: 34% are making games for both next- and current-gen platforms

By Rebekah Valentine

Riot Games denies collusion in gender discrimination lawsuit

Two US government agencies attempt to discredit Riot Games and plaintiffs' legal counsel in bid for $400 million compensation for current and former employees

By Haydn Taylor

Amplifier Game Invest opens new development studio in Sweden

River End Games is funded by recently rebranded investment arm of THQ Nordic parent Embracer Group

By James Batchelor

The Bleeding Edge of multiplayer design

Creative director Rahni Tucker on how the Xbox brawler will ensure Ninja Theory keeps one foot in the action genre

By James Batchelor

Blitzchung on Hong Kong protest: "Even if I had a chance to go back, I would still do it"

Hearthstone pro still "disappointed" in Blizzard but doesn't hate the company

By James Batchelor

The Witcher heralds an era of game IPs on TV | Opinion

As media giants prepare to do battle over streaming, well-known IPs are a potent weapon -- and videogames remain the last great untapped source

By Rob Fahey

US game content revenues hit $35.4 billion in 2019, say NPD and ESA

Overall spending on gaming similar to last year when omitting hardware revenues from the equation

By Brendan Sinclair

Nutaku has over 45m registered users

Adult gaming platform also reaches over 128m monthly visits as it celebrates fifth anniversary

Housemarque puts all other projects on hold to focus on "most ambitious game to date"

Stormdivers, other upcoming titles paused for unannounced project now three years in development

By Rebekah Valentine

Stardew Valley sales top 10 million

As farming sim nears fourth anniversary, creator Eric Barone confirms latest sales milestone

"The devil is in the details" when creating a metaverse

Novaquark's user-generated MMO Dual Universe is clear on its grand ambition, but has lots of specifics to nail down

By Brendan Sinclair

Major indie devs join GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit speaker line-up

Pixel Reef, Funomena, Fireproof Games, Capy Games, Velan Studios and Snapshot Games

By Christopher Dring

Game companies fall short on Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

Just five publicly-owned gaming or gaming-related companies appear on 2020 index measuring gender equality in the workplace

By Haydn Taylor

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