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How to make the games industry more sustainable

As part of the Best Places To Work Awards, we've invited panellists to talk about actionable steps against climate change

By Malindy Hetfeld

Twitch signs deal with National Music Publishers' Association

The agreement will be "more flexible and forgiving to creators who inadvertently or incidentally use music in their streams"

By Marie Dealessandri

ESRB launches Spanish-language hub

"ˇVamos a Jugar!" (let's play) to offer guides to parental controls, age ratings and more for Spanish-speaking parents and guardians

Overwatch executive producer latest to leave Blizzard

Chacko Sonny set to depart this week, Blizzard says Overwatch 2 is in "final stages of production"

By James Batchelor

Founders of The TrailerFarm and Atomhawk launch Big Thursday Creative

Agency aims to work with games industry "to produce game trailers, cinematics, key art and more"

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit: All the headlines

Update: SEC and EEOC have also been investigating as Kotick insists there is "no place" for unequal treatment at the publisher

By GamesIndustry Staff

Minority Media becomes Meta4 Interactive

Papo & Yo dev rebrands as it focuses on VR development, metaverse content creation, and location-based entertainment

By Jeffrey Rousseau

EA: Publishers have a responsibility to demystify video games for parents

Samantha Ebelthite discusses EA's awareness campaign with Internet Matters and her new role as vice chair of UKIE

By James Batchelor

FuzzyBot raises $3.5m in seed funding round

EA veterans form new studio that aims to develop co-op games that are "deep, replayable, and socially creative"

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Kotick: "Absolutely no place" at Activision Blizzard for unequal treatment

After two more investigations are revealed by the press, publisher's CEO says it is "committed to addressing all workplace issues in a forthright and prompt manner"

By Brendan Sinclair

How Gareth Edmondson is "bringing brilliant people together" in a post-pandemic games industry

Creative Assembly's studio director reflects on lessons learned while managing one of the UK's biggest developers during lockdown

By Vikki Blake

The many discussions around Deathloop | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses Epic vs Apple judgment and pays tribute to Sir Clive Sinclair

By GamesIndustry Staff

China trials website for public to report games violating new restrictions

Players encouraged to identify games that don't require real name registration or implement time and spending limits

By James Batchelor

The evolution of dating sims: With great romance comes great responsibility

We speak to three developers about the complex stories dating games can tell, and the risks of doing so

By Danielle Partis

Blizzard chief legal officer departs amid multiple lawsuits

Claire Hart served for more than three years at the World of Warcraft firm

By James Batchelor

Deathloop takes No.1 in dominant week for PS5 | UK Boxed Charts

Nintendo Switch game sales increase slightly following price drop

By Christopher Dring

SEC investigating Activision Blizzard

Update: Equal Employement Opportunity Commission reportedly also looking into allegations against publisher

By Brendan Sinclair

The games industry pays tribute to Sir Clive Sinclair

"A true pioneer of affordable gaming, helping to set the strong foundations of the great UK games industry"

By James Batchelor

My.Games acquires hypercasual publisher Mamboo Games for over $2m

Russia-based games brand previously took a minority stake in the studio last year

By James Batchelor

Niantic will shut down soft-launched Catan: World Explorers this November

Pokémon Go studio will remove app from stores and stop real-money purchases as project

By James Batchelor

Jennifer Scheurle steps down as IGDA group chair amid abuse allegations

Update: Employer Blackbird Interactive investigating whether any misconduct has occurred at the studio

By Marie Dealessandri

Listening to your employees: Key lessons from the pandemic

Behaviour Interactive's Rémi Racine explores ways to address the micro-level impact of COVID and better support staff going forwards

By Rémi Racine

FIFA 22 to include Preview Packs from launch

The feature gives players the ability to see the content of a loot box prior to purchase

By Marie Dealessandri

Outgoing UKIE chair issues warning on loot boxes

Stuart Dinsey believes the question of legislation will come down to the actions of a few big companies "who have had a hugely profitable business model rightly challenged"

By Brendan Sinclair

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