Twitch Prime kicks off monthly free games bundle with Superhot, Shadow Tactics

Members will receive permanent additions to their collections as long as their subscription lasts

By James Batchelor

Can Facebook catch up to Twitch and YouTube?

Director of games partnerships for the Americas Guy Cross talks us through the social network's ambitious plans to attract more streamers and content creators

By James Batchelor

Google Cloud teams with Ubisoft for open-source game server project Agones

Companies invite developers to work together on enabling smoother matchmaking and multiplayer for games of all sizes

By James Batchelor

Court documents reveal 238 gender discrimination and harassment complaints filed against Microsoft

UPDATE: "We take all employee concerns seriously and have a fair and robust system in place to investigate employee concerns,” says Microsoft

By Haydn Taylor

Game design student figures skyrocket

Number of students studying game and/or graphic courses has more than doubled since 2015/16

By Haydn Taylor

GAIN to connect game arts programs worldwide

Hand Eye Society's Jim Munroe establishes Game Arts International Network as a resource for existing organizations and a way to nurture new ones

Red Bull announces UK's largest public esports studio

Studio launches later this month in partnership with ASUS Republic of Gamers, Noblechairs, and Newegg

By Haydn Taylor

Halo, Farmville vets form Midwinter Entertainment

Seattle studio's first project to be AI-driven shooter built on SpatialOS tech, with funding from Improbable

By Brendan Sinclair

Dune II and the three rules of a good licensed game

Why I Love: Auroch Digital design director Tomas Rawlings examines what made the seminal real-time strategy game such a massively influential success

By Tomas Rawlings

The Princeton Review reveals the best schools in the world for game design

University of Southern California and the Southern Methodist University ranked top for the second year in a row

By Haydn Taylor

Why you should (and shouldn't) port your mobile game to the Switch

EEDAR senior analyst Matt Diener finds that Switch players are big mobile spenders - will that lead to successful mobile adaptations?

By Matt Diener

Female Overwatch League host receives death threats over Women's Day tweet

Soe 'Soembie' Gschwind-Penski besieged on social media for thanking supportive men

By James Batchelor

President Trump blocks $117 billion Qualcomm takeover

Singaporean rival Broadcom prevented from buying US chip firm over "national security" concerns

By Matthew Handrahan

PlayStation and Classic FM team up for orchestral concert

Event takes place at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 30th, features music from The Last of Us, Uncharted and more

Could games development transition to a complete outsource model?

Keywords Studios CEO Andrew Day explains why the company is so active with acquisitions

By Christopher Dring

Organisational restructure at Streamline Media Group

Four new business divisions announced to provide products and services to the games industry

By Haydn Taylor

Watch the industry's response to Trump's violent video games reel

Games For Change compiles montage of beautiful and emotional moments from The Last of Us, Zelda, Minecraft, Abzu and more

By James Batchelor

Alibaba to focus on non-violent games for Olympic esports bid

First-party publishers of violent games will be "suspected of only pushing your games for your own benefit”

By Matthew Handrahan

Halfbrick reportedly lays off more than half its staff

Fruit Ninja developer said to have dismissed up to 30 employees, with fewer than 30 remaining at the studio

By James Batchelor

Valve introduces subscription model to Dota 2

$3.99 a month subscription "an evolution of the Majors Battle Pass" says Valve

By Haydn Taylor

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 sells 500,000 units in four days

Fatshark's sequel reaches the first game's six-month milestone in less than a week

By Matthew Handrahan

Overwatch League team releases twice-banned player

Dallas Fuel cuts ties with Félix "xQc" Lengyel after he follows up suspension for homophobia with suspension for racism

By Brendan Sinclair

Tencent invests up to $1bn into streaming services within 24 hours

Chinese giant poured $632m into Douyu and led a $461m funding round into its rival Huya

By James Batchelor

Blast seeks to gamify savings

Service's pitch to players is it will help them save money, pitch to publishers is that it will help them get more money from players

By Brendan Sinclair

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