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Game companies line up for pandemic relief loans

Developers take advantage of a US program that will forgive loans for retaining staff, deadline to apply is August 8

By Brendan Sinclair

Interplay silent on Earthworm Jim developer's racist, homophobic remarks

Series co-creator Doug TenNapel likens Black Lives Matter protesters to Hitler, defends use of slurs on a podcast

By Rebekah Valentine

Breaking the formula: How to make a standout game trailer

From Port Royale 4 to Bleeding Edge, Flipbook Studio's Andrew Lord details what can make for a memorable trailer

By Andrew Lord

Are Xbox Series X developers being held back by Xbox One?

“Held back is a meme that gets created by people who are too caught up in device competition”

By Christopher Dring

Over 8,000 games pulled from App Store in China in one week

Apple clamps down on paid games or titles with in-app purchases that have not been approved by Chinese regulators

By James Batchelor

Could Sony stumble on cross-generation games? | Opinion

If Sony tries to charge for PS5 versions of late-gen PS4 hits, comparisons with Microsoft's consumer-friendly strategy will be harsh

By Rob Fahey

Tencent is the latest potential buyer for Leyou Technologies

Chinese tech and games giant reportedly in talks to acquire parent of Warframe developer Digital Extremes

By James Batchelor

Join Creative Assembly for a live Q&A about game audio today

The studio's audio team will be discussing their approaches and answer questions live

By Marie Dealessandri

Blizzard will make changing character gender free in next WoW expansion

Most other aesthetic character changes can already be made without spending real money

By Rebekah Valentine

Sony invests $250m in Epic Games

Tech giants plan to broaden existing collaborations across technology, social entertainment, and digital ecosystems

By Rebekah Valentine

Half-Life Alyx developers want to make a full-scale Half-Life game for consoles

"This ice has been broken, now we're hoping to smash through the ice completely"

By Rebekah Valentine

Developing for Xbox Game Pass: "I could never pitch these ideas to a publisher"

Xbox, Double Fine, Obsidian, Mojang and InXile discuss how Game Pass is changing the games they make

By Christopher Dring

Pokémon Snap had a different kind of focus | Why I Love

Tag Games CEO Marc Williamson believes developers could learn from the Nintendo photo safari's escapist tourism without pressure

By Marc Williamson

Capcom says its game sales are 80% digital and rising

Publisher aiming to reduce physical media to just 10% of its game sales in the future

By Brendan Sinclair

How Minecraft and Mojang taught Xbox how to buy studios

Xbox's new studios: “Things have been almost exactly the same, just without the terror of going out of business”

By Christopher Dring

Traplight closes €8m investment round

Finnish mobile dev to focus on live-service development of latest title, Battle Legion

By Haydn Taylor

Ian Livingstone building new science and tech school The Livingstone Academy

Bournemouth-based institute will host 1,500 pupils, opens in September 2021

By James Batchelor

EA developing an addiction to executive overpay, says investment group

CtW Investment Group launches shareholder campaign against publisher, highlights "complete fallacy" of above-ordinary compensation as a motivator

By Haydn Taylor

Ambition: A Minuet in Power's extravagant aspirations

Joy Manufacturing Co's Luther Patenge on the motivations and challenges behind making games for underserved audiences

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft rolls out special version of Project xCloud for developers in lockdown

PC Content Test App allows games makers to access their Xbox development kits remotely

By James Batchelor

BAFTA Games Awards entrants to be tested on BFI Diversity Standards

New process will be piloted for 2021 event, alongside new guidelines for preventing bullying and harassment in the workplace

By Matthew Handrahan

72% of esports audience is male, says report

IDC and Esports Charts report looks into who's watching esports and how the pandemic pushed up viewership

By Brendan Sinclair

Video game projects remain steadfast on Kickstarter despite COVID-related declines

March 2020 saw two video games projects raise over $2m each, and funded project ratios are holding steady

By Rebekah Valentine

Ninja appears to have moved to YouTube Gaming

Following Mixer's shutdown, Twitch's former top streamer has moved platforms once more

By Rebekah Valentine

Sky: Children of the Light downloaded 20m times

Free-to-play title first launched on iOS almost a year ago; Switch version coming soon

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