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Epic Games Store is making the industry better but “gamers don't see that”

CEO Tim Sweeney addresses backlash against exclusivity deals, promises human curation to block “shock controversy games” like Rape Day

By James Batchelor

Google Stadia can succeed if it follows Fortnite's footsteps | Opinion

Pitching the new streaming service as a competitor to PlayStation is bound to failure, but there is a market that Google could cultivate and own

By Rob Fahey

Valve stays the course despite intensifying competition

Steam business update at GDC sees Valve open its network to all developers for online play

By Haydn Taylor

"If we make room for them, then there is no room for anyone else"

IGF Award host Meg Jayanth calls for devs to reject fascists, demand better treatment for themselves and their colleagues

By Brendan Sinclair

Walmart exploring its own game streaming service - Report

Retail giant began talking to developers and publishers about its plans earlier this year

By Brendan Sinclair

Would a Google Stadia subscription service be bad news for the industry?

Analysts discuss Stadia's potential to drive "a major downward trend" on prices, and what subscriptions mean for developers and diversity of games

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia will support the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft's accessible device included among third-party controllers Google's platform will support

By Matthew Handrahan

Indies clean up at GDC Awards 2019

God of War takes home yet another Game of the Year gong, and Return of the Obra Dinn wins $33,000 in IGF prizes

By James Batchelor

Phil Harrison: Stadia starts an "inevitable and one-way shift" away from consoles

Google VP also addresses concerns about bandwidth caps and those cryptic game teases shown before the keynote

By James Batchelor

Loot boxes aren't the problem but how we use them is, says legal expert

“The key is how we use these mechanics, not whether we use them,” says Will Bucher

By Haydn Taylor

Epic Games announces $100m MegaGrants program, launches free Online Services tools

GDC 2019: Unreal Engine creator also releasing ray tracing and photorealism tech, debuts new Chaos physics and destruction tech

By James Batchelor

Oculus "phasing out" Rift, launching $399 Rift S this spring

GDC 2019: Newest headset drops external trackers for Oculus Insight inside-out sensors, will have cross-play and cross-buy with Quest

By James Batchelor

Oculus: "It's no longer a burden to get into virtual reality"

Nate Mitchell and Jason Rubin discuss how a two-pronged approach with Quest and Rift S will finally bring down the barriers to VR

By James Batchelor

Mega Crit's Slay the Spire has sold 1.5m copies

And more than 40% of those sales came from China

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia has promise, but GDC failed to address its biggest obstacles | Opinion

The GI team weighs in on bandwidth, business models, and the potential link between accessibility and diversity

By GamesIndustry Staff

Google unveils first details of Stadia streaming service

"The next generation is not in a box," says internet giant

By James Batchelor

Unity partners with Tencent for China, cloud gaming services

Also at the GDC keynote: Unity acquires Graphine, doubles down on developer-first mission: "We're not here to make games"

By Rebekah Valentine

Kicking off the streaming wars | Opinion

GDC 2019: Industry giants have decided that the medium's future lies in streaming - but success is far from assured even for enormous players like Google and Amazon

By Rob Fahey

GDC 2019 Preview: 18 must-see sessions

We round up the biggest keynotes, reveals and panels ahead of next week's conference

By James Batchelor

Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android, but not Switch (yet)

GDC 2019: Microsoft reveals new cloud services and packages for games studios

By Christopher Dring

Google teases GDC reveal

Tech giant promises "all will be revealed" at Game Developers Conference keynote address next month

By Brendan Sinclair

Rieko Kodama to receive GDCA Pioneer Award

Sega veteran to be honored for tech and game design achievements on titles such as Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia

By Rebekah Valentine

Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Spider-Man lead nominations for Game Developers Choice Awards

Celeste, Tetris Effect, Florence, and Return of the Obra Dinn also receive multiple mentions

By Rebekah Valentine

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