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German consumers spent more than €3.7bn on games in H1 2020

Local trady body Game reports strong growth in hardware and revenue, driven partly by pandemic

By James Batchelor

EA, Microsoft and Epic Games join Raising Good Gamers' advisory board

The organisation announced its objectives to create a "more diverse, inclusive and positive online environment for youth"

By Marie Dealessandri

UK Government launches call for evidence on loot boxes

Inquiry seeks to examine concerns over whether randomised monetisation mechanics can lead to problem gambling

By James Batchelor

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Digital Bros. driven to full-year profit by Remedy's Control

Revenue was up 71%, with Control contributing a quarter of the Italian publisher's full-year earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft is open to still more games acquisitions

CEO Satya Nadella: "We will always look to grow inorganically where it makes sense"

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic leads $15m funding round in Manticore Games

Core platform "exemplifies" the user-generated future of video games, Epic says

By Matthew Handrahan

Beyond COVID-19: Lessons from an unprecedented global challenge

EGDF president Hendrik Lesser and ISFE chairman Dr. Olaf Coenen are encouraged by the industry's response to crisis, but the way forward is far from certain

By Hendrik Lesser

Voodoo wins plagiarism lawsuit against Zynga-owned Rollic Games

Judge rules that Istanbul-based firm's Wood Shop copies key elements of Voodoo carpentry game Woodturning

By James Batchelor

Microsoft commits to becoming "water positive" by 2030

The company wants to replenish more water than it uses by the end of the decade

By Marie Dealessandri

"Instead of recycling your machines, can you donate them instead, please?"

Digital Schoolhouse's Shahneila Saeed on how games companies can help bridge the "digital divide" to the UK's disadvantaged kids

By Matthew Handrahan

Supercell ordered to pay $8.5 million for infringing Gree's patents

Texas jury found Clash Royale developer infringed four patents, fine could be increased by up to three times

By James Batchelor

Mobile Premier League raises $90m in funding

The esports mobile gaming platform is looking to expand outside of India

By Marie Dealessandri

How the UK games industry and education should work together

The Games Education Summit revealed how to better prepare games graduates and improve diversity through education

By Christopher Dring

Unity valued at $13.7bn after successful IPO

Engine provider raised $1.3 billion through sale of shares on New York Stock Exchange

By James Batchelor

Trump administration reportedly questions Epic, Riot about Tencent investment

Both companies said to have received letters from Committee on Foreign Investment in the US following executive order against WeChat

By James Batchelor

Metacore gets €25m investment from Supercell

Finnish studio has rebranded from Everywear Games, and launched its first game today

By Matthew Handrahan

My.Games invests in Hypemasters

VC arm of My.Games will help US studio with marketing, HR, operations, and financial support

Digital Schoolhouse expands to Nigerian classrooms with Kucheza partnership

Kucheza Games will help UKIE-backed initiative deliver computer science lessons in Nigeria

By Matthew Handrahan

Apple presses court to deny Epic's request for lift on Fortnite ban

iPhone maker reiterates argument that this situation is of Epic's own making, says Fortnite firm is "a saboteur, not a martyr"

By James Batchelor

Keywords splashes $13.3m on Heavy Iron Studios acquisition

Co-development studio most recently worked with Crystal Dynamics on Marvel's Avengers

By James Batchelor

Xbox updates privacy settings, promises more transparency about data collection

Platform holder will no longer collect data from voice search, will allow users to opt-in to additional diagnostics sharing

By James Batchelor

Koch Media acquires Vertigo Games for €50m

The Dutch VR publisher joins Embracer Group, in a deal that could rise a further €65m over ten years

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft renamed Immortals: Fenyx Rising after trademark dispute

Upcoming game given current name after Monster Energy opposed trademark application for original title Gods & Monsters

By Brendan Sinclair

Nvidia acquires Arm for $40bn

SoftBank sells UK semiconductor firm just four years after its own acquisition

By James Batchelor

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