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GameStop preliminary financials expect Q1 net loss between $162m and $172m

Retailer closed 76% of international stores, all US stores temporarily in response to COVID-19

By Rebekah Valentine

Hyperbeard pays FTC penalty for using kids' data without consent

Full $4 million penalty reduced to $150,000 due to Hyperbeard's inability to pay

By Matthew Handrahan

Activision Blizzard shareholders upset over CEO Bobby Kotick's compensation

Publisher defends Kotick's pay despite his “apparent failure” to meet performance targets

By Haydn Taylor

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Rovio acquires Danish mobile studio Darkfire Games

RPG specialist will rebrand as Rovio Copenhagen in acquisition for undisclosed sum

Lego Ventures: Fortnite is the "first credible metaverse"

At the Investment Summit Online, Lego's VC arm expressed interest in backing the wave of experiences that will follow in Epic's wake

By Matthew Handrahan

Games industry speaks out in support of black communities amid violence in US

Microsoft, Sony, and Riot Games among those advocating for the unheard as riots and police brutality rock US cities

By Haydn Taylor

NetEase to open secondary listing on Hong Kong stock exchange

Update: New listing approved, Chinese publisher reportedly hopes to raise $3 billion

By Haydn Taylor

Gaming's lost boys embrace their inner censor | Opinion

The Last of Us 2 attracts reactionary fury for depicting diversity -- and the erstwhile free speech warriors now find themselves cheering for government censorship

By Rob Fahey

How to pitch your game | Investment Summit Online

London Venture Partners, Humble Bundle and Modus Games offer advice on pitching to investors, publishers and partners

By GamesIndustry Staff

Successfully relaunching your Kickstarter campaign | Investment Summit Online

Anya Combs offers advice on how to get it right a second time on Kickstarter

By GamesIndustry Staff

By the numbers: Xsolla Funding Club | Investment Summit Online

The monetisation and payment specialist discusses its funding club, designed to remove the barriers between game creators and game financiers

By GamesIndustry Staff

LEGO Ventures: Digital play beyond the brick | Investment Summit Online

LEGO Ventures' Robert Lowe discusses opportunities for games developers in the digital space

By GamesIndustry Staff

How to get your game funded | Investment Summit Online

Miniclip, Bossa, Symvan Capital, Fundamentally Games and The Irregular Corporation cover the essentials of getting your game funded

By GamesIndustry Staff

Angel Investment: Are you investor-ready? | Investment Summit Online

UK games industry pioneer Ian Livingstone CBE offers advice to developers seeking angel investment

By GamesIndustry Staff

Exit Strategy: Being acquired or selling your studio | Investment Summit Online

Team17, BitKraft and Red Kite Games offer their advice on getting ready for a takeover

By GamesIndustry Staff

African mobile startup Carry1st raises $2.5m

Latest funding round brings total investment to $4 million in startup's bid to develop African games industry

By Haydn Taylor

Spanish game devs to benefit from €20m in government finance

Culture industries hit by COVID-19 pandemic can apply for financing on "beneficial" terms

By Matthew Handrahan

Esports merchandise firm We Are Nations launches Nations Ventures

Investment fund is seeking early stage esports companies, first deals expected in Q3 this year

Manchester United sues Sega over Football Manager trademark use

Sega and developer Sports Interactive reply that club's name, logo have been used since 1992 "without complaint"

By Rebekah Valentine

UK Games Fund selects 38 studios for next round of investment

COVID-19 pandemic caused the programme to be revised so more developers could benefit from funding

In-game ad firm AdInMo gets $500,000 investment

Techstart Ventures leads round in Edinburgh-based startup

Amplifier Game Invest acquires DestinyBit

Italian studio is Amplifier's first investment in southern Europe

By Matthew Handrahan

Embracer Group's full-year games revenue rose 31%

But the "first AAA games releases since Metro Exodus" won't arrive until the year ending March 2022

By Matthew Handrahan

What the Age Appropriate Design Code means for video games

The ICO's Statutory Code regarding children's personal data has implications for video games -- Baker McKenzie's Ben Slinn advises to start preparing now

By Ben Slinn

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