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2020 sees record US games spending at $56.9bn | US Annual Report

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling game of the year, while the Nintendo Switch was the No.1 platform

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic Games takes legal action against Apple and Google in UK

Update: Apple says Epic's "reckless behavior made pawns of customers", and it "looks forward to making this clear to UK courts"

By James Batchelor

505 Games acquires Infinity Plus Two

Update: Digital Bros clarified that it acquired Infinite Interactive and Infinity Plus Two for $4.5 million

By Marie Dealessandri

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Games investments reached $33.6bn in 2020

There were 219 M&A deals last year, dominated by Tencent, Embracer, Stillfront, and Zynga

By Marie Dealessandri

Playtika IPO raises $1.88bn

Share price exceeds expectations, mobile publisher begins trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market today

By James Batchelor

Nintendo blocks videos by Game & Watch hacker

But YouTuber who added other games to Super Mario Bros anniversary handheld is filing disputes to reinstate them

By James Batchelor

Kuato raises 4.5m, expands to VR

Educational gaming studio's Panic Room will let one player direct the action from a PC or mobile device while another plays through a VR headset

By Brendan Sinclair

ESA PAC to pause political contributions following insurrection at US Capitol

In the 2020 election cycle, it donated to five representatives who later voted to overturn US presidential election

By Rebekah Valentine and Brendan Sinclair

Capcom security breach compromised personal data of 16,415 people

Japanese publisher previously only verified nine victims of the attacks, now says it could be up to 390,000

By James Batchelor

FTC wary of Apple and Google "squeezing developers"

Commissioner concerned over the "vast power" they wield, suggests it drives developers to manipulative monetisation

By James Batchelor

Federal Trade Commission orders Tapjoy to better police fraudulent advertising

US governmental body says mobile ad platform's failure to do so has "cheated developers and gamers"

By James Batchelor

Twitch suspends Trump account following insurrection at US Capitol

"We believe this is a necessary step to...prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence"

By Rebekah Valentine

Playtika launches IPO, looks to raise as much as $1.6b

Proceeds planned to go toward mobile publisher's general corporate expenses and potential loan repayment

By Rebekah Valentine

UK competition regulator to investigate Nvidia's takeover of Arm

The Competition and Markets Authority will probe "the deal's possible effect on competition in the UK"

By Marie Dealessandri

Twitch pulls Pogchamp emote over link to Capitol siege supporter

Streaming site says Ryan 'Gootecks' Gutierrez, the face of the emote, was "encouraging further violence" via Twitter

By James Batchelor

Roblox to go public through direct listing, not IPO

New fundraising reportedly brings the company valuation to nearly $30 billion

By Rebekah Valentine

Koei Tecmo says it will sue over bootleg Dead or Alive video

Publisher plans civil case against person who sold in-game videos of Dead or Alive games modified to remove clothes

By Brendan Sinclair

Call of Duty: Mobile makes $14m in first week in China

Activision's mobile hit has now generated $644 million worldwide

By Marie Dealessandri

The Sinking City returns to stores as Nacon wins first decision in legal dispute

Paris Court of Appeal rules Frogwares acted unlawfully when it pulled game over allegedly owed royalties

By James Batchelor

Tencent and Huawei resolve revenue share dispute

Tencent pulled its games out of the Huawei AppGallery last week, reportedly rejecting the store's 50% cut

By Marie Dealessandri

Nintendo acquires Next Level Games

The Luigi's Mansion developer will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the platform holder in March

By Marie Dealessandri

Google employees announce union open to all Alphabet workers

Over 225 Google employees have formed a union after over a year of behind-the-scenes organization

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic Games acquires shopping mall for new headquarters

The company will transform the 980,000-square-foot and 87-acre Cary Towne Center into its new campus by 2024

By Marie Dealessandri

Microsoft calls for Xbox drift lawsuit to be handled by arbitration

Platform holder wants class-action case to be taken out of court and away from a jury trial

By James Batchelor

CD Projekt facing class-action suit over Cyberpunk 2077

Update: Polish developer says it will "undertake vigorous action" to defend itself

By Brendan Sinclair

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