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Salesforces buys Slack for $27.7bn

Widely used messaging app is the cloud-computing company's biggest acquisition so far

By James Batchelor

SteamWorld firm Thunderful's quest to become AA starts with an IPO

CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson on the Swedish games firm's ongoing transformation and plans for future acquisitions

By James Batchelor

Subverse developer under fire for partnering with YouTuber Arch

Studio FOW first said it wasn't aware of the YouTuber's views, then backtracked to say it had "no problems with Arch"

By Marie Dealessandri

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Uri Geller retracts 20-year ban on Kadabra Pokémon trading cards

Illusionist apologises for legal action against Nintendo after two decades of emails from upset fans

By James Batchelor

Crown prince of Saudi Arabia's foundation to buy 51% stake in SNK

Non-profit organisation starts with purchase of 33.3% stake for $223 million

By James Batchelor

TinyBuild invests $3m in Secret Neighbor developer Hologryph

Publisher takes a majority stake in the studio, which will work on a next-gen new IP

By James Batchelor

Nicalis issues DMCA against free Cave Story games

Publisher reportedly targeting freeware original, plus fan projects derived from it

By James Batchelor

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale question use of likeness in FIFA

Bale's agent says legal action "is being looked into" but EA insists it has contractual rights to for all players in its games

By James Batchelor

Supercell invests $2.8m in 2UP Games

New remote-first New Zealand studio will focus on co-operative games for mobile

By James Batchelor

Can game studios radically transform how they hire?

Failbetter Games, Sports Interactive and TT Games discuss their approaches to improving diversity in recruitment

By Millicent Thomas

Game Workers Unite UK rebrands to IWGB Game Workers

Update: The trade union confirmed it's now a separate organisation to GWU, and changed name to prevent "unnecessary confusion"

By Marie Dealessandri

Crowded field of racers drives Codemasters revenues up

F1 2020, Fast & Furious Crossroads, and Project Cars 3 more than double publisher's sales in final earnings report before expected Take-Two acquisition

By Brendan Sinclair

Lightfox Games raises $3.3m

March Gaming leads seed round to fund more accessible midcore games

By James Batchelor

Flemish government embraces use of games in education

Game.Learn.Grow. toolbox helps teachers to integrate games like Assassin's Creed and Minecraft in their classes

Imvu to launch its own cryptocurrency

The social platform's new digital tokens, Vcoin, will launch in early January 2021

By Marie Dealessandri

Roblox files for IPO

Kid-focused, user-generated content platform has not yet turned a profit despite skyrocketing DAUs, bookings

By Rebekah Valentine

Netease Q3 strengthened by multiple mobile game releases in China

Online games revenue reached $2 billion, up 20% year-over-year

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo suing yet another Switch hack reseller

Amazon seller taken to court in platform holder's ongoing fight against "serious, worsening international problem" of piracy

By James Batchelor

Tim Sweeney on Apple's 15% cut: "We're not fighting for a lower commission"

Epic Games CEO says 30% commission "is not wrongful, it's just a bad deal"

By James Batchelor

Embracer Group H1 sales up 132% to $524.2m

THQ Nordic and Koch Media parent reports growth across all divisions as it adds 13 new studios

By James Batchelor

Embracer Group acquires 13 studios: Here's everything you need to know

Flying Wild Hog, Coffee Stain North, Zen Studios, Julian Gollop's Snapshot Games, and more added to THQ Nordic parent's growing games empire

By James Batchelor

Epic Games files against Apple Australia

Fortnite firm claims battle royale's removal breaches Australian consumer law

By James Batchelor

Female-led Queens Gaming Collective raises $1.5m

Gaming lifestyle company launches after seed round led by Bitkraft Ventures

By James Batchelor

Thunderful Group prepares for IPO on NASDAQ First North Premier

Listing expected to raise close to $90 million for Swedish games firm, company valued at $395 million

By James Batchelor

Mobile startup Lila Games raises $2.8m

Indian developer attracts investment from execs at Super Evil Megacorp and Machine Zone

By James Batchelor

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