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Microsoft's full-year gaming revenues nearly flat for fiscal 2020

Minecraft, subscriptions, and COVID-19 saw content and services up, but hardware was down

By Rebekah Valentine

Mobile revenues grew $135m in Malaysia and Singapore in two years

Niko Partners reports shows rapid growth in gaming on smartphones, surpassing PC

By James Batchelor

FIFA Ultimate Team revenue "off the charts" during lockdown

EA's key franchises boomed during lockdown, and CEO Andrew Wilson doesn't expect staff to "ever go back exactly to the way things were"

By Matthew Handrahan

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If 30% is too high, what's the right number? | Opinion

As authorities investigate Apple's share of App Store revenues, there's broad agreement that 30% is too high -- but there's little consensus on an alternative number

By Rob Fahey

Steam launches, new releases, and The Sims propel EA's first quarter earnings

The Sims 4 has now reached over 30m users on all platforms since launch

By Rebekah Valentine

Niantic doubles donation to Black Lives Matter causes to $10m

Pokémon Go developer will share revenues from weekend event with non-profit organisations and Black creators

By James Batchelor

Investment health check: Preparing for the due diligence process

In the second of two articles, Sheridans' Kamila Bochenek describes how preparing for the due diligence process can benefit your games business overall

By Kamila Bochenek

Suikoden successor's Kickstarter raises $1.5 million on day one

Upcoming Japanese RPG Eiyuden Chronicle aims for release on PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in 2022

By James Batchelor

Animal Crossing is Japan's best-selling game of the year so far

Japanese gamers spent more than $1.6 billion on physical games and download cards in the first half of 2020

By James Batchelor

Shigeru Miyamoto's base salary is higher than Bobby Kotick's

But Activision CEO takes home more than $30 million after equity awards

By James Batchelor

Meet CtW: The investors taking on Activision Blizzard and EA over exec pay

Dieter Waizenegger and Michael Varner on why they want to change how corporations think about compensation

By Alex Calvin

Ubisoft reports record bookings despite light Q1 release slate

Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Rainbow Six Siege performing well in pandemic; Ubisoft Forward had more concurrent viewers than any of publisher's E3 briefings

By Brendan Sinclair

Mobalytics closes $11.25m Series A round

Almaz Capital and Cabra VC lead investment in the startup's "personal gaming assistant" and analytics platform

By Matthew Handrahan

Paradox buys Iceflake Studios

Finnish company becomes the ninth developer in the Paradox family

By Matthew Handrahan

TinyBuild acquires Hello Neighbor developers

Team will now be called Eerie Guest Studios, indie publisher will invest more than $15 million into franchise

By James Batchelor

Nazara Technologies buys majority stake in Paper Boat Apps

Indian firm raises stake to 51%, values the educational game developer at around $20m

By Matthew Handrahan

Rising video game prices drove UK inflation in June

The Last of Us Part 2's launch, plus ongoing Switch success stories, likely to be biggest contributors

By James Batchelor

Darewise Entertainment secures €3m in seed funding

Investment led by European VC firm Serena, will be used to recruit and further develop debut game Life Beyond

By James Batchelor

Tencent is the latest potential buyer for Leyou Technologies

Chinese tech and games giant reportedly in talks to acquire parent of Warframe developer Digital Extremes

By James Batchelor

Traplight closes €8m investment round

Finnish mobile dev to focus on live-service development of latest title, Battle Legion

By Haydn Taylor

Magic Leap appoints Microsoft exec as CEO

Peggy Johnson takes on the role from August 1

By James Batchelor

11 Bit Studios commits $21m to production of seven games

Four of the new products are through its publishing label, while three are first-party titles

By Matthew Handrahan

Animoca Brands buys Gamee for €4m

Animoca now owns 100% of the social casual gaming platform

Tru Luv secures investment for "emotionally conscious AI"

Startup founded by Brie Code to explore "an alternative to the gamification model of rising challenge, fear, shock, or FOMO"

By Matthew Handrahan

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