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Blizzard: Chinese interests "had no influence" on Blitzchung ban

Hearthstone developer reduces punishments for pro player's support of Hong Kong protesters as president J. Allen Brack insists response would have been the same to pro-China views

By Brendan Sinclair

Esports mobile startup Meta Games gets $2m

Bitkraft Esports Ventures adds another investment to its list by leading seed funding round for Berlin-based studio

By Brendan Sinclair

Summerfall Studios breaks new ground with Chorus: An Adventure Musical

Australian startup has assembled David Gaider, Austin Wintory, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey for its "interactive musical"

By Matthew Handrahan

Changing mental health depictions in games

Developers say the industry is getting better at incorporating real conditions into their stories, but more progress is needed

By Brendan Sinclair

Warner Bros partners with IO Interactive for new game

Hitman partnership transformed into multi-IP deal with both IO studios involved in development

By Rebekah Valentine

New charity Safe In Our World focuses on mental health in the games industry

Organisation aims to raise awareness of mental health issues among both gamers and developers

By James Batchelor

The enduring appeal of simulation games

Simulation games find their audience among maturing gamers and wild-eyed influencers alike

By Haydn Taylor

Mario Kart Tour's Gold Pass has potential - if done right | Opinion

GameRefinery's Joel Julkenen analyses how Nintendo is experimenting with the increasingly popular Battle Pass model

By Joel Julkunen

Eight essential ways to use sound in video games

Creating an engaging experience requires audio that delivers in eight important areas, says Unlock Audio's Elliot Callighan

By Elliot Callighan

Harold Ryan sets up ProbablyMonsters

Former Bungie CEO's developer of developers lands $18.8 million in funding, reveals Cauldron Studios and Firewalk Studios

By Brendan Sinclair

What's going on with PlayStation? | Opinion

A look at why Sony has so far taken an understated approach to heralding the arrival of the next generation

By Christopher Dring

Utopos Games raises $1m for machine learning game

Seed funding will support Raivo, a game where players and machine learning train AI robots to battle

By Rebekah Valentine

Charting the darker periods of history in Humankind

Amplitude's Jeff Spock on creating a historical strategy game that doesn't shy away from religion, slavery and colonisation

By James Batchelor

GWU Australia survey shows 19% of direct employees aren't making minimum wage

Only 27% of respondents felt their employment was secure in both long and short-term

By Rebekah Valentine

Tenacious Entertainment raises $3.3m

Mobile studio from ex-ArenaNet developers prepares to staff up for 2020 debut game

By Rebekah Valentine

Stardew Valley creator clarifies relationship with Chucklefish following exploitation accusations

Eric Barone reiterated that he was the game's only developer and that he “believes in compensating developers”

By Marie Dealessandri

Playable Worlds has a 'different mindset' on engagement

CEO Raph Koster takes a look at the right lessons and wrong lessons the industry took from MMOs like Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies

By Brendan Sinclair

Five misconceptions about the Chinese games market

Apptutti's Daniel Camilo on the myths around console sales, PC gaming, rampant piracy, and more

By Daniel Camilo

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By Christopher Dring

Unity acquires ChilliConnect

Live game management platform to join deltaDNA to improve Unity's live ops offerings

By Rebekah Valentine

Sauropod Studio responds to concerns surrounding layoffs, sexism, studio's status

Management says studio remains open to support existing games despite termination of most of its staff

By Rebekah Valentine

WGA drops video game award category

Writers Guild Awards suspends game honor saying there aren't enough eligible titles for "a meaningful award selection process"

By Brendan Sinclair

Raph Koster launches new MMO studio with $2.7m in seed funding

Bitkraft Esports Ventures leads investment in Ultima Online designer's Playable Worlds, building "an online world where a broad range of players can find a home"

By Brendan Sinclair

How one game studio is trying to tackle the loneliness epidemic

BetaDwarf sees opportunity in crisis as it builds a game to foster friendship among lonely people

By Haydn Taylor

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