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Smite esports leagues will be exclusive to Microsoft's Mixer

Xbox streaming service to showcase both the Pro and Console series for Hi-Rez's fantasy MOBA

By James Batchelor

Machinima: "We're no longer an upstart teenager"

GM Russell Arons explains why the rebranded logo breaks from the past when the content strategy is about "returning to our roots"

By Brendan Sinclair

Channel 4 announces retro games mini-series starring Rob Beckett

Four-part series will see stand-up comic and other celebrity guest exploring the history of video games

By Haydn Taylor

UK screen industries back "zero-tolerance guidance" on harassment and abuse

Free 24/7 support hotline under development to help those affected by bullying and harassment

By Haydn Taylor

Twitch surpasses CNN and MSNBC with record-breaking viewership

Video streaming platform attracts 962,000 concurrent viewers in January

By Haydn Taylor

SAG-AFTRA board unanimously approves new sexual harassment code of conduct

Four Pillars of Change initiative to combat sexual harassment and achieve workplace equality

By Haydn Taylor

Horizon Zero Dawn wins Writers Guild Award for best video game writing

Record-breaking PlaytStation 4 exclusive fends off Dishonoured: Death of the Outsider, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, and Madden NFL 18: Longshot to win prestigious award

By Haydn Taylor

IGDA officially appoints Jen MacLean executive director

Emily Greer and Zoe Bell join board; Vesa Raudasoja selected as vice-chair

By Haydn Taylor

Network N acquires Slitherine's media websites

WarGamer.com, StrategyGamer.com, and PocketTactics.com join the family

By Christopher Dring

Twitch ramps up anti-harassment efforts with new community guidelines

Immediate indefinite bans introduced because "hate simply has no place in the Twitch community"

By James Batchelor

Why non-gaming influencers may be the best fit for your game

Benedikt Seitz of marketing agency GameInfluencer says not all developers need to win over PewDiePie to boost sales

By James Batchelor

Nintendo adds Gold Points discounts for Switch eshop

Players can earn Gold Points worth up to 5% of price paid for physical or digital purchase

Number of streamers earning money on Twitch spikes by 223% in 2017

Over 150,000 people join Twitch Affiliates program since launching in April

By Haydn Taylor

E3 2018 specifies industry-only hours as public tickets return

Games industry professionals will get early entry to the show floor, Gamer Pass goes on sale next week

By James Batchelor

Applications open for Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition

Smithsonian puts out call for indie devs to explore this year's theme of "game spaces"

By Haydn Taylor

Making RAWG the 'IMDB for games'

Dasha Lyalin explains how her team's new site will boost discoverability for developers across all platforms

By James Batchelor

Etermax reveal plans to open European studio

Animated TV show based on developer's flagship title Trivia Crack also in the works for 2018 release

By Haydn Taylor

Ex-Apple execs' streaming platform draws $46 million backing

Caffeine co-founder promises "the world's most friendly and personal experience for live broadcasting"

By Brendan Sinclair

Nintendo announces Super Mario movie in partnership with Illumination

Animation studio behind Despicable Me and Minions franchises to co-produce with Shigeru Miyamoto

By Haydn Taylor

Facebook opens pilot program to nurture more gaming streamers

Social network also exploring new monetisation models for creators, including payments during livestreams

By James Batchelor

Microsoft will add direct game sales to Mixer in 2018

The streaming service will also add on-platform tipping this year

By Matthew Handrahan

The house that Capcom (temporarily) built

Senior PR manager Laura Skelly talks us through the logistics of bringing game worlds to life with pop-up experiences

By James Batchelor

Why doesn't Netflix's Castlevania suck?

Adi Shankar's approach for adapting beloved properties into acclaimed films and TV starts with fandom

By Brendan Sinclair

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