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The Game Awards launches 48-hour digital demo event

The Game Festival starts on Steam this Thursday, includes demos of 13 new games

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch signs three exclusivity deals with major streamers

Video platform responds to Ninja and Shroud departure with own deals

By Haydn Taylor

Redbox will no longer rent video games

Games will still be sold through the end of the year before it goes movies-only

By Rebekah Valentine

Skybound Entertainment to make TV series based on DrDisrespect

Scripted, narrative series to focus on origins of popular, contentious Twitch streamer Guy Beahm's character

By Rebekah Valentine

Minecraft is most popular game on YouTube in 2019 with 100bn views

Controversial YouTuber Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg drives popularity of Minecraft as Fortnite settles

By Haydn Taylor

Rockstar and Nintendo fill top five in Metacritic's Games of the 2010s

Mario Galaxy 2, Breath of the Wild, Red Dead 2, GTA V and Mario Odyssey all had 97 average ratings

Sony pulls PS4 Lineup video after accusations of plagiarism

Video showcase appeared to directly copy animation styles from multiple other properties

By Rebekah Valentine

E3 media study shows declining media attendance, coverage

Update: ESA says over 3,700 members of the media attended E3 in 2019

By Rebekah Valentine

EA donating $500,000 to Team Trees

Donation, in the name of new Plants Vs Zombies game, will see half a million trees planted by January 1, 2020

YouTube lightens restrictions on violent video game content

Policy update aims to better reflect difference between real-world and simulated violence

By Rebekah Valentine

Genvid closes $27m Series B round

Interactive streaming tech firm has also opened new offices in Berlin and California

By Matthew Handrahan

Shenmue III: Critical Consensus

The 18 year wait for a new Shenmue is over, and critics are split over a game deliberately out of step with the times

By Matthew Handrahan

Hearthstone streamer Jeremy 'DisguisedToast' Wang signs Facebook exclusivity deal

Wang follows in the footsteps of several other top streamers departing Twitch in recent months

By Rebekah Valentine

Temporary Pokémon Center returning to London

Update: Pokémon pop-up store to return to London for Pokémon World Championships in 2020

By James Batchelor

A Kitfox guide to marketing on the cheap

Boyfriend Dungeon studio's communications director Victoria Tran offers tips for indies to get the most bang out of their (lack of) bucks

By Brendan Sinclair

What went into Apex Legends' surprise launch?

Respawn's Arturo Castro and Drew McCoy explain how they made and marketed a Titanfall game with none of the key elements of Titanfall

By Brendan Sinclair

ESAC releases economic impact study on Canadian games industry

Industry contributes $4.5 billion to GDP as wages, revenue, and employment figures rise

By Haydn Taylor

Amy Hennig joins Skydance Media to establish new division

Hennig and executive producer partner Julian Beak form new division with promise to "shape the future of interactive media"

By Haydn Taylor

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: Critical Consensus

Respawn Entertainment delivers on the experience of being a Jedi, critics say, but did the new film's imminent release cause EA to push the game out early?

By Matthew Handrahan

2K Games apologises after social media feeds were hijacked on Friday

Publisher lost control of official Twitter account, along with pages for WWE, Borderlands, and Civilization

By Haydn Taylor

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Live from X019

Latest episode discusses the biggest announcement from Xbox's event -- technically, before they happened

By GamesIndustry Staff

Pokémon Sword and Shield: Critical Consensus

Reviewers take up arms about the series' Switch debut and whether it lives up to what a next-gen Pokémon should be

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: What role will indies play on PlayStation 5?

We also discuss how Overwatch 2 could present a new model for sequels, and pay homage to the Nintendo Wii

By GamesIndustry Staff

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