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E3 2020 pitch shows move towards celebrities, consumers and influencers

ESA pitch also includes 10,000 additional consumer passes for the E3 showfloor

By Matthew Handrahan

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: A Turning Point For Loot Boxes?

Haydn and Brendan discuss the potential consequences of recommendations that the UK government introduces regulation

By GamesIndustry Staff

Making Madden a spectator sport

EA's Madden Championship commissioner Matt Marcou says the publisher's esports strategy is driven by more than selling copies

By Brendan Sinclair

Gayming Magazine to host week-long live event

Plans include exhibition of LGBTQ game artists' work, writers and journalist lounge, dedicated radio show and 8-Bit Drag Show

By James Batchelor

2K will donate up to $500,000 to blood cancer research in WWE marketing campaign

Publisher partners with Leukemia & Lymphona Society as survivor Roman Reigns stars on the cover of this year's wrestling game

By James Batchelor

World of Warcraft viewership on Twitch jumped 84% last month

StreamElements: WoW Classic launch propels viewership, dedicated streamers in August

By Rebekah Valentine

BAFTA tweaks games categories as 2020 nominations open

Mobile award retired, performer category expanded, new technical achievement replaces game innovation

By James Batchelor

Critical Consensus: Borderlands 3

Gearbox's more-of-the-same approach for shooter sequel receives mixed reviews

By Brendan Sinclair

Medal.tv raises $9 million in new funding

Horizons Ventures led the round, which takes social video platform to $12.5m lifetime funding

By Matthew Handrahan

Gears 5: Critical Consensus

Reviewers agree The Coalition's second tour of duty is vintage Gears with an assortment of twists, but split on how good that makes it

By Brendan Sinclair

Homeworld 3 crowdfunding campaign isn't actually about funding

Gearbox launches $1 Fig campaign to get series fans investing in upcoming project

By James Batchelor

Astral Chain: Critical Consensus

Platinum Games' first major release since Nier: Automata is hailed alongside that game and Bayonetta by the critics

By Matthew Handrahan

Five must-see PAX West panels from GamesIndustry.biz

We'll be talking with devs about next generation consoles, crunch, non-violent games and more in Seattle this weekend

By GamesIndustry Staff

PewDiePie reaches 100m subscribers

Long-running YouTuber is the first individual to achieve this milestone

By James Batchelor

Metro 2033 movie in the works

Gazprom Media producing a feature film based on the novel that spawned 4A Games' post-apocalyptic shooter franchise

By Brendan Sinclair

PlayStation Productions is now working on the Uncharted movie

Sony's new unit joins the producing team after film project loses yet another director

By Matthew Handrahan

Game Informer lays off 'many' staff

Now-former employees break the news about cuts at GameStop-owned magazine

By Brendan Sinclair

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Is this podcast 'political'?

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses Nintendo's struggles with mobile

By GamesIndustry Staff

ELeague to broadcast Nintendo 2019 World Championships on CBS

Three-episode series to air summer competitions in Splatoon 2, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By Rebekah Valentine

Nintendo clamps down on YouTube game music channels

One channel received over 140 copyright claims against their videos

By James Batchelor

Loots details new live streaming platform for the "TikTok generation"

Monetisation firm says its Twitch rival will open up new commercial opportunities for younger streamers

By Christopher Dring

Newzoo: Fans watched 81.8m hours of the Fortnite World Cup across Twitch, YouTube

Official YouTube channel beat out official Twitch channel for viewership hours during finals

By Rebekah Valentine

Sega letting movie makers make the movie

DLC: Sega explains handling of Sonic film, John Romero gets the Paradox bump, Wolfenstein dev talks politics in games, and retro console Polymega wants to work with pubs

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch CEO apologises after Ninja's old channel used to promote porn

Ninja said his was "disgusted and so sorry" as his previous content was pulled to recommend other livestreams

By James Batchelor

Discord adds limited gameplay streaming

Go Live launches next week, will allow users to share live video with up to 10 people

By Brendan Sinclair

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