The Podcast: Bad Influencers

Download our latest episode, discussing EA's Game Changer troubles, Brendan Greene's new role and the return of Jade Raymond

By James Batchelor

Facebook launching new Gaming Tab

Update will make all gaming content accessible from main navigation, serve as new hub for streaming

By Rebekah Valentine

Ninja reportedly earned $1m for promotion of Apex Legends

Top streamer Tyler Blevins one of the few paid for promotion of EA and Respawn's surprise release battle royale

By Rebekah Valentine

Evolving the way we think about community | Opinion

Abusive influencers show companies need to reconsider who they lend their legitimacy to, and how

By Brendan Sinclair

Fellow Traveller launching online-only conference LudoNarraCon

May event will "celebrate narrative games, the people who make them and the folks that love them"

GameByte: Parents' increase game spending for their kids by 34% in 2018

Nintendo Switch is the console children request to spend money on the most

By Haydn Taylor partners with Italian Video Game Awards 2019

We'll be helping trade body AESVI celebrate the most successful Italian games professionals with two Special Recognition awards

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: Valve does the right thing for the wrong reason

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses co-operative working and Nintendo's return to VR

By James Batchelor

The Influencer is dead. Long live the influencer

Latest analysis shows Top 10 influencers account for 84% of yearly view growth - but a spot in that list is not secure year-on-year

By Kerri Davies

The Podcast: When THQ Nordic visited 8chan

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses the reveal of Pokémon Sword & Shield

By James Batchelor

Demystifying the creation of games through Japanese woodblock prints

Haiku Adventure: The art exhibition exploring parallels between an ancient craft and modern game development

By Haydn Taylor

THQ Nordic holds AMA on imageboard known for child porn

"We got approached in a very friendy and polite manner," explains Darksiders publisher as it continues fielding questions

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch's fight against EU copyright laws continues with MEPs playing Mario Kart

Two members of the European Parliament will discuss how to combat the divisive Article 13 on Twitch's official channel

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: What does success mean for Crackdown 3?

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses Google's GDC tease and the woes of Starbreeze

By James Batchelor

US Future staff to unionize with Writers Guild of America

PC Gamer, GamesRadar, others join growing industry push for unionization

By Rebekah Valentine

Building an empire, one IP at a time

Head of IP development at Nordisk Film Games on the harnessing the changing face of entertainment

By Haydn Taylor

Epic pulls YouTube ads after predatory videos discovered

Fortnite pre-roll ads removed as YouTube continues to struggle with recommendation algorithm

By Rebekah Valentine

YouTube reverses bans after mistaking Pokémon Go's Combat Points for child porn

Content creators complain about the lack of communication with Google, urge against automated reviews

By James Batchelor

Tencent introduces streaming rules to comply with Chinese internet governance

Chinese giant will now be policing streamers who promote real-world violence, discuss politics, spread illegal information and more

By James Batchelor

Cecilia D'Anastasio wins Writers Guild of America Award

Kotaku journalist honored for exposé on culture of sexism at Riot Games

By Rebekah Valentine

The Podcast: Activision's record year and redundancies

Latest episode available to download now, discussing the fallout from Activision's financials and more

By James Batchelor

Apex Legends beats Fortnite record for single-day Twitch viewing

Respawn's Twitch Rivals event racked up 8.4 million hours viewed, streaming platform's fourth highest in five years

By James Batchelor

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