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

YouTube gained 373% more streamers in 2017 - but Twitch still dominates

Leading streaming platform home to 800,000 streamers in Q4, and you'll never guess what the most streamed game was

By James Batchelor

The Podcast: The Future of Free-to-play

App Annie's Paul Barnes and Chatterbox Games' Adam Telfer join us to discuss changes in mobile's most competitive market

By James Batchelor

Monster Hunter World: Critical Consensus

Capcom's franchise brings more than a decade of Nintendo exclusivity to an end in fine style

By Matthew Handrahan

Twitch wins $1.3m lawsuit against view bots

California judge orders bot makers to shut down and pay damages to leading streaming platform

By James Batchelor

Meet Sam, Ubisoft's personal gaming assistant

Assassin's Creed publisher explains why it's taking a leaf out of Apple and Amazon's book to better serve its players

By James Batchelor

Streaming site Play2Live draws $7 million investment

Platform will use cryptocurrency to let viewers and streamers monetize through ads, betting, voting, sharing bandwidth, more

Overwatch League attracts 10m viewers in its first week

Average audience of 408,000 per minute for opening day, concurrent viewers peaks at 437,000

By James Batchelor

YouTube fights "bad actors" with new content policies

New measures include manual vetting of Google Preferred videos, and a higher monetisation threshold for small channels

By Matthew Handrahan

Media Training for Beginners

Insomniac's Ryan Schneider shares tips for devs to make the most of their press interviews, from proper preparation to spotting gotcha questions

By Ryan Schneider

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