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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

Paradox profits up 36% in Q3 thanks to Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Cities: Skylines and Stellaris expansions plus ongoing sales of Hearts of Iron IV and Surviving Mars also drove revenues to $29.4 million

By James Batchelor

How Game Pass is transforming Xbox

Matt Booty on Microsoft's new approach to making games with subscription in mind

By Christopher Dring

New IP from Obsidian and Rare lead X019 announcements

Meanwhile, Xbox gears up for Christmas with new Game Pass releases and $150 Black Friday discount

By James Batchelor

Project xCloud expands with 50 new titles, coming to Japan, India and more next year

Xbox's streaming service will be incorporated into Xbox Game Pass; Bluetooth controller support coming next year

By James Batchelor

Microsoft and Dontnod reveal narrative adventure with transgender protagonist

Life Is Strange developer's Tell Me Why debuts at X019, arrives on Xbox and PC next year

By James Batchelor

Google Stadia will launch without key features

Reddit AMA confirms that streaming service will not have Family Sharing, achievements, 4K for PC or Buddy Pass at launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Call of Duty and Mario Kart front a siege of PC and console IP on mobile

Sensor Tower looks back on a busy month in the mobile charts, and reflects on the growing influence of console and PC brands

By Craig Chapple

How Koch Media is ensuring classic brand comebacks are worth the wait

From Shenmue III to TimeSplitters, CEO Klemens Kundratitz discusses the publisher's upcoming line-up

By James Batchelor

Rune II publisher "shocked" by Human Head closure

Ragnarok Game confirmed it will continue to support Rune II and launch on other PC platforms in 2020

By Marie Dealessandri

PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty: Mobile help drive Tencent gaming revenues

Chinese publisher cites increased contributions from overseas titles as driving growth in mobile gaming business, offsetting declines from PC

By Brendan Sinclair

"I believe I am preserving digital art in a physical form"

Special Reserve Games CEO Jeff Smith talks about the business of selling physical copies of indie hits, from speculators to repeat customers buying games "almost blindly"

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

"Expectations for full-price games is very high. You need a large budget to have a chance"

CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński reflects on the struggles of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 and how upcoming sequel Contracts will rectify this

By James Batchelor

Microsoft using Xbox Adaptive Controller to rehabilitate US veterans

Company is working with Veteran Affairs to roll out device to medical centres

By James Batchelor

Call of Duty Mobile beats Mario Kart Tour's first month downloads

Sensor Tower estimates 148m downloads, behind only Pokémon Go in the all-time list

By Matthew Handrahan

Starbreeze proposes plan to pay debts in full

Administrator signs off on reconstruction schedule that would see Payday outfit meet obligations to creditors within five years

By Brendan Sinclair

Google Stadia's launch lineup includes 12 games

Only one title is an exclusive; three of them are Tomb Raider games

By Rebekah Valentine

Zynga: "Not every DAU is created equal"

President of publishing Bernard Kim talks about long-running live ops games and the decision to sunset or reinvest in them

By Brendan Sinclair

Key resellers claim legitimacy -- the courts say otherwise | Opinion

Beiten Burkhardt's Andreas Lober probes the legal basis for key resellers, and finds those marketplaces on shaky ground

By Dr Andreas Lober

Nintendo expects "remarkable results" from Mario Kart Tour

President Shuntaro Furukawa told investors that "earnings are off to a good start" following strong launch

By Matthew Handrahan

Minecraft closes in on 300m registered accounts in China

Mojang's game now has 112m monthly active users worldwide

By Matthew Handrahan

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