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People of the Year: Annapurna Interactive

The acclaimed indie publisher continues to make its mark on the industry - despite its efforts to stay behind the scenes

By James Batchelor

China's new Ethics Committee has been reviewing existing titles

Waiting list for bringing games to China "likely to be longer than expected", analyst IHS Markit warns

By James Batchelor

Epic pulls Infinity Blade series from the App Store

Fans assured that the pioneering mobile franchise will be "popping up in places you wouldn't expect"

By Matthew Handrahan

Red Dead Redemption 2 wins Best Game at Fun & Serious Festival Awards

Rockstar's game wins three in all, with SIE Santa Monica's God of War picking up two

By Matthew Handrahan

Three studios delay - or cancel - their Steam launches in favour of Epic Games Store

Coffee Stain's Satisfactory no longer coming to Valve's marketplace, while Team17 and Double Damage delay their titles

By James Batchelor

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive goes free-to-play

Popular FPS also jumps on the battle royale bandwagon with new Danger Zone mode

By Rebekah Valentine

China forms new ethics committee to review video games

20 titles already processed, but nine rejected and 11 need to “eliminate moral hazard”

By James Batchelor

Jade Raymond: The ecosystem has changed, and games need to catch up

At the Fun & Serious Festival, EA Motive's former head dropped the first hint about the nature of her next project

By Matthew Handrahan

Warframe downloaded one million times on Nintendo Switch

Game reaches milestone less than three weeks after launch on the platform

By Rebekah Valentine

Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Critical Consensus

Nintendo's latest brawler lives up to its hyperbolic title (in fact, you could say it's smashing)

By James Batchelor

People of the Year 2018: Yves Guillemot

Ubisoft's CEO declared victory over Vivendi in years-long takeover struggle, made some smart investments, and took some big risks. The company made some hit games, too.

By Brendan Sinclair

Farming Simulator 19 sells 1m copies worldwide in 10 days

This year's entry is the fastest in the series' history to reach this milestone

Far Cry, Dragon Age 4 and Crash Team Racing remaster lead Game Awards reveals

Plus, first news of new titles from Obsidian, Giant Squid, Supergiant, Hello Games and Studio Wildcard

By James Batchelor

Epic Games Store launches with focus on indie games

Ashen, Hades and Hello Neighbour lead the opening line-up with titles from Annapurna Interactive, Team17 and more on the way

By James Batchelor

Epic has actually listened to developers

An attractive revenue share isn't Epic's biggest promise for its new digital store; for many creators, a platform free of Steam's often-abused community features is essential

By Rob Fahey

"We must self-regulate loot boxes before it's too late"

Industry veterans call on their peers to help prevent games being aligned with the gambling business

By Christopher Dring

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, indies prevail at The Game Awards

Visual Concepts president Greg Thomas honored as this year's Industry Icon

By Rebekah Valentine

Activision introduces Zombie-less Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Discounted Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition releases exclusively on Battle.net

By Rebekah Valentine

People of the Year 2018: Lars Wingefors

We speak to the CEO behind 2018's fastest-growing publisher about its ongoing acquisition spree and honouring THQ's legacy

By James Batchelor

Brian Fargo: “I spent 50% of my time raising money”

InXile on Game Pass and why becoming a part of Microsoft is the 'holy grail' for ambitious games developers

By Christopher Dring

Apple pulls mobile strategy game for including Taliban as enemies

But Slitherine development director hopes mobile platform holder will reverse its decision

By James Batchelor

Phil Spencer: Xbox Game Pass “will come to every device”

Xbox boss hints at bold cross-platform strategy for subscription service

By James Batchelor

Former SteamSpy promises Epic Games Store will share “as much info as legally possible”

Epic's Sergey Galyonkin says new marketplace will “eventually give developers way more information than SteamSpy ever could”

By James Batchelor

Bethesda's support ticket system leaked personal information

Update: Publisher assures that no user account passwords or full credit card numbers were compromised

By Rebekah Valentine

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