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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare expected to be US best-selling title of 2019

NPD: NBA 2K20 predicted second, Pokemon Sword and Kingdom Hearts III also make top ten

By Rebekah Valentine

Epic paid 505 Games parent over $10m for Control PC exclusivity

Digital Bros financial statements reveal exclusivity deal payout for Remedy's latest release

By Rebekah Valentine

Is it time to retire virtual currency? | Opinion

The industry doesn't want to curb loot boxes, but it could address some concerns by giving up another consumer-unfriendly tactic

By Brendan Sinclair

Dragon Quest Walk downloaded 5m times in its first week

Square Enix location-based mobile AR game has proved popular on its debut in Japan

Link's Awakening: Critical Consensus

Faithful modern-day remake of original Game Boy game charms reviewers despite underwhelming dungeon creator, frame rate issues

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam Labs adds two more experiments: Deep Dive, Community Recommendations

Prior experiment Interactive Recommender gets promoted to Steam Store home page

By Rebekah Valentine

Take-Two: Next-gen won't see dev costs spike

CEO Strauss Zelnick says the days of console transitions putting significantly increased burden on publishers are long gone

By Brendan Sinclair

Ustwo: Apple Arcade "unshackles the finances" from mobile gaming

The developer of Monument Valley and Apple Arcade launch title Assemble With Care on the benefits of subscriptions

By James Batchelor

Unheadlined Goose Game interview

House House's Jacob Strasser and Michael McMaster on the studio's surprising growth from gosling to gander

By Rebekah Valentine

NBCUniversal shuts down game publishing arm

Unknown number of layoffs from 50-strong team, division head Chris Heatherly stays on for transitional period

By Haydn Taylor

Summer games drought slowed inflation in the UK

Office for National Statistics points to video games as prime contributor to lowest inflation rate since December 2016

By Matthew Handrahan

Google Stadia Founder's Edition is nearly sold out

Premium bundle is being replaced with similar bundle sans Buddy Pass with a different controller

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft donating 100% of X019 ticket sales to SpecialEffect

Event will be held in London this November, tickets go on sale October 1

Mixer rolls out ads across both first-party and partnered content

For now, ad revenue appears to only benefit Mixer, even when ads appear on partner channels

By Rebekah Valentine

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offering cross-platform play in all modes

Paul Haile: "The industry is hitting a point where we shouldn't restrict people from playing with their friends because of platform choices"

By Rebekah Valentine

Rockstar Games launches its own storefront

GTA V, Bully, others now available through latest publisher-driven game launcher

By Rebekah Valentine

League of Legends hits 8 million peak concurrent players a day

Riot shares August's daily worldwide average figures, says it's larger than the top 10 games on Steam combined

By Brendan Sinclair

Newzoo: Android games will earn more revenue than iOS games in 2019

Between Google Play and third-party stores, Android games will earn majority of revenue for the first time this year

By Matthew Handrahan

Vivendi, Riot veterans announce gaming broadcast network, VENN

Ben Kusin and Ariel Horn share their plans and goals for a space that unifies publishers, leagues and audiences under one network

By Rebekah Valentine

Football Manager boss Miles Jacobson calls for an end to plastic packaging

Sports Interactive director tells us he expects savings of up to 20 tonnes of plastic as series switches to eco-friendly cases

By James Batchelor

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wins big at the Japan Game Awards

Switch hit receives Grand Award, Sales Award, and its dev team is honoured by Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

By Matthew Handrahan

Gears 5 tops 3 million players in first week

Microsoft says The Coalition sequel enjoyed "the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation"

By Brendan Sinclair

Scopely opening Japan office

Star Trek and Walking Dead mobile game publisher taps Justin Scarpone to lead push into Asian markets

By Brendan Sinclair

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