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Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March

Grand Theft Auto V becomes the number one game watched for the first time as sleeping streamers gains popularity

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Netflix lands streaming deal for Sony films, including Uncharted

All Sony Pictures films from 2022 will be available on the streaming platform after their initial theatrical release

By Marie Dealessandri

Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah

CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"

By Marie Dealessandri

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Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch

Off-service conduct policy states platform is willing to suspend people for violent extremism, hate group membership, sexual assault, and other actions taken elsewhere

By Brendan Sinclair

Nielsen to close down SuperData

Games insights will be rolled into Nielsen Sports' products and services

By Marie Dealessandri

The Game Developer's Playlist: Tex Murphy, with Jean Leggett | Podcast

One More Story Games CEO discusses the impact of the cult hit adventure games on her career

By GamesIndustry Staff

Former Famitsu editor arrested for fraud

Freelance editor reportedly confessed to charges of billing the publication for articles he wrote

By Brendan Sinclair

Sega is Metacritic's publisher of the year

The Persona 5 Royal and Yakuza 0 publisher is followed by Annapurna Interactive and Capcom

By Marie Dealessandri

UKIE releases Green Games Guide to help companies take action against climate change

Created with London Games Festival and Playing for the Planet, the guide aims at providing tools to create more sustainable businesses

Hades wins Best Game at BAFTA Games Awards 2021

Supergiant's hit took home five awards, while Animal Crossing, The Last of Us Part II, and Sackboy each won two

By Marie Dealessandri

Ghost of Tsushima to receive film adaptation

John Wick director attached to project; PlayStation action adventure has now topped 6.5 million copies sold

By Jeffrey Rousseau

NFTs? No f***ing thanks | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses the dangers of downplaying abuse from "devoted fans"

By GamesIndustry Staff

Twitch permanently bans Ali 'Gross Gore' Larsen after sexual assault allegations

Also removes partner status after multiple violations of its Terms of Service, including adult sexual exploitation

By James Batchelor

Game companies condemn anti-Asian hate crimes

Publishers and platform-holders among those decrying violence targeting Asian American and Pacific Islanders

By Brendan Sinclair

Were free-to-play fears unfounded? | Podcast

Latest podcast available now, also discusses the recent rise of new indie publishers

By GamesIndustry Staff

Chess category booming as Twitch hours watched in February grew 82%

StreamElements report notes that Chess has been steadily growing in popularity since The Queen's Gambit debut

By Eric Van Allen

Enthusiast Gaming launching new esports site Upcomer

Specialist media firm will incorporate existing Daily Esports website into new launch this year

Global esports, game streaming markets to reach $3.5b by 2025 - Juniper

Research firm projects fields to grow from projected 2021 total of $2.1 billion; Asia Pacific region will account for half of viewers

By Brendan Sinclair

Less than 15% of Twitch user reports last year led to enforcement actions

Streaming site's transparency report shows only 2% of hateful conduct and harassment reports were acted upon

By Brendan Sinclair

The next generation of PlayStation VR | Podcast

Latest episode available now, also discusses Pokémon Legends and the franchise's 25th anniversary

By GamesIndustry Staff

PlayStation Store drops movies and TV shows

Sony will discontinue rental and purchase options through its storefront as of August 31

By Brendan Sinclair

Gotta cash 'em all: How Pokémon became the world's biggest games franchise

As the critter-catching phenomenon turns 25, we explore the secrets of its success and where it might lead in the future

By James Batchelor

Whose war stories are worth telling? | Podcast

Latest episode available to download now, also discusses Nintendo Direct and Zelda's 35th anniversary

By GamesIndustry Staff

Live-action Twisted Metal TV series moving forward

Sony's vehicular combat franchise has an adaptation in development from the writers of Deadpool

By Eric Van Allen

The dark art of getting press coverage | This Week in Business

If your Paragon PR campaign isn't getting traction, you could always try going Renegade

By Brendan Sinclair

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