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“History is our playground”: Bringing Assassin's Creed into the classroom

We speak to Maxime Durand, franchise historian behind the publisher's flagship series, about its new violence-free Discovery Mode

By James Batchelor

Chatterbox secures €325,000 to develop games for instant messenging platforms

"We are at the sweet spot of casual gaming and messaging - both mega trends of this decade", says Chatterbox CEO

By Haydn Taylor

If loot boxes are free-to-play's present, what will be the future?

With a new round of funding and Dauntless ramping up to open beta, Phoenix Labs is ready for a free-to-play renaissance

By Brendan Sinclair

Daedalic Entertainment opens new Munich office

Bavarian branch is publisher's third in Germany, former Klonk Games team hired to work on new title from Deponia creator

By James Batchelor

De Blob publisher THQ Nordic buys Koch Media for €121m

Deep Silver, Saints Row, Dead Island and more acquired by European publisher

By Christopher Dring

Poundland enters games retail with 5 console titles

350 UK stores now stocking video games with 50 more to be added in March, retailer tells GamesIndustry.biz

By James Batchelor

Rare's voyage into uncharted waters with Sea of Thieves

Studio head Craig Duncan and executive producer Joe Neate discuss Rare's approach to its first service-based game

By Haydn Taylor

Fredrik Wester stepping down as Paradox CEO

Board member Ebba Ljungerud will take the helm of publisher as Wester assumes new role to focus on new business areas

By Brendan Sinclair

Assassin's Creed: Origins on track to double Syndicate sales

Ubisoft emphasizes recurrent spending and catalog sales as it beats holiday quarter projections

By Brendan Sinclair

Sports Direct buys 50% of GAME's esports arenas in 3.2m deal

Belong arenas to appear in Sports Direct stores, with additional 55m in loans

By Christopher Dring

Nintendo plots longer lifecycle for Switch

Firm wants to extend beyond the standard 'five or six years'

By Christopher Dring

Monster Hunter: World hits 6 million shipped

Co-op action game reaches milestone faster than any title in Capcom history, already publisher's fourth best-seller of all-time

By Brendan Sinclair

Chinese and UK focus promised as Bandai Namco reports profits dip

Restructure and fresh regional focus revealed as part of new mid-term strategy

By Ben Parfitt

Planning for the end of the one-hit wonder

The mobile gaming landscape is filled with giant companies living off the back of a single, enormous hit title - but how many are planning effectively for when that title starts to decline?

By Rob Fahey

Activision Blizzard posts record quarter, full-year results

Growth in mobile more than offsets single-digit slips in console and PC revenues for owner of Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Candy Crush

By Brendan Sinclair

Relic ceases support for underperforming Dawn of War III

"When a game underperforms, plans need to change," says developer

By Haydn Taylor

Gameloft closes New Orleans studio - report

The French publisher has reportedly cut 40 jobs

By Haydn Taylor

Nintendo inspires improved January sales for UK retail

Monster Hunter is January's No.3 best-selling game after just a week on sale

By Christopher Dring

Strong mobile launches drive NetEase revenues

Onmyyoji and Knives Out attract big player numbers and are backed up by ecommerce growth

By Ben Parfitt

Nexon reports a record-breaking year

Revenues and income up as Dungeon & Fighter and Maple Story enjoy strong growth

By Ben Parfitt

Zynga returns to full-year profits for the first time in seven years

Net income up $138.4m year-on-year to $26.6m, daily active users reaches four-year high at 20 million

By James Batchelor

Take-Two's usual performers carry company to solid quarter

Record quarters for Grand Theft Auto Online and NBA 2K continue to tide publisher over during a light year of major releases

By Brendan Sinclair

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