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CEX staff report concerns as stores re-open

Employees take issue with inconsistent rules, no quarantine period on trade-ins, no reduction in opening hours

By Brendan Sinclair

Capcom bans ex-EVO champion after racist tweet

Ryan "FChamp" Ramirez apologizes for "very insensitive" post, refuses to call it racist

By Brendan Sinclair

FDA approves game marketed as a treatment for ADHD

Prescription-only device is first game-based therapy the US agency has approved for any condition

By Brendan Sinclair

Luckbox closes $3.8m investment round

Esports betting platform prepares to go public after turnover increases 13 times since March

By Haydn Taylor

Riot Games exec placed on leave for Facebook post blaming George Floyd's death on "criminal lifestyle"

Riot: "The sentiment in that image is directly counter to our belief that addressing systemic racism requires immediate societal change"

By Rebekah Valentine

Are video games the future of live music?

Travis Scott's concert in Fortnite grabbed the headlines, and suggested a way forward for a music industry hit hard by COVID-19

By Mat Ombler

GameStop CEO: COVID-19 lockdowns drove wave of first-time gaming interest

Hardware sales, new loyalty sign-ups indicate that many picked up consoles for the first time in March, April

By Rebekah Valentine

Boom.tv raises $10m in Series A funding

Bitkraft leads investment round to support Code Red ProAm series, esports entertainment platform

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop preliminary financials expect Q1 net loss between $162m and $172m

Retailer closed 76% of international stores, all US stores temporarily in response to COVID-19

By Rebekah Valentine

What does it mean for brands to say Black Lives Matter? | Opinion

Even if companies aren't committed to the movement, their statements can still do some good

By Brendan Sinclair

YouTube now the top mobile game discovery path for kids

Interpret study finds video platform has surpassed recommendations from friends or family as the top way for children under 13 to learn about new games

By Brendan Sinclair

The Outer Worlds wins Nebula Award for Game Writing

Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds were among other nominees

By Rebekah Valentine

Bandai Namco cancels support for physical 2020 World Tour events

COVID-19 pushes Tekken, Soulcalibur, and Dragon Ball FighterZ tournaments to digital venues

By Rebekah Valentine

Sonic the Hedgehog movie getting a sequel

Original film's director and writers would reunite for another run, but decisions on cast not yet made

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch signs three more exclusivity deals with top streamers

Streaming platform wars escalate as Summit1G, Dakotaz and JoshOG commit to multi-year partnerships with Twitch

By Haydn Taylor

League of Legends putting ads on the playfield

Viewers of official esports matches will see Mastercard, Alienware, other brands featured on in-game banners

By Brendan Sinclair

Esports merchandise firm We Are Nations launches Nations Ventures

Investment fund is seeking early stage esports companies, first deals expected in Q3 this year

Don't believe the hype: a basic guide to engaging with your players

My.Games' Alexey Izotov explores the balancing act of generating hype for the GamesIndustry.biz Academy

By Alexey Izotov

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