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National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House researching link between games and literacy

Partnership with UKIE will survey secondary school children to explore whether gaming improves literacy skills

By James Batchelor

Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab continues blockchain focus

Publisher's start-up program also looking into services to "improve entertainment experiences before, during and after gaming sessions"

By Brendan Sinclair

German regulator begins process to ban Coin Master game

Review board considers blacklisting game with gambling-like elements as harmful to minors, decision could set precedent for other titles

By Brendan Sinclair

How does the games industry solve its problem with music licensing?

Developers risk having their games removed from sale due to expired licenses -- experts from music and games weigh in on the problem

By Mat Ombler

Sold Out ramps development efforts with key new hire

The Imaginarium's Gina Jackson joins publisher in newly-created role of development director

By James Batchelor

Riot expands beyond League of Legends with rivals to Overwatch, Hearthstone and Street Fighter

Studio unveils six new title, including fighting spin-off, original IP tactical shooter and inevitable card game

By James Batchelor

Ex-Bungie president wants to offer "a job that fits in your life, not something that rules it"

ProbablyMonsters' Harold Ryan talks about the importance of establishing culture as he works to set up three new AAA studios

By Brendan Sinclair

UPlay+ subscribers report repeat charges, suspended subscriptions, other issues

Some users say they are unable to remove saved credit card information to prevent further extra charges

By Rebekah Valentine

Capcom: "We minimize gacha elements in the mobile games we develop"

Company also expects digital sales ratio to rise to 80-90% in the coming years

By Rebekah Valentine

Google Stadia Pro launches November 19

Paid subscription streaming service to debut next month as Founder's Edition bundles begin shipping; free Stadia Base to follow next year

By Brendan Sinclair

G2A: "There's no place in a business like ours for shadiness or fraud"

Communications boss Maciej Kuc addresses the biggest complaints against the divisive marketplace

By James Batchelor

Here's everything GamesIndustry.biz is doing at EGX

Investment Summit, Careers Fair, dedicated industry zone, panels and more coming to London's ExCeL this week

By GamesIndustry Staff

Microsoft introduces swear filters for Xbox

Platform holder will roll out four levels of filtration later this year to all Xbox devices and apps

By James Batchelor

Fortnite "shuts down" ahead of battle royale's Chapter 2

Latest live event sees iconic island devoured by black hole in livestream, game currently unavailable

By Rebekah Valentine

The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Can Blizzard recover from Blitzchung?

We discuss the wider impact of the backlash against the World of Warcraft publisher

By GamesIndustry Staff

FIFA 20 retains No.1 as Grid reaches Top Five

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair debuts at No.31

By Christopher Dring

NorthEdge Capital acquires Curve Digital parent Catalis

Company invests 46.6m in games group, deal values Catalis at 90m

By James Batchelor

Blizzard: Chinese interests "had no influence" on Blitzchung ban

Hearthstone developer reduces punishments for pro player's support of Hong Kong protesters as president J. Allen Brack insists response would have been the same to pro-China views

By Brendan Sinclair

Starbreeze splits into two new companies

Company reconstruction continues as Payday publisher tries to leverage its biggest IP to avoid insolvency

Blizzard forces name change for gay guild

Publisher renames "Gay Boys" as "Guild ZFXPK" in response to player reports, changes it back but says it can't stop it happening again

By Brendan Sinclair

Riot Games: "We aren't telling anyone to avoid saying 'Hong Kong'"

League of Legends firm clarifies confusion as rumours spread it is censoring esports team name Hong Kong Attitude

By James Batchelor

Summerfall Studios breaks new ground with Chorus: An Adventure Musical

Australian startup has assembled David Gaider, Austin Wintory, Troy Baker and Laura Bailey for its "interactive musical"

By Matthew Handrahan

FIFA 20 sees 10 million players in three weeks

Game was available through Origin Access Premier at launch

Changing mental health depictions in games

Developers say the industry is getting better at incorporating real conditions into their stories, but more progress is needed

By Brendan Sinclair

Steam to add ability to play local co-op games with friends online

Support will be added automatically week of October 21 for all applicable games

By Rebekah Valentine

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