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The Gaming Stadium parent acquiring Pepper Esports

TGS Esports picks up creator of esports platform built around wagering cash and prizes for a little over $6m

Tencent and Ziff Davis partner to relaunch IGN China

Chinese games giant will operate media outlet, site will be editorially independent of Tencent Group

By James Batchelor

Are corporate celebrations of LGBTQ Pride progress?

Two queer non-binary game developers discuss whether there's an upside to pinkwashing during a devcom session

By Brendan Sinclair

The Five Games of Mike Bithell | Podcast

First episode of our new spin-off series available now, featuring the developer behind Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex

By GamesIndustry Staff

Dignitas launches new women in gaming initiative, _FE

Esports organization aims to create a resource pool providing opportunities and support for women in games

By Rebekah Valentine

Wired launching new gaming sub-vertical

After seeing a spike in visitors for gaming stories this year, Wired will expand its coverage beginning in October

By Brendan Sinclair

Free and easy ways to cross-promote your game

Straw Fawn Studio's Philomena Schwab shares tips on how to work with other developers on your marketing

By James Batchelor

BitKraft Ventures raises $165m VC fund

The games- and esports-focused VC firm already has a portfolio of 50 companies

By Matthew Handrahan

iOS 14 will "severely impact" monetisation opportunities, Facebook says

Changes in privacy policy on Apple devices could mean a 50% drop in ad-driven revenue coming from Facebook's Audience Network

By Marie Dealessandri

$60+ for a game is an “unfair price,” G2A study finds

41% of the respondents said younger players were being "outpriced by gaming"

By Marie Dealessandri

Is Rocksteady doing enough to tackle abuse? | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses debut PlayStation 5 ad, and the shift to remote-office hybrid companies

By GamesIndustry Staff

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War trailer blocked in China

Activision replaces original version, featuring Tiananmen Square protest footage, with shorter edit worldwide

By James Batchelor

How to pitch an article to GamesIndustry.biz

If you're a freelancer interested in writing for us, here's some advice on tailoring your idea to suit our readership

By GamesIndustry Staff

UK Charts: PGA Tour 2K21 lands at No.2

And Animal Crossing: New Horizons is No.1 again

By Christopher Dring

Burger King's ad agency frustrates Twitch streamers with "predatory" stunt

Oglivy uses text-to-speech chat bots to deliver ads during livestreams for $5 or less

By James Batchelor

Animal Talking: "It's a hobby that spiralled wildly out of control”

At our Changing Channels conference, screenwriter Gary Whitta described the past, present and future of his Animal Crossing talk show

By Matthew Handrahan

RektGlobal has acquired Fearless Media

Acquisition puts digital advertising agency in company with Greenlit Content, Rogue, and Fullcube

By Rebekah Valentine

Microsoft Flight Simulator | Critical Consensus

Asobo Studio is here to spoil Naughty Dog's party with a dark horse contender for Game of the Year

By Matthew Handrahan

Firewatch film is still alive, now being made by Snoot Entertainment

Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder join Campo Santo co-founders to produce movie set in Wisconsin wilderness

By Rebekah Valentine

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