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Twitter says gaming posts up 75% in 2020

More than 2 billion gaming tweets make for a record year as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Game Awards 2020 were most talked about game and event, respectively

By Brendan Sinclair

Twitch, Facebook see best months for viewership yet in December

DLive, a game streaming platform used by Capitol insurrectionists, also saw December uptick

By Rebekah Valentine

GameStop holiday sales down 3.1% in 2020

New consoles can't offset impact of closing more than 450 stores and COVID-19 shutdowns; retailer shakes up board of directors

By Brendan Sinclair

43 million games sold in the UK in 2020 | UK Annual Report

Nintendo Switch dominates retail, Ubisoft scores big in digital, and PS5 makes a strong start

By Christopher Dring

The future is digital -- right?

The physical format faces headwinds, but will its demise be slower than we expect?

By Sam Naji and Damian Abrahams

Twitch suspends Trump account following insurrection at US Capitol

"We believe this is a necessary step to...prevent Twitch from being used to incite further violence"

By Rebekah Valentine

Twitch pulls Pogchamp emote over link to Capitol siege supporter

Streaming site says Ryan 'Gootecks' Gutierrez, the face of the emote, was "encouraging further violence" via Twitter

By James Batchelor

How to bring blockbuster brands to the gaming world

Outright Games on three key principles that can bring success when working with major licenses

By Terry Malham-Wallis

Amazon's 2020 gaming best-sellers again led by gift cards, Switch games

In fact, much of the top-sellers list looks near-identical to the 2019 listing

By Rebekah Valentine

ITV invests in Roshambo Live team for TV pilot

UK broadcaster could acquire developer Live Tech Games if interactive game show concept proves successful

By James Batchelor

Sony to launch PlayStation 5 in India in February

The PlayStation 5 is to release in India on February 2, with prices starting at Rs 39,990 ($600) for the digital edition. Pre-orders open on January 12

How to map social media to your marketing funnel

Phoenix Labs' RuthAnne Berry talks about using social media to meet your game's goals

By RuthAnne Berry

Blackstone makes big investment in mobile ad firm Liftoff

Sources say Blackstone's investment is close to $400 million

By Matthew Handrahan

Microsoft granting full refunds to anyone who purchased Cyberpunk 2077 digitally

Update: GameStop reportedly joins Best Buy and CD Projekt in also offering full refunds

By Rebekah Valentine

Eneba raises $8m for online gaming marketplace

Retailer to use funding for global expansion as it tries to compete with major online gaming retailers

By Rebekah Valentine

Games of the Year 2020 | Podcast

The GamesIndustry.biz team discuss their favourite games that may or may not have come out in the last 12 months

By GamesIndustry Staff

Monster Hunter movie makes $2.2m in US opening weekend

Capcom adaptation has generated $7 million so far, despite pandemic impact on cinemas

By James Batchelor

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