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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enFri, 16 Apr 2021 12:31:49 +0100Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:31:49 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60Square Enix denies rumours of acquisition activityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-16-square-enix-denies-rumours-of-acquisition-activityThe company has shut down talks that several parties were looking to acquire itFri, 16 Apr 2021 12:24:00 +0100Publisherhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145694PUBG parent Krafton applies for IPOhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-16-pubg-parent-krafton-applies-for-ipoSeoul-based analysts valued the PUBG maker at around $17.9 billionFri, 16 Apr 2021 11:28:00 +0100Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145675Hitman developer IO Interactive opens Barcelona studio and eyes third-party publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-16-hitman-developer-io-interactive-opens-barcelona-studio-and-eyes-third-party-publishingThe studio's CEO reveals ambitious plans in GI Live: Online talkFri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145641Tim Sweeney is right - Epic losses on its Game Store are a good investment | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-16-tim-sweeney-is-right-epic-losses-on-its-game-store-are-a-good-investment-opinionThe company's crusade against Apple may look increasingly quixotic, but its spending on creating a serious competitor to Steam is rational and justifiedFri, 16 Apr 2021 09:15:00 +0100MobileBusinessLegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145632Watch GI Live today: Hitman developer CEO Hakan Abrak and making great game trailershttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-watch-gi-live-today-hitman-developer-ceo-hakan-abrak-and-making-great-game-trailersPlus, rewatch our previous days sessionsFri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145507Devolver Digital, Steam and Wings triumph at the Indie Publishing Awardshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-devolver-digital-steam-and-wings-triumph-at-the-indie-publishing-awardsVictoria Tran scoops community management prize and Sea of Stars named best crowd-funding campaignThu, 15 Apr 2021 20:30:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145484CD Projekt's 2020 sales trounce previous full-year recordhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-cd-projekts-2020-sales-trounce-previous-full-year-recordCyberpunk 2077 developer's preliminary financials show 2020 sales and profits both several times higher than records set during The Witcher 3's launch yearThu, 15 Apr 2021 20:24:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145594Asphalt franchise hits 1bn downloadshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-asphalt-franchise-hits-1bn-downloadsAsphalt 9: Legends will soon be launching on Xbox Series X and Xbox OneThu, 15 Apr 2021 17:38:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145569It took a pandemic to improve acceptance of video games in Italyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-it-took-a-pandemic-to-improve-acceptance-of-video-games-in-italyMarco Saletta, chair of trade body IIDEA, tells us more about how the market has changed over the past yearThu, 15 Apr 2021 15:38:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145532Sweeney and Cook set to testify at Apple vs. Epic Games trialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-sweeney-and-cook-set-to-testify-at-apple-vs-epic-games-trialThe two CEOs will be examined for evidence pertaining to their respective companies, Sweeney's could take up to eight hoursThu, 15 Apr 2021 14:26:00 +0100Lawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145522How Scopely's acquisition of FoxNext led to Boundless opportunityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-how-scopelys-acquisition-of-foxnext-led-to-boundless-opportunityScopely's Amir Rahimi and Tim O'Brien detail Marvel Strike Force studio's banner 2020, say more acquisitions on the wayThu, 15 Apr 2021 14:00:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145408Code Coven collaborates with IGDA Foundation and Grant for the Web on accelerator programhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-code-coven-collaborates-with-igda-and-grant-for-the-web-on-accelerator-programThe program will support marginalised developers by providing professional guidance and resources Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:34:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145497Jambox Games raises $1.1m to support independent developers in Southeast Asiahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-jambox-games-raises-usd1-1m-to-support-independent-developers-in-southeast-asiaThe company specialises in casual and hypercasual mobile titles that are hugely popular in the regionThu, 15 Apr 2021 10:58:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145464Watch GI Live today: Peter Moore, Human: Fall Flat, Velan Studios and the Indie Publishing Awardshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-watch-gi-live-today-peter-moore-human-fall-flat-velan-studios-and-the-indie-publishing-awardsWatch it hereThu, 15 Apr 2021 09:31:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145384AppLovin IPO raises $1.8bnhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-15-applovin-ipo-raises-usd1-8bnOffering values the mobile games firm at nearly $30 billion, shares to be listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market todayThu, 15 Apr 2021 09:12:00 +0100MobileFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145427Capcom closing USA online storehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-capcom-closing-usa-online-storeBut European merchandise outlet will continue to operate as US arm seeks new licensing partnersWed, 14 Apr 2021 20:34:00 +0100PublishingMarketinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145406Apex Legends hits 100m players globallyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-apex-legends-hits-100m-players-globallyRespawn's battle royale celebrated its second anniversary in FebruaryWed, 14 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145256Microsoft tests removal of Xbox Live requirement for free-to-play gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-microsoft-tests-removal-of-xbox-live-requirement-for-free-to-play-gamesRelease notes in Insiders testing program say Microsoft will no longer require a paid subscription to play free-to-play games onlineWed, 14 Apr 2021 17:52:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145387PlayStation Network's 24 days of downtime | 10 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-playstation-networks-24-days-of-downtime-10-years-ago-this-monthSony's 2011 hack was covered as one of the biggest security breaches of all time, but how significant was it in the long run?Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:09:00 +010010 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145193PlayStation details recyclable packaging for PS5https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-04-14-playstation-intoduces-recyclable-packaging-for-ps5Packaging per unit is between 93-99% plastic-freeWed, 14 Apr 2021 16:06:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2145348