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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSun, 20 Oct 2019 02:14:25 +0100Sun, 20 Oct 2019 02:14:25 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60US legislators: Blitzchung ban could have "chilling effect" on free speechhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-us-legislators-blitzchung-ban-could-have-chilling-effect-on-free-speechBipartisan letter urges Blizzard to reverse decision to ban player for pro-Hong Kong statementsFri, 18 Oct 2019 21:00:00 +0100Politicshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063491Humble Monthly becomes Humble Choicehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-humble-monthly-becomes-humble-choiceNew plan reveals games in bundle up-front, subscribers choose which they keepFri, 18 Oct 2019 18:58:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063483Saber Interactive acquires Bigmoon Entertainmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-saber-interactive-acquires-bigmoon-entertainmentWorld War Z developer also announces its zombie-fighting shooter has sold 3m copiesFri, 18 Oct 2019 18:50:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063479Onmyoji server shut down in Vietnam for violating local sovereignty lawshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-onmyoji-server-shut-down-in-vietnam-for-violating-local-sovereignty-lawsUpdate to in-game map shows disputed South China Sea territory as Chinese against Vietnamese lawFri, 18 Oct 2019 18:10:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063472Unity to raise subscription priceshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-unity-to-raise-subscription-pricesBeginning in January, Pro subs will go up 20% to $150 a month, while Plus plans rise 14% to $40 a monthFri, 18 Oct 2019 15:45:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063455What Tilt Five learned from the funding, focus stumbles of CastARhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-what-tilt-five-learned-from-the-funding-focus-stumbles-of-castarTilt Five CEO Jeri Ellsworth shares lessons on VC backing and strategic focus from AR tabletop outfit's VR/AR predecessorFri, 18 Oct 2019 15:06:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063298Persona series clears 10m lifetime saleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-persona-series-tops-10m-lifetime-salesSega annual report also shows Megami Tensei series reaching 17m lifetime salesFri, 18 Oct 2019 12:05:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063401FIFA 20 tops EMEAA chart for a third consecutive weekhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-fifa-20-tops-emeaa-chart-for-a-third-consecutive-weekCodemasters Grid charts at No.5, new Yooka-Laylee scrapes the top 50Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:52:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063395Three million square miles of wilderness: How Silk advances a lost genrehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-three-million-square-miles-of-wilderness-how-silk-advances-a-lost-genreChris Bateman and Rob Hewson on the '80s-style exploration game's vast world and the choices that drive players through itFri, 18 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0100Developmentdevelop:brighton 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063285Deadtoast's My Friend Pedro nears 500k saleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-deadtoasts-my-friend-pedro-nears-500k-salesDevolver Digital published game nears milestone on Switch and PCFri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063386Should Nintendo go third-party? GamesIndustry.biz answers gamers' questions at EGX 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-should-nintendo-go-third-party-gamesindustry-biz-answers-gamers-questions-at-egx-2019Watch the full video of our panel session, which also covers the expectations for Stadia and when (if) Half-Life 3 is coming outFri, 18 Oct 2019 08:49:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmentEGX 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063333Xbox Game Pass users are playing 40% more games -- including outside Game Passhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-xbox-game-pass-users-are-playing-40-percent-more-games-including-outside-game-passID@Xbox's Agostino Simonetta shares key learnings from Microsoft's subscription programFri, 18 Oct 2019 08:21:00 +0100PublishingEGX 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063330Big spending whales aren't the problem with free-to-play games | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-big-spending-whales-arent-the-problem-with-free-to-play-games-opinionA player spending $150k on a mobile game isn't a problem -- but we should still be conscious of players that struggle with compulsionFri, 18 Oct 2019 07:48:00 +0100MobilePublishingMarketinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063317NBA 2K20 slam dunks with best US launch month sales of any sports game everhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-18-nba-2k20-slam-dunks-with-best-us-launch-month-sales-of-any-sports-game-everNBA 2K is now the sixth-best-selling gaming franchise in US history, beating out Guitar HeroFri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063311Mario Kart Tour was the third most-downloaded mobile game in Q3 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-mario-kart-tour-was-the-third-most-downloaded-mobile-game-in-q3-2019Sensor Tower: Nintendo's racer doesn't make it to top 100 grossing despite record-breaking downloads to startThu, 17 Oct 2019 22:40:00 +0100MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063297Nintendo Switch has sold over 15m units in North Americahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-nintendo-switch-has-sold-over-15m-units-in-north-americaSwitch sales in NA are up over 20% year-to-date as of the end of SeptemberThu, 17 Oct 2019 21:32:00 +0100Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063300Call of Duty tosses loot boxes along with Season Pass, DLC map packshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-call-of-duty-tosses-season-pass-dlc-map-packs-loot-boxesModern Warfare adopts Battle Pass system, won't be available at launchThu, 17 Oct 2019 20:30:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063293Google Stadia's controller is wireless, but only on TV at launchhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-google-stadia-wireless-controller-only-wireless-on-tv-at-launchPC, laptop, and mobile will need the USB-C cable to connect for nowThu, 17 Oct 2019 20:00:00 +0100Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063289Tilting Point acquires monetization firm Gondolahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-tilting-point-acquires-monetization-firm-gondolaUser acquisition and marketing outfit picks up in-game offer and ad optimization companyThu, 17 Oct 2019 15:57:00 +0100Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063251Deca acquires four games from Greehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-10-17-deca-acquires-four-games-from-greeIndie publisher grabs midcore titles Knights and Dragons, Crime City, Modern War, and Kingdom Age from Japanese mobile outfitThu, 17 Oct 2019 15:22:00 +0100MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2063236