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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enFri, 18 Jan 2019 09:59:38 +0000Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:59:38 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net60Netflix: "We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-18-netflix-we-compete-with-and-lose-to-fortnite-more-than-hboTV and film streaming service points to Epic's battle royale title as a major competitorFri, 18 Jan 2019 09:24:00 +0000MediaPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018597Changing industry economics let Bungie forge a new destiny | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-18-changing-industry-economics-let-bungie-forge-a-new-destinyThe idea of a developer operating an expensive online game would once have seemed ludicrous -- Bungie's new independence shows how much has changedFri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018461US, Canada mobile gaming brought in $9.37 billion in 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-us-canada-mobile-gaming-brought-in-usd9-37-billion-in-2018Candy Crush games topped revenue charts for the year as puzzle, strategy, and casino genres dominatedThu, 17 Jan 2019 23:47:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018569Rieko Kodama to receive GDCA Pioneer Awardhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-rieko-kodama-to-receive-gdca-pioneer-awardSega veteran to be honored for tech and game design achievements on titles such as Phantasy Star, Skies of ArcadiaThu, 17 Jan 2019 21:08:00 +0000DevelopmentGDC 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018557Nexon reportedly up for salehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-nexon-reportedly-up-for-saleTencent, EA, Activision, and Disney listed as interested parties in Korean publisher of MapleStoryThu, 17 Jan 2019 19:44:00 +0000Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018548IndieDB, ModDB founder launches mod-focused publishing 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+0000PublishingDevelopmentFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018416Ex-Infinity Ward developers open new studio Winterbornhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-ex-infinity-ward-developers-open-new-studio-winterbornSeattle-based indie creating tactical RPG based on homemade tabletop gameThu, 17 Jan 2019 11:46:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018432GAME's shares improve following "solid" Christmas resultshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-games-shares-improve-following-solid-christmas-resultsUK dips offset by Spanish growth over festive periodThu, 17 Jan 2019 11:19:00 +0000Retailhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018419Ubisoft apologises for forcing heterosexual romance in Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLChttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-ubisoft-apologises-for-forcing-heterosexual-romance-in-assassins-creed-odyssey-dlcPublisher explains story-based decision behind relationship but admits it was “poorly executed”Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:03:00 +0000PoliticsPublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018413Playtika acquires Austrian mobile developer Supertreathttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-playtika-acquires-austrian-mobile-developer-supertreatDeal latest in mobile company's spending spree Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018376How European expansion bolstered Bulkhead against Brexithttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-17-passport-control-how-european-expansion-bolstered-bulkhead-against-brexitSetting up a German subsidiary enabled recruitment of new talent amid political turmoil in the UK, says Bulkhead Interactive CEO Joe BrammerThu, 17 Jan 2019 08:53:00 +0000PoliticsDevelopmentJobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018372Westworld Mobile shutting down following lawsuit settlementhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-westworld-mobile-shutting-down-following-lawsuit-settlementGame removed from App Store, Google Play after "amicable resolution" of copyright disputeWed, 16 Jan 2019 20:28:00 +0000LegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018341Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 5 million globally in first weekhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-super-smash-bros-ultimate-sold-5-million-globally-in-first-weekNintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa says Nintendo Switch seeing fastest software sales in Nintendo historyWed, 16 Jan 2019 19:54:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018336Unity CEO clarifies Improbable violations, future plans in AMAhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-unity-ceo-clarifies-improbable-violations-future-plans-in-amaJohn Riccitiello emphasizes platform's "developer-first" focus as driving TOS changesWed, 16 Jan 2019 19:27:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018333Cybersecurity firm exposes Fortnite vulnerabilityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-cybersecurity-firm-exposes-fortnite-security-holeIf exploited, hackers could have viewed personal information, purchased items, and overheard chat through affected accountsWed, 16 Jan 2019 19:06:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018331ReKTGlobal announces $10.8 million funding roundhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-rektglobal-announces-usd10-8-million-funding-roundGross Labs founder Nick Gross leads funding round, joins boardWed, 16 Jan 2019 17:18:00 +0000eSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018311Unity changes course following dispute with Improbablehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-unity-updates-tos-following-improbable-debacleJohn Riccitiello and Joachim Ante to host Reddit AMA today Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:00:00 +0000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018295Fortnite tops SuperData's 2018 chart with $2.4 billion digital revenuehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-fortnite-tops-2018-superdata-chart-with-usd2-4b-digital-revenueEpic's game toppled Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online in the free-to-play chart, PUBG was the highest earning premium titleWed, 16 Jan 2019 15:59:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2018274