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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enThu, 26 Apr 2018 18:13:54 +0100Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:13:54 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60Nintendo profits spike as Switch approaches 18m saleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-nintendo-profits-spike-as-switch-approaches-18m-salesMario Odyssey breaks 10m sales barrierThu, 26 Apr 2018 16:58:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969328Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stepping downhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-nintendo-president-tatsumi-kimishima-stepping-downWith executive's retirement set for June, console maker names Shuntaro Furukawa its leader-in-waitingThu, 26 Apr 2018 16:31:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969322How to get to 'WOW!': The challenging road to marketing VRhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-how-to-get-to-wow-the-challenging-road-to-marketing-vrInsomniac senior community developer Tim Salvitti talks about what the studio learned (and unlearned) when it came to pushing VR gamesThu, 26 Apr 2018 15:22:00 +0100MarketingVirtual Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969106"If anybody is going to pick a fight with Steam or create an alternative, the time is now"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-if-anybody-is-going-to-pick-a-fight-with-steam-or-create-an-alternative-it-is-nowAt Reboot Develop, Rami Ismail and Robin Hunicke argued that existing digital platforms are not doing enough to represent the diversity and artistry of developersThu, 26 Apr 2018 12:09:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmentReboot Develop 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969261Epic Games continues pursuing lawsuit against 14-year-old Fortnite playerhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-epic-games-pursues-lawsuit-against-14-year-old-childParent's move to dismiss the case met with resistance from Fortnite developerThu, 26 Apr 2018 12:02:00 +0100Legalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969259Microsoft shuts down popular Halo mod ElDewritohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-microsoft-shuts-down-popular-halo-modStreamers attract tech giant's ire as multiple DMCA takedowns issuedThu, 26 Apr 2018 09:59:00 +0100Legalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969196PC Building Simulator sells 100,000 copies in a monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-pc-building-simulator-sells-100-000-copies-in-a-monthThe Irregular Corporation's latest release had a strong opening month in Early AccessThu, 26 Apr 2018 08:25:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969145Roblox signs book publishing deal with Harper Collinshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-roblox-signs-book-publishing-deal-with-harper-collinsThe first three books based on the popular online platform will be released in Fall 2018Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:58:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969137WarpPortal blocks access to game catalogue in Europehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-warpportal-to-block-access-to-game-catalogue-in-europeRagnarok Online and more will be restricted from May 25 - the date that GDPR takes effectThu, 26 Apr 2018 07:38:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969134Snapchat launches "Snappables" series of AR gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-26-snapchat-launches-snappables-series-of-ar-gamesSnap Inc commits to releasing new mini-games on a weekly basisThu, 26 Apr 2018 07:31:00 +0100MobileAugmented Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969133EA, Activision Blizzard, and Valve found in breach of Belgian gambling lawshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-three-industry-leading-publishers-found-in-breach-of-belgian-gambling-lawsLoot boxes in FIFA 18, Overwatch, and CS:GO violate gambling legislation, says Belgian Gaming CommissionWed, 25 Apr 2018 16:05:00 +0100Legalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969065The Red Flag of Passionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-the-red-flag-of-passionHow a seemingly harmless word is used to put a happy face on some of the industry's biggest problemsWed, 25 Apr 2018 15:24:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1968432A Whole New World (of Tanks)https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-a-whole-new-world-of-tanksWargaming's Victor Kislyi talks about why the free-to-play game's growth plateaued and the company's plan to keep it going for the next 20 yearsWed, 25 Apr 2018 14:23:00 +0100PublishingGDC 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1968160"We just want to keep the IP" - Why Swery is banking on crowd-fundinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-24-we-just-want-to-keep-the-ip-why-swery-is-banking-on-crowd-fundingThe Good Life approaches its last stretch on KickstarterWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:29:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1968913Wolfenstein II has five nominations at the Nordic Game Awards 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-wolfenstein-ii-leads-the-nominations-at-the-nordic-game-awards-2018But Ultra Ultra's Echo leads the pack with six, Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares and Image & Form's SteamWorld Dig 2 close behindWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:21:00 +0100Nordic Game Conference 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969030Unpatchable hardware exploit leaves Nintendo facing security nightmarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-unpatchable-hardware-exploit-leaves-nintendo-facing-security-nightmareHackers get Linux running on Switch but Nvidia Tegra X1 flaw opens the gates to modders and cheats in Nintendo's online gamesWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:18:00 +0100Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969033Henchman & Goon secures $400,000 fundinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-henchman-and-goon-secures-USD400-000-fundingAltered Ventures invests in Norwegian studio's upcoming game PodeWed, 25 Apr 2018 11:10:00 +0100Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969018Strong first quarter Xbox One sales offset March hardware spending slumphttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-march-hardware-spending-slump-offset-by-strong-first-quarter-xbox-one-salesTotal consumer spend down 11 per cent in March, but up by 15 per cent for the yearWed, 25 Apr 2018 10:38:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1969005How Space Ape eschewed convention to make its most profitable gamehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-24-defying-logic-how-space-ape-used-eschewed-convention-to-make-its-most-profitable-gameSimon Hade and Nicolas Boulay discuss growing Fastlane: Road to Revenge from $5,000 ad revenue a day to $45,000 in four monthsWed, 25 Apr 2018 08:47:00 +0100Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1968959Kartridge offers developers 100% of revenue up to $10,000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-25-kartridge-offers-developers-100-percent-of-revenue-up-to-usd10kExclusive games will also get 90% up to $40k, in new terms aimed at "smaller developers"Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:59:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1968981