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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enFri, 24 Sep 2021 19:31:02 +0100Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:31:02 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60EA lays out the plan for Playdemichttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-ea-lays-out-the-plan-for-playdemicEA mobile exec Jeff Karp sees "immediate opportunities" to bring Golf Clash design elements to EA Sports series, potential for "future synergies" Fri, 24 Sep 2021 18:05:00 +0100MobilePublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169160Improbable promises of the metaverse | This Week in Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-improbable-promises-of-the-metaverse-this-week-in-businessIt can be tough telling the metaverse true believers from the snake oil salesmenFri, 24 Sep 2021 16:21:00 +0100This Week in Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168954SOC Investment Group: Activision Blizzard execs need to be held accountable for toxic working culturehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-soc-investment-group-activision-blizzard-execs-need-to-be-held-accountable-for-toxic-working-cultureResearch director Rich Clayton tells us what more the firm wants from these games giantsFri, 24 Sep 2021 12:59:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169078Over 200 Chinese games firms reportedly vow to self-regulate in face of new restrictionshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-over-200-chinese-games-firms-reportedly-vow-to-self-regulate-in-face-of-new-restrictionsStatement from state-backed gaming association suggests firms will use facial recognition to identify minorsFri, 24 Sep 2021 12:01:00 +0100Politicshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169073Microsoft's The Initiative partners with Square Enix's Crystal Dynamics for Perfect Dark reboothttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-microsofts-the-initiative-partners-with-square-enixs-crystal-dynamics-for-perfect-dark-rebootThe title is still "early in development" the teams saidFri, 24 Sep 2021 11:17:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169061Chris Pratt cast as Mario in animated adaptation dated for Holiday 2022https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-chris-pratt-cast-as-mario-as-animated-adaptation-dated-for-holiday-2022Charlie Day will be Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy joins as Peach and Jack Black will voice BowserFri, 24 Sep 2021 11:07:00 +0100Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169058The story of Zool: Redimensioned - A game made by Sumo's student developershttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-22-the-story-of-zool-redimensioned-a-game-made-by-sumos-student-developersSumo's Jacob Habgood on diversifying talent by going outside of games coursesFri, 24 Sep 2021 11:04:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168672Nintendo adds new Switch Online tier with N64, Mega Drive gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-24-nintendo-adds-new-switch-online-tier-with-n64-mega-drive-gamesNew membership plan to launch in late October, includes current benefits of subscriptionFri, 24 Sep 2021 10:12:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2169046Rovio to open Toronto studiohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-rovio-to-open-toronto-studioAngry Birds developer's new office location to be led by ex-Gameloft VP of North American Studios Julie BeaugrandThu, 23 Sep 2021 18:06:00 +0100BusinessJobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168931The future was free-to-play | 10 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-the-future-was-free-to-play-10-years-ago-this-monthA guest editorial from Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley holds up surprisingly well, while other predictions of the era... don't.Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:35:00 +010010 Years Ago This Monthhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2167748Inside the ambitious indies raising the bar on what small teams can do the genrehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-21-inside-the-ambitious-indies-raising-the-bar-on-what-small-teams-can-do-the-genreIncreasingly indie teams are motivated to push what is possible within the conventional indie framework. And they're turning to Unity Pro to do itThu, 23 Sep 2021 15:21:00 +0100DevelopmentSponsoredhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168431Mobile gaming will bring in $116bn in 2024 - Newzoohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-mobile-gaming-will-bring-in-usd116bn-in-2024-newzooMarket intelligence firm expects 11.2% CAGR from 2019 through 2024; this year's worldwide mobile gaming market projected to be $90.7bnThu, 23 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0100MobileBusinesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168720Misfits Gaming Group secures $35m investmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-misfits-gaming-group-secures-usd35m-investmentMedia brand Scripps leads investment into global esports organisationThu, 23 Sep 2021 14:29:00 +0100FinancialeSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168887God of War | Why I Lovehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-god-of-war-why-i-loveXuan Yuan Sword 7 producer Golgi Yang admires Sony Santa Monica's 2018 reboot as a reference point developers can aim for and learn fromThu, 23 Sep 2021 13:34:00 +0100Why I Lovehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168356Meet Sweet Justice: the external sound team bringing audio excellence to Fortnite, Halo, Star Wars and Demon's Soulshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-meet-sweet-justice-the-external-sound-team-bringing-audio-excellence-to-fortnite-halo-star-wars-and-demons-soulsWe discover the unique business style behind one of the world's most exciting sound design teamsThu, 23 Sep 2021 12:18:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168851Sega Ikebukuro Gigo arcade shuts downhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-sega-ikebukuro-gigo-arcade-shuts-downClosure attributed to expiration of lease and need for building renovationsThu, 23 Sep 2021 10:31:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168816Sumo Digital opens new Indian studiohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-23-sumo-digital-opens-new-indian-studioNew Bangalore outfit to be led by Sumo Pune studio director Stewart NealThu, 23 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0100BusinessDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168800Epic vs Apple: All The Headlineshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-05-07-epic-vs-apple-what-weve-learned-so-farJudge rules in favour of Apple on nine out of ten counts, but Epic has filed to appealThu, 23 Sep 2021 09:42:00 +0100MobileLegalPublishingEpic vs Applehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2148801Apple won't let Fortnite back on App Store until court ruling finalizedhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-22-apple-wont-let-fortnite-back-on-app-store-until-court-ruling-finalizedEpic says it has paid the $6 million it owed the iPhone maker, but Apple responded it "will not consider any further requests for reinstatement" Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:21:00 +0100MobileLegalPublishingEpic vs Applehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168769Zynga grants $1.4m to North Carolina A&T college of engineeringhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-22-zynga-grants-usd1-4-million-to-north-carolina-a-and-t-college-of-engineeringNew partnership with university announced to address racial disparities in gaming industry and establish career pipelineWed, 22 Sep 2021 21:13:00 +0100Charityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2168766