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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enThu, 22 Aug 2019 21:26:00 +0100Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:26:00 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60Tencent partners with Razer for cloud gaming hardware, overseas expansionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-tencent-partners-with-razer-for-cloud-gaming-hardware-overseas-expansionCollaboration aims to have gaming hardware compatible with Tencent Cloud launched by year's endThu, 22 Aug 2019 21:20:00 +0100HardwareDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054440Play Ventures closes first funding round at $40mhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-play-ventures-closes-first-funding-round-at-USD40mLed by Rovio investment, VC fund raises $10m more than initial targetsThu, 22 Aug 2019 20:50:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054432EA Dice cancels plans for Battlefield V competitive 5v5 modehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-ea-dice-cancels-plans-for-battlefield-v-competitive-5v5-modeSenior producer Ryan McArthur: "Not creating this mode was vital for us to reach our bug-crushing and content goals"Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:03:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054430Steam no longer allowing payments in Argentinian pesoshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-steam-no-longer-allowing-payments-in-argentinian-pesosStorefront error cites "government laws," but currency depreciation may be at the heart of payment blockThu, 22 Aug 2019 19:50:00 +0100PoliticsLegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054426Sweating the details of diversity in Marvel's Spider-Manhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-sweating-the-details-of-diversity-in-marvels-spider-manAt Devcom 2019, Insomniac's Jason Hickey showed how small details can send a positive message in even the biggest gamesThu, 22 Aug 2019 15:19:00 +0100DevelopmentDevcom 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054383Telling Lies: Critical Consensushttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-telling-lies-critical-consensusHer Story creator Sam Barlow delivers critically acclaimed followup, but Telling Lies still lives in the shadow of its predecessorThu, 22 Aug 2019 15:09:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054371GamesIndustry.biz UK Investment Summit Early Bird ends next weekhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-gamesindustry-biz-uk-investment-summit-early-bird-ends-next-weekSega and Those Awesome Guys join line-up for EGX showThu, 22 Aug 2019 11:12:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054313New publisher Modern Wolf commits to "ethical development practices"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-new-publisher-modern-wolf-states-commitment-to-ethical-development-practicesUK-based indie publisher has a zero tolerance policy on crunch, will champion developers from underrepresented regionsThu, 22 Aug 2019 10:53:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054302Oculus VR loses its head of mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-oculus-vr-loses-its-head-of-mobileMax Cohen left this month, after leading Gear VR, Oculus Go, and starting push toward Oculus QuestThu, 22 Aug 2019 10:20:00 +0100JobsVirtual Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054291Nintendo continues marginal improvements to ethical mineral sourcinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-nintendo-continues-marginal-improvements-to-ethical-mineral-sourcingSwitch maker says it's "putting smiles on the faces of our supply chain," but efforts to ensure it isn't funding human rights abuses far from completeThu, 22 Aug 2019 09:29:00 +0100Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054236Apple delays new rules around data tracking in kids' gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-apple-delays-new-rules-around-data-tracking-in-kids-games"We aren't backing off on this important issue, but we are working to help developers get there"Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:23:00 +0100MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054272Modified DayZ receives MA15+ rating in Australiahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-22-modified-dayz-receives-ma15-rating-in-australiaBohemia Interactive's changes satisfy the Australian Classification BoardThu, 22 Aug 2019 09:20:00 +0100LegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054274Hatch arrives in Germanyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-hatch-arrives-in-germanyRovio's premium mobile game streaming service launches for Vodafone 5G customersWed, 21 Aug 2019 20:56:00 +0100Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054251Microsoft contractors listened to user audio from Xbox consoleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-microsoft-contractors-listened-to-user-audio-from-xbox-consolesBoth deliberate and accidental Cortana, Kinect commands were recorded and heard, most reportedly from childrenWed, 21 Aug 2019 20:50:00 +0100Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054246Valve to keep original Steam up in Chinahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-valve-hopes-to-keep-original-steam-up-in-chinaCompany plans to have its global storefront freely available in the country even after the launch of the official Steam China storefrontWed, 21 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054243Respawn at the Apex of community dysfunction | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-respawn-at-the-apex-of-community-dysfunction-opinionFans and developers say they want an open, transparent relationship with each other, but their actions suggest anything butWed, 21 Aug 2019 19:11:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054201Borderlands 3's secret weapon is in the writers' roomhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-borderlands-3s-secret-weapon-is-in-the-writers-roomAt Devcom, Gearbox Software's Randy Varnell detailed the creation of a "narrative department" to meet the challenge of Borderlands 3Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:34:00 +0100DevelopmentDevcom 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054146Gears 5 "ahead of the industry" on monetising without loot boxeshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-gears-5-ahead-of-the-industry-on-monetising-without-loot-boxesMultiplayer design director Ryan Cleven says The Coalition has been working on "player-friendly" purchase systems since Gears of War 4Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:29:00 +0100DevelopmentGamescom 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054148GOG has fulfilled two million Community Wishlist requestshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-21-gog-has-fulfilled-two-million-community-wishlist-requestsDigital distributor celebrates milestone, ten years after launching programme Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:14:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054104Sony publishes ReadySet Heroes on Epic Games Storehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-20-sony-publishes-readyset-heroes-on-epic-games-storeRobot Entertainment's action-adventure title is the first Sony-published title on the storefrontTue, 20 Aug 2019 22:45:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2054061