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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSun, 23 Feb 2020 01:59:32 +0000Sun, 23 Feb 2020 01:59:32 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net60Black Desert Online and the diverging MMO ecosystemhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-black-desert-online-and-the-diverging-mmo-ecosystemPearl Abyss America CEO Jeonghee Jin discusses the changing face of MMO monetisation Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:58:00 +0000Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082305Adapting to the evolution of esportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-mike-sepso-interviewMajor League Gaming co-founder Mike Sepso explains why the original MLG wouldn't work today, and how his new start-up Vindex is positioned for the futureFri, 21 Feb 2020 14:51:00 +0000eSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2081906Kunai becomes the latest title review bombed on Metacritic by a single personhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-kunai-becomes-the-latest-title-review-bombed-on-metacritic-by-a-single-personTurtleBlaze's Metroidvania was targeted at random, dropping from an 8.1 user score to a 1.7 in a single dayFri, 21 Feb 2020 12:33:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082159Creative Chronicles: Total War character art tutorialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-creative-chronicles-total-war-character-art-tutorialThe GI.biz Academy partners with Creative Assembly to publish its Creative Chronicles video series, today focusing on the art of Total War: Warhammer Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:48:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082226The Witcher 3's has generated $50m on Steam since October 2018https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-the-witcher-3s-has-generated-usd50m-on-steam-since-october-2018As a result, CD Projekt Red now receives 80% revenue share on sales going forwardFri, 21 Feb 2020 11:24:00 +0000https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082231NACE partners with Skillshot Media for collegiate esports programhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-nace-partners-with-skillshot-media-for-collegiate-esports-programPartnership to offer $16 million in annual esports scholarshipsFri, 21 Feb 2020 11:09:00 +0000EducationeSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082223Employees say "sheer desperation" drives GameStop's aggressive sales tacticshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-employees-reveal-gamestops-aggressive-sales-tactics-driven-by-sheer-desperationChain focuses on pre-orders and buying used phones, with the potential threat of termination for staff who miss targetsFri, 21 Feb 2020 11:06:00 +0000Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082224New legal counsel takes over class action lawsuit against Riot Gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-class-action-lawsuit-withdraws-settlement-proposal-and-brings-in-new-legal-counselWomen's rights lawyer Genie Harrison, who brought cases against Weinstein Company, joins Riot Games gender discrimination suitFri, 21 Feb 2020 10:46:00 +0000PoliticsBusinessLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082215Changes to the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit at PAX Easthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-changes-to-the-gamesindustry-biz-investment-summit-at-pax-eastPlayStation no-longer attending. Velan Ventures, Behaviour Interactive and Tripwire join the bill Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:45:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082203COVID-19 looms over planning for next-gen launches | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-covid-19-looms-over-planning-for-next-gen-launchesThe epidemic threatens to shut down supply chains the entire games industry relies on -- and even push new console launches into next yearFri, 21 Feb 2020 09:36:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082187Pokemon Home first week downloads reached 1.3mhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-21-pokemon-home-first-week-downloads-reached-1-3mSensor Tower: Estimated first week revenue from subscription plans is around $1.8 millionFri, 21 Feb 2020 01:00:00 +0000Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082165PlayStation and Facebook cancel GDC appearances citing coronavirus concernshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-playstation-and-facebook-cancel-gdc-appearances-citing-coronavirus-concernsOculus announcements will now take place onlineThu, 20 Feb 2020 21:00:00 +0000EventsDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082146Eli Roth to direct Borderlands moviehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-borderlands-movie-to-be-directed-by-eli-rothLong-in-the-works adaptation will be helmed by filmmaker behind Hostel, Cabin Fever, and Death Wish remakeThu, 20 Feb 2020 20:48:00 +0000MediaPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082149Private Division moves Kerbal Space Program 2 development to new, internal studiohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-private-division-to-move-kerbal-space-program-2-development-to-new-internal-studioJeremy Ables, other KSP2 leads join Private Division, but former developer Star Theory's status is unknownThu, 20 Feb 2020 20:10:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082128Tempo Storm raises $3.3 millionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-tempo-storm-raises-usd3-3-millionEsports team will use latest funding to expand into blockchain game development and livestreamed entertainmentThu, 20 Feb 2020 19:10:00 +0000MediaFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082136Animal Crossing: New Horizons lost save files can only be recovered oncehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-animal-crossing-new-horizons-lost-save-files-can-only-be-recovered-onceCloud saves will be limited to Switch Online members, and can only be accessed in case of loss or damageThu, 20 Feb 2020 19:00:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082133Deathtrap Dungeon adaptation aims to demonstrate the true potential of interactive fictionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-deathtrap-dungeon-adaptation-aims-to-demonstrate-the-true-potential-of-interactive-fictionBranching Narrative's Matt Spall also discusses how the scariest graphics are your imaginationThu, 20 Feb 2020 15:34:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082076On Kirby 64 and Impressionismhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-on-kirby-64-and-impressionismSketch House Games' Nate Buck considers how N64 developers discarded details while preserving an aestheticThu, 20 Feb 2020 14:49:00 +0000Why I Lovehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2081644Kixeye lays off around 20https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-kixeye-lays-off-around-20Parent company Stillfront says cuts were "a natural step" after acquisition, won't affect portfolio or business in generalThu, 20 Feb 2020 14:28:00 +0000DevelopmentJobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082058Italian trade body rebrands to IIDEAhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-02-20-italian-trade-body-rebrands-to-iideaAESVI looks towards international recognition as Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment AssociationThu, 20 Feb 2020 14:00:00 +0000PoliticsPublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2082049