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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends. en Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:13:21 +0000 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:13:21 +0000 web-ops@gamer-network.net 60 Rovio's value halves following investor exodus https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-rovios-value-halves-as-following-investor-exodus Angry Birds developer cites spiralling user acquisition cost for profit forecast shortfall Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000 Mobile Financial https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957689 "There's no excuse for unequal pay" https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-theres-no-excuse-for-unequal-pay Leading UK games organisations discuss the importance of ensuring employees of any gender are paid fairly as claims against major non-games firms rise Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:45:00 +0000 Legal Publishing Development Jobs https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957471 Trump decries violent games after school shooting https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-trump-decries-violent-games-after-school-shooting US president raises concerns about the internet, games, and movies during a meeting on school safety Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:58:00 +0000 Politics https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957684 Rhode Island politician proposes violent game tax https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-tax-levy-proposed-on-violent-video-games-in-rhode-island-to-pay-for-mental-health-provisions-in-school 10% sales tax on M-rated games would pay for mental health and counselling resources in schools Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:31:00 +0000 Politics https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957642 New BAME exhibition to debut at London Games Festival https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-new-bame-exhibition-to-debut-at-london-games-festival Submissions now open, curator Sharna Jackson tells us decline in BAME representation "must be rectified" Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:30:00 +0000 Publishing Development https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957558 Vision Esports raises $38 million in funding https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-vision-esports-raises-USD38-million-in-funding Round led by Evolution Media featured contributions from numerous star professional athletes Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:16:00 +0000 Financial eSports https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957614 Overwatch: Building an esport from the ground up https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-how-blizzard-established-overwatch-as-a-top-esport At the DICE Summit, Mike Morhaime, Nate Nazer, and Kim Phan discussed the publisher's approach to establishing Overwatch as a top flight esport Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:08:00 +0000 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957598 Nintendo's disappointing year on mobile https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-nintendos-disappointing-year-on-mobile Smartphone games are proving to be a challenge for Nintendo - and the problems are more basic than a failure to embrace F2P Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:36:00 +0000 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957457 Star Control creators file counterclaim against Stardock https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-star-control-creators-file-counterclaim-against-stardock Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III seek an injunction, but Stardock CEO responds that its ownership position is "incontestable" Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:58:00 +0000 Legal https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957576 FanAI raises $2.5 million for esports audience monetisation https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-fanai-raises-USD2-5-million-for-esports-audience-monetisation AI-driven platform takes lifetime funding to $4.5 million Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:56:00 +0000 Financial eSports https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957581 Zelda and Nintendo clean up at the DICE Awards https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-23-zelda-and-nintendo-clean-up-at-the-dice-awards Breath of the Wild wins four including GOTY, while Nintendo was involved with a further seven winners Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:54:00 +0000 Events DICE Summit 2018 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957569 Smite esports leagues will be exclusive to Microsoft's Mixer https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-smite-esports-leagues-will-be-exclusive-to-microsofts-mixer Xbox streaming service to showcase both the Pro and Console series for Hi-Rez's fantasy MOBA Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000 Media eSports https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957437 Ubisoft's "Minority Report of programming" https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-ubisofts-minority-report-of-programming La Forge claims its Commit Assistant AI can cut programming time by 20 per cent by detecting bugs as they're introduced Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0000 Development https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957333 Kingdom Come: Deliverance hits 1m sales https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-kingdom-come-deliverance-hits-1m-sales Warhorse Studios' RPG reaches a major milestone in less than two weeks Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:33:00 +0000 Publishing https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957434 Australians spent AU$3.23bn on video games in 2017 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-australians-spent-auusd3-23bn-on-video-games-in-2017 IGEA data shows AU$1bn on physical hardware and software, console sales up 36% year-on-year Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:39:00 +0000 Publishing Financial https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957421 Why release a new N64 game in 2018? https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-why-release-a-new-n64-game-in-2018 How a forgotten PS1 game has become a Kickstarter hit Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:53:00 +0000 Publishing https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957396 Ex-Quantic Dream dev launches video game storytelling course https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-ex-quantic-dream-dev-launches-video-game-storytelling-course Interior Night's Caroline Marchal teams up with author and TV producer John Yorke for seven-week program Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:42:00 +0000 Development https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957402 Nintendo's eShop refund policy found to violate European consumer rights https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-nintendos-eshop-refund-policy-found-to-violate-european-consumer-rights Norwegian Consumer Council asks Nintendo to bring its policy in line with European law Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:04:00 +0000 Legal Publishing https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957359 Newzoo lays down ten key factors that will determine the growth of esports https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-21-ten-key-growth-factors-that-will-determine-the-growth-of-esports "Crunch time for esports as it enters adolescence," says market intelligence firm Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000 eSports https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957272 NPD: US games business had its best January since 2011 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-22-npd-us-games-business-had-its-best-january-since-2011 Monster Hunter: World was the best-selling game in a month where dollar spend reached $1.1 billion Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:19:00 +0000 Publishing https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/1957338