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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enTue, 24 May 2022 10:19:10 +0100Tue, 24 May 2022 10:19:10 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60US labour board says Activision Blizzard illegally threatened staffhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-24-us-labour-board-says-activision-blizzard-illegally-threatened-staffNational Labor Relations Board determines publisher also restricted workers' rights with social media policyTue, 24 May 2022 09:56:00 +0100BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197402Raven Software QA group becomes the first US major video game unionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-raven-software-qa-group-becomes-the-first-us-major-video-game-unionThe testers' majority yes vote to unionize follows after efforts that began in January with the Communication Workers of AmericaMon, 23 May 2022 21:07:00 +0100BusinessPublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197401China video games market revenue hits $45.5bn during 2021https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-china-video-games-market-revenue-hit-usd45-5bn-during-2021Internationally Chinese game companies made $17.3 bn, up 27% year-over-yearMon, 23 May 2022 19:39:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197400Thunderful hires Lennart Sparud as its new CFO | Jobs Roundup: May 2022https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-06-curve-hires-former-activision-svp-as-cfo-jobs-roundup-may-2022Meanwhile Genvid appoints Andrew Schneider as president, NetEase Games hires PlayStation alum David Wilson as its new director of PR for EuropeMon, 23 May 2022 17:04:00 +0100Jobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197245Firestoke raises $2.2m in seed fundinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-firestoke-raises-usd2-2m-in-seed-fundingNew UK publisher aims to expand portfolio and grow team ahead of first launchesMon, 23 May 2022 15:58:00 +0100Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197399Take-Two completes Zynga acquisitionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-take-two-completes-zynga-acquisitionDeal closed May 23, mobile firm officially a subsidiary of publishing giantMon, 23 May 2022 13:58:00 +0100BusinessFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197398Esports firm Skillz lays off 70https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-esports-firm-skillz-lays-off-70Company drops 10% of its workforce to “reorganise resources and investments”Mon, 23 May 2022 13:15:00 +0100eSportsJobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197397Charting the evolution of social instant gaminghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-charting-the-evolution-of-social-instant-gamingGismart's Alexey Avdey explores how developers and publishers can make the most of the social instant gaming opportunityMon, 23 May 2022 12:19:00 +0100MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197396V Rising sells 500k copies in three dayshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-v-rising-sells-500k-copies-in-three-daysSurvival title from Stunlock Studios went into early access on May 17 Mon, 23 May 2022 10:56:00 +0100Retailhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197395Ubisoft reportedly unlikely to sell for less than €60 per sharehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-ubisoft-reportedly-unlikely-to-sell-for-less-than-60-per-shareSome shareholders are said to be holding out until the Assassin's Creed publisher's stock reaches €100Mon, 23 May 2022 10:54:00 +0100PublishingFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197394FTC moves to strengthen guidelines on “fake and manipulative reviews”https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-ftc-moves-to-strength-guidelines-on-fake-and-manipulative-reviewsGovernment body looks to crack down on misleading marketing, and how advertising is presented to childrenMon, 23 May 2022 10:43:00 +0100Lawhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197393EA reportedly had acquisition talks with NBCUniversal, Amazon, Apple, Disneyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-23-ea-reportedly-had-acquisition-talks-with-nbcuniversal-amazon-apple-disneyThe FIFA publisher has been "persistent in pursuing a sale" in recent years, sources reportedMon, 23 May 2022 10:10:00 +0100BusinessFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197392New PS5 bundle sends Horizon Forbidden West back to No.1 | UK Boxed Chartshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-22-new-ps5-bundle-sends-horizon-forbidden-west-back-to-no-1-uk-boxed-chartsNintendo Switch Online falls to No.2Sun, 22 May 2022 20:20:00 +0100RetailPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197391Inaction speaks louder than words | This Week in Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-inaction-speaks-louder-than-words-this-week-in-businessRacists are comfortable in gaming communities because platforms haven't done enough to get rid of themFri, 20 May 2022 16:24:00 +0100This Week in Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197359Reggie Fils-Aimé on diversity, technology and memeability | Podcasthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-reggie-fils-aime-on-diversity-technology-and-memeabilityFormer Nintendo of America joins us for our latest episode, available to download nowFri, 20 May 2022 13:59:00 +0100MediaPodcastPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197389Thunderful and Coatsink acquire Islanders IPhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-thunderful-and-coatsink-acquire-islanders-ipPair working on DLC for Grizzly Games' city building title, as well as a sequel Fri, 20 May 2022 12:38:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197388Games account for 32% of Tencent's $21.3bn Q1 revenueshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-games-account-for-32-percent-of-tencents-usd2-13-billion-q1-revenuesProfits are down, execs expect slow approvals from Chinese game regulators to continueFri, 20 May 2022 12:06:00 +0100PublishingFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197387Thunderful sees 85% drop in operating profits, but revenues are uphttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-thunderful-sees-85-percent-drop-in-operating-profits-but-revenues-are-upSwedish publisher describes Q1 as a “weak first quarter with positive signals” Fri, 20 May 2022 11:58:00 +0100Financialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197386God of War Ragnarök to feature 60+ accessibility optionshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-god-of-war-ragnar-k-to-feature-60-accessibility-optionsController remapping and UI have been redesigned from the ground up, among othersFri, 20 May 2022 11:38:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197385There's no hiding from the culture wars | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2022-05-20-theres-no-hiding-from-the-culture-wars-opinionSony and Disney's instincts to stay silent on culture war issues are understandable -- but among an array of bad and costly options, silence may actually be the worst of them allFri, 20 May 2022 10:59:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2197382