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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSat, 16 Oct 2021 03:55:16 +0100Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:55:16 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60FIFA doesn't want an exclusive license dealhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-fifa-doesnt-want-an-exclusive-license-dealLongtime EA Sports licensing partner says "it is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights"Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:11:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172170Twitch says "minimal" impact to users from hackhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-twitch-says-minimal-impact-to-users-from-hackStreaming website explains in blog update that passwords and sensitive personal information were not leakedFri, 15 Oct 2021 20:56:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172167Steam bans blockchain and NFT gameshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-steam-reportedly-bans-blockchain-and-nft-gamesAge of Rust developer says Valve won't let it publish the game on Steam because NFTs have real-world valueFri, 15 Oct 2021 17:57:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172154Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion subscription will cost $50 a yearhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-nintendo-announces-online-expansion-detailsService will add Animal Crossing DLC, N64 and Genesis games to online multiplayer offering; family memberships will cost $80Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:21:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172142Netflix takes a page from gaming's playbook | This Week in Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-netflix-takes-a-page-from-gamings-playbook-this-week-in-businessIn dealing with criticism of Chappelle stand-up special, streaming service CEO borrows a familiar dodgeFri, 15 Oct 2021 16:16:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172129Tencent-owned Team Kaiju is searching for the untapped fantasies of first-person shootershttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-tencent-owned-team-kaiju-is-searching-for-the-untapped-fantasies-of-first-person-shootersFormer Halo and Battlefield leads Scott Warner and Rosi Zagorcheva share more about TiMi Studio Group's expansion into AAA gamesFri, 15 Oct 2021 15:15:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172126Lucid Sight raises $2.6mhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-lucid-sight-raises-usd2-6mInvestment to support launch of cloud-hosted multiplayer server engine serviceFri, 15 Oct 2021 15:07:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172003Riot Games acquires media tech firm Kanga Talenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-riot-games-acquires-media-tech-firm-kanga-talentCompany creates “fan hubs” for esports talent and franchises Fri, 15 Oct 2021 13:00:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172092GamesAid appoints George Osborn and Terry Hayes as new co-chairshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-gamesaid-appoints-george-osborn-and-terry-hayes-as-new-co-chairsPair to succeed outgoing chair Des GayleFri, 15 Oct 2021 12:08:00 +0100Charityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172070Xbox Series X|S sells 100,000 units in Japanhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-xbox-series-x-s-sells-100-000-units-in-japanIt took the Xbox One four years to reach the same milestone in the countryFri, 15 Oct 2021 12:02:00 +0100RetailHardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172062Would losing the FIFA name hurt EA? | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-would-losing-the-fifa-name-hurt-ea-opinionCommon sense should prevail, but there's more to the FIFA game series than the brandFri, 15 Oct 2021 11:53:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172002MercurySteam responds to complaints over staff missing from creditshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-15-mercurysteam-responds-to-complaints-over-staff-missing-from-creditsDevelopers must have worked on a title for at least 25% of its full development to appear in the credits, Metroid Dread dev saysFri, 15 Oct 2021 10:38:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172034Fantasy and Destiny: Designing for returning players | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-fantasy-and-destiny-designing-for-returning-players-opinionChoice of business model impacts game design in far-reaching ways, as seen in the very different experiences of returning to Destiny 2 and Final Fantasy 14Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:13:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2172000Mobile veterans form Papukayahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-industry-veterans-form-papukayaDevs from Supercell, Rovio, and Seriously Digital raise €2.7 million to create games for "people who don't identify as gamers"Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:40:00 +0100BusinessDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171996IronSource acquires Tapjoy for roughly $400mhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-ironsource-acquires-tapjoy-for-roughly-400mApp business platform says it plans to continue expanding, will keep looking for acquisition targetsThu, 14 Oct 2021 21:30:00 +0100Businesshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171998When a game blows up, how do you deal with the fallout?https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-13-when-a-game-blows-up-how-do-you-deal-with-the-fallout1047's Ian Proulx talks about coping with the sudden success of SplitgateThu, 14 Oct 2021 15:50:00 +0100BusinessDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171803Sledgehammer Games opens new UK studiohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-sledgehammer-games-opens-new-uk-studioGuildford office will work on Call of Duty: Vanguard content alongside established locationsThu, 14 Oct 2021 15:34:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171954Rovio Toronto preparing to take flighthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-rovio-toronto-preparing-to-take-flightJulie Beaugrand on starting a new studio for the Angry Birds maker amid a pandemic and a shifting mobile industryThu, 14 Oct 2021 15:27:00 +0100MobileDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171933Former Aeon Must Die developers issue fresh demands to Focus and Limestone as game finally launcheshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-former-aeon-must-die-developers-issue-fresh-demands-to-focus-and-limestone-as-game-finally-launchesEx-employees call for former employer to "complete their legal responsibilities," request investigation results, and proof of pay for allegedly unpaid workThu, 14 Oct 2021 12:48:00 +0100LegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171907Final Fantasy 14 surpasses 24m players, is series' most profitable gamehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-14-final-fantasy-14-surpasses-24m-players-is-series-most-profitable-gameMilestones confirmed by game director Naoki YoshidaThu, 14 Oct 2021 12:43:00 +0100Retailhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2171908