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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSun, 21 Jul 2019 01:30:04 +0100Sun, 21 Jul 2019 01:30:04 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60The GamesIndustry.biz Podcast: Are Ubisoft and HitRecord exploiting fans?https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-the-gamesindustry-biz-podcast-are-ubisoft-and-hitrecord-exploiting-fansAlso in this week's episode, GameStop's latest revival efforts, and why Detective Pikachu works where Silent Hill doesn't Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:35:00 +0100Podcasthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049403Sega drops publishing deal with Interior Nighthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-sega-drops-publishing-deal-with-interior-nightBut studio says parting was amicable and a new partnership will be announced soonFri, 19 Jul 2019 13:16:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049378Former Witcher developers form new studio Different Taleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-former-witcher-developers-form-new-studio-different-talesDebut title Wanderlust: Travel Stories arrives on PC this AugustFri, 19 Jul 2019 10:52:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049342NSE and Intel partner for second season of the British University Esports Championshiphttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-nse-and-intel-partner-for-second-season-of-the-british-university-esports-championshipLong-term strategic partnership committed to investing in grassroots esports Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:34:00 +0100eSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049334Digital Catapult launches AR and VR accelerator programme for UK startupshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-digital-catapult-launches-ar-and-vr-accelerator-programme-for-uk-startupsEarly-stage companies to receive mentorship and access to investorsFri, 19 Jul 2019 10:04:00 +0100Virtual RealityAugmented Realityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049325Indies on Steam are betting on discoverabilityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-steam-indies-and-betting-on-discoverabilityAfter a year of missteps by Valve, indie devs are cautious about Steam Labs and their future visibility on SteamFri, 19 Jul 2019 09:38:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049295Satya Nadella: Microsoft is "well positioned" to expand beyond traditional gaminghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-satya-nadella-microsoft-is-well-positioned-to-expand-beyond-traditional-gamingCEO says investments in cloud technology will benefit Xbox as well as company's other divisionsFri, 19 Jul 2019 09:37:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049318UKIE's Jo Twist is right: the words we use matter | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-ukies-jo-twist-is-right-the-words-we-use-matter-opinionIf we casually use terms like "addictive" it robs us of the ability to have a proper discussion when games do cross a lineFri, 19 Jul 2019 08:40:00 +0100PoliticsDevelopmentDevelop Brighton 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049305Kongregate acquires Bit Heroes from Juppiomenzhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-19-kongregate-acquires-bit-heroes-from-juppiomenzPublisher plans to turn mobile, web-based RPG into larger franchiseFri, 19 Jul 2019 00:57:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049297NPD: Super Mario Maker 2 warps to the top of June US saleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-npd-super-mario-maker-2-warps-to-the-top-of-june-us-salesNintendo Switch continues its reign as best-selling hardware platform for 2019Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:47:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049293Microsoft hardware revenue dips 48% YOY for fourth quarterhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-microsoft-hardware-revenue-dips-48-percent-in-q4-2018-19Xbox Live reaches 65 million MAUs as subscriptions offset hardware and software declinesThu, 18 Jul 2019 23:40:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049286Stadia director of product: "Eventually all games will be in the cloud and we'll feel great"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-stadia-director-of-product-eventually-all-of-our-games-will-be-safely-in-the-cloud-and-well-feel-great-about-itAndrey Doronichev responds to concerns about service discontinuation, ISPs, features in Reddit AMAThu, 18 Jul 2019 22:20:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049281Tim Willits leaving id Softwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-tim-willits-leaving-id-softwareStudio director will end his decades-long run with the company after next week's QuakeConThu, 18 Jul 2019 17:48:00 +0100Jobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049261Drawkanoid: Launching an indie game in a market where "everything changes"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-drawkanoid-launching-an-indie-game-in-a-market-where-everything-changesNordic Game Discovery Contest winner discusses game launches and monetisation in an ever-changing ecosystem Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:39:00 +0100MobilePublishingDevelopmentNordic Game Conference 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049225Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, letters to strangers, and feeling less alonehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-17-kind-words-a-game-of-lofi-beats-letters-to-strangers-and-feeling-less-alonePopcannibal's Ziba Scott on designing and moderating a game exclusively about being kind to other peopleThu, 18 Jul 2019 13:43:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049092Zynga expands its presence in Indiahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-zynga-expands-its-presence-in-indiaNew Bengaluru office will facilitate growth in the company's Indian headcountThu, 18 Jul 2019 13:06:00 +0100Jobshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049191Gearbox commits to cross-play for Borderlands 3https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-gearbox-commits-to-cross-play-for-borderlands-3The feature will not be available immediately, but Randy Pitchford promises support "as soon as practicable after launch" Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:01:00 +0100PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049178Disney and Glu aim to target nostalgia without exploiting ithttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-17-how-disney-and-glu-aim-to-target-nostalgia-without-exploiting-itBoth companies address the scrutiny around free-to-play ahead of the launch of Disney Sorcerer's ArenaThu, 18 Jul 2019 09:42:00 +0100MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049100DouYu goes public with $775m Nasdaq IPOhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-douyu-goes-public-with-USD775m-nasdaq-ipoTencent-backed Chinese streaming platform is valued at more than $3.7 billionThu, 18 Jul 2019 09:22:00 +0100MediaFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049138GOG reverses decision to reject Heaven's Vaulthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-07-18-gog-reverses-decision-to-reject-heavens-vaultInkle's adventure game will be added to the storefront despite GOG's initial refusalThu, 18 Jul 2019 08:57:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2049131