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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enTue, 21 May 2019 20:06:08 +0100Tue, 21 May 2019 20:06:08 +0100web-ops@gamer-network.net60Tencent acquires Sharkmobhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-tencent-acquires-sharkmobChinese tech giant buys nascent Swedish online game developer before it's announced its first gameTue, 21 May 2019 18:20:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039641Zynga on licensing and addictionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-zynga-on-licensing-and-addictionBernard Kim explains the strategy on deals for Star Wars and Game of Thrones Slots Casino, then ties addiction debate to Garth BrooksTue, 21 May 2019 15:13:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039600Nintendo to halt service of two mobile games in Belgium amid loot box debaclehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-nintendo-to-halt-service-of-two-mobile-games-in-belgium-amid-loot-box-debaccleAnimal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes to be taken offline in Belgium on August 27 Tue, 21 May 2019 14:33:00 +0100PoliticsLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039585God of War reaches ten million lifetime saleshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-god-of-war-reaches-ten-million-lifetime-salesMeanwhile, streaming be part of Sony's "mainstream business model" with its next-gen consoleTue, 21 May 2019 13:53:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039574Five sessions to watch at the Nordic Game Conference 2019https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-five-sessions-to-watch-at-the-nordic-game-conference-2019Loot boxes, ethical monetisation, Warren Spector's tips for storytelling, and a comprehensive look at the art and design of HitmanTue, 21 May 2019 13:08:00 +0100https://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039580Critical Consensus: Rage 2https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-critical-consensus-rage-2Bethesda, id Software and Avalanche Studios team up for a potentially brilliant shooter adrift in a largely pointless open-worldTue, 21 May 2019 11:08:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039526Valve lets players avoid toxic people in DOTA 2, charges for the privilegehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-valve-lets-players-avoid-toxic-people-in-dota-2-charges-for-the-privilegesExperimental Avoid Player feature included in $9.99 battle passTue, 21 May 2019 11:03:00 +0100eSportshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039531Disney and Sega join $7.8m Series A funding round for Tyffonhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-disney-and-sega-join-usd7-8m-funding-round-for-tyffonLocation-based VR company plans third Tokyo venue and US expansion Tue, 21 May 2019 10:07:00 +0100FinancialVrhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039515Record quarter for Garena Free Fire with $90m revenuehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-record-quarter-for-garena-free-fire-with-usd90m-revenue-and-73m-new-playersTop five mobile battle royale game adds 73 million new players, reports Sensor Tower Tue, 21 May 2019 09:21:00 +0100Mobilehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039495Playtika aims for cheaper, faster development with internal Games Labhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-playtika-aims-for-cheaper-faster-development-with-internal-games-labAfter a spate of acquisitions, Israeli company establishes first internal game dev studioTue, 21 May 2019 08:32:00 +0100MobilePublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039487RageSquid's Descenders hits 250k players on PC, Xboxhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-21-ragesquids-descenders-hits-250k-players-on-pc-xboxNo More Robots published title enjoyed a boost in Chinese sales after leaving Early AccessTue, 21 May 2019 07:56:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039479Streamer Tfue sues esports organization for illegal operation as a talent agencyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-streamer-tfue-sues-esports-organization-for-illegal-operation-as-a-talent-agencyTurner Tenney claims Faze Clan did not act in his best interests, withheld 80% of his earnings from streamingMon, 20 May 2019 23:35:00 +0100Legalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039456Red Dead Online's in-game poker unavailable in certain regionshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-red-dead-onlines-in-game-poker-unavailable-in-certain-regionsDespite no connection with real-world money, players in countries with strict gambling laws may not be able to access minigameMon, 20 May 2019 19:14:00 +0100Legalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039427Sony announces PlayStation Productions to bring gaming IP to film and TVhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-sony-announces-playstation-productions-to-bring-game-ips-to-film-and-tvProduction studio to be headed by Asad Qizilbash, already working on first round of projectsMon, 20 May 2019 18:20:00 +0100Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039418Bandai Namco partners with ISKN to build new "creative entertainment platform"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-bandai-namco-announces-new-creative-entertainment-platform-in-partnership-with-iskinPartnership with French tech firm will see platform release sometime in 2019 Mon, 20 May 2019 15:36:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039379NetEase reveals game deals with Pokémon and Marvelhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-netease-reveals-game-deals-with-pok-mon-and-marvelPokémon Quest will be the first mobile game in the series to launch in ChinaMon, 20 May 2019 14:51:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039366PlayStack makes PC/console move with a Doctor Who VR gamehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-19-publisher-playstack-makes-pc-console-move-with-doctor-who-gameThe smartphone specialist has also signed three other PC/console gamesMon, 20 May 2019 14:00:00 +0100Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039253Tilting Point tips its focus into co-developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-tilting-point-tips-its-focus-into-co-developmentMobile user acquisition and marketing company to join with existing partners for four new games based on existing IPMon, 20 May 2019 12:00:00 +0100Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039255Nippon Ichi Software reportedly unable to pay staff after Disgaea RPG teething problemshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-nippon-ichi-software-reportedly-unable-to-pay-staff-after-disgaea-rpg-teething-problemsJapanese developer issues warrant to sell stock at reduced price Mon, 20 May 2019 11:42:00 +0100DevelopmentFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039322Unity slammed over engine features supporting the gambling industryhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-20-unity-slammed-over-engine-features-for-gambling-industryDeveloper removes posts detailing "especially helpful" real-money gaming featuresMon, 20 May 2019 10:40:00 +0100Politicshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2039298