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Get insight from todays industry leaders with news, interviews and analysis of global gaming trends.enSun, 17 Jan 2021 16:51:10 +0000Sun, 17 Jan 2021 16:51:10 +0000web-ops@gamer-network.net602020 sees record US games spending at $56.9bn | US Annual Reporthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-2020-sees-record-us-games-spending-at-usd56-9bn-us-annual-reportCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling game of the year, while the Nintendo Switch was the No.1 platformFri, 15 Jan 2021 15:54:00 +0000BusinessFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132615YouTube channel GameXplain accused of overworking and underpaying staffhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-youtube-channel-gamexplain-accused-of-overworking-and-underpaying-staffOwner André Segers says he is "absolutely committed" to a postive work/life balance and fair compensationFri, 15 Jan 2021 15:10:00 +0000Mediahttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132605Celebrating one year of GamesIndustry.biz Academyhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-celebrating-one-year-of-gamesindustry-biz-academyBrowse through the GamesIndustry.biz Academy's most essential reads as the section enters its second yearFri, 15 Jan 2021 14:12:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132528UK Games Careers Week debuts March 26th, 2021https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-uk-games-careers-week-debuts-march-26th-2021A series of events planned to help young people, parents and teachers Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:00:00 +0000Eventshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/21325512K international boss Murray Pannell departshttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-2k-international-boss-murray-pannell-departsFormer PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft and EA exec leaves after five yearsFri, 15 Jan 2021 11:37:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132545Epic Games takes legal action against Apple and Google in UKhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-epic-games-takes-legal-action-against-apple-and-google-in-ukUpdate: Apple says Epic's "reckless behavior made pawns of customers", and it "looks forward to making this clear to UK courts"Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:51:00 +0000MobileLegalhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132527Ubisoft's Riders Republic delayed to "later this year"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-ubisofts-riders-republic-delayed-to-later-this-yearThe extreme sports MMO was due to launch on February 25Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:40:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132525505 Games acquires Infinity Plus Twohttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-505-games-acquires-infinity-plus-twoUpdate: Digital Bros clarified that it acquired Infinite Interactive and Infinity Plus Two for $4.5 millionFri, 15 Jan 2021 10:34:00 +0000BusinessFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132353Games investments reached $33.6bn in 2020https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-games-investments-reached-usd33-6bn-in-2020There were 219 M&A deals last year, dominated by Tencent, Embracer, Stillfront, and ZyngaFri, 15 Jan 2021 10:15:00 +0000BusinessFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132519Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in Japan last year | Japan Annual Reporthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-87-percent-of-all-consoles-sold-in-japan-last-year-were-nintendo-switch-japan-annual-reportFamitsu/KADOKAWA data shows that Nintendo held almost 50% of boxed game sales in 2020Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:35:00 +0000RetailPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132507Activision Blizzard employees donate $1.6m to charityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-activision-blizzard-employees-donate-USD1-6m-to-charityThe firm's staff were given $200 as part of the initiative, with more than 3,200 charities receiving donationsFri, 15 Jan 2021 09:24:00 +0000Charityhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132503Playtika IPO raises $1.88bnhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-playtika-ipo-raises-usd1-88bnShare price exceeds expectations, mobile publisher begins trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market todayFri, 15 Jan 2021 09:09:00 +0000MobileFinancialhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132500The triumph of mobile core games heralds a demographic shift | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-15-the-triumph-of-mobile-core-games-heralds-a-demographic-shift-opinionWith teens and young adults increasingly choosing mobile for its gaming, PCs and consoles must grow their appeal with older demographicsFri, 15 Jan 2021 07:43:00 +0000PublishingDevelopmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132487Nintendo and GTA 5 come top in big year for Australia game sales | Australia Annual Reporthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-nintendo-and-gta-5-come-top-in-big-year-for-australia-game-sales-australia-annual-reportNintendo Switch sales surge 88%Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:00:00 +0000RetailPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132336The return of Peter Moorehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-the-return-of-peter-mooreThe industry veteran discusses his new role at Nifty Games and why mobile is the key to breaking away from EA and Take-Two's dominance in sportsThu, 14 Jan 2021 15:30:00 +0000MobilePublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132396US environmental organisation warns against Xbox Series X, PS5 energy consumptionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-ps5-and-xbox-series-x-energy-consumptionThe NRDC calls for platform holders to ship their consoles with energy saving options enabled by default Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:14:00 +0000Hardwarehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132414Chinese Switch sales expose a failure to counter the import market | Opinionhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-chinese-switch-sales-expose-failure-to-counter-the-ever-present-import-market-opinionApptutti's Daniel Camilo on the ever-present import market in China, and why 1m Switch sales does not make Nintendo the market leaderThu, 14 Jan 2021 12:41:00 +0000Publishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132330Nintendo blocks videos by Game & Watch hackerhttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-nintendo-blocks-videos-by-game-and-watch-hackerBut YouTuber who added other games to Super Mario Bros anniversary handheld is filing disputes to reinstate themThu, 14 Jan 2021 10:02:00 +0000MediaLegalPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132342The post-war road trip adventure of Yoan Fanisehttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-the-post-war-road-trip-adventure-of-yoan-faniseCreator of Valiant Hearts and 11-11: Memories Retold discusses his break from war games with 90s film-inspired narrative game Road 96Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:47:00 +0000Developmenthttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132298Super Nintendo World opening on "indefinite hiatus"https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-14-super-nintendo-world-opening-on-indefinite-hiatusLaunch of Nintendo-themed section of Universal Studios pushed back as COVID-19 surges in JapanThu, 14 Jan 2021 08:44:00 +0000BusinessPublishinghttps://www.gamesindustry.biz/guid/2132321